Silver Spring Native Baxter, Maryland Teammates Celebrate 20th Anniversary of 2002 Championship

Players, coaches and staff from the 2002 University of Maryland basketball NCAA national championship team reunited Sunday in College Park for a 20th anniversary celebration during the Terps’ game against Ohio State.

All the players from the championship team and all but one coach, assistant Dave Dickerson, were present.

Lonny Baxter, the 2002’s team’s starting center, grew up in Silver Spring, attending Springbrook, Richard Montgomery and Anacostia High Schools. Baxter, now 43, shared with MyMCM what winning the national championship meant and still means to the former kid from Montgomery County.

And then the current team, perhaps inspired by the 2002 team, played one of their best games of the year, upsetting 22nd ranked Ohio State 75-60.

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