Another birther movement burgeons on the shores of the Potomac. It kicked up last week, in the wake of Bishop O'Connell's 68-48 rout of DeMatha, for decades the touchstone hoops program in the nation's capital.
The win put O'Connell in ESPN's top 25 prep hoops rankings for the first time this year. It also brought a lot of attention to Knights forward Junior Etou, a 6-foot-7 forward and recent transfer, who dominated DeMatha with 19 rebounds. Etou, deemed "one to watch" by ESPN's Dave Telep in 2011, has been one of the main reasons O'Connell has bounced back after posting a 14-18 record last year, the worst in 12 years under head coach Joe Wootten.