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On June 28, 2018, sports reporter John McNamara was gunned down along with four of his colleagues by a mass shooter at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

Andrea Chamblee, McNamara’s wife, is attempting to change the narrative around her husband from victim to what he was in this area, a sportswriting legend. The release of his book, “The Capital of Basketball”,  after more than a decade of work chronicles the history of High School Basketball in Washington D.C. area.

Watching, playing, discussing, and thinking about basketball has consumed much of my life for the last 40-plus years. After all this time, I’m pleased to say that I’m still in the game. – John McNamara

This homage to D.C’s contribution to the game is the first-ever comprehensive look at the great high school players, teams and coaches in the D.C. metropolitan area and is based on more than 150 interviews.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a true hoops fan, well you’ve found it.