Thursday, December 03, 2009

People Still Love Byron Mouton

The Washington Post's Dan Steinberg's D.C. Sports Bog has a feel-good story about how people still love Byron Mouton (2000-02):
"I thought it was over, but people still coming up to me like thank you, just thanking me," Mouton told me. "It happens all the time. It's amazing. I tell my mom, my brothers and everybody I'm familiar with, people will still talk about that championship until there's another one. That's what I believe." [...]

"I only played for Maryland for two years, but it was the best experience I've ever had," he said. "We were all friends, we had no beefs. After the game we'd all go our separate ways, but when we came back, it was a family. Just a family. We never had a fight or anything. The best team I ever played on, man. It's still like that. We see each other, we acknowledge each other, we support each other, and it's great. It's real great."

Mouton spent some time with Steve Blake this summer. He talks to Juan Dixon. Lonny Baxter called last month. He dreams of being an assistant coach for the Terps one day.

Byron is playing for the Maryland Greenhawks of the Premier Basketball League this winter. The team's schedule runs from January through April, and the Greenhawk's first home game will be January 16, 2010, at Wootten High School in Rockville, Maryland, if you would like to go share your love of Byron Mouton in person.


GreivisFan said...

Why the heck hasn't he gone to Europe already? It seems he would be playing at lot higher of a level than the lowly leagues that plays in here.

Mark said...

Hey terps fans Mouton has a weekly talk show about terps basketball. Make sure you check it out, a new show is posted every thur morning.