Sport: How to Win a Scholarship

Play for De Matha High, the best basketball team in the land

The record, quite simply, is astonishing: 595 wins and just 84 losses during a 22-year career and 16 conference championships in the past 18 years. This season's undefeated team is judged the best high school five in the country by Basketball Weekly, the Bible of the round-ball business. But for all the glory and the shelves full of trophies, Coach Morgan Wootten of De Matha High School in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., is proudest of another, more remarkable accomplishment: for the...

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