Countdown to No. 1: The Top 175 Maryland athletes in Baltimore Sun history
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The Baltimore Sun, reporter Mike Klingaman has compiled a list of the top 175 athletes who were either born or raised in the state of Maryland, or who competed here for at least three years.
The athletes are ranked based on their performance, their impact on sports and their lasting resonance with fans. Coaches and managers are not included.
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175. Dickie Kelly, basketball
A Dunbar star in the 1960s, where he took the school to a Maryland Scholastic Association title, Kelly attended Bay College, where he led the nation in junior college scoring (40 points per game) and assists (13). A 6-foot-1 guard, he moved on to Wheeling Jesuit College, where, in two years, he scored more than 1,300 points and became a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American.