Two MoCo Natives Prepare to Suit Up for Delaware Against Villanova This Afternoon

Junior Ebby Asamoah and Senior Davis Long are preparing to play in the biggest game of their lives later this afternoon. The two Montgomery County natives and Delaware Blue Hens players will take on #2 seed Villanova at 2:45 this afternoon.

Asamoah is a Magruder High School graduate. Asamoah has started 19 games this year, averaging 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Some highlights from his time at Magruder:

• First team 3A/4A All-State and Washington Post honorable mention All-Metro selection as a senior at Magruder High School
• Named first team All-County
• Averaged 18.0 points and 9.9 rebounds a year ago
• Scored 36 points in a win over Rockville
• 2018 Maryland Elite All-Star

Long is a Sherwood High School graduate. The 6’2 senior guard comes off the bench for the Blue Hens and has seen action in a few games this year. Some highlights from his time at Sherwood:

• Three-year starter at Sherwood High School
• 2018 McDonald’s All-American nominee
• Named 2018 Montgomery County All-Star
• 2018 Buffalo Wild Wings Classic selection
• Washington Post top free throw shooter in the DMV in 2017-18 (95%)
• Scored a career-high 32 points twice as a junior
• Averaged 23.5 points in the Maryland state playoffs
• Set the school record by hitting 10 three-pointers in a game

Asamoah, Long, and the Blue Hens are 15.5 point underdogs against the Villanova Wildcats and will look to pull off an upset Friday in a South Region first-round matchup at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET (CBS).

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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