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This Week's Spotlight: Braxton Dupree

Each week, PressBox will profile a local high school athlete who shines not only on the playing field or court, but also in the classroom and in the community as a whole. Do you know someone we should feature? If so, please click here.  

Name: Braxton Dupree

School: Calvert Hall

Class: Senior

Sport: Basketball

By Joe DiBlasi

Maryland-bound center, Braxton Dupree propelled the Cardinals to a 55-51 victory over rival Loyola, Jan. 5 by leading all scorers with 27 points.

The 6-foot-8 workhorse dominated the Dons in the low post with a series of power moves to the basket before a standing-room-only crowd. Less then a week previous, Dupree helped Calvert Hall defeat Duval High School (Pa.) by scoring 18 points.

The Cardinals have gotten off to a rough start this season, dropping their first two conference match-ups before defeating the Dons.

With Dupree in the line up, however, Calvert Hall head coach Mark Amatucci is confident in his team's chances of putting together a strong campaign in the BCL/MIAA 'A' conference, stating, "When [Dupree] is playing well, we play well."

Dupree, who signed with the Terrapins during his junior season, is ranked No. 13 in the nation among senior centers by prep scouting service

As a junior, Dupree averaged 12 points and eight rebounds.

Issue 2.2: January 11, 2007