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My dad's boss, knowing I'm a Terp, asked me to help him remember the name of a player from approx '75-'78 or so who was mostly a role player, but an incredible pure shooter, who could snipe from anywhere on the floor (this was before the 3-pt line so it wasn't as valuable a skill), that Lefty would utilize solely for that purpose and then remove him from the game. Does anyone know who he's talking about? This is way before I was born so I wasn't much help.
Probably Brian Magid.
This post was edited by alphaterp 2 years ago
Transferered to GWU after Soph. year.
Brian Magid....transfered to George Washington. He was money from the top of the key
Shoot Magid Shoot!
Attitude Reflects Leadership
Thanks, I guess that's him.
I remember Lefty brought him into a game at Cole (Wake, I think?) where we were down 2 with just a few seconds left. I don't think Magid had played at all before that. He came in, drilled about a 35 footer to tie the game, and went back to the bench for the OT.
This post was edited by terpfan83 2 years ago
I remember that, although I didn't remember the team. It was way, way out.
But I have to admit that this thread made me realize that over the years I've blended Magid and Dutch Morley into a single player. When I saw Morley in the Top 50 thread last week I thought "that guy hardly played! How did he get all those assists!"
Magid used to make shots during warmups from the stands. One time he made 9 of 10 shots from the 5th row at Cole Field House. If he was quicker, he would have been All-ACC.
I was at that game and I remembered it like it was yesterday. It was Wake Forest. During the timeout the Wake guy was going to guard him from 35 feet out. So Magid just said "fuck him" and drilled the shot from half court.
The guy was a legend even though he was only there for two years and didn't play much. When I was little I can remember taking long shots and yelling "MAGID!" as I released. lol
Best shooter I"ve ever seen. OK so he couldn't play defense. But I never understood the whole thing How bad could his defense have been that he couldn't find any time with a jump shot so deadly? Was he really going to give up more than he made?
I did the same freakin' thing! I think I was 8 or 9 years old when he played.
It's not like he tore it up at GW either, but a legend nevertheless.
Yeah, it was Blair High School. He scored a lot of points in HS, so I was psyched that he was going to be a Terp. I went to some Christmas tourney/all-star game at Cardozo and I believe it was "Turkey" Tillman who got in his jock and didn't let him get a shot off. He scored like five points. I wasn't so excited after that.
I played with and against Brian from the 6th grade thru high school...easily the best shooter I've ever seen in person. But to be fair, it's not like he was a 30 pt a nite guy at Blair...their '75 state championship team was loaded with some very talented and physical guys.
Btw...he would have been a decent ss-pitcher if he had decided to play baseball in college.
Could have sworn he banked it in
..... Also, didn't we end up losing in OT?
This post was edited by softground 2 years ago
When I was working on my second undergraduate degree in 1977-79, I worked part-time for a CPA who rented space from a dental office on New Hampshire Avenue near the Naval Surface Weapons Center, just south of White Oak. During the summer of 1979, there were two guys who used to play one-on-one on the courts behind the building. I was watching them one day, and this blond kid couldn't miss. My boss was as big a UM basketball fan as I was, and I told him to watch this kid and asked him who he resembled. Without missing a beat, he said, "Brian Magid". Even on the playground, he accuracy was amazing.
Call me a relic, call me what you will,
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill....
I was at that game too. I remember it like it was yesterday. He is the best pure shooter I have ever seen. I will still occasionally shout "Put Magid in", just to see how many strange looks I get from the other fans. We oldtimers will never forget him.
Too bad he was born way too soon. He'd get a lot more PT after the advent of the 3 point shot.
Brian grew up in Oakview (Blair District)and I think he still lives in Montgomery County.
he did well at GW and I think he average about 18ppg.
I played tons of pick up with him at Hillandale ( by Naval Surface Weapons, then Naval Ordinance) and other places.
He was on same team at MD with Turkey Tillman and Jo Jo Hunter I believe.
Eddie Peterson of Springbrook was better shooter than Brian and taught Brian how to shoot.
Peterson led ACC freshmen in scoring at South Carolina, I think year or 2 later freshem could play varsity.
Lefty recruited Eddie Peterson hard.
My sister went to Springbrook, where Eddie Peterson attended. I went to a few games there and got to see some entertaining ball. Lefty lived a few blocks away from Sprinbrook. Everyone knew he was a great shooter and really wanted to see him come to UMD. He ended up at USC(South Carolina) and that was a "tell" for the locals who followed recruiting in those days, that w/all the charm Lefty could bring and the hometown appeal, you just can't get all of the local kids you would think would want to attend the local university. The mindset around here is not what you see in so many other parts of the nation.
Eddie burned it up early at USC, making 7 out of 8 shots on natl TV, to live up to the rep. This was way before all the hype that follows HS recruits today, Back then you just had s Street and Smith magazine and local lore to go on. Today's information is a universe away from what existed back then.
Minor Appleman played with Eddie and started at Cincinatti, Tommy Higdon played at Austin Peay, Dave Faulkner played in NC.
Buzzy Braman of Springbrook went to East Carolina and started as frosh and there was Reggie Lee from Einstein who was real good, Dave Cook wnt to Appalachain State. Lefty lived right across street and his son Chuck played at Springbrook.
Springbrook had another player Schoefield who was real good and started for Canisus. Ronnie Matthews was real nice, but could not get grades.
Eddie Peterson hit 7 for 8 against Marquette and then McQuire did not play him. Eddie left South Carolina. If he went to MD, he would have averaged 20ppg easy. His career just derailed and he got screwed at South Carolina by McQuire.
There was another real good player, Junior Jackson who left Springbrook and went to Blair.
Back in the day Springbrook and Blair ruled, BCC had some good teams.
I'm really enjoying this thread and all the old stories. Good point on Maryand just never really tapping the local talent like other schools in other parts of the country do. That's always been strange to me.
Craig Esherick (guard) was another major contributor as well at Springbrook. Played at Georgetown and coached between the Thompson's.
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