City of Inglewood is truly the City of Champions

Inglewood Hall of Fame at Rogers Park (Urban Girl Media)

Inglewood Hall of Fame at Rogers Park (Urban Girl Media)

The City of Inglewood is also known as the “City of Champions”.  Many basketball greats can call Inglewood home, including Tremaine Fowlkes, Byron Scott and Reggie Theus, to name a few.  I grew up around the corner from Paul Pierce and Lisa Leslie.  It was during a Morningside High School basketball game where Lisa scored 100 points, by herself, against Mira Costa that sent the quite embarrassed team heading out the gym at halftime.   

I attended Crozier Middle School with Mario Bennett and while at Inglewood High School, rapper Mack 10 and Harold Miner graced the hallways.

Harold was called “Baby Jordan” and went on to play for the Miami Heat. AOL recently produced this video shows where Harold Miner is now.

The City Stars (photo: The City Stars twitter)

The City Stars (photo: The City Stars twitter)

Former Morningside High School basketball standout, Jimmie Burton, is the head coach of youth AAU team, The City Stars, whose 7th grade team represented Inglewood in the AAU Nationals in Memphis, TN, over the 4th of July holiday.  The team finished 2nd in the country to Chris Paul’s CP3 squad.  Even Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. gave the stars a shoutout on his twitter page.

Inglewood has truly produced some great athletic talent and we look forward to celebrating the next generation.

Most, if not all, of the aforementioned got their starts in City of Inglewood Parks & Recreation programs along with playing for their respective Inglewood Unified School District schools.

If you are looking for a program for your child, Inglewood is one of the best choices in LA County.





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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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