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June 29, 2001 | By Brendan January INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A curse and a push ignited a series of events that led to charges of assault and terroristic threats against Dajuan Wagner, the Camden High School basketball star, according to testimony yesterday in the Family Division of Superior Court. Wagner is being tried with teammate James Pulliam and friend Dawuan Potter. Wagner and Potter, both 18, are charged with assaulting and threatening a senior at Camden High. Pulliam, 18, is charged with assaulting the boy and his 16-year-old sister.
SPORTS
July 17, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Just before taking the floor for his first NBA summer-league practice, rookie guard Dajuan Wagner signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday. Wagner, a Camden High grad who was the No. 6 overall pick in last month's NBA draft, will make $2.3 million next season and $10.7 million over four years, the rate for rookies under the league's collective bargaining agreement. Brian Agler, the only head coach the Minnesota Lynx have ever had, resigned from that position but will remain as the WNBA team's general manager.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden basketball legend Dajuan Wagner will begin his comeback with the Philadelphia Spirit of the American Basketball Association. Wagner signed with the Spirit on Thursday night before a practice at the team's home court at Life Center Academy in Burlington Township. "I need to get some good up-and-down going," Wagner said. "I've got to get my feet wet and see where I'm at. " Wagner, 31, last played in the NBA in November 2006. He has been engaged in an intensive workout program for about a year to determine if he can resurrect his professional career.
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October 9, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dajuan Wagner says he never frets over the misfortune that followed him once he left Camden High School as perhaps the best basketball player in New Jersey history. From the stomach aches during his one year at the University of Memphis - omens of a life-threatening condition that would require radical surgery - to the bladder infection to the twice-torn knee cartilage to the inflamed liver and pancreas to the ankle ailments to the hip injury, Wagner sometimes seemed as cursed in his post-scholastic career as he was blessed during his prime time with the Panthers.
SPORTS
December 17, 1998 | By Scott Brown, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A banner commemorating the 1976 South Jersey Group 4 championship, won by the football team, is tucked into one corner of the gym at Camden High School. In another corner hangs a banner celebrating the state championship won by the 1975 boys' track team. However, most of the banners that wallpaper the cozy gym, which has old pipes that snake their way across the ceiling, confirm that basketball is the soul of a city that has become synonymous with urban blight. Two rectangular blackboards are on the wall behind one of the baskets in this haven of dreams.
SPORTS
March 2, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The story, not surprisingly, has taken a life of its own over the years. There was the sniping between the coaches and a halftime fight among players - but most of all it just added to the high school legend of Dajuan Wagner. Wagner scored exactly 100 points for Camden High in a 157-67 win over visiting Camden County Tech on Jan. 16, 2001. What was bizarre was that it wasn't even the highest individual scoring effort of the day. Cedric Hensley, of Heritage Christian Academy in Texas, dropped 101 points in a 178-29 rout of Houston's Baniff School on the same day. Still, Wagner didn't need this performance to generate headlines.
SPORTS
January 7, 2001 | By Kristian Pope, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There are no delusions on the part of Woodrow Wilson's boys' basketball team. The Tigers know where they are expected to finish in the Olympic Conference National Division - behind Camden and Camden Catholic. So when the Tigers found themselves tied with Camden - The Inquirer's top-ranked team in South Jersey - for first place in the division, they were mindful of the fact that it was still early in the season. They were right. Camden entered Woodrow Wilson's filled-to-capacity gym yesterday and took over the game in the second quarter.
SPORTS
December 13, 2001 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One word best describes Camden upcoming boys' basketball season: intriguing. For the first time in four seasons, the Panthers won't have Dajuan Wagner as their marquee player. Wagner, named the national player of the year by some publications last season, has taken his talents to the University of Memphis. That leaves Camden searching for a go-to player, searching for a leader, searching for an identity. "It's a different kind of year," said Glen Jackson, Camden's interim head coach.
SPORTS
March 16, 2000 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
This time, they weren't teammates. Camden basketball stars Dajuan Wagner and Arthur Barclay were on opposing squads, competing in a shooting contest at practice. The first team to 20 would win. Barclay's team was in one corner, Wagner's in another. It had the feel of an NBA Finals game, the way both teams were shooting the ball - and then shooting from the lip. It was good-natured competition, though, one of the few times Wagner and Barclay - South Jersey's version of the Lone Ranger and Tonto - were separated.
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December 3, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dajuan Wagner used to jump in the layup line before Camden High School basketball games when he was in second grade. But his passion for the Panthers goes back longer than that. "My whole life, I've loved this program," Wagner said. "It's all I've ever known. " Wagner is a Camden basketball legend who scored a state-record 3,462 points and led the Panthers to the Tournament of Champions title in a career that ended in 2001. His bond with the program was tightened Monday during a ceremony before the first day of practice for the 2014-15 team as the playing surface at Clarence Turner Gymnasium was officially named Dajuan Wagner Court.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden basketball legend Dajuan Wagner will begin his comeback with the Philadelphia Spirit of the American Basketball Association. Wagner signed with the Spirit on Thursday night before a practice at the team's home court at Life Center Academy in Burlington Township. "I need to get some good up-and-down going," Wagner said. "I've got to get my feet wet and see where I'm at. " Wagner, 31, last played in the NBA in November 2006. He has been engaged in an intensive workout program for about a year to determine if he can resurrect his professional career.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dajuan Wagner says he never frets over the misfortune that followed him once he left Camden High School as perhaps the best basketball player in New Jersey history. From the stomach aches during his one year at the University of Memphis - omens of a life-threatening condition that would require radical surgery - to the bladder infection to the twice-torn knee cartilage to the inflamed liver and pancreas to the ankle ailments to the hip injury, Wagner sometimes seemed as cursed in his post-scholastic career as he was blessed during his prime time with the Panthers.
NEWS
October 22, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Milt Wagner said Clarence Turner's reputation spread across the country in the same way the old coach's teams covered the basketball court with pressure defense. Wagner said people on the West Coast, down South, and in big cities such as New York and Chicago knew of Mr. Turner and his fabled program at Camden High School. "All over the country, people still ask me about Coach Turner," said Wagner, a former star basketball player at Camden who is now an assistant coach at Auburn University.
SPORTS
June 11, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The old gym looks the same: painted brick walls adorned with banners that celebrate some of the best players and teams in New Jersey basketball history. The floor at center court still is painted to commemorate 11 state championship seasons. And just beyond the three-point line, the writing on the floor still reminds everyone of the most famous coach to prowl the sideline in front of the Camden bench. This is, after all, Clarence Turner Gymnasium. But make no mistake: Monday night was the start of a new era in Camden High School basketball.
SPORTS
September 30, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - Bob Hurley called it "one of our worst days" in the history of St. Anthony of Jersey City basketball. "They put a whuppin' on us," Hurley said of a 1978 game that his St. Anthony team played at Camden High School. Hurley said St. Anthony "balanced the scales" with a win over Camden the next year, setting the tone for a "healthy rivalry" between programs that, for a time, represented the North Jersey and South Jersey capitals of high school basketball. Camden and St. Anthony will renew a long-dormant rivalry with a Sunday night game Dec. 30 in the Boardwalk Basketball Classic in the Wildwoods Convention Center.
SPORTS
September 29, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WILDWOOD - Bob Hurley called it "one of our worst days" in the history of St. Anthony of Jersey City basketball. "They put a whuppin' on us," Hurley said of a 1978 game that his St. Anthony team played at Camden High School. Hurley said St. Anthony "balanced the scales" with a win over Camden the next year, setting the tone for a "healthy rivalry" between programs that, for a time, represented the North Jersey and South Jersey capitals of high school basketball. Camden and St. Anthony will renew a long-dormant rivalry with a Sunday night game Dec. 30 in the Boardwalk Basketball Classic in the Wildwoods Convention Center.
SPORTS
March 2, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The story, not surprisingly, has taken a life of its own over the years. There was the sniping between the coaches and a halftime fight among players - but most of all it just added to the high school legend of Dajuan Wagner. Wagner scored exactly 100 points for Camden High in a 157-67 win over visiting Camden County Tech on Jan. 16, 2001. What was bizarre was that it wasn't even the highest individual scoring effort of the day. Cedric Hensley, of Heritage Christian Academy in Texas, dropped 101 points in a 178-29 rout of Houston's Baniff School on the same day. Still, Wagner didn't need this performance to generate headlines.
NEWS
August 22, 2009 | By Matthew Spolar INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An alleged Camden drug-trade enforcer who authorities said had a "huge reputation" in the city died yesterday morning at Cooper University Hospital after being shot last week in an apparent ambush. Rasheed "R.A. " Land, 30, wasn't the leader of a drug ring, but he provided muscle for several operations, according to a law enforcement source familiar with Camden's drug underground. Land is a cousin and housemate of former NBA player Dajuan Wagner, Land's mother, Bernadette, said yesterday.
SPORTS
November 21, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
There are conflicting reports about the way it happened, but the outcome is the same: Dajuan Wagner is no longer a member of the Golden State Warriors. The Associated Press reported the Warriors released Wagner yesterday, 2 months after the former Camden High School star recovered from a serious illness to make an NBA comeback. But the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a source close to the situation, reported Wagner and the team agreed to a buyout of his contract. Wagner, a guard who left college after one season, was the sixth pick in the 2002 draft by Cleveland.
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