Any knowledgeable observer will tell you that if you had to pick the best basketball player in Blair history, Brian Magid has to be one of the players under consideration. Brian was known as one of the greatest shooter ever to play in Montgomery County. He led the Blazers to the County and State Championships during his senior year. When he graduated, he held the Blair career scoring record and averaged a record 24.5 points per game. The highlight of the year was his amazing performance in the Championship game in Cole Field House to lead the Blazers to the State title. He returned to Cole the next year as a freshman on the Maryland basketball team.
Brian transferred to George Washington University where he finished his college career and where he was captain and leading scorer his senior year, in addition to leading the nation in free-throw shooting. His shooting prowess at Maryland and GW had caught the eye of the pro scouts, and Brian was drafted by the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Although he didn’t make the Pacers, he did go on to play professional basketball in Israel.
After his playing days ended, Brian stayed connected to basketball by volunteering his time and talent as a coach. He has served as the Maccabi Games Head Coach for the girls’ 16 & under team and as an assistant coach of the boys’ basketball team at Paint Branch High School. For more than a decade he has been a shooting coach for dozens of players, ranging from junior high school beginners to NBA players.