Archive: April, 2012
As has been anticipated, Neumann-Goretti product Tony Chennault appears close to transferring to Villanova, sources said. An official announcement could come as early as the next few days.
The 6-2 guard recently decided to leave Wake Forest after two seasons to be closer to home because his mother, Crystal Mortan, has been experiencing health problems. He is petitioning the NCAA for a hardship waiver, which would allow him to become eligible immediately. But sources have indicated that Chennault will likely end up with the Wildcats, which was his second choice coming out of high school, even if he has to sit out a season.
Chennault, whose father Anthony was the Daily News Player of the Year at Frankford in 1981, was also considering Saint Joseph’s. But his only visit was to the Main Line, where he spent last Thursday and Friday. He started last season for the Demon Deacons, after becoming their first player from Philadelphia since Fran McCaffery in 1978. He was a high school teammate of former Syracuse standouts Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine, and LaSalle's Tyreek Duren.
EVery few years, a proposal to start a postseason tournament for Ivy League basketball gets pushed forward. The coaches have recently proposed a four-team tournament, but the key word is “proposed.”
If adopted, and there are three layers that the proposal would have to pass, it would be modeled on the lacrosse tournament that was proposed around 2006 and began in 2010. In other words, don’t get in line for tickets.
The Ivy athletic directors will meet May 8 to 10. They may talk about the proposal. They may ignore it. If they approve, it would need to pass another stage before getting to the presidents.
Penn senior guard Zack Rosen was named Big 5 player of the year and scholar-athlete of the year.
La Salle’s Earl Pettis was most improved player and Jerrell Wright was rookie of the year. Temple’s Fran Dunphy was picked coach of the year and his Owls were named team of the year.
Joining Rosen on the All-Big 5 first team are: Ramone Moore (Temple), Maalik Wayns (Villanova), Khalif Wyatt (Temple) and Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph’s).