Summer league hoops

I've been asked a few times lately whether I've been able to get to any of the summer basketball leagues taking place across the region - most notably by longtime Penn basketball statistician Stu Suss.

Suss, like a number of Quakers fans I know, is a regular follower of one of the best summer leagues in the region: the Delaware County Pro-Am Basketball League sponsored by Fidonce.

Former Saint Joseph's star Rashid Bey drives to the hoop during Rankin League game at Drexel.

Most people know it as the Media Summer League, and it's been of particular interest to Penn in recent years. Media native Brian Grandieri has played there, and this year's roster includes Mark Zoller as well as incoming freshmen Larry Loughery and Zack Rosen.

Mardy Collins is also playing at Media this year, while players such as Rashid Bey and Kyle Lowry are in the John Rankin league at Drexel.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to make it to Media or Drexel - or the Sonny Hill League, which plays a lot of its games at McGonigle Hall - because I work an evening shift.

But Bob Cooney has made the rounds this summer, and he's got a really good story in today's Daily News. Check it out, and if you have time, check out a game or two for yourself.