Hershey, Pa. - Roberts Vaux reached the summit Friday afternoon, beating District 9's Johnsonburg, 83-63, at the Giant Center for the PIAA Class A boys' basketball championship.
With a target date of April 15 for his announcement, Rysheed Jordan, the Cougars' star guard, is expected to commit to Temple, St. Johns or UCLA.
"I really love all those schools," the senior said after netting 32 points, five steals, and four assists in 31 minutes versus the Rams.
St. Joseph's Prep senior guard Steve Vasturia has been named Gatorade boys' basketball player of the year for Pennsylvania.
In leading the Hawks to the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, the 6-foot-5, 190-pounder averaged 20.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game.
Vasturia, bound for Notre Dame, finished his career at the Prep with 1,764 points. He shot 378 for 424 (89.2 percent) from the free-throw line.
All games in Hershey, PA at the Giant Center.
Vaux vs. Johnsonburg (Elk County)
Mike Kapusta has been tabbed as the new head football coach at Hatboro-Horsham.
The 31-year-old, who played fullback at North Penn and the University of Penn, was approved by the Hatboro-Horsham school board Monday night.
Kapusta was previously an assistant at North Penn and Wissahickon. In college, he had stints at Lehigh, Penn, and Temple.
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Just two days after St. John's head basketball coach Steve Lavin visited his high-school playoff game, Rysheed Jordan announced on Sunday that he will reveal his college decision on April 15.
The Vaux senior point guard is between the Red Storm, Temple, and UCLA. He is averaging 25 points, 4.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game this season for the Cougars. Jordan is a five-star recruit according to ESPN and the nation's top uncommitted guard. ESPN ranks him as the No. 22 player in the Class of 2013.
Jordan will lead Vaux into Tuesday night's PIAA Class A semifinal against Math, Civics and Sciences at 6 p.m. at Ben Franklin High. The teams have split their meetings this season. Vaux is slated to close at the end of the school year.
PIAA Boys' Basketball Championships
PIAA Girls' Basketball Championships
St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin attended Friday night's Vaux boys' basketball playoff game to get a closer look at Rysheed Jordan according to The Inquirer's Rick O'Brien.
Jordan, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard, is the nation's top un-committed senior guard according to ESPN and is between UCLA, Temple and Lavin's Red Storm. He is expected to announce his decision after the PIAA playoffs. St. John's coaches have attended some of Jordan's other games this season.
Vaux plays Church Farm at 7:30 at La Salle High.