Thursday, November 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Roman's Rashann London has all-around game

On back-to-back possessions late in the fourth quarter of a game Thursday at the Reebok Classic Breakout, Rashann London ripped the ball out of an opposing guard's hands in transition and crossed up the same player before slashing down the lane. The Roman Catholic senior laid the ball off the glass and converted the contested layup, finishing the contest with 10 points and an assist. The series of plays is a microcosm of how London describes his game; being in the right place at the right time and making the plays when his team needs them. "If there's a lane for me to take, I'll take it. If there's a pass I need to make, I'll make it," London said. "I do whatever the team needs from me to win."

Roman's Rashann London has all-around game

Roman Catholic´s Rashann London at the Reebok Breakout Classic.
Roman Catholic's Rashann London at the Reebok Breakout Classic.

On back-to-back possessions late in the fourth quarter of a game Thursday at the Reebok Classic Breakout, Rashann London ripped the ball out of an opposing guard's hands in transition and crossed up the same player before slashing down the lane.

The Roman Catholic senior laid the ball off the glass and converted the contested layup, finishing the contest with 10 points and an assist.

The series of plays is a microcosm of how London describes his game; being in the right place at the right time and making the plays when his team needs them.

"If there's a lane for me to take, I'll take it. If there's a pass I need to make, I'll make it," London said. "I do whatever the team needs from me to win."

London came to the scholastic showcase at Philadelphia University this week with a handful of scholarship offers already on the table, most notably from Binghamton, Delaware and Drexel. The Philadelphia native said he'd been in contact with a few more schools leading up to the camp, including Towson, Hofstra, La Salle and Norfolk State.

The most important factor for London during his college search is finding somewhere he can fit in and play right away.

"Just basically anywhere I feel comfortable," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard is playing AAU with Team Philly this summer. He hopes to continue bettering his jump shot and decision-making with one of the city's top AAU clubs.

In the meantime London will keep trying to make big plays against some of the country's best this weekend.

"I'm definitely stepping it up," he said. "I'm not really worried about too many names. I'm just out here doing what I've got to do."

About this blog

Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected