Archive: March, 2012
Boys’ Latin Charter’s Maurice Watson, Jr. and Prep Charter’s Kahleah Copper on Wednesday were named winners of the fifth annual Phoenix Awards.
The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia was created in 2008 by Michael Horsey, a local certified public accountant, to recognize the most outstanding boys’ and girls’ senior basketball players in the Public League.
Watson, a 5-foot-10 point guard who signed with Boston University, averaged 21.8 points this season and scored 2,356 points for his career.
Phelps Schools Senior Mike Bedulskis a 6'9 Forward from Vilnius, Lithuania committed to UNC-Ashville for a Full Basketball Scholarship next year. Bedulskis picked UNC-Ashville over Colgate, Dartmouth, Loyola Chicago, George Washington.
ATLANTA -- For some time, it has been assumed that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would enter the NBA draft following this his freshman season at Kentucky.
Already an elite college player, it would be a shock if the 6-foot-7 forward didn’t go pro.
So it didn’t come as a surprise that ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported Thursday that, according to multiple sources, the Somerdale native will enter the NBA draft after the Wildcats’ season ends.
Drexel coach Bruiser Flint spent a lot of time shaking hands and hugging before and after the annual Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA breakfast at the Palestra while accepting both congratulations and condolences for a 27-win season that wasn’t good enough to get the Dragons into the NCAA tournament.
Drexel was kept out because of the weakness of its non-conference schedule, according to the chairman of the committee that selects the field. But as St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli explained, the issue of scheduling non-conference games always is a conundrum for coaches.
“I don’t think the general public understands that scheduling is the most difficult part of our job,” Martelli said Monday. “It’s not recruiting. It’s not really coaching our teams or the practice sessions. It’s that one thing.”