Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Although it graduated its top three scorers from last season and has been without a key starter, Abington is off to a 5-0 start in boys' basketball.
Don't look for Archbishop Wood's Deion Oliver to be playing any basketball, organized or other, after football season. Last January, after the Vikings' run to the PIAA Class AAA state final, the offensive lineman blew out his right knee while attempting a dunk in a pickup hoops game. That resulted in surgery and months of rehabilitation.