Jerrell Wright is now 0-1 in the La Salle University portion of his basketball career. The 6-8 Wright represented Murrell Dobbins Tech in the 24th annual All-Star Labor Classic at the Explorers' Tom Gola Arena. Repped it in old-school fashion, even.
Eddie Mitchell, an electric, 6-foot point guard, finished his La Salle High career with 982 points. He also produced loads of assists and steals and thrills along with 41 wins in his final two seasons, and, on Sunday, you'll get to see how that happened.
Rysheed Jordan slightly raised his eyebrows and described himself as being surprised. The cause of that reaction is just beginning, one strongly suspects. Though Jordan, a 6-4, 175-pound combination guard, is only a sophomore at Roberts Vaux High, he is already being mentioned as one of the city's top prospects
Every basketball player dreams of posting big numbers in the crunch time that comes with the latter part of a season. What he doesn't want is to head home having absorbed a punch to the gut. Say hello to Tracy Peal, who used to be a 6-6, 250-pound senior center for Archbishop Carroll High.
Ted Silary has covered high school sports in Philadelphia since December 1975, first for two years for the old Philadelphia Bulletin and since December 1977 for the Philadelphia Daily News. He specifically covers the city beat, which includes the Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac Leagues. Many times through the years, Ted has been given opportunities to "move up" in the business by switching to college or professional beats. He has politely declined. His feelings on the matter: Why would I give up the best job at this paper? There's nothing more enjoyable than reporting on the triumphs of young people.