La Salle gets commitment from Stukes in hoops

Posted: August 17, 2012

La Salle High's Amar Stukes, a senior point guard, has committed to play basketball for La Salle University.

"I just thought I had a great relationship with Coach G [La Salle coach John Giannini], La Salle is close to home, and it's part of the Big Five," the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder said.

Last season for the Explorers, Stukes averaged nearly 14 points and was a first-team all-Catholic League selection. The 17-year-old also gave serious consideration to Drexel, Fairfield, and Binghamton.

Galambos picks Pitt. Haverford School's Matt Galambos, a rugged senior linebacker, committed to Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The 6-2, 235-pounder, who doubles as a tight end, also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Harvard and Yale were in the mix, too.

"I think he's been a bit underrated," Haverford School coach Mike Murphy said. "I really see him as a kid who's going to make a big impact at the college level. His best football is still ahead of him."

Last season, while helping the Fords to a 6-4 record, Galambos earned Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a tight end. In the Inter-Ac League, he was a first-team pick on both sides of the ball.

Lucas-Murphy to Robert Morris. Downingtown East senior Nelson Lee Lucas-Murphy, a three-year starter at linebacker, has given an oral commitment to play for Robert Morris.

"I really like the school, but the coaches are what I liked the most," said the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, who also drew interest from Coastal Carolina, Delaware, and Massachusetts.


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