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December 2, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
HAMILTON, Mass. - Earl Williams knew early on that things would be fine. He would commute 29 miles from Cambridge to pick up his oldest son in the rural-suburban town of Hamilton, on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The sound of a young Michael Carter-Williams dribbling a basketball was often the first thing the father heard as he drove up to the white colonial house on Cutler Street. That noise often led Williams to walk to the back of the house, where he would spot Carter-Williams performing basketball drills under the supervision of his stepfather, Zach Zegarowski.
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May 31, 2011
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January 27, 2013
Some of the top scorers in Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' and girls' basketball. Statistics through Tuesday. Boys Name   School   Gms.   Pts.   Avg.    Rysheed Jordan   Vaux   15   390   26.0    Brendan Casper   Methacton   16   356   22.3    Merdic Green   Truman   17   373   21.9    Jamier Cross   Carroll   16   351   21.9    Mike Sturdivant   Masterman   16   348   21.8    Matt Crider   Owen J. Roberts   17   368   21.6    Kendale Truitt   George Washington   16   344   21.5    Danil Mateo   Samuel Fels   14   299   21.4    Ben Holl   Friends Select   14   297   21.1    Tyree Bynum   Penn Wood   15   314   20.9    Mikal Bridges   Great Valley   16   335   20.9    Steve Vasturia   St.
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November 15, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
QUEENS, N.Y. - One by one, each basketball made its way out the front door of the West Philadelphia row home. The ball that was scuffed and marked from being pounded into the playground court - gone. The one that swished for his 1,000th high school point - gone. The ball that earned him the nickname, "Too Easy" - gone. More than just old basketballs, they were painful reminders of a young life that was stolen away. After the killing of his younger brother, Halim, Nurideen Lindsey couldn't look at a basketball - let alone touch one - anymore.
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December 24, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Alssene Saintilus is one of the most intriguing basketball players in South Jersey. He also is a lesson in the power of persistence. The 6-foot-6 senior forward for Williamstown can dunk in traffic, knock down three-pointers, block shots, and play defense on the perimeter. He's still scratching the surface of his potential, mainly because he's still learning about varsity competition. But it's not Saintilus' considerable athletic ability that's the secret to his sudden success.
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March 29, 2011
Penn's basketball team received oral commitments from three players for the 2011-12 season, including a pair of international recruits. On Monday, the Quakers received a commitment from Miller Grove (Ga.) forward Henry Brooks, a source told Scout.com's Evan Daniels. Brooks, rated by ESPN as the nation's 74th best power forward, reportedly chose Penn over Minnesota, Tennessee and Missouri. Joining Brooks will be recruits Keelan Cairns of Ireland and Simeon Esprit of England, both of whom committed Sunday night after visiting Penn last week.
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April 9, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE - The stars of Immaculata's national champions of the 1970s took a bow Monday after the announcement that they will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "I wish I could say this is a dream come true," said Judy Marra Martelli, a former Mighty Macs player who is the wife of St. Joseph's men's coach Phil Martelli. "But who would have dreamed about this back then when I was a little girl? It's just great and thrilling for the Hall to recognize what we accomplished.
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April 9, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
On its picturesque campus on King Road between Malvern and Exton in Chester County, Immaculata University features 19 sports programs. But it's the women's basketball team that for many defines this Catholic school of about 2,500 undergraduates. "We're still celebrating what the women's basketball team did for women's sports," Marie Moughan, university spokeswoman, said, referring to the school's national championship teams of 1972, '73, and '74. "Immaculata was at the beginning of women's basketball the way it is today.
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April 8, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
NASHVILLE - Six years after former Immaculata coach Cathy Rush was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the three Mighty Macs teams she guided to AIAW national titles from 1972-74 are joining her. The Mighty Macs will enter the Hall in Springfield, Mass., with the other Class of 2014 honorees on the weekend of Aug. 7-9, according to several sources. The official announcement of this year's class will be made Monday at the NCAA men's championship game in Arlington, Texas.
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April 4, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Pitino, son of Hall of Famer Rick Pitino, leads Minnesota (24-13) into the National Invitation Tournament championship game Thursday night against Larry Brown and Southern Methodist (27-9) at Madison Square Garden in New York. SMU (27-9) beat Clemson, 65-59, in Tuesday's semifinals after Minnesota topped Florida State, 67-64, in overtime. Women's NIT. Rutgers reached the WNIT title game for the first time after a 62-52 win at South Florida on Wednesday night. At 3 p.m. Saturday, the Scarlet Knights face host Texas-El Paso, a 66-63 winner over South Dakota State.
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March 30, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE LAST conversation Diedra Counts had with her oldest son wasn't that remarkable. Montrell Freeman Jr., 19, called her to check in Jan. 9 while he waited for a basketball game to start at the Vare Recreation Center in South Philly. Forty-five minutes later, Counts got another call: Freeman had been shot. He died later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said. "When this happened, I didn't know which direction to turn," Counts, 42, said last week at her home, a half-mile from where her son was gunned down.
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March 28, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
DON'T KNOW about you, but if I want to watch any part of March Madness at home, I don't need an excuse to do so. Just turn on the TV, hope I have a rooting interest - either a Philly 6 team or a school one of my kids attended - check my brackets, and into basketball heaven I go. Apparently, though, others who want to take a 4-day leave from work are getting - men, brace yourselves - a vasectomy as a way out. March Madness and vasectomy are...
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March 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BOBBY KNIGHT apparently doesn't realize that people actually listen to what he says. Yesterday, the former college basketball coach railed against the NBA in an appearance on ESPN radio's "Mike and Mike" show. And he used a poor choice of words when asked about Duke's Jabari Parker and Kansas' Andew Wiggins, freshmen who are headed to the NBA despite subpar performances in the NCAA Tournament. "If I were involved with the NBA I wouldn't want a 19-year-old or a 20-year-old kid, to bring into all the travel and all the problems that exist in the NBA," Knight said.
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March 27, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Big Five on Tuesday named Villanova's James Bell the men's basketball player of the year, while coach Jay Wright received coaching honors, and St. Joseph's DeAndre' Bembry was chosen as rookie of the year. They will be honored with the other men's and women's award winners during the Big Five banquet on April 14 at the Palestra. Bell also was named the Big Five's most improved player. Joining him on the first team were teammate JayVaughn Pinkston, La Salle's Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti)
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March 26, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In the grand Gonzaga vision, Arizona would have gotten such a game from the Zags in their round-of-32 game in San Diego on Sunday night that perhaps they'd feel a little fear about a face-losing defeat as a No. 1 seed. Fear? The Zags mostly saw only fastbreaks, buzzing past them. And relentless defense. The top-seeded Wildcats ran the eighth-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs out of Viejas Arena, winning, 84-61, to advance to the NCAA regional semifinals up the freeway in Anaheim. "We love playing defense," freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said.
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March 24, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
A few seconds into Texas Western's socially significant victory over Kentucky in 1966's NCAA championship game, David "Big Daddy" Lattin slammed home a dunk over Wildcats star Pat Riley. Adolph Rupp, the coach of all-white Kentucky, grimaced. He hated the dunk, thought it was an affront to fundamental basketball. On the other bench, coach Don Haskins, no less a stickler for X's and O's, relished the psychological message Lattin's emphatic basket had delivered. "[Haskins] was very strict about some things," said Orsten Artis, one of Texas Western's groundbreaking five black starters that day. "You couldn't go behind your back or between your legs.
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