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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
Player             School    Class             Major Adewale Adefemi   Sciences   Sr.      Pharmaceutical mgmt. Sharif Bray         Cheyney      Sr.    Recreation and leisure Juan Fernandez   Temple      Jr.       Broadcast journalism Steve Weingarten La Salle      Sr.    History and Am. studies Mouphtaou Yarou Villanova   So.    Finance and intl. bus.
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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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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 13, 2000 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Tory Cavalieri, an Inquirer second-team all-South Jersey guard from Atlantic City, has made a commitment to attend the University of Maine on a basketball scholarship. Cavalieri said that he wasn't sure when he would sign a binding letter of intent but that he would be joining the team, which is led by former Rowan coach John Giannini. The NCAA's late signing period for basketball players began yesterday. "Maine is the best situation for me," Cavalieri said. "I knew a few of the players and felt really comfortable there.
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April 8, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A youth basketball coach who fired a gun into the air during a confrontation at a recreation-center game in Southwest Philadelphia surrendered to police Monday afternoon. Maurice Tavares, 26, of Chester, was expected to be charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and related offenses in the incident around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Christy Recreation Center in the 700 block of South 55th Street. Tavares' visiting team of teenage boys had been leading in the game, but the local team began a comeback, said Lt. John F. Walker of Southwest Detectives.
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April 6, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
One afternoon in February, Troy Fields and about 10 other guys from Seventh Street took seats in the gymnasium of the Police Athletic League center on Snyder Avenue - for them and so many who grew up around here, a safe haven from the violence and the shootings that mar this South Philadelphia neighborhood. Lauren Baraldi, chief of the District Attorney's Office Gun Violence Task Force, and others from the antigang initiative Focused Deterrence were waiting for them. They had an offer, Baraldi said.
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April 3, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - You can sit down and talk basketball with Brett Brown 24/7 without hesitation. But the 76ers coach doesn't prefer to do that. Though basketball is his livelihood, he is a well-traveled man who graduated from Boston University and is very informed about all sorts of subjects. He feels a real importance to interact with his young team on other things besides the game they play for a living. It's why the team organized a trip to the White House on Tuesday. Before last night's game against the Wizards in the nation's capital, players and others from the organization on the tour showed off cellphone pictures of what they saw the day before.
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April 3, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova's leading three-point shooter during the regular season, will be a contestant in the three-point- shooting competition to be held Thursday night in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Final Four. The contest will take place in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse, the same building in which Hilliard knocked down a career-high eight threes in a Feb. 14 win for the Wildcats. Hilliard also will participate Friday in a college all-star game at Lucas Oil Stadium along with teammate JayVaughn Pinkston and Temple's Will Cummings.
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April 3, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
TONY CARR is as cool as they come. There isn't much flash or panache to the Roman Catholic junior, but if you need an important basket, rebound or pass, chances are you won't find safer hands. At 6-4 and 175 pounds, Cool Hand Carr - the city's most versatile point guard - helped the Cahillites hoard every championship possible this season. That's why Carr, in conjunction with the Daily News All-City team, is our Player of the Year. The North Philadelphia resident (15th and York streets)
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April 1, 2015
THE TRUTH IS that the University of Connecticut does not win the women's NCAA Tournament each year. It just seems that way. In reality, the Huskies have won only four of the last six titles, with that likely improving to five of the last seven after next Tuesday's 2015 championship game in Tampa, Fla. It's always risky to make a foregone conclusion of a sporting event before the title game is played, much less the semifinals, but UConn winning...
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March 31, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former all-American Chris Mullin has been offered the head coaching job at his alma mater, St. John's, ESPN reported Sunday. The Red Storm and coach Steve Lavin parted ways on Friday. Lavin coached five seasons at St. John's, where the Red Storm made two NCAA tournament appearances. Mullin was drafted seventh overall in 1985 by Golden State and played in the NBA from 1985-2001 for the Warriors and the Indiana Pacers. He has also been a member of the front office for both the Sacramento Kings and the Warriors following his retirement.
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March 29, 2015
Temple senior point guard Will Cummings has accepted an invitation to play in the Portsmouth Invitational, featuring 64 college seniors competing from April 8-11 in Portsmouth, Va. The rosters are mainly composed of players generally not expected to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Over the years, a number of gems have been discovered at Portsmouth, including Chicago Bulls all-star Jimmy Butler, who was the 30th and final pick in the first round of the 2011 draft out of Marquette.
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March 28, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
There is a lot of praise that can be heaped on the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team, but one must start with the fact that it completed a 30-0 season in dominating fashion. N-G cemented its status as the no-doubt-about-it best team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and earned bragging rights as the top squad in the nation in several polls. The Saints are a no-brainer choice as The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania girls' basketball team of the year. With at least six Division I recruits, the Saints have talent, and then some.
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March 27, 2015
SELDOM HAS a man with so much to say been so reluctant to say it. For years, the overriding narrative concerning Kareem Abdul-Jabbar focused less on his Ruthian career and more on his Sphinxian existence. It went like this: Abdul-Jabbar's aloof nature as a player alienated him to peers, teammates, coaches and the press. That alienation grew into resentment and distrust, a dynamic that disqualified Abdul-Jabbar from candidacy when coaching opportunities arose. All of which makes perfect sense . . . except, as it turns out, he has plenty to say. Most recently, he has been saying it with original fiction.
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