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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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July 1, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
IN THE SPRING, Ava Dunn-Shaw and her daughter, Kenya Shaw, swallowed their unfading anguish and attended a tournament to honor the alumni of Franklin Learning Center High School's basketball team. Dunn-Shaw's son, Clifford Dunn, a scholar and a star shooting guard on the 1992 city Public League championship team, was famous for passing up a basketball scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh in favor of an academic one. "I don't want to be a dumb athlete," he told a surprised audience in a speech at graduation.
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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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September 17, 1997 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Valley Forge Junior College football coach Jim Burner didn't decide to make Dante Coles a wide receiver while watching Conestoga High football games last year. Burner watched Coles play basketball and concluded that the Conestoga senior was just what the Trojans' passing game needed. "I never saw him play football at Conestoga," Burner said. "But he could catch a basketball. If you look at his hands, if you watch him dribble, you knew he could catch a football. " The 6-foot-3 freshman caught eight passes for 107 yards and one touchdown in Valley Forge's 49-42 loss to Navy Prep Saturday.
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July 18, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LAS VEGAS - Kyle Lowry is about to take his basketball career to another level. Last month, the North Philly native was one of 12 players named to the United States' men's Olympic basketball team for the Rio Olympics in August. The team begins training camp here Monday at UNLV's Mendenhall Center for an experience Lowry hopes concludes with a gold medal. "I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would get picked for Team USA, but it worked out," he said. "It's just an exciting moment, an exciting time.
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July 15, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
IT WOULD be like hitting the lottery, except there's no consolation prize for getting only one number wrong. That's the fascination of a winner-take-all format. And the frustration. Ask the team that gets to the NCAA final and loses. Especially if it does down the way North Carolina did in April. But that's the way Jonathan Mugar wanted it. And The Basketball Tournament, now in its third year, is pretty much his baby. "Every game is a Game 7," said TBT's founder and CEO. "And there's nothing better than Game 7s. " It's what makes March Madness.
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July 13, 2016
Three teenage boys were shot and critically wounded in an ambush Monday night in West Philadelphia, police said. Around 10 p.m., the teens were leaving a basketball league game nearby and walking east on Baltimore Avenue at Edgewood Street when at least one gunman opened fire, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the face, a 16-year-old was shot in the ankle, and a 14-year-old was shot in the arm. They were reported in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
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July 7, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Kobe Bryant called AAU basketball "absolutely horrible for the game. " Too freewheeling. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr wrote that AAU ball has a "genuinely weird subculture. " Big egos. "It's like everybody for themselves," said junior Del-Val High School guard Antwuan Butler. But the high-intensity, big-star AAU programs pay off. Future Villanova Wildcat Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, from Neumann-Goretti High School and Team Final in the AAU, and Penn State recruit Tony Carr, from Roman Catholic High and Team Final, said most of their college recruiting came from AAU games played against other all-star players.
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July 1, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic High School hired Matt Griffin as its new head basketball coach on Wednesday. An assistant coach under Speedy Morris at St. Joseph's Prep the last two seasons, Griffin is a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep who played basketball at both Rider University and Boston University. A captain for both college teams, he helped Boston qualify for the NCAA tournament in 2011 by winning the America East Championship. Griffin, the son of former St. Joseph's University head coach John Griffin Sr., replaces former Roman coach Chris McNesby, who resigned in May after two straight state-championship seasons to spend more time with his family.
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July 1, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
IN THE SPRING, Ava Dunn-Shaw and her daughter, Kenya Shaw, swallowed their unfading anguish and attended a tournament to honor the alumni of Franklin Learning Center High School's basketball team. Dunn-Shaw's son, Clifford Dunn, a scholar and a star shooting guard on the 1992 city Public League championship team, was famous for passing up a basketball scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh in favor of an academic one. "I don't want to be a dumb athlete," he told a surprised audience in a speech at graduation.
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June 30, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
PAT SUMMITT was not a pioneer of women's basketball. Pioneers are people who build something out of nothing. Women's college basketball dates back to 1892 at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. The first intercollegiate women's basketball game was played between Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley in 1896. That's more than 50 years before Summitt, who died on Tuesday at age 64, was born. Summitt coached 38 seasons at Tennessee before stepping down in April 2012 because of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
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June 30, 2016 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
Another American sports icon now belongs to the ages in legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach emeritus Pat Summitt, who died Monday at age 64 in Knoxville, Tenn., after a nearly five-year battle with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Her condition had declined in recent weeks, and a television station in Knoxville reported that she was moved Saturday night from an assisted living facility she entered in late March to a hospice, where Ms. Summitt's final hours were spent.
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June 29, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
In the spring of 2002, Rahim Thompson got away from the big city, and took a cruise. Before leaving, Thompson had been planning on starting an outdoor basketball league for high school kids. He was going to call it the Chosen League. He placed phone calls during his vacation to solidify a playing location. When he returned from the cruise, he found chaos. His apartment had been robbed, and his grandmother had passed away. "It was double-trouble," Thompson said. When Thompson attended the funeral, a number of family members came up to him. They reminded him how much his grandmother had hoped he would get involved in a leadership role in his community.
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June 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Hal Lear, whose smooth lefthanded jump shot made him one of the top scorers in Temple basketball history and part of arguably the best backcourt combination ever in the college game, died Saturday at his home in White Plains, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 81. Mr. Lear had returned east from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., about two years ago and took advantage of the medical facilities in that area as his health began to decline, said Philadelphia community leader and basketball mentor Sonny Hill, his longtime friend.
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