April 25, 2015 |
Constitution's Ahmad Gilbert, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, committed Thursday to play at Minnesota. He visited the school Wednesday. Dangerous in the open court and around the basket, the lefthander averaged 17.6 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 2.1 blocks while leading the Generals to a 24-8 record and their third state championship. He was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection. Gilbert had originally pledged to George Mason. He reopened his commitment after Paul Hewitt was fired.
February 8, 2015 |
When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Where: Hagan Arena TV/Radio: Mid-Atlantic Sports Network; WFIL-AM (560). Records: George Mason, 7-14 overall, 2-7 Atlantic Ten; St. Joseph's 9-12, 3-6. Coaches: George Mason, Paul Hewitt (4th season, 64-59); St. Joseph's, Phil Martelli (20th season, 487-297). Last meeting: St. Joseph's won, 84-80 on Jan. 11, 2014, at George Mason. The Hawks lead the series, 2-0. George Mason's top three: Shevon Thompson (12.7 ppg., 11.7 rpg.)
November 14, 2014 |
LONG, LANKY, lefthanded and legit on the basketball court. That's a fair description of Constitution High senior forward Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert. And after Wednesday's National Signing Day, you also can call him a George Mason signee. Interestingly, the 6-7, 190-pounder inked with the Patriots, in part, because head coach Paul Hewitt sold Gilbert on his similarities to a familiar southpaw. "When coach Hewitt sat down with me, he showed me clips of Thad Young and some of the stuff they did with him," Gilbert said via phone the night before he penned.
July 3, 2014 |
It's coming up on three years since Paul Hewitt stepped into a gym in Riga, Latvia, and glimpsed the player who perhaps best embodies the 76ers' still-distant future. On July 6, 2011, Hewitt was coaching the United States' team in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships, and the Americans had gone 5-0 before facing Croatia and one of the tournament's most curious attractions: a small-forward phenom named Dario Saric. Because Riga is less than 100 miles north of the Latvia-Lithuania border, Arena Riga would be packed for any game in which one of those two Baltic States was competing.
October 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK - As its media day began Tuesday, the Atlantic Ten put out its preseason poll. Quick scan for the locals . . . La Salle, third. Seems about right. St. Joseph's, fifth. Sounds fair. How far down is Temple picked? . . . Where is Temple ? There is no Temple, of course. (Momentary brain lock, even as I knew I was writing about Temple not being here.) St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli said he had the same fleeting thought as he waited for the train at 30th Street Station - "I wonder where Dunph is?"
November 18, 2011 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. - St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli thought the biggest step his young team took came during halftime. That's when the Hawks aired out their first-half problems and came up with plans to fix it once play resumed. The result? A satisfying, 66-53 victory over Georgia Tech at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night. Carl Jones scored 21 points, Langston Galloway had all 15 of his points in the second half, and Hofstra transfer Halil Kanacevic posted a double-double to lift the Hawks (2-0)
July 24, 2011 |
Villanova's James Bell knew basketball when he traveled to Latvia last month to play with Team USA in the under-19 world championships. The food? Well, that was something else entirely. "I tried stuff here and there, but I tried to keep it within what I knew," Bell said Friday. "If I didn't like it, I wouldn't be disrespectful about it, but everybody has their preference. They had something that was almost like meat loaf. I want to say it was chicken, but it didn't look like something I wanted to eat. " Food aside, Bell, who is entering his sophomore year, experienced the good and the bad in the world championships, which ran from June 30 to July 10. After a 5-0 start, the U.S. team lost back-to-back games and wound up finishing 7-2 and in fifth place.
July 11, 2011
Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb scored the go-ahead points with 29 seconds remaining and then grabbed a rebound in the final moments to preserve the United States team's 78-77 victory in the fifth-place game over Australia at the Under-19 World Championships in Latvia. The Americans won their last two games and finished 7-2 during the tournament. Villanova's James Bell started all nine games, averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.1 minutes. He shot 34.1 percent from the field.
March 24, 2010 |
West Virginia starting point guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant will miss the rest of the NCAA Tournament after breaking a bone in his right foot, coach Bob Huggins confirmed last night. The sophomore averaged 9.3 points, 3.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds this season for the No. 2 seeded Mountaineers, who will play No. 11 seeded Washington in tomorrow night's East Regional semifinals at Syracuse, N.Y. ESPN.com, which broke the story, reported school officials said he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
January 6, 2010 |
Trey Thompkins scored 20 points, Ricky McPhee hit two key baskets near the end and host Georgia pulled off its first big win for new coach Mark Fox, knocking off No. 20 Georgia Tech, 73-66, last night. Georgia, which had lost at home to Wofford and was coming off a 28-point blowout at Missouri last weekend, defeated a team with one of the most touted freshman classes in the country. It was a loss sure to turn up the heat on Yellow Jackets coach Paul Hewitt, who looked up at the scoreboard in disbelief as the Bulldogs (8-5)