On the Trail With Ted
Basketball 2014-15, March

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 Observations, notes, etc., on games I've seen during
the 2014-15 season . . . Plus some Tedbits.


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SPECIAL NOTE
  To all scorekeepers: PLEASE try to make sure that correct info on scoring is called into the Score Service (215-854-4570). Part of my daily routine, especially after full-scale Pub days, has turned into this: answering multiple emails from coaches/players reporting mistakes in boxscores. We are reaching the point of no return. For years I've asked the leagues to make a rule that would force scorekeepers to sit next to each other with the scoreboard operator to one side or the other. It would thus be much easier for the scorekeepers to coordinate fouls/timeouts, not to mention cross-check info on which players actually make the field goals/free throws. Supposedly, that IS now the rule in the Pub, but many refs aren't enforcing it. Please remember, we want the info to be correct and making that happen is only fair to those involved. When the game is over, the scorekeepers should confer and make sure that their point totals for all players match up. Sounds simple, right? (smile) One more thing: Generally, it's better when the winning team calls in the results. That way the papers receive info to explain HOW the game was won because representatives of the winning team will usually be in a better mood (just human nature) to provide extra details such as rebounds, assists, etc., or the identity of someone who maybe hit a winning shot. Thank you.

December reports/Tedbits
January reports/Tedbits
February report/Tedbits

AUGUST 4
TEDBIT
 
Roman guard Tony Carr, a rising senior and the Daily News' Player of the Year last season, yesterday made an oral commitment to Penn State. Teammate Nazeer Bostick, also a rising senior, did so earlier while Mike Watkins, formerly of Bartram and MC&S and most recently of The Phelps School, will become a Nittany Lion in the coming season. And there could be others, of course. Not surprisingly, Episcopal grad Pat Chambers has done some heavy recruiting in the Philly area since becoming PSU's coach for the 2011-12 season. Prior to Chambers' arrival, just three DN All-City honorees (first/second/third team) had played for PSU since those teams first were picked in the 1971-72 season. Now, it's almost as if PSU should move to Philly and expand the Big 5 to the Big 6 (smile).

Penn State's Daily News All-City Players (1972-present)
Name School Year All-City Year G FG 3's FT Pts Avg.
Mike Edelman Haver. School 1978 1st Team 1979 30 147 - 49 343 11.4
        1980 28 91 - 52 234 8.4
        1981 27 86 - 28 200 7.4
        1982 27 105 - 32 242 9
          Totals 112 429 - 161 1,019 9.1
1-Troy Daniel Lamberton 1984 2nd Team 1985 12 13 - 13 39 3.3
2-Andrew Ott Gtn. Academy 2006 3rd Team 2009 25 12 0 11 35 1.4
        2010 29 33 0 23 89 3.1
          Totals 54 45 0 34 124 2.3
3-Devonte' "DJ" Newbill Straw. Mansion 2010 1st Team 2013 31 175 20 134 504 16.3
        2014 34 209 46 140 604 17.8
        2015 34 243 61 157 704 20.7
          Totals 99 627 127 431 1,812 18.3
Julian Moore Gtn. Academy 2013 2nd Team 2014 7 2 0 4 8 1.1
        2015 33 21 1 7 50 1.5
         Totals 40 23 1 11 58 1.5
Shep Garner Roman 2014 2nd Team 2015 34 104 59 46 313 9.2
1-transferred to Millersville                  
2-transferred from Villanova                  
3-transferred from Mississippi State

JUNE 30
TEDBIT
 
Former Strawberry Mansion star DJ Newbill (Penn State), who went undrafted, recently made a commitment to play for the Los Angeles Clippers' summer league team. Seeing that got me to thinking . . . How many undrafted Philly guys have been able to make it into the NBA/ABA? About 20. The NBA, though it then went by a different name, did not hold its first draft until AFTER the first season (1946-47), so in fairness to all anyone who played in that first season is not included. Anyway, Dobbins product Larry Stewart played the most games among the undrafted. He also earned this distinction: first undrafted player to earn All-Rookie honors (second team in the 1991-92 season). Larry's brother, Lynard, starred at Gratz (City Player of the Year in '94) and recently stepped down as Penn Charter's coach. On the list below, rebound averages are listed for frontcourt players while assist averages are listed for backcourters. Note: Seasons are listed by the second year, as in '92 for 1991-92.

Top 10 Undrafted NBA "Our Guys" . . . Listed by Games Played
Name School College Season(s) Team(s) G Pts Reb Ass
Larry Stewart Dobbins Coppin State 1992-95, '97 Washington, Seattle 270 7.4 4.0  
Emanual "Vel" Davis Kensington Dela. State 1997-98, 2000-03 Houston, Seattle, Atlanta 226 4.9   1.8
Paul "Snoop" Graham Franklin Ohio Univ. 1992-94 Atlanta 179 8.4 2.4  
Jackie Moore Overbrook La Salle 1955-57 Syracuse, Milwaukee, Philadelphia 134 2.7 2.5  
*George Sutor Judge La Salle 1968-70 Kentucky, Minnesota, Carolina, Miami 79 4.8 5.1  
Al Guokas SJ Prep St. Joseph's 1950 Philadelphia 57 3.8   1.7
*Erv "Stu" Staggs Edison Cheyney 1970 Miami 53 8.5 2.3  
Lynn Greer Eng. & Science Temple 2007 Milwaukee 41 4.1   1.3
Rob Kurz Penn Charter Notre Dame 2009 Golden State 40 3.9 2.0  
Michael Anderson Eng. & Science Drexel 1989 San Antonio 36 5.7   4.3
*-played in ABA                

JUNE 26
TEDBIT
 
The list below includes Public League, Catholic League and Inter-Ac League players drafted by NBA teams since the spring of 1947.
I am unsure on the high schools for some players from the early years, so please speak up if you know of someone I missed.tedtee307@yahoo.com.Also, there is conflicting info on rounds/selection numbers for some of the early years. The notation "Terr." means the player was a territorial draftee. Those players with asterisks next to their name transferred out of the listed school before exhausting their eligibility. (Also out of the three city leagues.)    

NBA Draftees From Public League, Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Schools
Year Name School College Team Rd.

No.

2015 *Rakeem Christmas North Catholic Syracuse Minnesota 2

 36

2014 None          
2013 None          
2012 None          
2011 Markieff Morris Prep Charter Kansas Phoenix 1 13
Marcus Morris Prep Charter Kansas Houston 1 14
2010 None          
2009 Gerald Henderson Episcopal Duke Charlotte 1 12
Wayne Ellington Episcopal North Carolina Minnesota 1 28
2008 Sean Singletary Penn Charter Virginia Sacramento 2 42
2007 None          
2006 Kyle Lowry Dougherty Villanova Memphis 1 24
Mardy Collins Gratz Temple New York 1 29
2005 *Hakim Warrick University City Syracuse Memphis 1 19
2004 None          
2003 None          
2002 Ronald "Flip" Murray Straw. Mansion Shaw Milwaukee 2 41
Rasual Butler Roman La Salle Miami 2 52
2001 Eddie Griffin Roman Seton Hall New Jersey 1 7
2000 None          
1999 Larry Ketner Roman Massachusetts Chicago 2 49
1998 Cuttino "Cat" Mobley Dougherty Rhode Island Houston 2 41
1997 *Adonal Foyle O'Hara Colgate Golden State 1 8
Marc Jackson Roman Temple Golden State 2 37
Jason Lawson Olney Villanova Denver 2 41
Alvin Williams Gtn. Academy Villanova Portland 2 47
1996 Shawn Harvey West Phila. West Virginia St. Dallas 2 34
Malik Rose Overbrook Drexel Charlotte 2 44
1995 Rasheed Wallace Gratz North Carolina Washington 1 4
Jerome Allen Episcopal Penn Minnesota 2 49
1994 Aaron McKie Gratz Temple Portland 1 17
1993 None          
1992 Randy Woods Franklin La Salle LA Clippers 1 16
1991 Doug Overton Dobbins La Salle Detroit 2 40
1990 Lionel Simmons Southern La Salle Sacramento 1 7
Greg "Bo" Kimble Dobbins Loyola Marymount LA Clippers 1 8
1989 Jerome "Pooh" Richardson Franklin UCLA Minnesota 1 10
1988 None          
1987 Dallas Comegys Roman DePaul Atlanta 1 21
Nate "Day-Day" Blackwell Southern Temple San Antonio 2 27
1986 None          
1985 Steve Black Overbrook La Salle Philadelphia 3 67
Albert "Truck" Butts Southern La Salle Boston 5 116
Daryl Lloyd University City Drake Philadelphia 6 136
Ralph Lewis Frankford La Salle Boston 6 139
1984 Tony Costner Overbrook St. Joseph's Washington 2 34
Richard Congo Overbrook Drexel Philadelphia 7 160
Greg "Box" Brandon West Phila. Creighton Seattle 10 219
1983 Joe Brown Gratz Georgia St. Cleveland 9 187
1982 *Dino Gregory Gratz Long Beach St. Washington 3 81
Jeffery "Monk" Clark Frankford St. Joseph's Indiana 6 123
George Melton Gratz Cheyney Philadelphia 9 204
1981 Gene Banks West Phila. Duke San Antonio 2 28
Lewis "Black Magic" Lloyd Overbrook Drake Golden State 4 76
Kevin "Butch" Lynam Carroll La Salle New Jersey 6 118
Darryl "City Lights" Warwick West Phila. Hampton Atlanta 6 121
Joe Schoen North Catholic St. Francis (Pa.) Detroit 8 163
John Smith Neumann St. Joseph's Portland 8 176
1980 Michael Brooks West Catholic La Salle San Diego 1 9
Randy Owens Germantown Phila. Textile Indiana 6 124
Leroy Berry Olney Wilmington (Ohio) Cleveland 7 147
Jim "Mo" Connolly Judge La Salle Phoenix 8 175
Joe Hand La Salle King's Philadelphia 10 213
1979 Charlie Floyd Malvern High Point Washington 3 66
Greg Joyner Northeast Middle Tennessee San Diego 5 99
Rodney Lee Edison Memphis Detroit 8 150
1978 John "Chubby" Cox Roxborough San Francisco Chicago 8 159
Tim Claxton Germantown Temple Washington 9 181
Dennis James Southern Widener Philadelphia 10 201
1977 Rich Laurel Overbrook Hofstra Portland 1 19
Phil Walker Central Millersville Washington 2 39
George Gibson Frankford Winston-Salem Philadelphia 6 129
Emery Sammons St. Thomas More Phila. Textile Buffalo 8 153
1976 Maurice "Mo" Howard SJ Prep Maryland Cleveland 2 32
Barnes Hauptfuhrer Penn Charter Princeton Houston 3 44
Andre McCarter Overbrook UCLA Kansas City 6 89
Phil Walker Central Millersville Philadelphia 7 117
Ed "Shot" Stefanski Bonner Penn Philadelphia 10 168
1975 Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant Bartram La Salle Golden State 1 14
Jimmie Baker Olney Hawaii Philadelphia 3 39
Andre McCarter Overbrook UCLA Cleveland 8 136
Freddie Stokes West Phila. Barber-Scotia New Orleans 9 145
Romie Thomas Edison Wisc.-Eau Claire Milwaukee 10 165
1974 Mike Sojourner Germantown Utah Atlanta 1 10
*Rubin "Tuner" Collins Edison Md.-Eastern Shore Portland 2 36
Roland "Tree" Grant Southern New Mexico St. Detroit 3 51
Joe Newman Dougherty Temple Detroit 5 87
Greg Newman West Phila. Drexel Detroit 8 141
1973 Mike Bantom Roman St. Joseph's Phoenix 1 8
Tom Ingelsby O'Hara Villanova Atlanta 2 27
Joe Cafferky Bonner N. Carolina St. Boston 6 103
Lynn Greer Edison Virginia St. Phoenix 11 170
Ed Hastings Bonner Villanova Boston 11 174
1972 Ollie Johnson Southern Temple Portland 2 30
Hank Siemiontkowski North Catholic Villanova Cleveland 4 50
Mike Krawczyk Judge Loyola (Md.) Washington 13 178
1971 Willie Sojourner Germantown Weber Chicago 2 20
Isaiah "Bunny" Wilson Southern Baltimore Detroit 2 29
Mike Gale Overbrook Elizabeth City  Chicago 3 47
1970 Carlton Poole Overbrook Phila. Textile Philadelphia 7 114
Fran O'Hanlon St. Thomas More Villanova Philadelphia 8 131
Greg Fillmore Franklin Cheyney New York 8 136
Mike Hauer Bonner St. Joseph's Philadelphia 9 148
1969 Larry Cannon Lincoln La Salle Chicago 1 5
John Baum West Phila. Temple Chicago 2 23
Fred Carter Franklin Mount St. Mary's Washington 3 43
Jim Bowles Dobbins Trinity (Texas) Philadelphia 8 112
1968 Joe Heiser Central Princeton Washington 6 68
Clarence Brookins Bartram Temple Philadelphia 9 118
Bill Soens Penn Charter Miami Philadelphia 11 145
Ted Campbell Dobbins N. Carolina A&T Philadelphia 12 158
John Baum West Phila. Temple LA Lakers 15 187
George Mack Edison N. Carolina A&T Philadelphia 15 189
Joe Crews McDevitt Villanova Philadelphia 16 197
Nate Ware Overbrook Tennessee St. Philadelphia 17 203
1967 Earl "The Pearl" Monroe Bartram Winston-Salem Washington 1 2
Richie Moore Bartram Hiram Scott San Diego 3 29
Cliff Anderson Edison St. Joseph's LA Lakers 4 35
Tom "Trooper" Washington Edison Cheyney Cincinnati 5 50
Frank "Watusi" Card West Phila. S. Carolina St. Philadelphia 7 77
Ted Campbell Dobbins N. Carolina A&T Philadelphia 11 121
Frank Gaidjunas La Salle Villanova Cincinnati 12 129
George Mack Edison N. Carolina A&T Philadelphia 13 139
1966 Matt Guokas Jr. SJ Prep St. Joseph's Philadelphia 1 10
Tom Duff SJ Prep St. Joseph's Philadelphia 5 49
Richie Moore Bartram Hiram Scott New York 10 85
1965 Jim Washington West Catholic Villanova St. Louis 1 6
Richie Moore Bartram Villanova Philadelphia 5 40
1964 Walt Hazzard Overbrook UCLA LA Lakers Terr.  
Wali Jones Overbrook Villanova Detroit 3 18
Steve Courtin St. James St. Joseph's Cincinnati 3 24
Frank Corace Bonner La Salle Philadelphia 4 29
1963 Herb Magee West Catholic Phila. Textile Boston 7 62
1962 Wayne Hightower Overbrook Kansas San Francisco 1 5
Hubie White West Phila. Villanova Philadelphia 2 14
1961 Ray Scott West Phila. Portland Detroit 1 4
1960 Bill "Pickles" Kennedy Lincoln Temple Philadelphia 2 15
Bobby McNeill North Catholic St. Joseph's New York 3 19
Joe Gallo West Catholic St. Joseph's Philadelphia 9 69
1959 Wilt "Dippy" Chamberlain Overbrook Kansas Philadelphia Terr.  
John Richter Frankford N. Carolina St. Boston 1 6
Joe Spratt West Catholic St. Joseph's Philadelphia 6 41
Joe Ryan SJ Prep Villanova Philadelphia 7 49
1958 Guy Rodgers Northeast Temple Philadelphia Terr.  
Jay Norman Mastbaum Temple Philadelphia 7 52
1957 Kurt Englebert Lincoln St. Joseph's Detroit 4 26
1956 Hal Lear Overbrook Temple Philadelphia 1 8
Joe Belmont Northeast Duke Philadelphia   50
John "Misty" Fannon St. Thomas More Notre Dame Philadelphia   52
1955 Tom Gola La Salle La Salle Philadelphia Terr.  
Bob Schafer Roman Villanova Philadelphia 3 19
Jack Devine West Catholic Villanova Philadelphia 5 33
Harry Silcox Lincoln Temple Philadelphia 7 46
1954 Rudy D'Emilio Northeast Duke Philadelphia 5 39
Fran "Wacky" O'Hara La Salle La Salle Philadelphia 11 92
1953 Ernie Beck West Catholic Penn Philadelphia Terr.  
Norm Grekin West Phila. La Salle Philadelphia 3 15
Fred Iehle Olney La Salle Philadelphia 4 18
1952 Charles "Bud" Donnelly La Salle La Salle Syracuse    
1951 Jim Phelan La Salle La Salle Philadelphia 8 77
1950 Paul Arizin La Salle Villanova Philadelphia Terr.  
Larry Foust South Catholic La Salle Chicago 1 5
Brooks Ricca Roman Villanova Philadelphia 8 92
1949 Nelson Bobb West Phila. Temple Philadelphia 3 28
1948 George Hauptfuhrer Penn Charter Harvard Boston 1 3
1947 None          
 *-did not finish high school career at listed school        

MAY 6
TEDBIT
 
Coach Bernie Rogers, formerly of Archbishop Ryan, has decided to make the Catholic-to-Inter-Ac switch. He's the sixth basketball coach in city history to do so. Two others have done the opposite and good, ol' Speedy Morris has followed BOTH paths -- CL to I-A and back to CL. For whatever reason, four guys have coached at Penn Charter. Lefty Ervin (La Salle),Jack Kraft (Villanova) and Speedy (La Salle) coached in the Big 5.

Guys Who've Coached in CL/I-A
Name Schools Seasons
Steve Cloran Haver. School 2004-11
  *O'Hara 2014-15
Ed Enoch *Penn Charter 1978-82
  Lansdale 2012-14
Lefty Ervin La Salle 1978-79
  Penn Charter 1988-89
Jim Fenerty Egan 1982-89
  Gtn. Academy 1990-15
Jack Kraft Neumann 1948-59
  Malvern 1960-61
Bill Michuda La Salle 1980-81
  Penn Charter 2009
Speedy Morris *Roman 1968-81
  Penn Charter 1983-84
  SJ Prep 2002-15
Bernie Rogers *Ryan 2001-15
  Haver. School 2016-??
*-alma mater    

APRIL 29
TEDBIT
  Most of the top basketball players from the Philly area will participate -- May 5 and 6 at Imhotep Charter -- in the All-City Classic Clash of the Classes. May 5: 2016 vs. 2018 at 6:15, 2015 vs. 2017 at 7:30. May 6: Third place game at 6:15, championship at 7:30.

  2015         2017      
No. Name Height School   No. Name Height School  
15 Derrick Jones 6'6" Archbishop Carroll   1 Quade Green 5'11" Neumann-Goretti  
1 Chris Clover 6'4" St. Joseph's Prep   23 David Beatty 6'2" Archbishop Carroll  
20 Samir Doughty 6'4" Math, Civics and Sciences   3 Daron Russell 5'9" Imhotep  
10 Levan Alston 6'3" Haverford School   15 Koby Thomas 6'3" Mastery Charter  
33 Mike Watkins 6'9" Phelps   5 D'Andre Vilmar 6'2" Roman Catholic  
3 Kimar Williams 6'1" Constitution   2 Marc Rodriguez 6'0" Father Judge  
24 Sammy Foreman 5'10" Martin Luther King   10 Dhamir Roundtree-Cosby 6'9" Neumann-Goretti  
11 Traci Carter 6'1" Life Center   32 Nick Alikakos 6'6" Episcopal Academy  
5 Ahmad Gilbert 6'6" Constitution   24 Jamar Sudan 6'5" Chester  
0 Lamarr Kimble 6'0" Neumann-Goretti   12 Jaquan Arrington 6'4" Imhotep  
4 Mustapha Traore 6'8" Phelps     Alternates      
            Eli Alvin 6'1" Mastery Charter  
            Izaiah Brockington 6'0" Archbishop Ryan  
                   
  2016         2018      
No. Name Height School   No. Name Height School  
10 Tony Carr 6'4" Roman Catholic   22 Cameron Reddish 6'6" Haverford School  
1 DeAndre Hunter 6'7" Friends Central   33 Marcus Little 6'8" Academy of New Church  
11 Lamar Stevens 6'6" Haverford School   4 Antwaun Butler 6'0" Strawberry Mansion  
3 Josh Sharkey 5'9" Archbishop Carroll   23 Tyree Pickron 6'1" Archbishop Wood  
4 Nazeer Bostick 6'3" Roman Catholic   10 Justin Anderson 6'2" Springside Chestnut Hill  
3 Zane Martin 6'3" Neumann-Goretti   3 Damon Wall 5'10" Doane Academy  
23 Stevie Jordan 5'11" Conwell-Egan   5 Bernard Lightsey 5'10" Imhotep  
22 Jabri McCall 6'0" Martin Luther King   21 Seth Pickney 6'8" Archbishop Wood  
21 Lapri Pace-McCray 6'4" Conwell-Egan   1 Sam Sessions 5'9" Shipley  
0 Jaekwon Carlyle 6'0" Imhotep   31 Ahmad Williams 6'1" Cardinal O'Hara  
  Alternates         Alternates      
  Xzavier Malone 6'4" Plymouth Whiemarsh     Kharon Randolph 6'0" Haverford School  
  Devon goodman 5'11" Germantown Academy     Quentin Johnson 6'5" Springfield  

APRIL 19
TEDBIT
 
While killing time last night, I was checking out old clippings of games that decided Inter-Ac championships. And I found the nugget below to the left . . . In an Inter-Ac game near the end of the 1956-57 season, Germantown Academy and Penn Charter combined to shoot 103 free throws! (Or maybe 101 - smile. GA's total says 57, but the individual numbers add up to 55.) The recap, as published in the Inquirer, says four players from each team were ejected. Not sure if that's a misstatement. Maybe they meant four players from each team fouled out? If eight players had been tossed, it's hard to believe all 32 minutes would have been played. Either way, what a messy game! Meanwhile, in quarters/semis/finals/CTs involving Public and Catholic teams going back to the mid-1970s, the highest number of free throw attempts has been "only" 75. And that game went overtime. As did others on the Top 10 list. Going back a little further: in a '69 Pub semi, Edison and Gratz combined to shoot 77 free throws. Then, in the City Title that followed shortly thereafter, Edison and Roman combined to shoot 70 free throws.












 
No. Year Occasion Winner/Loser FT-FTA Pct.
75 1996 Pub final Edison 74  (OT) 26-47  
      Gratz 68 15-28  
        41-75 .547
74 2010 Pub quarter Bartram 89  (4 OT) 24-36  
      Frankford 87 21-38  
        45-74 .608
73 1990 Pub quarter Franklin LC 90 24-33  
      Washington 86 23-40  
        47-73 .644
72 1988 Pub final Frankford 71  (4 OT) 18-32  
      West Phila. 64 24-40  
        42-72 .583
72 2002 Pub semi Northeast 76 21-35  
      Central 72 26-37  
        47-72 .653
69 1992 Cath final Roman 77 32-38  
      Dougherty 68 23-31  
        55-69 .797
69 1994 Cath quarter Roman 67 19-32  
      Neumann 56 24-37  
        43-69 .623
69 2009 Pub quarter Southern 69 12-27  
      Bartram 65 22-42  
        34-69 .493
69 2009 Pub quarter Imhotep 72 28-36  
      Prep Charter 49 19-33  
        47-69 .681
68 1996 Pub quarter Gratz 66 18-31  
      Frankford 64 27-37  
        45-68 .662
68 2015 Pub semi Constitution 70 27-44  
      Audenried 57 16-24  
        43-68 .632
68 2015 Pub final Imhotep 77 29-40  
      Constitution 75 22-28  
        51-68 .750

APRIL 16
TEDBIT
 
The Donofrio Classic, held each spring in Conshohocken, honors two MVPs -- one apiece from the teams that advance to the championship game. Below are "Our Guys" (Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac) who've won MVP honors going back to 1982.

"Our Guys" MVPs in This Century in the Donofrio Classic
Year --- Winning Team in Final --- --- Losing Team in Final --
2015 Tony Carr Roman Team Hardnett      
2014 Lamar Stevens Haver. School Old School Cavs      
2013 Ja'Quan Newton Neumann-Goretti I-3 Rysheed Jordan Vaux Team Philly
2012       Rysheed Jordan Vaux Team Philly
2008 Novar Gadson Bartram Waterview Phoenix *Maalik Wayns Roman Team Philly
2007 Kashief Edwards Imhotep Positive Image      
2006       *Wayne Ellington Episcopal Playaz
2005 *Gerald Henderson Episcopal Playaz Ameer Ali Gratz Sonny Hill Srs.
2004 Mark Tyndale Gratz Sonny Hill Srs. *Rob Kurz Penn Charter Playaz
2003 Wayne Marshall King Positive Image      
2002       Micheal Blackshear Gratz Waterview
2001       *Steve Smith Northeast Waterview
2000 #special situation     Mike Slattery Gtn. Academy Conshy Express
1999 Jermaine Robinson Gratz Hunting Park Khalid Bray Central Waterview
1998       Kevin "Buzzy' Forney Straw. Mansion D-V Blazers
1997       Chris Krug Gtn. Academy Conshy Express
1996 Petrick Sanders Frankford Sonny Hill Srs. Donnie Carr Roman PI Point Breeze
1995       Donnie Carr Roman PI Point Breeze
1994 Fred Warrick Bok Sonny Hill Srs.      
1993       Tyrone Weeks Franklin LC Sonny Hill Srs.
1992 Rondell Turner Univ. City Sonny Hill Jrs. *Adonal Foyle O'Hara R/Way Gasket
1991       Paul Burke Chestnut Hill Sonny Hill Srs.
1990 *Aaron McKie Gratz Sonny Hill Srs.      
1989 Carlin Warley Frankford Sonny Hill Srs.      
1988 *Randy Woods Franklin Sonny Hill Srs.      
1987 Clayton "Stink" Adams Roman Austin's SG      
1986 *Lionel Simmons Southern Sonny Hill Srs. @Brian Shorter Gratz HBA Crusaders
1985 *Greg "Bo" Kimble Dobbins Sonny Hill Srs. *Paul "Snoop" Graham Franklin HBA Crusaders
1984 Howard Evans West Phila. Sonny Hill Srs. Jody Johnson Southern Canaan Baptist
1983 Rico Washington Franklin Sonny Hill Srs.      
1982 Darren Keith Mastbaum Moore Funeral Home      
*-advanced to NBA      
#-Sonny Hill Srs. won title; all players on team named MVP to honor the memory of long-time coach/mentor Tony Samartino, who'd
passed away in October of 1999.
@-named a tri-MVP; team did NOT advance to the championship game.

APRIL 15
TEDBIT
 
Here are the top scoring performances by Pub/Cath/Int guys in Donofrio Classic championship games over the last 16 years. Four of the players -- Episcopal's Wayne Ellington and Gerald Henderson; Penn Charter'sRob Kurz; Northeast's Steve Smith -- advanced to the NBA. Let's hope a couple more join that club.

Name Team School Pts Year
Rysheed Jordan Team Philly Vaux 48 2013
Ja'Quan Newton I-3 Neumann-Goretti 42 2013
Rysheed Jordan Team Philly Vaux 34 2012
*Wayne Ellington Playaz Episcopal 33 2006
*Gerald Henderson Playaz Episcopal 33 2005
Tony Chennault Team Philly Neumann-Goretti 32 2008
Brandon Austin Team Philly Imhotep 28 2013
Ameer Ali Sonny Hill Srs. Gratz 28 2005
Micheal Blackshear Waterview Gratz 27 2002
Tony Carr Team Hardnett Roman 27 2015
Shaun McKie Sonny Hill Srs. Gratz 26 2000
Ahmad "JR" Gilbert Team Hardnett Constitution 26 2015
Brian Wanamaker Positive Image Roman 25 2007
*Wayne Ellington Playaz Episcopal 25 2005
Mark Tyndale Sonny Hill Srs. Gratz 24 2004
Wayne Marshall Positive Image King 24 2003
Novar Gadson Waterview Bartram 21 2008
Velton Jones Team Philly North Catholic 21 2008
Jamal Wilson Team Philly Neumann-Goretti 21 2008
Kashief Edwards Positive Image Imhotep 21 2007
Scott Rodgers Sonny Hill Srs. Central 21 2005
*Steve Smith Waterview Northeast 21 2001
Bradley Wanamaker Positive Image Roman 20 2007
*Gerald Henderson Playaz Episcopal 20 2006
*Rob Kurz Playaz Penn Charter 20 2004
Sharif Bray Waterview Central 20 2002
*advanced to NBA  

APRIL 11
TEDBIT
 
Below you'll see my choices for (to borrow -- smile -- from baseball specialist Randy Seidman) the Hometown Philly College Basketball Team. The top player nod goes to Penn State sr. guard D.J. Newbill. To be considered for this list, a player must have played in the Pub/Cath/Int through his senior year of high school.

HOMETOWN PHILLY COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM
FIRST TEAM
Player College Year High School Conference Record Honors
D.J. Newbill Penn State Sr. Strawberry Mansion Big 10 18-16 2nd team
  First in scoring (20.7); first in assists (3.1) and steals (1.3); shot .455 percent from floor; averaged 37 minutes per game
Juan'ya Green Hofstra Jr. Carroll Colonial Ath. 20-14 1st team
  First in scoring (17.0); first in assists (6.5); tied for first in steals (48); posted first triple-double in school history (15 P, 10 R, 10 A)
Earl Brown St. Francis (Pa.) Sr. Imhotep NEC 16-16 1st team
  First in scoring (15.9); first in rebounds (8.0); first in blocks (31); first in FG percentage (.539)    
Savon Goodman Arizona State So. Constitution Pac-12 18-16 None
  Second in scoring (11.2); first in rebounds (7.6); shot .578 from floor; sat out first nine games due to transfer rules
Jerrell Wright La Salle Sr. Dobbins Atlantic 10 17-16 None
  Second in scoring (12.1); second in rebounds (6.5); shot .524 from floor      
SECOND TEAM
Player College Year High School Conference Record Honors
Ameen Tanksley Hofstra Jr. Imhotep Colonial Ath. 20-14 2nd team
  Second in scoring (16.2); third in rebounds (5.5); tied for first in steals (48); shot 40 percent on threes    
Rysheed Jordan St. John's So. Vaux Big East 21-12 None
  Second in scoring (14.1); first in assists (3.1); second in steals (54)      
Nick Lindner Lafayette So. Germantown Academy Patriot 20-13 3rd team
  Third in scoring (12.5); first in assists (5.2); shot 85 percent at foul line; led team in minutes played (32.1)    
Stephen Vasturia Notre Dame So. St. Joseph's Prep Atlantic Coast 32-6 None
  Fifth in scoring (10.1); averaged 1.7 assists; first in FT percentage (.864)
John Davis Towson So. Neumann-Goretti Colonial Ath. 12-20 3rd team
  Second in scoring (11.8); first in rebounds (8.1); first in FG percentage (.468)      

APRIL 7
TEDBIT
 
Like myself and others going back to the early '70s, Aaron "Ace" Carter again decided to list his All-City selections in what he saw as the proper order. With that in mind, here is an updated list that shows which guys have accumulated the most All-City "power points." In most years, the three teams have included 16 players. So, the Player of the Year earns 16 points, the runnerup 15 and so on. Co-Players of the Year split 31 points (or 29, in years when only 15 players were honored). The top spot, and oldheads won't be surprised, was claimed by '77 West Philly grad Gene Banks with 46 points. This year's "most honored" senior, SJ Prep's Chris Clover, checks in with 30 points (all earned in the last two seasons).

Leading "Power Points" Guys on All-City Teams, 1974-2015
Name School Class Points Sr. Jr. So.
Gene Banks West Phila. 1977 46 16 16 14
Rasheed Wallace Gratz 1993 44 16 16 12
Maureece Rice Straw. Mansion 2003 41.5 15.5 15 11
Eggy Tillman West Phila. 1978 40.5 15.5 15 10
Tyrone Weeks Franklin LC 1993 39 14 14 11
Ja'Quan Newton Neumann-Goretti 2014 38 16 13 9
Lynn Greer Eng. & Science 1997 33 16 9 8
Eddie Griffin Roman 2000 32 16 16  
Meatball Hand Franklin LC 1992 32 15 13 4
Stephen Vasturia SJ Prep 2013 32 15 14 3
Maalik Wayns Roman 2009 31 16 15  
Wayne Ellington Episcopal 2006 30.5 15.5 15  
Rodney Blake Bonner 1984 30 16 14  
Chris Clover SJ Prep 2015 30 15 15  
Gerald Henderson Episcopal 2006 29.5 15.5 14  
Reggie Jackson Roman 1978 29.5 15.5 14  
Charlie Floyd Malvern 1974 29 13 13 3
Sean Singletary Penn Charter 2004 28 16 12  
Jason Lawson Olney 1993 28 15 13  
Pooh Richardson Franklin   1985 28 16 12  
Rico Washington Frankford/Franklin 1983 28 15 13  
Tyrone Garland Bartram 2010 27 14 13  
Tony Chennault Neumann-Goretti 2010 27 16 11  
Kareem Townes Southern 1991 27 16 11  
Derrick Jones Carroll 2015 27 14 11

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Lonnie McFarlan Roman 1980 26.5 14.5 12  
Pappy Owens Dobbins 1979 26 16 10  
Rick Jackson Neumann-Goretti 2007 26 14 12  
Donnie Carr Roman 1996 26 16 10  
*Carlin Warley Frankford  1989 26 X 16

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Lionel Simmons Southern 1986 26 16 10  
Samir Doughty MC&S 2015 26 13 13  
*-transferred out of city leagues after junior season

APRIL 1
TEDBIT
 
Yesterday brought great news for all folks who know the wonderful Clark family! Jeffery (a k a "Monk") was chosen to referee one of the games in the upcoming Final Four. Monk starred at Frankford (first team All-City) and St. Joe's and was preceded by two brothers, Dana (Olney '73, also first team All-City, Cheyney) and George (Edison '74, three-year starter, Slippery Rock). George's son, Chris, was a first team All-City honoree at St. Joseph's Prep and then played at Temple. He's now an assistant at Campbell, of the Big South Conference. I decided to figure out how many points were scored by the Clarks just in league play (not counting playoffs) and the total came to 1,855. Pretty darn impressive. (If playoff points can be nailed down, I'll add those later. Perhaps the total will rise to 2,000!)
  UPDATED at 10:30 . . . The final total is 2,158!! Aside from the playoff points, Chris' 77 CL points as a freshman have been added. On more modern computers, website pages from 2001 turn up as gibberish (ugh). I was able to nail down the number with a search on my older computer.
  UPDATED on April 7. Monk was an alternate for all three games at the Final Four.

Points Scored by the Clarks in League Play and Playoffs
Name School Frosh Soph Jr. Sr. Frosh Soph Jr. Sr. Total
    ---- Regular Season ----  ---- Playoffs ----  
Dana Olney '73 none none 38 *273 none none none +58 369
George Edison '74 none 81 #143 150 none none 5 none 379
Jeffery Frankford '77 none 153 234 324 none none 17