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Games of the Day 12/17

PLACE TO BE TODAY… #BESCENE

Central PA

Reading, PA

Non-League

7:30

HM. Chester Clippers

VS.

#15. Reading Red Knights

The Chester Clippers (3-0) sail into Reading, PA undefeated having beaten Lancaster McCaskey, Newark, and Bayard Rustin. This is the first road test for the HM Clippers. The Reading Red Knights ranked 8th are 3-0 in state, their only loss to St Johns (DC) and have also beat McCaskey along with Williamsport & Overbrook. Unlike, Chester who needed a late game rally to pull off the win, Reading dominated the contest from the jump ball. Now throw all of that information out the window, when these two teams meet there are bound to be plenty of surprises. Reading is lead by ’21 Denim Adams (6-5), Jose “Choco” Brea, Joey Chapman, ’22 Daniel Alcantara (6-4), ’22 Ermil Fleurinvil (6-4), ’21 Moro Osumaro . The Clippers players to watch are ’21 Karell Watkins, Akeem Taylor, Zahmir Carroll (6-5), Rahmee Gilbert.

Eastern PA

Simon Gratz & St. Joe’s Prep

Phila. Public League

3:30

Simon Gratz Bulldogs

vs.

#13. Imhotep Panthers

Phila. Catholic League

3:45

HM. Archbishop Ryan Raiders

VS.

HM. St. Joe’s Prep Hawks

Simon Gratz is 6-0 and #13. Imhotep Charter is 2-2 with two out of state losses. Both schools have defeated William Penn Charter (Philadelphia). Imhotep by 13, 78-65 and Gratz by 3, 71-68. Imhotep is the crowned jewel of the Philadelphia Pub, a crown that Gratz held for years. Imhotep is led by Big man 6-7 Notre Dame Commit Elijah Taylor 22′ Khalif Crawley and Sami Wylie and a bunch of underclassman Ronny Raphael, Rahmir Barno & Justin Edwards Gratz is led by ‘20 5-11 Combo guard Yassir Stover 18 PPG and ‘20 6-5 Ross Carter 12 PPG and Eddie Harris.

At St Joe’s Prep, two PREP SCENE Honorable Mention teams will square off in an early season league contest with major implications. It is never two early to talk about the Palestra in the PCL, the leagues depth is unparalleled across the state and arguably across the nation. Archbishop Ryan (4-1) is lead by Division I recruit’s ‘21 Aaron Lemon-Warren who just tossed in 34 for the Raiders against HM Malvern Prep and 6-4 ‘20 Lithuanian Gediminas Mokseckas along with Dominic Vasquez,… The Hawks start the season 5-0 with thei last win against Palumbo by a score of 103-72, Mike Keenan had 24 points and Brian Geatens finished with 20 points. . SJP is led by 6’3 PG Trevor Wall and and 6-7 ’21 Chris Tomoasco.

Western PA

WPIAL AAAAAA

7:30

#8. Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils

VS.

#14. Butler Golden Tornados

Western PA is in for an early Christmas gift, when two of the best offensive scorers in the region square off tonight. 6-3 Jake Hoffman has led #8 Mt. Lebanon to a 4-0 start and he has produced exactly 30 in every contest. On the other side of the ball, you will have PREP SCENE’S preseason Player of the Year and Purdue commit, Ethan Morton leads #14 Butler. This is a must see game with WPIAL AAAAAA implications. Lebo topped 62-57 in the 2019 WPIAL AAAAA Championship game last season. We have a feeling a 2020 date for the title isn’t’ far fetched.

Bishop McDevitt Lancers

Will Chavis has quickly established the Lancers as PCL Powerhouse and with that comes National recognition.

Prospective Student-Athletes to Watch:

Robert Smith

2020G6-1

Athletic guard that scores the ball extremely well from all three levels. defends with a passion. The engine of the program, proven leader.

Jamil Manigo

2020Forward6-4

Proven inside scorer that dominates the glass. Undersized big, relentless warrior. Outworks bigger-bigs at both ends. The larger the games the bigger the performances.

Kevin Young

Michael Pilsitz

2020 Forward 6-4

Expanding game, solid slasher at present, finishes around the rim consistently. Always engaged on the defensive end. Defense equals offense.

Ahmir Harris

2020 PG 5-11

Extremely effective scorer. Skilled in the open floor or half-court. Deep Ball-check, Mid Range-Supacheck’, Rack Game-check.

Shamir Mosley

2020 Guard 6-3

Steal and a lay-up, steal and a dunk, steal and an assist. One things for sure… there is a theft and a bucket. Plays above the rim and excellent turning mistakes into points.

Alassane Amadou

2022Wing6-8

Shoots the ball extremely well, competes at both ends… capable of defending the rim and smaller guards on the perimeter. mobile, ball skills allow him to put it on the floor and attack from wing. Ability to impact game from inside or out. Huge upside!

Terrell Pitts

2023G/F6-4

Uber-athletic wing with the skills to beat you in a variety of ways. Elusive in the half court or transition. Finishes strong above the rim. Hugh Upside!

Full Roster Coming Soon… Stay Tuned

Just two of the many great Lancer games to check out!

Highlands Golden Rams

17-9 Last Season, 7 of top 8 returning. Looking for 3rd straight
WPIAL Section I AAAA Championship.

Prospective Student-Athletes to Watch:

Luke Cochran

2020Guard6-0

A versatile combo guard with the ability to carry the scoring load or set the table. High IQ kid, floor general and leader in the locker room. Leadership, poise & pace separate him from the pack.

Johnny Crise

2020F6-5

Athletic wing that plays with a bounce, gets into passing lanes and can reach the top of the square. High motor and IQ, defends with a passion. Div I Football Prospect with offers from Penn State & Pitt.

Michael Pisitz

Korry Myers

2020 Guard 6-1

3rd leading scorer with over 10 points per game. Skill set and frame to add muscle makes him a worthy small college PSA.

Michael Pilsitz

Dom Pesci

2020 PG 5-11

Extremely hard worker, ready to get back on the floor after scoring a career high 18 in 2018, sat out entire season due to injury. Looking forward to tracking progression.

Wahkeem Roman

2021 Forward 6-5

Physically strong, football build expected to produce after solid off-season.

Antoine McDaniel

2021 PG 6-2

QB of the football team, leadership qualities. Opportunity to impact the game at both ends of the floor. Defends.

Jimmy Kunst

2023 Guard 6-2

A Freshman, he has a real opportunity to crack the starting line-up and contribute on a AAAA WPIAL playoff contender.

Carter Leri

2022 PG 5-9

Will push upperclassman for minutes.

The Phelps School

PAISAA

Prospective Student-Athletes to Watch:

Daniel Dade

2020PG5-11

Scores the ball in a variety of ways, ability to get into the lane, finishes at the rim. Aggressive, yet poised and controlled game. Lives at the free-throw line. Alpha…

Jarnel Rancy

2020 F 6-8

Continues to expand his game, especially off the bounce Tough in transition/slashing, runs the floor well, ability to attack rim with aggression. high motor and good timing/shot blocking.

Michael Pilsitz

Cam Dunbury

2020 F 6-8

Demonstrated an inside presence, ability score around the tin. A desire to bang in the paint and defend the goal.

Sam Onu

Michael Pilsitz
2020C6-10

Very long, decent athlete. functional in the open court, above average ball control and ability to move laterally well. Best attribute is attacking rim, blocking and altering shots at present.

Michael Pisitz

Matt Daulerio

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Michael Pilsitz

Tom Gardler

Extremely hard worker, functional handle with ability to score the ball.

Devin Butler

Michael Pilsitz
2020G6-3

Versatile wing, scores the ball at a high clip from all three levels. High character kid and a leader on the floor.

CONSTITUTION GENERALS

Philly Inquirer

The Constitution Generals are known far and wide, all across the state of Pennsylvania for their basketball exploits.  And rightfully so… with 221 wins since their basketball programs inception, 10 years ago.  Let this sink in… 221 wins, 4 PIAA STATE TITLES with 10 straight State Playoff appearances.   Not to mention hoisting the Silver ball in the air once and three other trips to the State’s Final 4.  The Generals staff insist they are not ready to be referred to as a dynasty just yet, here at PREP SCENE we tend to disagree.  In case you missed it that’s…10 years – 221 wins, 7 Final Four Appearances, 4 State Titles and 1 Runner-up. 

The architect of the powerhouse constructed on 7th and Chestnut Streets in Center City is head coach Rob Moore.  He has orchestrated all this athletic success with many of the city’s best and brightest academically.  “The kids understand the big picture… Our goal is to be a model program for the District.  We want to show that smart kids can play basketball,” said  Moore.  ConHigh, which the school is affectionately known as, prides itself as a unique small, city wide school dedicated to empowering students through active citizenship and for producing the next generation of engaged citizens and leaders in government, public policy and law.  Can you say STUDENT-athletes!

Savon Goodman – NBC Sports

Moore is an educator and his teachings extend beyond the classroom. His lessons on the hardwood about life and hoops have produced a plethora of productive citizens, college graduates and scholarship level athletes. It is no coincidence that any given year you will notice 3-5 future Division I players taking the floor for him. He is known around the city to develop his kids and maximize their potential. Like every group before them, this year’s group enters the 2019-2020 season with high expectations. Is this the year Constitution wins their 2nd Public League Championship?

Keshaun Hammonds –
Mark Pynes, PennLive

The Generals return three starters from last year’s 22-10 outfit that won the District XII AA Championship and was the Philadelphia Public League Runner-up, losing to AAAA State Champion, Imhotep Charter in the final.  The undisputed leader of this group will be Keshaun “Champ” Hammonds.  The 6’1 Sr. guard is a two-time ALL PUBLIC LEAGUE & ALL STATE player and currently holds five Division I offers.  He has amassed 1200 points already and after this season could be mentioned in the same breath with some of the best scorers the city has seen, definitely top 10 numbers are within’ reach, possibly even top 5 in scoring.  

The other two starters, Quadir Miller, a 5’10 Jr. guard, and Maurice Montgomery, a 6-5 Jr. forward, are both capable of putting up big numbers.  With the loss of Jabari Merritt and Jihad Saunders to graduation, an increased workload should lead to increased production from both.  Montgomery is an inside out force that dominates the glass at both ends and plays with a high motor.    

Hershey.com

Possibly, the Prospective Student-Athlete with the highest ceiling on the team is 6’3 So. guard, Jacob Beccles.  He is an elite athlete, physically strong with exceptional body control and a sweet stroke.  Coach Moore is expecting a break-out season for Beccles, his maturation and ability to impose his will could land the Generals back to the sweetest place on earth next March. 

Other key returners include, 6’5 Sr. forward Aamir Sharif, 6’8 Sr. center Korey Bridges, 6’5 So. Jamal Carr.  Lamar Glover a So. guard and 6’5 Jr. uber athletic wing Malcolm Gadson.

COLT SHOOTOUT RECAP

BRACKET BREAKDOWN

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You might have noticed, in an earlier tweet this week, that I mentioned how there is a direct correlation between fall and winter success. Particularly, that the Colt Shootout has been known to be an indicator of winter success for District III’s big school divisions. Central York, the 2019 Champion will look to continue the past successes of both Reading and Manheim Township in league and district play. The Panther’s would love nothing better than to be the next champion on the verge of a 20 win season. Lets take a look at how -the bracket unfolded and the Panthers were crowned King…

The Semifinalists were Cedar Cliff, who got there behind solid team play and a stellar 2 game morning for 6’3 sr. guard Joey Zvorsky to knock off Waynesboro and Dallastown. 6’5 sr wing Elijah Eberly’s 21.5 ppg fueled the Bears of Elizabethtown past Susquehanna Township and Central Dauphin to victory. Central York and Chambersburg both only had to win one game to round out the Final Four. In Central York’s 54-43 victory over Cumberland Valley, 6’3 Gabe Guidinger and teammate Evan Eisenhart combined for 35 points. Chambersburg moved past Cedar Crest, behind the long ball of sr. guard Ethan Shreffler.

Elizabethtown moved into the finals taking down Cedar Cliff 56-38 with a balanced attack. Brody Beach had 17 points, with three- 3’s, pacing a Coach Parise’ squad , that had two other players score 15 or more, in Eberly 16 and Luke Pierson 15. In the other matchup Central York prevailed 45-37 over Chambersburg. Central York’s theme in the afternoon was everyone contributes. Mitch Saxton led a balanced attack, in which 7 Panthers scored, with 10pts. Evan Eisenhart tossed in 9 and Shiloh Johnson and Gabe Guidinger added 8 apiece.

Coach Schieler knows momentum is good, but come winter he will need his guys fully engaged to reach their goals.

In the Championship game both teams battled back and forth in the first half. The game was deadlocked at 21-21 but Central York outscored Elizabethtown 22-12 in the final 20 minutes of the day, to take the crown. Although the Panthers won by double figures, only one player in the game scored in double figures… and he wasn’t one of them. The Panthers suffocating defense held Elijah Eberly to only 9 points and teammate Luke Pierson managed the 10. For the Champions the leading scorers were Nolan Hubbs and Mitch Saxton with 9 apiece, followed by Gabe Guidinger 8 and Tejesh Chundura’s 7.

PREP SCENE’S 2019 Colt Shootout Champions

OUTSTANDING PLAYER

Elijah Eberly, Elizabethtown

Elijah Eberly

6’4 Senior Forward

Elijah played like a scholarship worthy player this Saturday. Offensively, he was outstanding in the role of point foward, when the teams PG tweaked his ankle. His high for the day was 28pts in a 40 min running clock game against Central Dauphin. However, the most impressive aspect of his game was his ability to set the offensive table for others. He asserted himself when needed and trusted teammates in crucial moments, showing a poise and maturity that coaches will love. He made everyone around him better on the offensive end. Defensively, he used his length and quickness in passing lanes all day long. Good anticipation on steals and blocks.

NOTEWORTHY PERFORMANCES

Gabe Guidinger, Central York

Solid performances at both ends of the floor all day long. Gabe showcased his multi-talented (Dribble, Pass, Shoot, Defend) skill set relentlessly over his three games. He was an inside out juggernaut for opponents. He not only demonstrated the ability to score the ball from mid-range or at the rim, he defended all 5 positions effectively.

Joey Zvorsky, Cedar Cliff

Zvorsky was phenomenal in the morning session. He was already a very good player but the level he played at in his first two games was different than anything we had seen previously. Confident, poised, consistently on the attack, scoring efficiently, impacting the game at the defensive end. He was flat out the best player we seen in the AM. He fizzled a little late in game three but bounced back for a solid performance in the 3rd place game.

Ileri Ayo-Faleye, Cedar Crest

Ayo-Faleye was electric as always in transition. Today he demonstrated a real knock for getting the ball off the rim at the offensive end. He was quick off of his feet, often engaged in his second and third effort as opponents were landing their first. This obviously lead to multiple seond chance scoring opportunities for his team. Highlight reel dunks, with top of the block athleticism keeps him in our list even though play is inconsistent and not senior mature at times.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE DAY

Nick Peters, Cedar Cliff

Nick Peters

The German transfer student is a Division I project. However, at 6-11 and with a stretch four skill set, he will be a hot commodity this winter. He appears to be adjusting to the physicality of the American game well; this will take some time. His passing and feel for the game are definite strengths we quickly noticed. He made an athletic play when running the floor that did show an upside that was very exciting. With 25+ high school games and an entire season of adjustment and improvement he could be the type of talent that gets a low major coach a pay bump 4 years from now.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Brody Beach, Elizabethtown – shot it lights out

Justice Easter – Central Dauphin – impacted game both ends

Jason Eberhart, Cedar Crest – solid inside and out

Evan Eisenhart, Central York – when engaged excellent

Nolan Gilbert, Cumberland Valley – consistent, effective

Jadon Green, Dallastown – scored the ball effortlessly

Kobe Green, Dallastown – performed at both ends

De’von Haggins, Central Dauphin – defense led to offense

Nate McGill, Northern – not his best but better than the rest

Luke Pierson, Elizabethtown – strong force for Bears

Cole Rhyne, Waynesboro – see McGill

Rance Russo, Central Dauphin – elevates teammates

Mitchell Saxton, Central York – put together 3 good games

Sam Sherry, Cumberland Valley – skilled big with upside

Ethan Shreffler, Chambersburg – dribble, pass, shoot- impactful

Where will Pennsylvania’s top schoolboys be this round

Tuesday, March 12th

5A (Click for complete bracket)

Will Bowen, Lower Dauphin (3-1) vs Johnstown (6-1) 7:30 Bald Eagle HS

Vinny DeAngelo, Sun Valley (1-1) vs Northern (3-4) 7:30 Garden Spot HS

Michael Carmody, Mars (7-1) vs York (3-3) 6:00 Holidaysburg HS

Rasool Diggins, Archbishop Wood (12-1) vs Penncrest (1-3) 7:30 Harriton HS

Clovis Gallon, York (3-3) vs Mars (7-1) 6:00 Holidaysburg HS

Luke Hedrick, Lower Dauphin (3-1) vs Johnstown (6-1) 7:30 Bald Eagle HS

LaKeem Mcaililey, Mastery North (12-2) vs Abington Heights (2-1)

Andrew Recchia, Mars (7-1) vs York (3-3) 6:00 Holidaysburg HS

Jamir Reed, Mastery North 12-2 vs Abington Heights (2-1) 6:00 Liberty HS

Kevin Shenk, Pottville (11-1) vs Crestwood (2-2) 7:30 Hazleton HS

Daeshon Sheperd, Archbishop Wood (12-1) vs Penncrest (1-3) 7:30 Harriton HS

Jalen Stinton, Archbishop Wood (12-1) vs Penncrest (1-3) 7:30 Harriton HS

Jaquil Stone, Archbishop Ryan (12-4) vs Moon (7-2) 7:30 Chambersburg HS

George Tinsley, Abington Heights (2-1) vs Mastery North (12-2) 6:00 Liberty HS

4A

Dahmir Bishop, Imhotep (12-2) vs Danville (4-2) 7:30 Central Dauphin East HS

Chereef Knox, Imhotep (12-2) vs Danville (4-2) 7:30 Central Dauphin East HS

Luke House, Archbishop Carroll (12-3) vs Lancaster Catholic (3-2) 8:00 Geigle Complex

Tariq Ingraham, Bonner-Prendergast (12-1) vs Nanticoke (2-2) 7:30 Freeedom HS

Donovan Johnson, Moon (7-2) vs Archbishop Ryan (12-4) 7:30 Chambersburg HS

Jake Kelly, McDevitt (3-1) vs Quaker Valley (7-2) 7:30 Holidaysburg HS

Leo O’Boyle, Scranton Prep (2-1) vs Wilson Area (11-3) 6:00 Hazleton HS

Justin Paz, Bethelhem Catholic (11-1) vs Lower Moreland (1-1) 7:30 Souderton HS

Nick Rigby, Huntingdon (6-1) vs Hickory (10-1) 7:30 Dubois HS

Donta Scott, Imhotep (12-2) vs Danville (4-1) 7:30 Central Dauphin East HS

Ryan Stowers, Quaker Valley (7-2) vs Bishop McDevitt (3-1) 7:30 Holidaysburg HS

Elijah Taylor, Imhotep Charter (12-2) vs Danville (4-1) 7:30 Central Dauphin East HS

Isaiah Wong, Bonner-Prendergast (12-1) vs Nanticoke (2-2) 7:30 Freedom HS

Kyle Young, Bethlehem Catholic (11-1) vs Lower Moreland (1-1) 7:30 Souderton HS

1A

Tre Harvey, Nazareth Prep (7-1) vs Shade (5-1) 7:30 Hempfield Area HS (Greensburg)

Derrius Ward, Sankofa (12-1) vs St. John Neumann (4-2) 8:00 Cumberland Valley HS

Khalil Turner, Sankofa (12-1) vs St. John Neumann (4-2) 8:00 Cumberland Valley HS

Wednesday, March 13th

6A

Matta Acunzo, Kennedy Catholic (10-1) vs Pine Richland (7-4) 7:30 Slippery Rock

Maceo Austin, Kennedy Catholic (10-1) vs Pine Rechland (7-4) 7:30 Slippery Rock

Jackson Blaufeld, Allderdice (8-1) vs Mt Lebanon (7-1) 7:30 Canon-McMillan HS

Jameer Brickus, Coatesville (1-2) vs Butler (7-2) 7:30 Chambersburg HS

Bobby Clifford Allderdice (8-1) vs Mt Lebanon (7-1) 7:30 Canon-McMillan HS

Eric Dixon, Abington (1-1) vs Pennridge (1-4) 7:30 Bensalem HS

Jalen Duran, Roman Catholic (12-1) vs Lower Merion (1-3) 7:00 Cardinal O’Hara

Jack Forrest, Lower Merion (1-3) vs Roman Catholic (12-1) 7:00 Cardinal O’Hara

Hakim Hart, Roman Catholic (12-1) vs Lower Merion (1-3) 7:00 Cardinal O’Hara

Jack Hoffman, Mt Lebanon (7-1) vs Allderice (8-1)
7:30 Canon-McMillan HS

Konrad Kiszka, LaSalle (12-4) vs William Allen (11-1) 6:00 Geigle Complex

Seth Lundy, Roman Catholic (12-1 vs Lower Merion (1-3) 7:00 Cardinal O’Hara HS

Devon Lee, Harrisburg (3-1) vs Chester (1-6) 7:30 Geigle Complex

Lucas Monroe, Abington (1-1) vs Pennridge (1-4) 7:30 Bensalem HS

Ethan Morton, Butler (7-2) vs Coatesville (1-2) 7:30 Chambersburg HS

Steve Payne, Lower Merion (1-3) vs Roman Catholic (12-1) 7:00 Cardinal O’Hara HS

Dan Petcash, Pine-Richland (7-4) vs Kennedy Catholic (10-1) 7:30 Slippery Rock

Allen Powell, LaSalle (12-4) vs William Allen (11-1) 6:00 Geigle Complex

Greg Shulkosky, Pine Richland (7-4) Kennedy Catholic (10-1) 7:30 Slippery Rock

Oscar Tshwiebe, Kennedy Catholic (10-1) vs Pine Rechland (7-4) 7:30 Slippery Rock

Karell Watkins, Chester (1-6) vs Harrisburg (3-1)
7:30 Geigle Complex

Jeffrey Woodward, Methacton (1-7) vs Boys Latin (12-2) 7:00 Harriton HS

Sean Yoder, Pennridge (1-4) vs Abington (1-1) 7:30 Bensalem

3A

Chris Ings, Neumann-Goretti (12-1) vs Wyoming Seminary (2-1) 8:00 Freedom HS

Jamil Manigo, McDevitt (12-3) vs Loyolsock (4-1) 7:30 Milton Hershey

Chance Westry, Trinity (3-1) vs Holy Redeemer (2-2) 8:00 Pottsville HS

2A

Champ Hammonds, Constitution (12-1) vs North Bradford (4-2) 7:30 Pocono Mountain West HS

Jabri Merritt, Constitution (12-1) vs North Bradford (4-2) 7:30 Pocono Mountain West HS

Jihad Watson, Math Civics & Science (12-2) vs. Executive Education (11-1) 6:00 Spring-Ford HS

COMING SOON: March 20th,

PS-25

Introducing 25 more Student Athletes that should have made our list based on states performances.

A CALL TO ACTION

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A CALL TO ACTION

PREP SCENE HAS SET THE GOAL OF CONNECTING WITH 100 SCHOLASTIC, PREP SCHOOL AND GRASSROOTS COACHES OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. OUR PARTNERSHIP WILL IDENTIFY WHO WOULD HAVE EXPLODED ONTO THE SCENE. THIS CALL TO ACTION WILL AMPLIFY THE EXPOSURE OF STUDENT-ATHLETES ACROSS THE STATE UNABLE TO PERFORM ON MANY OF THE SPRING’S/SUMMER’S BIGGEST STAGES.

IN AN EFFORT TO MAXIMIZE TIME, INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND GIVE COACHES THE FLEXIBILITY THEY NEED TO CONNECT WITH PREP SCENE WE ARE NOW SCHEDULING TIME SLOTS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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Roundball Classic Cancelled

The Roundball Classic All-Star Games Committee announced earlier today, that it has decided to cancel the 2020 Roundball Classic games, which had been scheduled for April 25-26, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic…”In accordance with the direction taken by the PIAA late last week and the uncertainty of the weeks ahead, we cannot move forward in holding the games this year ” states the director Allen Deep…he adds “ We wish to congratulate all the Seniors who have been selected and have earned this honor to represent their School/Community both academically and athletically.

PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE RANKINGS

January 19, 2020 

PREP SCENE weekly rankings include the entire state of Pennsylvania: 5th year prep schools and high schools, regardless of governing body affiliations.

1.    Scotland Campus

( Previously 1)

The Skinny: Since it’s inception Scotland Campus has staked its position at the top of our polls. Sheer dominance, excellent coaching and players for days is a pretty good formula.

Top Performers: 6’3 Norance Berry, 6’5 Darlinstone Dubar, 6’7 Jayson Woodrich, 6’9 Mohammed Wague, 6’3 Jaeden Zachary, 6’6 Louis Bleechmore, 6’9 Abou Ousmane and plenty more.

2.   Neumann-Goretti  (Philadelphia)

(Previously 2)

The Skinny: Coach Arrigale possesses the weapons and championship pedigree to beat anyone in the state, including 5th year prep schools in a one and done situation. Very hard call to not have a co-number 1 in 2020.

Top Performers: 6’1 Hysier Miller, 6’7 Chaz Evans, 5’10 Hakim Byrd, 6’2 Chris Evans, 6’7 Blaise Vespe, 6’6 Cameron Young, 6’8 Jordan Hall

4.   Archbishop Wood (Warminster)

(Previously 3)

The Skinny: Mosco had all the pieces in place to hoist the golden ball in ChocolateTown USA again in 2020. Possibly the only way to stop Diggins and company in the 5A bracket was a PIAA shutdown.

Top Performers: 6’4 Marcus Randolph, 6’3 Rahsool Diggins, 5’11 Jalen Stinson, 6’4 M. Newton, 6’5 Daeshon Shepherd, 6’5 R. Jackson.

3.  First Love Christian Academy (Washington)

(Previously 4)

The Skinny: First Love played a national prep schedule, arguably the toughest in the entire state. This group was talented and hard to beat when at full strength.

Top Performers: 5’11 Isaiah Wilson, 6’6 DJ Gordon 6’2 Mason Manning, 6’7 Jahijah Grant, 6’2 Olsen Nicholson, 6’10 Madior Seye, 6’4 Jett Roesing, Kymahni Bent.

5.   Westtown (West Chester)

(Previously 6)

The Skinny: One through five, show me more talent. The Pennsylvania Independent School State Champions were a force in 2020. On any given night.

Top Performers: 7’0 Derrick Lively II, 6’11 Franck Kepnang, 6’8 Noah Collier, 6’5 Jalen Warley, 6’4 Wade Chiddick, 6’4 Tyler Berger.

6. Roman Catholic  (Philadelphia)

(Previously 7)

The Skinny: Roman showed their might and determination making it to the PCL finals before falling to NG. Coach Griffin’s squad had a date I’m Hershey, PA in mid March.

Top Performers: 6’1 Lynn Greer III, 5’10 Xavier Brown, 7’0 Jalen Duren, 6’5 Justice Williams, Quadir Brown.

7.  Perkiomen School (Pennsburg)

(Previously 14)

The Skinny: Perk has the firepower and defensive fortitude to play with anyone in the state. Strong showing in the GAC has them near the top.

Top Performers: 6’2 Steve Payne, 5’9 Honor Huff, 6’8 Andrew Patnode, 6’5 Gilbert Otoo, 6’7 Cameron Brown, 6’10 Philip Byriel

8. McDowell (Erie)

(LAST WEEK 9)

The Skinny: Hot winter nights on the lake were provided by this bunch. Star power and grit make it easy to imagine their GPS set for Hershey, PA.

Top Performers: 6’7 Will Jeffries, 6-6 Jaedan Jefferson, 6’2 Max Paris

9. Methacton (Eagleville),

(Previously 9)

The Skinny: The sleeper in the wide open 6A field has the poise and style to punish opponents. Offensive weapons all over the floor make them a tough out!

Top Performers: 6’9 Jeff Woodward, 6’4 Erik Timko, Owen Kropp, Brett Eberly, Brett Byrne, Ryan Baldwin.

10. Cheltenham

(Previously 10)

The Skinny: Cheltenham has continued to rise to the occasion all season long, and the post season is no different. Tough out 4sure.

Top Performers: 6’4 Jaelen McGlone, 6’4 Sean Emfinger, 6’1 J. Moore

11. Butler

(LAST WEEK 18)

The Skinny: Gatorade player of the year and favorite for the PREP SCENE POY has shown his ability to put the Tornado’s on his back when it counts. Bracket’s are made for stars and their is non bigger in any classification.

Top Performers: 6’6 Ethan Morton 6’2 Mattrix Clement

12. Wilson (West Lawn)

(Previously 15)

The Skinny: Guards win at any level, and you will have to look far and wide to find a better one in the state of PA. Mitchell leads a disciplined offense that looks to bring Berks County Gold!

Top Performers: 6’2 Stevie Mitchell, 6’4 Evan Timochenko

22. Milton Hershey

(Previously 16)

The Skinny: Forthcoming…

Top Performers: 6’6 Joshua Parra, 6’7 Ahvon Cross, 6’0 Ka’ron George, Nate Boyd

14. Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh)

(Previously 21)

Top Performers: 6’1 Eli Yofan ’22, 6’3 Arnold Vento, 6’1 Sam Brown, JP Dockey, 6’0 Lorenzo Jenkins, 5’10 Shane Susnak, 6’3 Will Livingston, 6’0 Kent Baldauf.

Upcoming Games: 1/24 W 70-46 Hempfield

15. Lincoln Park (Midland)

(Previously 17)

Top Performers: 6’4 Andre Wilder, 6’0 Isaiah Smith, 6’0 Johnnie Bryant, 6’5 Montae Reddix, 6’5 Daquan Bradford

Upcoming Games: 1/24 7:00 PM @ New Brighton, 1/26 4:30 PM Kennedy Catholic

13. West Chester East,

(Previously 20)

The Skinny: This Carr is running on all cylinders. Just like the kids say, “All gas, no brakes.”

Top Performers: 6’9 Andrew Carr

17. Archbishop Carroll (Radnor)

(Previously 22)

Top Performers: Dayon Polk, Dean Coleman-Newsome, Anquan Hill, John Camden, Amari Stewart

Upcoming Games: 1/24 W 76-70 @ #6 Roman Catholic, 1/26 2:30 PM @ LaSalle

24.   Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage)

(Previously 19)

Top Performers: 6’6 Ike Herster,

Upcoming Games: 1/24 L 65-53 @ #8 McDowell
(Previously 8)

Top Performers: 6’0 Robert Smith, 5’11 Ahmir Harris, 6’9 Alassane Amadou ’22 6’7 Terrell Pitts

Upcoming Games: 1/22 TBD @ St. Joe’s Prep, 1/24 TBD @ Lansdale Catholic

18.   Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia)

(Previously 20)

Top Performers: 6’8 Elijah Taylor, Sam Wylie,

Previously Ranked-

Freedom (Bethlehem)
Friends Central (Wynnewood)
Upper St. Clair
West Catholic
West Catholic (Philadelphia)
Coatesville
Math Civics Science (Philadelphia)
Reading
Penn Hills (Pittsburgh)
Mt. Lebanon

Honorable Mention:

Allderdice (Pittsburg)

Allentown Central Catholic

Archbishop Ryan (Philadelphia)

Bensalem

Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona)

Brentwood (Pittsburgh)

Cedar Crest (Lebanon)

Central Dauphin (Harrisburg)

Central York

Chester

Crestwood (Mountain Top)

Cumberland Valley (Mechanicburg)

Executive Charter (Allentown)

George School (Newtown)

Gettysburg

Highlands (Natrona Heights)

Johnstown

Kiski Prep (Saltsburg)

Malvern Prep

Martin Luther King (Philadelphia)

Mercersburg Academy

New Castle

Parkland (Allentown)

Penncrest (Media)

Phelps (Malvern)

Pine-Richland (Gibsonia)

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia)

Trinity (Harrisburg)

Vincentian (Pittsburgh)

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Previous HM: Chambersburg, Constitution, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg), New Oxford, Aliquippa, St. Joe’s Prep,

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#24 at #8 TONIGHT…

8. McDowell (Erie)

(LAST WEEK 9)

The Skinny: Hot winter nights on the lake were provided by this bunch. Star power and grit make it easy to imagine their GPS set for Hershey, PA.

Top Performers: 6’7 Will Jeffries, 6-6 Jaedan Jefferson, 6’2 Max Paris

24.   Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage)

(Previously 19)

Top Performers: 6’6 Ike Herster,

Upcoming Games: 1/24 L 65-53 @ #8 McDowell

#7 IN ACTION TODAY…

7.  Perkiomen School (Pennsburg)

(Previously 14)

The Skinny: Perk has the firepower and defensive fortitude to play with anyone in the state. Strong showing in the GAC has them near the top.

Top Performers: 6’2 Steve Payne, 5’9 Honor Huff, 6’8 Andrew Patnode, 6’5 Gilbert Otoo, 6’7 Cameron Brown, 6’10 Philip Byriel

#6 vs #17 GOING DOWN NOW!

6. Roman Catholic  (Philadelphia)

(Previously 7)

The Skinny: Roman showed their might and determination making it to the PCL finals before falling to NG. Coach Griffin’s squad had a date I’m Hershey, PA in mid March.

Top Performers: 6’1 Lynn Greer III, 5’10 Xavier Brown, 7’0 Jalen Duren, 6’5 Justice Williams, Quadir Brown.

17. Archbishop Carroll (Radnor)

(Previously 22)

Top Performers: Dayon Polk, Dean Coleman-Newsome, Anquan Hill, John Camden, Amari Stewart

Upcoming Games: 1/24 W 76-70 @ #6 Roman Catholic, 1/26 2:30 PM @ LaSalle