As someone who doesn’t follow this, how good is his son? I love the idea of sticking it to the Hawks if he’s worth it
He and Christian Ray have good chemistry together. Their team went undefeated this season and they won the Inter-Ac and State Independent Schools title. He would be a solid add and I would want him both for his basketball skills...and for the burning stake it would drive into the hearts of the Hawk fans on City Line.
I was sitting with some HS and College coaches at a InterAc game and the subject of Jameer Nelson JR came up. All agreed the PERFECT level and schools for him were SJU(PA) and La Salle. That kind of gave me the impression that we were more than interested.
88 said he would like a bigger guard. I'm not sure he is saying a "bigger profile" or "bigger physically". The one time I saw him play he appeared to me to be in the 6-2 range. Slender but not skinny. The rep on him is he's hurt a lot. Sat out about half the season this year at Haverford School. Not sure the injury either a hand or a shoulder. He averaged 14 points a game this season. I recall something about him going to Prep School for a year before entering SJU (PA) which I think would be perfect for the young man. His game is more of a traditional 2 guard. Can take the jumper or take you to the basket.
i'm pretty sure they don't do post-grads in the inter-ac. he'll need to go to one of the new england prep schools or something similar. closer to home you've got perkiomen prep where chris arch went and mt zion in baltimore where ayinde hikim went. my guess is he's already qualified for freshman eligibility, so he could also spend a year at one of the basketball-only academies just working on basketball, strength, and conditioning.
Not "post-grad" but they do allow students to repeat grades. He's listed as a RS JR on some recruiting sites.
It's what keeps the Inter-Ac out of the PIAA.
Usually they will repeat 8th grade, I know some kids that did this entering Episcopal Academy. The other reason the Inter-Ac doesn't want to go into PIAA is the transfer rule. Kids can transfer into a Malvern or Haverford and play immediately instead of sitting out a year. I wouldn't be surprised if they were PIAA in 10 years...parents talked about wanting to play for PIAA state championships a few years ago when my son was at Malvern, especially now that the PCL competes for them.