Saturday was an action-packed day of high school hoops in Philadelphia as the Jameer Nelson Classic got underway.
In the day's first game, Pitt-bound guard John Johnson scored 36 points in a losing effort to Strawberry Mansion. Mansion's DJ Newbill led his team to victory, scoring 22 points, including the game-winning shot.
Archbishop Carroll snuck by Bartram 60-57 behind an MVP effort from Juan'ya Green. Green scored 24 points for Carroll. Bartram, as is usually the case, was led by Tyrone Garland and his 26 points.
New Jersey's Life Center Academy upset Friends' Central in the second to last game of the day. It was a quiet day for Amile Jefferson and Devin Coleman of Friends Central. Coleman is another name of interest for the Hawks in the junior class.
In the nightcap, Plymouth-Whitemarsh pounded Chester 65-46. After a fairly quiet first half, future Hawk CJ Aiken exploded in the third quarter, scoring 10 of his game-high 19 points. Aiken displayed his tremendous athletic ability in the third quarter with a number of acrobatic dunks, rebounds, and blocks. Junior forward Jaylen Bond also contributed 15 points for PW.
Two artcles about the day's games are linked below:
Delco Times Article on PW-Chester Game.
Philly.com Recap of Saturday's Games.