Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sneaker Villa Classic Today at Saint Joseph's

A day after the Hawks suffered a humiliating 70-62 defeat to Princeton, the Hawks' home court hosted the Sneaker Villa Classic. Four games were played on Hawk Hill today. Friends' Central defeated Phelps 61-55 behind a double-double by sensational sophomore Amile Jefferson. Amile had 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Junior Devin Coleman, another Saint Joseph's recruiting target, also had 13 points.

Despite 31 points from Pitt-commit John Johnson, Harrisburg bested Girard College 76-74 in overtime. Johnson is a tough, gritty, deceptively athletic scoring guard who should certainly find his niche in the Big East.

Imhotep Charter was hammered 57-23 by Bishop Loughlin out of New York City. Loughlin was led by senior forward Jayvaughn Pinkston (pictured above), a Villanova commitment. Pinkston had 19 points in the win and will be a huge help inside for Nova next year.

In the day's final game, Strawberry Mansion beat North Catholic 78-77 on a DJ Newbill 3 pointer at the buzzer. Newbill led Mansion with 30 points. Mansion also got a dozen points out of sophomore wing Kyhree Wooten who recently told Alex Schwartz of Northstar blog that he has interest from the Hawks. North Catholic got 20-plus points out of Jaleel Mack and Mike Terry.

The article from Northstar is linked below. In the article, Amile Jefferson and Juan'ya Green claim Hawk offers. Wooten claims interest from the Hawks and lists Temple as his favorite.

Northstar Blog-Green, Jefferson, and Wooten Updates


  1. I wish the Hawks could get a few of these kids on the roster right now. What's the word on Newbill? Who is recruiting him?

  2. Newbill was apparently at the Temple game over the weekend, so I'd guess they're in the mix. Now that he's eligible, and with schools looking at available guys for next year, I'm sure he'll see lots of interest.