The Universal Charter School basketball team finished the season with a 12-1 record. The team recently dropped a 32-28 decision to Central Bucks. The team has some very talented players such as Antwan Butler, Emil Moody, Tyreese Johnson, Jamere White, Ahmad Winbush, Sheed Peoples, Khalil Lemons, Ibriam Freed, Isiah Whiteside, Saleem Brown and Sammie Wylie Jr. Jarrard Jones is the head coach of the team.
Lincoln University to honor championship basketball team
Lincoln University will recognize one of its greatest basketball teams in a special ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Manuel Rivero Hall Gymnasium on the school’s campus. The school will celebrate the 30th anniversary of 1983 NAIA District 19 championship team during its inaugural winter homecoming.
The Lions will be honored during halftime of the Lincoln University-Bowie State game at 4 p.m. There will be a reception after the game for the coaches and players.
Melvin Jones was the head coach of the championship team and Lewis Fields was his assistant coach. The roster included the following players: Fred Sinclair, Ray Green, Mike Williams, Darryl McAdams, Jeff Hunter, Rod Berry, William Day, Mike Whaley, Larry McClinton, Eddie Clayton, Mike Bacon, Leroy Grant and C. Vernon Martin.
For many years, Lincoln played in the NAIA. The Lions are now members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The CIAA is the oldest Black college conference in the nation.
Pendarvis Williams has Norfolk State in first place in MEAC
Pendarvis Williams, former William Bodine High School for International Affairs basketball star, has been a key player for Norfolk State. The Spartans basketball team is in first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Williams, a 6-foot-6 junior, is averaging 14.0 points a game. He leads the team in scoring. Williams, an All-Public League standout, recently scored 22 points in Norfolk State’s 64-59 win over Morgan State.
A year ago, Norfolk State won the MEAC conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament. The Spartans pulled off a major upset when they defeated No. 2 seeded Missouri in the first round. Williams was a big contributor on that team.
Raheem Brock Foundation holds a special Valentine’s Day
Raheem Brock, former NFL star, will hold “For the Love of Our Community Valentine’s Edition on February 13 at Tashan, 777 South Broad Street. The event will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a live auction by WDAS radio personality Patty Jackson. For ticket information visit RaheemBrock.com. All proceeds benefit the Raheem Brock Foundation.
Brock, former Dobbins and Temple standout, helped the Indianapolis Colts to a 2007 Super Bowl championship. He was one of the league’s best defensive ends. Brock played 10 seasons in the NFL.
Devin Walker selected NJCAA Division I Player of the Week
Devin Walker, a Simon Gratz product, has been the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Player of the Week. Walker is a standout for Globe Institute of Technology’s basketball team in New York.
The former Public League star solidified himself as one of the top sixth men in the country last week, despite the Knights’ two losses. In a 108-80 loss to Harcum College (Pa.), Walker came off the bench to hit six three point shots on his way to a 29-point effort. The sophomore had another outstanding performance from downtown against Monroe College (N.Y.), connecting on 9-of-15 shots from three point range. Coming off the bench again, he had a team-high 34 points and pulled down six rebounds in a 98-94 loss. He is the team’s second leading scorer at 14.2 points a game.