Plenty of hoop talent in FamJuice Classic

Math, Civics and Sciences’ All-Public League standout Jeremiah Worthem will attend Robert Morris in Pittsburgh next year.— PHOTO/BILL ACHUFF

The top high school basketball teams in the city will be competing in the FamJuice City Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at Ben Franklin High School, Broad and Green Streets, on Sunday, Jan. 27. There will be a tripleheader beginning with Central (11-2) facing Communications Tech (11-2) at 1:30 p.m.

In the second game, Maryland’s Princeton Day (17-4) will battle Vaux (13-3) at 3:15 p.m. In the final contest, Martin Luther King (16-0) will play Math, Civics & Sciences (15-0) at 5 p.m.

The classic features some outstanding players. Rysheed Jordan, Vaux High’s outstanding shooting guard, leads the Public League in scoring. Jordan is averaging 24.9 points a game. The 6-foot-3 senior is being recruited by UCLA, Temple and St. John’s.

Jeremiah Worthem, a 6-foot-7 forward from Math, Civics & Sciences, is averaging 20.1 points a game. Worthem has already given a verbal commitment to play his college basketball at Robert Morris. Other standouts include: Quadir Welton (Math, Civics & Sciences), David Johnson and Terrence Brown (Communications Tech), Gregory Bennett and Raquan Brown-Johnson from Martin Luther King, Kyle Lafferty and Kahlil Williams (Central), Amir Butler and Sammy Foreman (Vaux).

Aquille Carr, Baltimore’s sensation 5-foot-6 guard, will be playing in this classic. Carr has already committed to Seton Hall.

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