The Cheyney University C Club, Inc. has recently announced that it will honor Bill Ellerbee at the 9th annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament & Silent Auction on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester.
“The Cheyney C Club is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Bill Ellerbee as we strive to raise $30,000 in scholarship support for Cheyney student-athletes this year,” said Yasheaka Oakley, Cheyney C Club President in a statement. “As an alumnus and a member of the Cheyney C Club, he has consistently shown that he embodies our mission to fortify the future of athletics and we’re happy he’s a part of the team.”
Ellerbee, a 1970 graduate of Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania), was an outstanding high school basketball coach at Simon Gratz from 1982 to 2002. He had 452-100 overall record, which included six Public League championships. He led the Bulldogs to 20 consecutive playoff appearances. Ellerbee is recognized as one of the Philadelphia’s best high school basketball coaches. In 2013, he was inducted into the Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame.
“Everyone isn’t able to participate in sports and athletics because of numerous barriers,” Ellerbee said in a statement. “As a former athlete and coach, I believe that athletics build character and can help frame the way that you think and work, so it is important to me that Cheyney student-athletes are getting support from various sources and are able to overcome these challenges. I’m happy to reach back and help those who need assistance moving forward.”
Ellerbee will be honored during the tournament awards banquet as honorary chair of the tournament at 2 p.m. Tickets for the awards banquets are $45 per person. All proceeds from the golf tournament and silent auction will benefit student-athletes in need of scholarship support at Cheyney University. For more information on the event, go to The C Club’s website at www.cheyneycclub.com.
Philadelphia 76ers sign Isaiah Miles
Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand recently announced that the team has signed former Saint Joseph’s basketball star Isaiah Miles. Last season, Miles played for Limoges CSP, a French team competing in Pro A, the top professional league in the country. Miles averaged 9.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists a game. He shot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc. In addition, he played professionally for Usak Sportif (Turkey) and JDA Dijon Basket (France).
Miles played in four games last month for Orlando in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 and previously played for Philadelphia in summer league competition in both 2017 and 2018.
Miles, a four-year standout at Saint Joseph’s, was the Hawks’ leading scorer and rebounder as a senior, tallying 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds a game. He led the Saint Joseph’s to a 28-8 record and a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament where they advanced to the second round.
76ers announce 2019-20 regular season schedule
The Philadelphia 76ers recently announced its schedule for the 2019-20 season regular season, including a season-opening game at home against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The opening night game is one of 24 regular-season games that the 76ers are scheduled to be on national television, which include ABC, ESPN and TNT.
The Sixers first road game will be against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, Oct. 26.