Former Friends Central basketball star Amile Jefferson will be a player to watch when Duke plays Michigan State in the Final Four on Saturday, April 4. Jefferson, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound junior, plays for Duke.
The Blue Devils (33-4) will battle the Spartans (27-11) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The tip off will be at 6:09 p.m. on TBS.
Jefferson, a reserve, has done a solid job of contributing to the Blue Devils’ success with his defense, rebounding and play around the basket. He is averaging 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds a game.
If Duke can defeat Michigan State, they will advance to the championship game on Monday night, April 6.
Cabrini’s Aaron Walton-Moss is Division III player of year
Cabrini basketball standout Aaron Walton-Moss was chosen as the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III player of the year for the second consecutive year. The senior guard from Camden, N.J., led NCAA Division III this season with nine triple-doubles, 21 double-doubles, scored 25 points or more in eight games and four games with at least 30 points.
He ranked first in Division III with 8.8 assists and 9.5 defensive rebounds a game. The Colonial States Athletic Conference player of the year, Walton-Moss is Cabrini’s all-time leader in points scored with 1,641 and in rebounds with 906.
African American experience documented on social media
Wells Fargo & Company launches, “Wells Fargo Presents: The Untold Stories Collection,” a social media movement dedicated to sharing personal stories that define what it means to be African American today. The program leverages the reach, power, and influence of social media to provide an intimate look into the African American experience.
“MyUntold creates a platform for building cultural awareness and promoting healthy dialogue. It is a catalyst for self-expression that celebrates the community by showcasing the broad range of experiences among a common culture.
Wells Fargo invites people to contribute their inspiring untold story in video, photo or writing. Users can upload stories to the official website https://untoldstories.thismoment.com and share content on their social media sites using #MyUntold.
Public League Girl’s Basketball Showcase
The Public League will hold a girls basketball showcase on Saturday, April 18 at Simon Gratz High School, 1798 West Hunting Park Ave. There will be two games. The first game of the doubleheader will begin at 2 p.m. The second game will start at 4 p.m. Admission is $5.00.
Prior to the showcase, there will be tryouts on Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. The tryouts will take place at Simon Gratz.
There will be practice for all teams on Friday, April 17 at Simon Gratz. Practice will start at 4:30 p.m.
The Phoenix Club announces award winners
Deja Reynolds of Imhotep Charter and Samir Doughty of Math, Civics and Science have been named the winners of the 2015 Phoenix Award. Reynolds led Imhotep Charter to the Public League championship. She will play her college basketball at Temple.
Doughty is one of the city’s top high school basketball players. He averaged 23.5 points a game. Doughty will play his college basketball at St. John’s.
The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia was established in 2008 by Michael G. Horsey, CPA, to recognize the “most outstanding” senior male and female basketball player in the Public League. The Phoenix Award presentation will be held in June at the Union League of Philadelphia.