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Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:49:56 PM »

PBC is once again sponsoring summer league basketball at Moon, Montour, Cornell, Ambridge, Central Cath, North Hills.

Schedules:
Moon/Montour/Ambridge
http://www.pghbasketballclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-pbc-moon-montour-ambridge-6-5-master.pdf

PCC/NH
http://www.pghbasketballclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-pbc-summer-nh-central-master-5-24.pdf

Cornell
http://www.pghbasketballclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-pbc-summer-cornell-master-6-4-19.pdf

There are also summer league games at New Castle, but don't know what nights.



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Re: Summer League
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 08:06:26 PM »

Went down to Ambridge on Tuesday and saw BF play Aliquippa. Of the BF kids who were there, all but 2 (Deion Nesmith and Jaren Brickner) are just playing basketball. BF will have to break in a new backcourt after losing all 3 starting guards from last year's team. The kids looked disjointed and didn't play a great, hustling game. On the plus side, Hauser played really strong inside going to the hoop and getting rebounds. A little bit smaller version of Donovan Jeter. But the kids did not shoot well at all or get open for shots. There were a couple new faces, Collins (I think) up from the 9th grade team and Brickner who will be a freshman in the fall. Of the returning players, saw Hauser, Razir Jones, Conley, Deion Nesmith, D'Mitry Nesmith, Harris, Mazzei, Franchi plus Collins and Brickner. Cam Glass just had shoulder surgery to fix a torn labrum suffered in AAU, but he should be ready by the time basketball season rolls around. Hopefully he grew a bit more since the end of last season. D'Mitri Nesmith is pretty tall, looks about 6'3" or 6'4". Assuming Cleckley and Vaughan come out for basketball, BF will have more height than the past couple of years.

Aliquippa looked pretty good, their 2 little Gs shot well from outside. Then again, BF didn't play very tight defense.
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Re: Summer League
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 09:06:18 AM »

Watched BF play StoRox last night. The Tigers were better as far as effort, but lost because they made a lot of bad decisions with the ball leading to a lot of turnovers. It's a little surprising because this is basically the JV team that was very good last year. They struggled against the press and telegraphed passes that lead to easy intercepts by Sto. None of this is too surprising since they are breaking in a whole new set of guards. It looks like Conley and Harris will be the guards. Conley's in his 3rd year and should do ok. Harris is just a soph and still pretty small. They had an incoming 9th grader who played up last year on the 9th grade team who looked pretty confident and competent. On the plus side, Hauser's continued his strong play that began toward the end of last season. He's a lot stronger on the boards and putting the ball back. He FT shooting was bad. If he'd have made his FTs, BF probably wins. When Glass recoveres from his shoulder surgery, he and Hauser are going to be a formidible combo inside. Conley was much better, driving to the hoop and being overall involved. The Nesmith's are still too tentative shooting and rebounding. But, it's summer league.
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Re: Summer League
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 08:21:31 AM »

In other news, Isiah Warfield is transferring from Sewickley Acad to Center for his senior year. I'm guessing the family actually lives in Center Twp meaning Warfield likely will be eligible to play hoops at Center.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 03:28:34 PM »

Brownsville's former coach, Mark Marino, has now been hired at Plum.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 07:32:44 AM »

PBC summer league wrapped up last night. I watched LP vs Char Val, then LP vs Amb. Ambridge has a big soph center. The kid must be a legit 6'8" or 6'9" and a big body, not just tall and skinny. He was awkward last year, but looks vastly improved as far as ball-handling, shooting and under the basket. He is going to be a load for Amb's opponents next year. They look to have a PG this year, that they lacked last year.

Char Val seemed like a typical CV team. They passed the ball well, did a lot of drive and kick outs for 3s.

LP looked like they had most of their team at the games. They return Smith, Wilder and Matthos as seniors and Reddix as a junior. Wilder's their best player. I think if opponents can take him and Smith away, LP will have some trouble. Last year Smith had Holmes and Oliver to share the load, this year he won't have that luxury.

Also saw Aliquippa, despite losing most of their team to graduation, they were still pretty quick and had a couple little guards who shot the ball surprisingly well from outside. Fisher didn't play, but I did see who I think was him at one game wearing a knee brace that didn't appear to affect his mobility walking.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 03:58:37 PM »

Looks like Fox Chapel beat Quaker Valley in the PBC Summer League Championship.

I think Allderdice won the JV title.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 09:42:38 PM »

In recruiting news in Fayette County, LH freshman, Rodney Gallagher received an offer from Illinois.  He is the kid that is friends and AAU teammates with Lebron Jamesí son.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2019, 02:03:51 PM »

Isiah Warfied ruled eligible for regular season basketball only, not the playoffs should Center make them.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2019, 07:29:52 PM »

I hear reports that Uniontown is doing well in Summer Leagues.  They return a ton from last year though may have lost a couple bench players to LH and Connellsville.  Iíve heard they have a Freshman that could be really good. He is the younger brother of their best player Billy DeShields.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 07:12:38 PM »

PBC Fall League starts up Sept 23-25. Mondays at PCC, Weds at Moon, Montour and Ambridge. Small schools (1A-3A) at StoRox MS Tues/Weds. JV league Weds at Moon. 6 Regular season games, then playoffs for the 1st time.

http://www.pghbasketballclub.com/2019-pbc-fall-league-tips-off-september-23-25/
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 10:54:48 PM »

Saw on twitter that Moon Superstar, Donovan Johnson is transferring to a school in Arizona where his brother plays.
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Re: Summer League, Fall League, off-season news
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 11:38:58 AM »

PBC Fall League hoops starts next week. Will post a link to the schedule when it's available.

http://www.pghbasketballclub.com/2019-pbc-fall-league-tips-off-september-23-25/
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