Basketball Preview and Game Recaps!

For the first time, students from Devon Prep will be writing basketball game recaps and it will be posted to the community! Check back to see how the boys do entering the Catholic League! ROLL TIDE!

Devon Prep Basketball Preview by Paul Grycewicz 21′
Yet another year of Devon Prep basketball returns, except this year is nothing like years in the past. Devon Prep has a newly renovated gym, a new team, and — most importantly — is now in the Philadelphia Catholic League. There is a lot to look forward to this year with plenty of games to be played. 

Devon Prep is notorious for their fun-sized gym and wild student section. At the beginning of the school year, many renovations were made to the gym. The court was shifted to add more stands for Devon Prep as well as visiting fans. A Philadelphia Catholic League emblem below the free throw line and  “Roll Tide” painted along the sides of the court adds to the updates. With the fresh new look, everyone is excited to start playing and the Devon Prep “Pit” is looking forward to encouraging their fellow classmates, using our “Devon Difference” to make an impact. 

The 2018-19 varsity basketball team has added some new faces to the team as well as many returning players. Notably, Junior Scion Dorsey has already made an impact, bringing a new taste to the scheme. Additionally, Seniors Fred Rullo, Jordyn Walker, James Jablonski, and Mike Belden look forward to leading the team to a very successful season. Returning varsity players — including Nick Crowe ‘20, Nick Perullo ‘20, Kevin Walton ‘20, Eamonn Walsh ‘21, Michael Ferry ‘21, and Chris Patton ‘21 — also have endless potential to lead this team to victory now and in the future. The whole program has an amazing skill set which must be very pleasing to returning head coach, Mr. Jason Fisher. 

The Philadelphia Catholic League is one of the best (if not the best) basketball conference on the east coast. Competing in this league is an honor which hopefully will bring the team to great success. Noteworthy basketball players to come out of the Catholic League include Quade Green of Kentucky, Collin Gillespie of Villanova, Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat, and many more. There will be plenty of exciting games played against very skilled players and teams. Devon Prep basketball hopes to make their mark in their first year playing in the PCL. ROLL TIDE!

Game Recaps:
Devon Prep vs. Bishop Shanahan
Devon Prep vs Judge, Bonner and Prendergast, Carroll