Heads of State: Pennsylvania's Greatest High School Basketball Players of the Modern Era

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iUniverse, Nov 29, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 300 pages
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The history of basketball spans more than a century, from its humble origin as a simple diversion during the harsh winters in America to today's perennial, rim-rattling show of international renown. Throughout the last 60 years, Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of the sport’s evolution, supplying the world with a steady stream of stars, from Wilt Chamberlain to Kobe Bryant, who have proven to be some of the best to ever play the game.

In Heads of State: Pennsylvania’s Greatest High School Basketball Players of the Modern Era, sportswriter Mark Hostutler sizes up the commonwealth to rank its 500 most-accomplished scholastic players from 1950-2010. With input from Sonny Vaccaro, Howard Garfinkel, and other hoops cognoscenti, the author canvassed the Keystone State, conducting hundreds of hours of research and interviews to assemble a list that is sure to stir passionate debate within an already buzzing community of roundball fans.

Hostutler’s unique compilation highlights the exploits of Billy Owens, Tom McMillen, Gene Banks, Tyreke Evans, Donyell Marshall, Jameer Nelson, Geoff Petrie, and several others, as they reminisce about their achievements as teenagers on the hardwood. Wonderfully crafted and jam-packed with information, the book is perfect for hard-core fans, stat junkies, or anyone in search of a good read.

 

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Didn't see a young man named Ken Casey from Nanticoke Pa. Played 3 years , before you could play as a freshman. 1974- 1977 . Big school all-state twice. People who followed H.S basketball in North-Eastern Pa will tell you that he was most dominant player they have ever seen in that part of state.That includes Dave Popson and Bob Stevenson . Played on all-star teams with Stevenson and was M V P. Look at his playoff stats, Fantastic Enjoyed reading Very well done . Thanks Walt Pascoe 

Contents

71 Stu Lantz Uniontown 1964
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70 Brian Shorter Simon GratzOak Hill Academy Va 1987
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69 Pat Cummings Johnstown 1974
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67 Clarence Tillman West Philadelphia 1978
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66 Billy McCaffrey Allentown Central Catholic 1989
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65 Alvin Williams Germantown Academy 1993
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63 Dave Popson Bishop OReilly 1983
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62 Lynn Greer Engineering Science 1997
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142 Dustin Salisbery LampeterStrasburgLancaster McCaskey 2003
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141 Tyrone Lewis Harry S Truman 2006
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140 Marques Green Norristown 2000
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139 Barry Bekkedam Archbishop Carroll 1986
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136137 Ryan Brooks Garrett Williamson Lower Merion 2006
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135 Dalton Pepper Pennsbury 2009
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134 Robert Jeep Kelley Schenley 1973
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133 Mark Stevenson Dobbins TechRoman Catholic 1985
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131 Maalik Wayns Roman Catholic 2009
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130 Mike Vreeswyk Morrisville 1985
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129 Kevin Price Duquesne 1994
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128 Sean Singletary The Haverford SchoolThe Perkiomen SchoolPenn Charter 2004
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127 Darelle Porter BrashearPerry Traditional Academy 1987
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126 Howard Brown Pottstown 1995
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125 Dennis Stewart SteeltonHighspire 1965
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122123 Rick Jackson Scoop Jardine NeumannGoretti 2007
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121 Pete Lisicky Whitehall 1994
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119 Myron Walker Aliquippa 1989
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116117 Faron Hand 1992 Tyrone Weeks 1993 Franklin Learning Center
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115 Brandon FussCheatham Blackhawk 2001
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114 Jonathan Haynes RoxboroughGermantown Friends 1990
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113 Hakim Warrick University CityFriends Central 2001
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112 Marc Blucas Girard 1990
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111 Darrin Govens Village CharterChester 2006
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110 Donnie Carr Roman Catholic 1996
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109 Carlin Warley FrankfordPhilMont Christian 1990
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108 Tom Ingelsby Cardinal OHara 1969
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107 Sam Clancy Fifth AvenueBrashear 1977
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106 Reggie Jackson St Thomas MoreRoman Catholic 1978
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104 Jim McCoy Jr Pittsburgh Central Catholic 1988
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103 Wayne Hightower Overbrook 1958
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102 Bob Stevenson Elk Lake 1977
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101 Henry Williams Norristown 1971
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100 Horace Owens Dobbins Tech 1979
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99 Tony Chennault NeumannGoretti 2010
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98 Herb Pope Montrose Christian MdAliquippa 2007
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97 Rodney Blake Monsignor Bonner 1984
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96 Greg Manning SteeltonHighspire 1977
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95 Mustafa Shakur William PennFriends Central 2003
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94 Rap Curry Penn Wood 1990
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9293 Marcus Morris Markieff Morris Prep Charter 2007
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91 Essie Hollis Erie Strong Vincent 1973
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90 Rod Brookin SteeltonHighspire 1986
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89 Maureece Rice Strawberry Mansion 2003
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87 Dan Buie Harrisburg 1991
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86 Johnny Moore Altoona 1975
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85 Sean Miller Ellwood CityBlackhawk 1987
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84 Matt Walsh Germantown Academy 2002
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83 Ricky Coleman Schenley 1971
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81 Emerson Baynard Chester 1961
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80 Dave Twardzik Middletown 1968
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79 Ron Krick West Reading 1961
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76 Wilbur Zain Shaw Chester 1991
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75 Baron BB Flenory Valley 1976
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74 Rasual Butler Roman Catholic 1998
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73 Barry Parkhill State College 1969
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72 Doug Overton Dobbins Tech 1987
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61 Herman Harris Chester 1973
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60 Aaron McKie Simon Gratz 1990
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59 Dante Calabria Blackhawk 1992
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58 Stu Jackson Reading 1973
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57 Jim McCoy Sr Farrell 1955
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56 Dennis Wuycik Ambridge 1968
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5455 Maurice Stokes Ed Fleming Westinghouse 1951
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53 Dave Batton SpringfieldDelco 1974
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52 Brad Davis Monaca 1974
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5051 Eric Hank Gathers Greg Bo Kimble Dobbins Tech 1985
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49 Horace Walker Chester 1956
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48 Jerome Pooh Richardson Ben Franklin 1985
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47 Wally Walker Penn Manor 1972
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46 Billy Knight General Braddock 1970
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45 Lewis Lloyd Overbrook 1977
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44 Matt Carroll HatboroHorsham 1999
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43 Andre McCarter Overbrook 1971
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42 Larry Cannon Lincoln 1965
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41 Doug West Altoona 1985
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40 Geoff Petrie SpringfieldDelco 1966
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39 Danny Fortson AltoonaShaler 1994
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38 Jack Marin Farrell 1962
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37 John Salmons PlymouthWhitemarsh 1998
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35 DeJuan Blair Schenley 2007
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34 Michael Brooks West Catholic 1976
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32 Bob Sura WilkesBarre GAR 1991
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29 Richard Rip Hamilton Coatesville 1996
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28 Len Chappell Portage 1958
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27 Gerry McNamara Bishop Hannan 2002
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26 Eddie Griffin Roman Catholic 2000
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25 Lionel Simmons South Philadelphia 1986
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24 Julius McCoy Farrell 1952
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2223 Wayne Ellington Daniel BooneEpiscopal Academy Gerald Henderson Episcopal Academy 2006
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21 Jameer Nelson Chester 2000
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1920 Walt Hazzard Wali Jones Overbrook 1960
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18 Jeff Lebo Carlisle 1985
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17 Dick DeVenzio SpringdaleAmbridge 1967
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16 Donyell Marshall Reading 1991
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15 Guy Rodgers Northeast Philadelphia 1953
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1314 Norm Van Lier Simmie Hill Midland 1965
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12 Tom Gola La Salle 1951
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11 Tyreke Evans American Christian 2008
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10 Larry Miller Catasauqua 1964
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9 Maurice Lucas Schenley 1971
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8 Gene Banks West Philadelphia 1977
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7 Sam Bowie Lebanon 1979
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6 Kenny Durrett Schenley 1967
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5 Rasheed Wallace Simon Gratz 1993
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4 Tom McMillen Mansfield 1970
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3 Wilt Chamberlain Overbrook 1955
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2 Kobe Bryant Lower Merion 1996
220
1 Billy Owens Carlisle 1988
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Honorable Mention Players 151225
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Others under Consideration Players 226500
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References
283
Acknowledgments
285
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