Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The accolades keep pouring in for the Norristown native and Temple Owl star.
The good news just keeps coming for Khalif Wyatt. According to Philly.com, hot on the heels of being named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year (not to mention making the AP's All-America Honorable Mention team, and All-District teams for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches), Wyatt nabbed another title – "Big 5 Player of the Year." The stats don't lie – Wyatt reportedly averaged 20.5 points and four assists a game this season and landed Temple a 24-10 record. Not too shabby. Read more about Wyatt's accomplishments and other Big 5 honorees here. --- Related Stories Khalif Wyatt Gets All-American Honor from Associated Press Norristown's Khalif Wyatt Classing Up …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Norristown native was named as an honorable mention in the AP's picks for the NCAA All-American team.
Norristown native and big-time baller Khalif Wyatt got a nod from the Associated Press this week when he got honorable mention in the group's pics for the NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Team, according to Philly.com. The Temple Owl was already named Atlantic 10 Conference player of the year when his name started popping up on the lists for all-district of several organizations like the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Read more about Wyatt's career on the court here.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Norristown High took on Roman Catholic in the Pa. Boys' State Basketball Playoffs on Saturday and won, 79-66.
The 2013 Pennsylvania Boys' State Basketball Playoffs kicked off this weekend and Norristown Area High School's varsity boys basketball team took on Roman Catholic at La Salle College in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA bracket. The Eagles dominated the Cahillites, 79-66. See a quick clip of the action above and read a full account of the game at Montgomery Media's website. The next round of play for Norristown pits them against Coatesville on March 13.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Norristown High Assistant Basketball Coach Greg Bates was reportedly hit with a brick during a fight that happened after a game against Cheltenham High School on Friday.
A basketball game against Cheltenham High on Friday night turned ugly for the visiting Norristown Eagles when close to a hundred Cheltenham supporters reportedly attacked the visiting team on their way to the bus after the game. Norristown had won the game 59-38, and tensions from the heated game apparently spilled off the court. Norristown High Assistant Basketball Coach Greg Bates was reportedly injured during the melee and was taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital for stitches for a gash in his head. Bates told NBC10 that he had been trying to pull off several attackers who were stomping on one of his players on the ground when he was hit in the head. "One of the kids came off from the left – someone said he had a brick in his hand – and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Area teams can register via the form in our PDF section.
The Greater Norristown Police Athletic League will sponsor its fifth annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament throughout the day on Saturday, Feb. 23. The annual day is ideal for both competitive and recreational players. "Competitive and recreational levels of play are open to all entrants, 18 years or older," said the GNPAL flyer. "All teams will participate in the round-robin portion of the tournament, followed by playoffs. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team." No matter how you perform, there will be a "win." "All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt," said the PAL site. The cost for the day-long tournament is $100 per team; each team must have at least three, but no more than four players. Tournament sponsorships are …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Area youth take to the basketball floor at Eagleville Elementary School.
The Audubon Recreation Association hosts children as young as 4 (pre-kindergarten) each week with both instruction and competitive leagues of basketball. The youth face off throughout the week at both Woodland and Eagleville elementary schools. This weekend, Patch checked out some of the games in the instructional (age 7 to 8) league at Eagleville. The black Gonzoga team took on the light blue North Carolina Tarheels. Games in the instructional league are not scored, and are designed to teach youth the fundementals of the sport. Coaches volunteer their time. For more in formation on the basketball season or the ARA's coming spring baseball and softball leagues, visit the ARA website.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Temple basketball star and Norristown native allegedly solicited an undercover cop.
According to several media outlets, Khalif Wyatt, Norristown native and Temple University Owls' star guard, was arrested in Atlantic City shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 10, after police say he solicited an undercover officer engaged in a prostition sting and then tried to flee the scene. Wyatt is reportedly being charged with engaging in prostitution and resisting arrest. The sting was a two-day operation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Innocence Lost Task Force, the Absecon Police Department and the Atlantic County Sherriff's Department. Wyatt was one of 28 people busted in the sting operation. According to Philly.com, former Kennedy-Kenrick High School athlete Duane Alford Jr. was also arrested that …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The award will be presented at the Big 5 Awards Banquet on April 23.
More good news from Temple about Norristown native Khalif Wyatt – I'm sure no one's surprised to hear the star in his junior year at Temple University has been named all-Big 5 First Team this year. Temple made the announcement while congratulating head coach Fran Dunphy for being named the "Big 5 Coach of the Year." Wyatt's teammate Ramone Moore and was also named all-Big 5 First Team, while Juan Fernandez earned second team status. The awards will formally be presented at the Big 5 Awards Banquet held on Temple's campus April 23. Read more about the Big 5 awards here.
Monday, March 5, 2012
According to the New York Times, Wyatt and teammates Juan Fernandez and Ramone Moore are taking Temple basketball to new heights.
Council president Gary Simpson tipped us off via Facebok to this great New York Times article singing the praises of Norristown native Khalif Wyatt and his rising star in the backcourt of Temple's basketball team. According to the Times, Wyatt is helping Temple "established itself as the class of its conference." Temple Owls' coach Fran Dunphy told the Times Wyatt and teammates Juan Fernandez and Ramone Moore "have specific skills, but also they have the I.Q. to handle what we need to get done. There is a selfishness they need sometimes and an unselfishness they need at other times. They’ve been able to marry the two.” The article comments on Wyatt's rise to become a fixture in Temple's lineup, averaging 13.1 points a game now and …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The fourth annual event is open to all players 18 years or older.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Greater Norristown Police Athletic League's (GNPAL) fourth annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is schedule for Saturday, Feb. 25. The cost to enter the tournament is $100 per team and each team must have at least three, but no more than four players. All entry forms and fees must be received by Friday, Feb. 11. (Download and entry form in our PDF section.) The event is open to all entrants, 18 years or older. All teams will participate in the round-robin portion of the tournament, followed by playoffs. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and all participants will receive a tournament t-shirt. Tournament sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Matt Hein at firstname.lastname@example.org.