A few quick notes before I hit the "vacation" mode.
In the past few years, Lincoln Park has been a favorite destination for transfer students who also happen to be talented basketball players. The transfers have brought the Beaver County charter school plenty of criticism.
Well, the transfer trend looks like it will continue. A talented 6-foot-8 player says on his Twitter page that he is now at Lincoln Park.
Elijah Minnie will be a high school junior in the fall. He showed plenty of promise as a freshman at Monessen when he averaged in double figures. He was sent to Summit Academy as a sophomore and played there this past season. It had been rumored for weeks that he would be at Lincoln Park. Now on his Twitter page (@LobCity_LP22) Minnie says he is a junior at Lincoln Park.
If Minnie does indeed end up at Lincoln Park, the WPIAL will most certainly have a hearing to determine if athletic intent was involved. I'd love to hear Minnie's reasons for picking Lincoln Park, a school for performing arts. Maybe he's a dancer, right?
The WPIAL still hasn't ruled on Malik Walker's transfer from Ambridge to Lincoln Park. Walker was Ambridge's leading scorer last season.
A number of Lincoln Park players the past few seasons didn't start their high school careers at the school but transferred there. Stay tuned on the Minnie story.
Hampton's Luther gets offer
Dayton coach Archie Miller called Hampton's Ryan Luther recently and offered a scholarship. Luther is a 6-foot-7 junior guard-forward who will be a junior in the fall. Look for more scholarship offers to come his way in the future. He is Division I material. His twin brother, Colin, also is getting interest from colleges.
New Duquesne coach Jim Ferry also is interested in the Luthers and met with them recently.
Ferry apparently is trying to recruit some younger players in the WPIAL. Ferry also has shown interest in Beaver Falls junior guard Elijah Cottrill.