Photo: Lower Merion Athletics

Posted On: 12/15/20 10:09 AM

Phil Cook (white jersey) of Lower Merion Aces. Photo: Lower Merion Athletics.

If the Covid-19 pandemic and Governor Wolf ever allow the 2020-21 PIAA high school basketball season to tip off, I expect the Central League in the Southeastern region of the state to continue its high level of competition and produce numerous prospect who will play at the collegiate level.

I make this statement for a number of reasons. The first is the number of elite level shooters taking the floor this season for Central League teams. The second reason is the fact that the Central League boasts a host of talented guards who can, simply put, get buckets. Reason number three for my statement is the group of “bigs” from the Central League who will excel during the 2020-21 season and at the next level. Today we will look at the final reason, the Central League’s bevy of talented wing players / small forwards.


Phil Cook – 6’2’’ / Senior / Lower Merion / Small Forward: If Cook was 6’5” he would be a mid-major DI basketball recruit, as he has all

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