Since the snow wiped out an entire weekend of high school basketball, I spent some time looking at the seasons several Delaware high school products are having in Division I college this year. This list is not exhaustive. I went through a bunch of conferences – Northeast, Patriot, Metro Atlantic, Mid-Eastern, Colonial and Atlantic 10 – that are concentrated in the Northeast.
This also does not include players from the major conferences. Including the Big East and Atlantic Coast. Therefore, several players are not covered here. Statistics are up to date through Saturday.
Concord graduate JoJo Wagner, who played his first three years at Tower Hill, has started two of the 18 games in which he has played this season for Wagner. Cooper is averaging 2.7 ppg in almost 18 minutes a game.
Eric Laster, a graduate of Polytech, is a senior for the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, who are 4-14 and members of the Patriot League. He has played in all 18 games, starting six, and scores 10 points and grabs 4.7 rebounds per game in more than 27 minutes a contest.
Fairfield’s Marcus Gilbert has played in 17 of the Stags’ 19 games, all starts. He is their leading scorer at 18.3 points per game and has made more three-pointers than anyone else on the team. Gilbert, a senior, is also Fairfield’s leading rebounder. A Smyrna native, he attended the Academy of New Church in Pennsylvania.
A.J. English is a senior for Iona and was named to the preseason all-MAAC first team this season. The Appoquinimink graduate has started all 18 of the Gaels’ games and is averaging 24.3 points a game with a team-leading 81 assists. He has scored more than 40 points twice this season.
Also in the Metro Atlantic, Sanford graduate Khallid Hart is starring for Marist. The Red Foxes are 4-13, but Hart has done his part. The junior has started all 17 games and has scored 22.4 points per game, including outputs of 37 and 36.
A senior for Monmouth, Deon Jones is a fixture in the lineup, having started 18 of their 19 games. The Sanford alumnus is averaging 10.6 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds a game. Monmouth is 14-5 this season and owns wins over UCLA, Southern Cal, Notre Dame and Georgetown.
Jones’ teammate, freshman Austin Tilghman, went to St. Andrews for three years before playing his senior season at Archbishop Carroll in Radnor, Pa. A sophomore, he has appeared in all 19 of Monmouth’s games and is scoring 3.4 points a night.
Morgan State junior Andre Horne Jr. has played in 13 of the Bears’ 18 games, starting six. A graduate of Newark, he has scored 8.5 points per game and has made the most three-pointers of anyone on the team.
A sophomore from Sanford, Anthony Mosley has started 15 of Delaware’s 19 games, averaging 8.8 points per game in better than 30 minutes a contest. He is the best shooter by percentage on the Blue Hens, hitting more than 49 percent of his shots.
Sean Locke, a senior captain from St. Mark’s, provides leadership in his limited time on the court for the Hens. He has played in 11 games this season.
Delaware State has five Delaware high school graduates on its roster. Three have appeared in games this season: Todd Hughes, Devaughn Mallory and Jason Owens.
Hughes, who played at Sanford, has seen the most activity of the quintet for the Hornets, having played in 17 of the team’s 18 games, starting 10. The sophomore is scoring 5.7 points per game and is tied for second on DelState in steals with 12.
Polytech graduate Mallory, a freshman, has started eight of the 16 games in which he has appeared. He is scoring 2.6 points in nearly 13 minutes a contest.
Owens, who went to Seaford, has been in 13 games, starting four. He has averaged 1.3 points a game.
There are three Delaware high school products playing for women’s teams in the above-mentioned conferences.
Meghan Dooghan, a Concord graduate, has appeared in 10 of 18 games for Boston University. She averages 7.6 minutes per night, scoring 1.5 points and grabbing one rebound per game for the Terriers.
Sophomore Jordan Coleman from Hodgson has appeared in two of Howard’s 17 games. She has not scored but does have one block.
Anjie White, a redshirt junior from Sanford, has started in each of the 14 games in which she has appeared for Hofstra. (The Pride has played 18.) She is second on the team in rebounding with seven per game and scores 5.6 a night.