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Remembering Philadelphia’s famous Summer Baker League

Wali Jones shoutout!

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! There’s a really cool article about a time that predates me but may be of interest to some of you - and there’s even a Villanova Wildcats angle!

Check out the lead story on Philly’s famed Baker League.

And now, the “news.”

Remembering Summer Basketball in the Fabled Baker League | Philadelphia 76ers
Wali Jones is his own Mount Rushmore of Philadelphia basketball. Jones grew up in West Philly and played at legendary Overbrook High School. He then starred at Villanova University before starting for the 1966-67 NBA champion 76ers. And in-between and during all those games in West Philly, the Main Line and in Center City at Convention Hall, Jones played in the fabled Baker League during the summer.

2017-18 Big East Men’s Basketball Summer Check-In: Villanova Wildcats | Anonymous Eagle
After almost a month away, we return to our series of looks at Marquette’s conference foes heading into next season.

Former Villanova Linebacker Don Cherry Taking Charge For Eagles | Sports Talk Philly
Linebacker Don Cherry is off to a strong start in Eagles training camp. The second-year linebacker, who was among the final cuts in training camp last season, is looking to earn a roster spot out of camp this season and has turned heads early in camp.

The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 14: A focus on the New Orleans Pelicans shooting forwards | The Bird Writes
Among other topics - will Dante Cunningham be back in New Orleans?

Prized recruit Mitchell Robinson leaves Western Kentucky’s campus |
The 5-star big man stunned everyone by signing with the Hilltoppers. Now he might be about to stun WKU fans by walking away.