One of the fall centerpieces is the annual Eddie Griffin Challenge. The boys from Philly lace them up against the crew from Jersey Saturday afternoon.
Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict's, over 60 of the finest players from the New Jersey-Philadelphia corridor will lace them up in an annual tussle for area bragging rights.
The Eddie Griffin Challenge features players from the current sophomore thru senior classes. There's plenty of talent on both sides. Senior Corey Stokes and sophomore Dexter Strickland have star power.
On the Philly side, the Syracuse contingent of Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson will have their work cut out for them. A myriad of underclassmen including forward Nasir Robinson and wing Dalton Pepper rep the Philly area.
Since its inception this event has been the backdrop for numerous standout performances. Guys like Brian Zoubek and Wayne Ellington have turned in strong performances in years past!
2009 – Khalil Murphy, Justin Crosgile, Jimmy Burke, Dominic Cheek, Tamir Jackson, Dexter Strickland, Paris Bennett, Egosa Edomwonyi, Lance Brown, Greg Echenique.
2008 – Ashton Gibbs, Mike Rosario, Travon Woodall, Lance Goulbourne, Jordan Theodore, A.J. Rogers, Quintrell Thomas, Tyshawn Taylor, Samardo Samuels, Keon Williams.
2007 – Corey Chandler, Chris Smith, Idris Hilliard, Jeff Robinson, Corey Stokes, Anthony Nelson, Corey Raji, Rashon Dwight, Jabari Edwards, Alexis Wangmene.
2009 – Rashad Savage, Nurideen Lindsey, Henry Smith, Lijah Thompson, Paris Grant, Lamar Patterson, Andre Wilburn, Oscar Griffin, Rahlir Jefferson, Dalton Pepper, Greg Robbins.
2008 – Jamal Wilson, Charles White, Karon Burton, Courtney Stanley, Austin Johnson, Chris Kurz, Sammy Givens, Malik Tinsley, Nasir Robinson, Doug Davis, Dan Robinson, Steve Egee.
2007 – Bradley Wannamaker, Antonio Jardine, Khalif Foster, Brian Wannamaker, Lavoy Allen, Rick Jackson, Chris Edwards, Terrence Roderick, Keenan Ellis, Mike Glover.