By the time the senior game began at the Eddie Griffin Challenge, the crew from Philadelphia was down 2 games to none. On its home turf, the city's pride was about to be stolen.
Enter the Morris Twins.
Both the Morris Twins can play but its Marcus with the higher ceiling at this stage because of his ability to play both forward slots and as he showed on Saturday, create off the bounce going to the rim. The pair took a brief respite from their official visit to Villanova to come over for the game. Afterwards, they were rushed back to Villanova's campus. Marcus said the pair would decide between Villanova and Kansas in the next 2-3 weeks.
Frankly, New Jersey simply took too long to answer the call. It trailed by 14 at the half and crept back into the game courtesy of its guard play. Between Jio Fontan (21 points), Mike Rosario (15) and Jordan Theodore (13) they should have been able to win the backcourt battle earlier.
In the second half, Theodore put a ton of pressure on the defense and made all 10 of his free throws. The late surge got Jersey to within a few points but Philly held them off.
Stay tuned for reports from the junior and sophomore games!