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Crusaders News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Crusaders News · Future Champions Basketball Camp


Future Champions Basketball Camp will be held at PCHS June 12-15. The camp is for boys and girls who will be in grades 3 – 9 in the 2017-18 school year. Spots fill up quickly, so please register as soon as possible. Please contact Coach Vierheller for brochures or further information, mvierheller@pceswv.org. Brochures are also available in the PCES office.  The cost of the camp is $75 and $50 for additional child.  Each child will receive a camp basketball to keep.  The camp runs from Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Please arrive no later than 8:00am on Monday for organizational purposes.  

Your child will learn proper fundamentals, shooting, dribbling, passing, ball handling, footwork, defense, position play, offensive moves, and team basketball.


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Crusaders News · Event Recap: Week of May 13 – May 19


Saturday, May 13th

Coed Varsity Tennis
State Tournament
th Place

Sunday, May 14th

No event results

Monday, May 15th

No event results

Tuesday, May 16th

No event results

Wednesday, May 17th

No event results

Thursday, May 18th

No event results

Friday, May 19th

Boys Varsity Track
WVSSAC State Meet
N/A
Girls Varsity Track
WVSSAC State Meet
N/A

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Crusaders News · Sports Physicals


On June 1st, you can get a sports physical for $5 at Parkersburg Catholic High School.  The girls physicals will be at 6 p.m. and the boys are at 7 p.m.


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Multiple Teams · Crusaderette Volleyball Camp


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Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes Volleyball Camp 2017

Monday, June 19 -Thursday, June 22, 2017

Parkersburg Catholic High School Gym

Grades 3-5 and 6-8 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am

9-12- 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: Pre register by Monday, June 12th – $40

(email information to aweatherwax@pchs1.com)

Registration at door – $45

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Crusaders News · Event Recap: Week of May 6 – May 12


Saturday, May 6th

Coed Varsity Tennis
Regionals
th Place

Sunday, May 7th

No event results

Monday, May 8th

No event results

Tuesday, May 9th

No event results

Wednesday, May 10th

Boys Varsity Track
WVSSAC Regional Meet
N/A
Girls Varsity Track
WVSSAC Regional Meet
N/A

Thursday, May 11th

Coed Varsity Tennis
State Tournament
th Place

Friday, May 12th

Coed Varsity Tennis
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N/A

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Boys Middle School Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Crusader Baseball Cruises past Tigers 12-1


The Crusader Baseball team came away with an impressive win against the Wirt County Tigers last night at Romine Field. Nick Stricker, had an excellent game on the mound for the Crusaders, with 7 strikeouts and only 3 walks. It was a good day for the Crusaders, and they are hoping their hot bats follow them to Mason County today, as they take on Wahama. First pitch is set for 5:00 pm.


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Multiple Teams · Track Team Regional Results


Last night, the PCHS Track team had a very successful meet.  Alexis Saunders picked up four wins in the 100 (13.27), the 200 (27.11), the 300 hurdles (48.09), and the long jump (16-2.25).  She produced two-thirds of the Crusaders’ points.  Cole Terosky qualified in the one mile and Maggie Walters qualified in the pole vault. They’ll all go to the states next Friday in Charleston. Good luck track team!


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Boys Middle School Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Crusader Baseball eliminates Yellow Jackets


The Crusader baseball team defeated the Williamstown yellow jackets last night 7-6, ending the Jackets season. The crusaders were down 6-5 going into the top of the 7th, and scored two runs. Eric Dotson pinch hit, and knocked in the game winning RBI. Ty Sturm picked up the win by holding the yellow jackets scoreless in the bottom of the seventh. Ty Strum went 3-4, 2 doubles and a RBI, Jeb Boice 1-3 , RBI. The Crusaders now play Wirt County to extend their season.


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Crusaders News · Event Recap: Week of April 29 – May 5


Saturday, Apr 29th

Boys Varsity Track
Noon Lions @ Marietta
N/A
Girls Varsity Track
Noon Lions @ Marietta
N/A

Sunday, Apr 30th

No event results

Monday, May 1st

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Ritchie County High School
N/A
Coed Middle School Track
County Finals @ PKB South
N/A

Tuesday, May 2nd

Coed Middle School Track
County Finals @ PKB South
N/A

Wednesday, May 3rd

Coed Varsity Tennis
Regionals
th Place
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Wahama High School
N/A

Thursday, May 4th

Coed Varsity Tennis
Regionals
th Place

Friday, May 5th

Coed Varsity Tennis
Regionals
th Place
Boys Varsity Track
LKC Championship @ TBD
N/A
Girls Varsity Track
LKC Championship Meet @ TBD
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Paden City High School
N/A