Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Way to go Joe...

Glad to hear that Joe will be playing Division I ball next year. His coach at the Prep, Hall of Famer Bill "Speedy" Morris, told me he has never coached anyone with a better shot. Enjoy college Joe... but not too much ;-)

Prep’s Nardi commits to Hartford for hoops - Philadelphia Inquirer

St. Joseph's Prep senior Joe Nardi was thinking of trying to be a walk-on basketball player at St. Joseph's University. That plan changed after John Gallagher was hired last month as coach at the University of Hartford.

Gallagher touched base with Prep coach Speedy Morris, who was head coach at La Salle University when Gallagher was there as an assistant, and Morris passed along Nardi's name as a potential recruit.

Gallagher soon made a scholarship offer, and Nardi, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard and long-range sniper, readily accepted.

"I knew all along that I wanted to keep playing," Nardi said. "I just didn't know how things would work out for me. Luckily, it did."

Last season, Nardi averaged about 15 points as the Hawks went 17-8 overall and advanced to the Catholic League semifinal before losing to Neumann-Goretti. Nardi shot 7 for 12 from three-point land en route to 27 points in the 74-60 loss.

"I really like Coach Gallagher and his style of offense," Nardi said. "His teams shoot a lot of three-pointers. That's my game."

Nardi, of Audubon, N.J., earned first-team all-Catholic Red Division honors in each of the last two seasons. He plans to major in business at Hartford.

Below is Joe's buzzer beater against Roman Catholic High School in the Philadelphia Catholic League's Quarterfinal game....

1 comment:

  1. Great kid. Great to see him move to the next level. Why did he have to go so far away to play?