Philadelphia Football, Basketball and Baseball
Top 50 Pro Athletes, 1966 Grads-Forward
(Public, Catholic, Inter-Ac)

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  The list below shows one man's opinion of the Top 50 pro athletes from Philly's
Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac schools, from the Class of 1966 forward.
  There are seven for baseball, 18 for basketball and 25 for football, based on
the percentage of players per sport on the original list of 171 athletes.
  Many assorted factors went into the choices.

FABULOUS 15

Name School Year Sport Titles
1. Marvin Harrison Roman 1991 Foot One
2. Erik Williams Bartram 1986 Foot Three
3. Jahri Evans Frankord 2001 Foot One
4. Matt Ryan Penn Charter 2003 Foot  
5, Kyle Lowry Dougherty 2004 Bask One
6. Rasheed Wallace Gratz 1993 Bask One
7, Harry Swayne Dougherty 1983 Foot Three
8.. Rich Gannon SJ Prep 1983 Foot  
9. Cuttino Mobley Dougherty 1992 Bask  
10  Joe Klecko St. James 1971 Foot  
11. Brent Grimes Northeast 2001 Foot  
12. Mark Gubicza Penn Charter 1981 Base One
13. Pooh Richardson  Franklin 1985 Bask  
14. Jim Cooper Dougherty 1973 Foot One
15. Bobby Higginson Frankford 1988 Base  

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BASEBALL

Position Players              
Name School Year Seasons Games Avg. HR RBI
Jeffrey Leonard Overbrook 1973 14 1415 .266 144 723
Bobby Higginson Frankford 1988 11 1362 .272 187 709
Joe McEwing Egan 1990 9 754 .251 25 158
Ben Davis Malvern 1995 7 1512 .237 38 204
Pitchers              
Name School Year Seasons IP W-L ERA  
Mark Gubicza Penn Charter 1981 14 2223.1 132-136 3.96  
Jim Poole La Salle 1983 11 431 22-12 4.31  
Mike Koplove Chestnut Hill 1995 7 254.2 15-7 3.82  

BASKETBALL

Name School Year Seasons Games PPG RPG APG
Mike Gale Overbrook 1967 11 842 7.4   3.7
Mike Bantom Roman 1969 9 706 12.1 6.4  
Michael Brooks West Catholic 1976 6 319 12.8 6.3  
Gene Banks West Phila. 1977 6 468 11.3 5.8  
Lewis Lloyd Overbrook 1977 6 388 13.2   2.9
Pooh Richardson Franklin 1985 10 639 11.1   6.5
Lionel Simmons Southern 1986 6 454 12.8 6.2  
Aaron McKie Gratz 1990 13 793 7.4   2.7
Malik Rose Overbrook 1992 13 813 6.2 4.1  
Alvin Williams Gtn. Academy 1993 9 460 9.0   4.1
Rasheed Wallace Gratz 1993 16 1109 14.4 6.7  
Ronald Murray Straw. Mansion 1997 8 487 9.9   2.3
Cuttino Mobley Dougherty 2002 11 747 16.0   2,7
Kyle Lowry Dougherty 2004 14 908 14.7   6.2
Gerald Henderson Episcopal 2006 8 535 11.2   1.9
Wayne Ellington Episcopal 2006 11 681 9.0   1.1
Marcus Morrris Prep Charter 2007 9 600 12.1 4.7  
Markieff Morris Prep Charter 2007 9 631 11.5 5.4  

FOOTBALL

Offensive Linemen                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts      
J.T. Turner Franklin 1970 8 103 87      
Jim Cooper Dougherty 1973 10 133 99      
Harry Swayne Dougherty 1983 15 186 113      
Dwayne White Southern 1985 7 105 99      
Erik Willams Bartram 1986 11 146 133      
James Brown Mastbaum 1987 8 114 86      
Jahri Evans Frankford 2001 12 183 183      
Quarterbacks                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts Yards YPA TDs
Rich Gannon SJ Prep 1983 17 157 132 28743 6.8 180
Matt Ryan Penn Charter 2003 12 189 189 51186 7.5 321
Running Backs                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts Yards YPC TDs
John Cappelletti Bonner 1970 9 105 63 2951 3.6 24
Blair Thomas Frankford 1985 6 64 36 2236 4.2 7
Kevin Jones O'Hara 2001 5 64 49 3176 4.0 24
Receivers                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts Catches YPR TDs
Frank Wycheck Ryan 1989 11 155 135 505 10.2 28
Marvin Harrison Roman 1991 13 190 188 1102 13.2 128
Anthony Becht Bonner 1995 12 167 132 188 8.2 21
Will Fuller Roman 2013 4 42 41 156 14.3 16
Defensive Linemen                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts Tackles    
Joe Klecko St. James 1971 12 155 145 Unav.    
Burt Grossman Carroll 1985 6 86 73 276    
Roderick Coleman Gratz 1995 9 109 70 271    
Linebackers                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts Tackles    
Lance Johnstone Germantown 1991 11 166 80 386    
Raheem Brock Dobbins 1997 10 152 104 364    
Victor Hobson SJ Prep 1998 6 79 57 354    
Jameel McClain Washington 2003 7 103 69 448    
Defensive Backs                
Name School Year Seasons Games Starts Tackles    
Brent Grimes Northeast 2001 12 148 132 573    
Daryl Worley Penn Charter 2013 4 56 49 243