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CHARLOTTESVILLE EFFECT


Violence in Charlottesville, VA caused Eric Dixon, Abington’s star center, to cancel his official trip to Virginia on August 15. Virginia is one of a dozen schools that the star player is considering. “It was really just for safety reasons because of the rioting,” he said. “I will still consider going there. I still think the coaches, players, and school is great. I am just postponing the trip for my personal safety after discussing with my family.”

“I’m still keeping an open mind,” said Dixon. “This won’t change my opinion one way or another.”

Dixon is also beaming since being named the MVP of this summer’s Chosen League for top area prepsters.  “That means a lot,” he said.  “I have been playing in it for years. It’s the best of the best of Philly players and its an honor.  It’s been a great league for my development.”

CHARLOTTESVILLE EFFECT
Jeremy Treatman - Contributor

Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy wrote high school sports for the INQUIRER for 10 years, and was the first TV reporter for the HIgh School Sports Show on Channel 29 from 1994-2001. He currently is Comcast's announcer for all high school games.

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