Boys Basketball: Busy week lands Alston state POY honors

The honors just keep rolling in for Haverford School’s Shawn Alston.

Haverford School's Shawn Alston, left, keeps collecting postseason awards. (Times Staff/TOM KELLY IV)

Haverford School’s Shawn Alston, left, keeps collecting postseason awards. (Times Staff/TOM KELLY IV)

Late last week, the senior guard was named USA Today’s Pennsylvania boys basketball player of the year. Alston, who averaged 19.6 points per game, was an all-Inter-Ac selection who helped the Fords to a 17-11 record, third place in the Inter-Ac and the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament.

The award for the Temple signee and All-Delco recognizes his work in the classroom, where he has maintained a B average, and off the court where he has volunteered in a variety of youth basketball programs.

Alston last week as also named to the Northeast Regional Game of the 14th annual Jordan Brand Classic, to be held April 17 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Alston will play on the White team with fellow Temple signee Trey Lowe of Ewing (N.J.) and Archbishop Carroll’s Derrick Jones. Villanova signee Donte DiVincenzo (Salesianum (Del.)) is also on the white team, while the only other Pennsylvania player named to the game is Phelps School senior Quincy McKnight.

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