As incoming freshmen, WPIAL basketball’s 2023 class already looks special
Friday, July 19, 2019 | 4:12 PM
Early indications say the WPIAL Class of 2023 will be special.
That group is just now entering high school this fall, but at least three basketball players from that incoming freshman class already have Division I offers.
Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher, Indiana’s Eve Fiala and North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson all announced scholarship offers in the past three weeks.
Gallagher, a shooting guard, received an offer Wednesday from Illinois. The middle school phenom played AAU basketball on a team with LeBron James’ son LeBron Jr.
Fiala received an offer Tuesday from Ohio State. As a 6-foot-4 forward, she’s already earning attention on the AAU circuit.
Timmerson, a point guard, announced an offer from Duquesne on June 27. Her father Wade Timmerson was a 30-point scorer at Fort Cherry and is inducted into the Robert Morris athletics hall of fame.
Fiala and Timmerson play AAU basketball for the Western Pa. Bruins.
— Jasmine Timmerson (@jmtimmerson11) June 27, 2019
— WPA Bruins 2022 Cook (@BruinsTriCounty) July 15, 2019
So blessed to receive my first offer from Illinois university ‼️ pic.twitter.com/x5Q2v32aFf
— Rodney Gallagher (@RodneyGallaghe6) July 17, 2019
Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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