The future looks bright for DV boys’ varsity basketball

Milford. With the season over, let’s take a look at the players who gave their all, and those who will return next year.

| 11 Mar 2024 | 02:51

State-wide, the high school basketball season is about wrap up, but Delaware Valley’s season is already over. There were some high spots but for the most part it was a rough season. However, it was not because of a lack of skills. Delaware Valley has some talented kids, but this was just a year where the local teams were collectively having good to great seasons. It was generally hard to compete against this lineup of local teams this year.

But let’s talk about the players on the Delaware Valley team. Let’s start with senior Tommy Parker. It was his team this year. He is a very good shooter who can score in bunches. He was selected to several senior all-star teams. Congratulations; we will miss you next year.

Jackson Corrie is another senior who will be missed. He is a steady player who can help out the guards. He handles the ball well, scores well when he makes up his mind to do so, and pulls down his share of rebounds.

Senior Anthony LaRocco was one of my most fun players to watch. He boils with energy. He is fast and has no fear of anyone. I get a charge watching him slash and attack the other teams and you can usually count on him completing those attacks with a score.

Dan Rizzo is pretty much in the same category as LaRocco — fast, fearless and fun to watch. Tyler Bird was one of those guys that when he got into the game he made it count. These guys also played good defense.

Varsity underclassmen of note include Isiah Berrios. He rebounds, handles the ball, and scores from anywhere on the floor. I hope to see him take charge next year. Nick Jorgensen reminds me very much of Jackson Corrie; just an all-around solid player. Logan Olsommer is like the field general out there. He handles the ball, sets up the plays, and feeds the other players. He is totally unselfish but when he needs to he can score very well.

Tyler Lombardo is a massive talent. He is only a sophomore but he flat out is the future of this team. I heard other coaches tell their players to gang up on Lombardo because he was too much for anyone to handle one on one. When he breaks loose, he is unstoppable — a one man show.

LeBron Walker, another sophomore, is bubbling with talent and an important part of the future here. He and Lombardo should make up a thrilling duo next year.