Saturday, August 27, 2011

Update On Lincoln Park Transfers

     Ricky Rogers and Ryan Skovranko are both excellent basketball players that I have talked about in previous posts. Both players transferred to Lincoln Park last year. Rogers previously attended Keystone Oaks and Skovranko previously attended West Mifflin.

     On Tuesday, the W.P.I.A.L. held a hearing for both players. According to Mike White of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ricky Rogers was ruled eligible, while Ryan Skovranko was ruled ineligible."Our board felt that at least part of the reason for Skovranko's transfer was athletically motivated," said Tim O'Malley, the executive director of the W.P.I.A.L. "But Rogers' decision to go there was to take advantage of performing arts that Lincoln Park offers." Rogers is a dancer and is currently enrolled in dance classes at Lincoln Park.

      White also said in his article that Skovranko takes a bus to Lincoln Park in Midland, which is nearly 50 miles from West Mifflin. Rogers still lives in the Keystone Oaks school district and plays football for Keystone Oaks since Lincoln Park does not have a football team.

     Skovranko is 6'6" and played well for a talented West Mifflin basketball team. The 6'3" Rogers averaged 10 points last season for Keystone Oaks.

If you would like to read the article written by Mike White, please click here.