Year of the Bigs in Area Basketball
PW’s 7-3 McLeod, Abington’s 6-7 Dixon poised for monster senior campaigns
Two schools have combined to win the last four boys basketball District 1 championships in the largest classification — Abington and Plymouth Whitemarsh.
The Galloping Ghosts won in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and the Colonials in 2016. Abington beat PW in the championship game in 2015 and 2018 and the semifinals in 2017.
This year those two perennial powers will face at least two times as the Ghosts move into the Suburban One League American Conference.
In addition to the recent team success, Abington and Plymouth Whitemarsh feature arguably the two best players in the area — seniors Eric Dixon and Naheem McLeod.
Dixon, a 6-foot-7 forward, will be attending Villanova after graduating from Abington.
McLeod, a 7-foot-3 center, will move on to Florida State.
How these two bigs perform when they face each other could play a key role in who wins the SOL American title, Suburban One League postseason tournament and District 1 championship.
In the SOL Continental Conference, defending champs Central Bucks West lost three
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Abington’s Eric Dixon, shooting, and Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Naheem McLeod, right, are schedule to face twice this season after the Ghosts moved to the Suburban One League American Conference.
Sean Yoder and Pennridge will try to improve upon their second place finish in the Suburban One League Continental Conference last year.