Atakan Sahinkaya delivers a layup during The Perkiomen School's 75-38 non-league victory over Eastern University Academy. Sahinkaya finished with 15 points.
Atakan Sahinkaya came to The Perkiomen School as a perimeter player. On Friday, Jan. 13, the 6-foot-5 forward showed his low-post acumen.
Sahinkaya – a senior from Istanbul, Turkey – scored 13 points in the second quarter to help the Panthers build a comfortable lead against Eastern University Academy Charter School.
In the second half, The Perkiomen School relied on its transition offense to cruise to a 75-38 non-league victory over the visiting Eagles on Friday, Jan. 13.
Chandler Brooks finished with a game-high 21 points for the Panthers (4-0 league, 12-3 overall), who have won seven straight and 11 of their last 12 games. Nick Guadarrama delivered 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Sahinkaya finished with 15 points....
Will Walker grabs a rebound in Upper Perkiomen's road victory over Boyertown on Jan. 12. Walker finished the 59-47 win with 16 points and seven rebounds.
During his exit interview last winter, Will Walker told head coach Jared Krupp that he expected to start for Upper Perkiomen's basketball team during the 2016-17 season. Though Walker had the potential to fulfill his goal, the player needed to spend as much time as possible working on his game, according to Krupp.
Over the summer, Walker, who had no previous varsity experience, often played in pickup games at the Spring Valley YMCA in Limerick, sharpening his skills against opponents playing at Division II and III college programs. He also attended every open gym at the high school, according to Krupp.
"Will was always texting me to get into the gym early," the coach said. "He always had a basketball in his hands."...