By Matt Smith
That million-dollar smile of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s tells you all you need to know about the pride of Chester High.
The young man is a keeper.
He was born and raised in the high school basketball capital of Pennsylvania, a city too often in the news for the wrong reasons.
But Hollis-Jefferson is a beaming light, a shining star for Chester, Delaware County.
It doesn’t matter what the two-time Daily Times Player of the Year accomplishes in terms of an NBA career. He’s already hit the proverbial jackpot.
Thursday night, he became the first Chester guy to be drafted since Tyreke Evans in 2009, who attended charter school at now defunct American Christian in Brookhaven. Hollis-Jefferson follows in the footsteps of another class act, Jameer Nelson, who has enjoyed a fruitful NBA career that is 10 years running.