By Rick O’Brien
The inaugural PIAA District 1 Class 6A boys’ basketball tournament, like the 4A playoffs in recent years, does not have a prohibitive favorite.
The top eight seeds have a first-round bye in the 24-team tournament that will begin Friday night.
Led by wing guard Justin Jaworski, who is averaging 21.5 points per game and has drilled 60 three-pointers, Perkiomen Valley comes in as the No. 1 seed.
Jaworski shot 10 for 10 from the line en route to 24 points as the Vikings topped Spring-Ford, 52-45, for the Pioneer Athletic Conference title.
PV’s other key contributors are point guard Sean Owens, 6-foot-1 forward Hogan Millheim, 6-1 forward Tyler Strechay, and wing guard Andrew Light.
Missing junior guard Ahmin Williams, who is sidelined with a foot injury, No. 2 seed Plymouth Whitemarsh bowed to No. 3 Abington, 70-66, in the Suburban One League final Monday night.
If Ahmin Williams is done for the season, the Colonials will need a strong effort from his twin, Ahmad; 7-foot center Naheem McLeod; and fleet-footed guard Ish Horn.