All-Delco Boys Basketball: Burton, Schaller natural floor generals for Chester, GV

Chester’s Fareed Burton, right, goes to the net during the District 1 Class 5A championship game against West Chester Rustin, won by the Clippers. (Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group)

By Matthew DeGeorge

In addition to Player of the Year Karell Watkins of Chester, the rest of the 2021 All-Delco team includes:

Fareed Burton, Chester: The senior point guard was the floor general for the Clippers on the way to another Del Val League title, the District 1 Class 5A crown and the state semifinals. Burton averaged 16.3 points per game, second on the team only to Watkins, who was the beneficiary of many a pinpoint Burton feed. He also chipped in 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.4 steals per game. He led Chester with 27 made 3-pointers. Burton scored in double figures in 13 of 15 outings, topping out at 27 points in the state semifinal loss to Archbishop Ryan, the Clippers’ leading scorer on the night. Burton also scored 21 points in the states win over Crestwood and 22 in a one-point loss to Imhotep, the Clippers’ only setback of the regular season. Burton posted a triple-double of 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds (plus five steals) in a win over Interboro on Feb. 9.

(click on this link for all the All-Delco Team members)