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Delimpo to play in North/South Game

Jim Walker

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001

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Delimpo to play in North/South Game

By JIM WALKER

Tribune sports editor

CHESAPEAKE – The honors keep coming for Anthony Delimpo.

The 6-foot-6 senior center for the Chesapeake Panthers can add his place on the North/South All-Star Game roster to his resume.

Delimpo was named the District 13 Coaches Player of the Year last week, and Tuesday was selected second team All-Ohio by the Associated Press. He was a first team pick by the Associated Press Southeast All-District.

The North/South All-Star basketball game will be played on Sunday, April 8, at Otterbein College’s Rike Center in Westerville.

The Division III and IV teams play at 4 p.m. and Divisions I and II at 6 p.m. The boys games will be preceded by the girls North/South Games at noon and 2 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for all six games.

Delimpo averaged 17 points and 11.5 rebounds a game during the regular season. He shot 63 percent from the field.

Delimpo helped the Panthers to the Division III regional semifinals and finished the season with an 18.0 scoring average and 10 rebounds.

Delimpo has played on the AAU traveling team the past four years. He was Player of the Game at the Hoops Invitational at Ohio University and the Coaxel Classic Invitational in Columbus.

As a participant in the Charley Huggins Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp, Delimpo was chosen to be on the All-Star team that played in Las Vegas last July 15-17.

He attended the Five-Star Camp in Pittsburgh and was named to the All-Star team as a small forward.

He was the MVP at the National Hoops Classic and the St. Joe Invitational. He was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team.

Besides his outstanding play on the court, Delimpo has excelled in the classroom as well.

He has a 3.7 grade point average with a 26 ACT score. He plans to obtain a degree in pre-med or engineering.