DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, will be one of six professional athletes featured in sports-themed wishes granted through Make-A-Wish on ESPN’s seventh annual SportsCenter “My Wish” series.
The summer series, which raises its total of granted wishes to 41 this month, shows wishes coming true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each story will give the viewers an in-depth piece beginning with how the wish is started and how the child interacts with the athlete.
Jackson interacts with 10-year-old Donovan Troy from Atlanta, who has been dealing with sickle cell anemia but has not lost his interest or love for sports. Troy spent the day at NovaCare Center with the Eagles during a practice session. After that, he recorded a rap song with Jackson at a Philadelphia studio. Kris Schwartz, ESPN producer, put the piece together, which will air Tuesday, July 17 on SportsCenter.
Former Widener basketball star Bobby Edmunds earns all-league accolade in England
Bobby Edmunds, a former All-Commonwealth Conference star guard for Widener’s basketball team, has been picked second team All-British EBL and named the league’s All-Imports Team.
He averaged 13.8 points, 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals a game for the Bradford Dragons. He also recorded an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3 to 1in helping the Dragons close sixth in the 13-team league at 15-9.
Edmunds also has competed with Hemel Storm in the United Kingdom, Team Wales in the Eurobasket Summer League in Charlotte, N.C., and Team Riga in the Eurobasket Summer League in New York City. He was a second team all-league pick for Widener as a sophomore in 2008. The Pride won three conference titles during his time and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament from 2007 to 2009.
Sixers waive Darryl Watkins
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have waived center Darryl Watkins. He was acquired by the Sixers in a three-man trade last Wednesday. The Sixers obtained Watkins from New Orleans and forward Dorell Wright from Golden State while sending the rights to Edin Bavcic to the Hornets, who also traded Jarrett Jack to the Warriors.
In 14 career games across two seasons with Sacramento and New Orleans, Watkins has averaged 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per game.