18-19 Varsity Basketball
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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • Jan 6, 2017
  • Jan 16, 2017
  • Jan 31, 2017
  • Dec 19, 2017
  • Dec 21, 2017
  • Dec 27, 2017
  • Jan 9, 2018
  • Jan 14, 2018
  • Jan 30, 2018
  • Feb 7, 2018
  • Feb 13, 2018
  • Mar 10, 2018
  • 2017-18 Season
  • Dec 7, 2018
  • Dec 13, 2018
  • Dec 20, 2018
  • Dec 28, 2018
  • Jan 5, 2019
  • Jan 8, 2019
  • Jan 18, 2019
  • Jan 24, 2019
  • Jan 26, 2019
  • Jan 29, 2019
  • Jan 31, 2019
  • Feb 7, 2019
  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 2018-19 Season
  • Dec 20, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #21 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter played very well at both ends of court scoring 20 points and coming up wth several great hustle plays.

  • Jan 6, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #21 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter set the tone early with active defense and scoring in a variety of ways. He finished with 20 points and 7 steals in a tough loss.

  • Jan 16, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #21 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walt played suffocating defense and scored 10 points in a bad team performance and loss.

  • Jan 31, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #21 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter played an excellent all around game finishing with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in the season finale.

  • Dec 19, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter Hester continued his excellent play recording 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals as Robeson won it's 3rd straight division game.

  • Dec 21, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walt exploded for a school record 24 points en route to a career high 28 as Robeson won the 3rd quarter 36-10 to blow open a close game. Walt shot 9-12 from the floor including 3-3 from three and 7-7 from the line. He also added 5 steals (see the December 22, 2017 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer).

  • Dec 27, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter scored consistently tallying 15 in each half en route to a new career high of 30. He added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals as Robeson beat Collegium Charter and play Kennett tonight in the championship game of the Haverford High School Holiday Tournament.

  • Jan 9, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter's 25 points, 6 offensive rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, and clutch play in overtime led Robeson to a big divisional win against Overbrook in a battle for first place. Walter scored 5 points in the extra session including 3-4 from the free throw line to help clinch the victory.

  • Jan 14, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter shot 11-11 on two-point shots and 4-4 from the line en route to 26 points.His speed and fast break layups opened the game up in the first half. He also recorded 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

  • Jan 30, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter exploded for 15 of his game high 27 points in the 4th quarter and added a career high 16 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals in leading Robeson to a hard fought victory over always scrappy Strawberry Mansion. Hester's clutch performance included him going 8-9 from the free throw line and playing lock down man-to-man defense in the 4th quarter.

  • Feb 7, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter hit 6 three pointers (4 in the 2nd half) as Robeson extended the lead to 30 en route to a 1st round playoff victory. Hester added 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

  • Feb 13, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter shot 8-9 on two-point field goals and had 17 of his team high 22 points in the first half mostly on driving fast break layups. The half ended in a 28-28 tie and the game remained close until the 4th quarter when Bartram pulled away.

  • Mar 10, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter played a solid game contributing 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in Robeson's disappointing opening round loss in the PIAA AA tournament.

  • 2017-18

    Player of the Year

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Year.

    In his 3rd year as a varsity starter, Walter had a breakout season with career highs in scoring (19.6 points per game), rebounds, assists, steals, and three-point baskets made. He was named a captain before the season and took that role seriously in helping to lead Robeson to a school record 20 wins and a division championship. Only a junior, Walter has another year left and is on pace to become Robeson's all-time leading scorer.

  • Dec 7, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter scored a career high 31 points and a career high 10 steals in a dominating performance as Robeson opened the season with a 84-38 victory of Parkway Northwest in the first round of the Germantown Community Tournament.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter's 11 3rd quarter points including 3 three pointers gave Robeson the lead they eventually lost in this disappointing divisional loss to Washington. Walter finished with 27 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    On this special day, Walter scored his 1,000th career point on a steal and layup en route to 31 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals, and 3 assists as Robeson beat Audenreid 67-59 in a non-league game.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter had his first career triple-double finishing with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists leading Robeson to a 61-50 victory over Collegium in the opening game of the Haverford High School Holiday Tournament.

  • Jan 5, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter scored 30 points and also led the team in rebounds in Robeson's 3rd consecutive loss.

  • Jan 8, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter scored 30 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block as Robeson struggled in losing to Boys Latin.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter tied his career high with 37 points including 5 threes as Robeson fought back but fell short in a tough game against Eastern. Walter also had 6 rebounds and 4 steals as he continued to play inspired basketball during his outstanding senior season.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter scored 12 of his game high 27 points in the 4th quarter as his clutch play helped Robeson hold on to a 71-64 victory of Southern. Walter added 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 blocks in an outstanding all around performance. His ball handling , decision making, and perfect free throw shooting down the stretch put the game away.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter played another excellent game scoring in a variety of ways. He finished with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals as Robeson came all the way back from a 15 point deficit but fell to Penn Wood 68-64 in the And 1 Classic at Gratz High School. Walter also received the Sportsman Award for his outstanding play and sportsmanship during the game.

  • Jan 29, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter drained 7 threes in route to 36 points (18 in the 3rd quarter) and added 4 steals as short handed Robeson (7 players dressed) defeated String Theory 73-67. Nyaim Smith also had an outstanding game, finishing with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 7 steals, and 3 blocks.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    On Senior Day, Walter poured in 30 points including 10 in the 4th quarter as Robeson edged Central 59-58. Walter now has 1,426 career points heading into next week's playoff game against Prep Charter. Robeson finished the regular season 9-2 in the division and 13-8 overall.

  • Feb 7, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter had another 30 point game to go along 4 rebounds but Robeson lost to Prep Charter 64-58 in a 1st round playoff game. Nyaim Smith added 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Game.

    Walter scored a career high and school record 47 points and added the game winning assist to lead Robeson to a 94-92 overtime win in the District 12 Class A Semifinal game. He passed 1,500 career points as well. Nyaim Smith added 17 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 blocks in another great all around performance.

  • 2018-19

    Player of the Year

    Congratulations to #2 Walter Hester for being selected the Paul Robeson Basketball Player of the Year.

    Walter Hester had the greatest season in Paul Robeson history. He finished the season averaging 27.9 points in Public League play and 27.2 points overall. He also averaged 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 steals, and 2.8 assists. He broke several school records including all-time points (1,550), points per game in a season, total points in a season, and total wins in a career. He goes down in history as the greatest player in Paul Robeson High School history. #2 Walter Hester.