The Berks Catholic boys basketball team won 23 games and a District 3-4A championship last season. With three starters returning and some new additions, the Saints are looking forward to another promising year. All-County guard JayJay Jordan is back after averaging a team-high 15.6 points per game as a junior. Jordan is also an outstanding football player. He was named the Section 4 Defensive Back of the Year in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, as well as a first team running back and kick returner. Ryan Koch and sharpshooter Jack Miller give Berks Catholic a trio of experienced guards. Koch led the Berks Conference with 63 three-pointers a season ago. The 6’4 senior is committed to Division II Pitt-Johnstown. The Saints got a boost when Josh McCoy and his younger brother Kingston transferred from Antietam. Josh, a 6’3 junior, averaged 15 points for the Mounts. Head coach Snip Esterly enters his 34th season with 769 career victories. This is his 12th year at Berks Catholic. Esterly had guided the Saints to a record of (227-79).
JayJay Jordan spoke about the upcoming season and their new uniforms which were provided by SV Sports. Berks Catholic beat Allentown Central Catholic and Cedar Crest at Exeter’s tip-off tournament.