The American Christian Academy, a tiny private school in Aston, Delaware County, will eliminate its high school academic and athletic programs today.

The closure was expected to leave the school's athletes, especially the boys' basketball players, scrambling.

However, Tony Bergeron, who was formerly the American Christian coach, is expected to take over the basketball team at Blair Christian Academy in Mount Airy.

Junior guard Lamont "MoMo" Jones and freshman guard Achraf Yacoubou plan to accompany him, along with several other recruits.

"We are 90 percent certain that we will be at Blair Christian Academy," Bergeron said. "Right now, it's not done, only because we haven't signed the contracts yet."

Bergeron hopes to finalize everything before Monday.

Tia Jenkins, the athletics coordinator at Blair, could not be reached for comment.

Bergeron, a prominent figure at the Five Star Basketball Camp, said he has recruited players from New York, Chicago and elsewhere for Blair to play a 40-game schedule against many of the nation's top teams.

Darryl McCoy, a 6-foot-10 junior from Connecticut, is expected to be one of the team's standouts, the coach said. He also plans to bring in 5-10 junior point guard Danny Lawhorne of Connecticut, 6-7 junior power forward Mike Haynes (Chicago), and 6-3 junior guard Lamount Samuels (New York). All were scheduled to enroll at American Christian in the fall.