St. Joseph's Prep retired the No. 32 jersey worn by basketball standout Steve Vasturia in a Thursday afternoon assembly at the school's Kelly Fieldhouse.
In his career at the Prep, Vasturia, a 6-foot-5 senior guard ticketed for Notre Dame, totaled a school-record 1,764 points. Twice selected as the Catholic League's most valuable player, he shot 89.2 percent (378 for 424) from the free-throw line in his career.
This past season, while leading the Hawks to a 24-6 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, Vasturia averaged 20.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 steals. He shot 49.6 percent from the field (38.3 percent from beyond the arc) and 88.1 percent from the line.
Vasturia became the third Prep athlete whose number was retired.
Rich Gannon, who quarterbacked the Prep in the early 1980s, saw his No. 12 jersey retired.
After playing for the Hawks, he starred at Delaware and played 17 seasons in the NFL, including the last six with the Oakland Raiders. He was a member of the Prep's Class of 1983.
The Prep also retired the No. 28 jersey worn by lacrosse player Pat Byrnes, who died in a single-car accident in August 2004. He was 17 and about to enter his senior year.