Verbal Commits: “Former Minnesota C Matz Stockman is transferring to California.”

Stockman is 7-foot, 240 and from Sweden. He played three years at Louisville with minimal effect before transferring to the Gophers (moving from Pitino to Pitino) and redshirted in 2017-18. He earned his degree and should be able to play right away in Berkeley.

“J.C. men’s basketball route different for ex-WCAL teammates — After leaving St. Francis, Curtis Witt wins state title at CCSF, while Peter Hewitt goes from UC Davis, to Las Positas, to Tulsa”—Vytas Mazeika

Josiah Wood is sitting out this season at Nevada as an Alaska-Anchorage transfer. He played at Butte College and twice earned First Team All-Golden Valley Conference honors.

“Former RV, Yuba College standout Dhatt signs with Cal State East Bay”—Andy Arrenquin

“It’s a big week for Magic forward Aaron Gordon”—Marc J. Spears

Sean Cunningham: “Sacramento native (Laguna Creek HS) & San Diego State star Malik Pope will be joining the Los Angeles Lakers for Summer League, according to sources. That means he’ll be playing in his hometown during the California Classic – before heading to Vegas.”

“Top 2020 6’8 Kendall Is Back! Summer League Highlights & Talks Injury, July and Recruiting!!!”—Simply Basketball

“Former UTEP assistant Russ Bradburd’s ‘All The Dreams We’ve Dreamed’ a must read book”—Felix F. Chavez

“Pac-12 basketball: The NBA Draft, recruiting misses and the need for improved evaluations”—Jon Wilner

“The Greatest Draft Class”—Shareef Abdur-Rahim

“Here’s how PUMA is trying to get back into NBA sneakers—The company took two decades off, but they’re back, and seemingly better than ever”—Kristian Winfield

Last bought a pair of Pumas back in my high school days, 1877 I think it was.

“Why the N.F.L. and the N.B.A. Are So Far Apart on Social Justice Stances”—John Branch

“Black Wall Street: The African American Haven That Burned and Then Rose From the Ashes”—Victor Luckerson Not sports related but an informative piece on a historical event not to be found in high school texts.

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