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.
“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.”
“The Greatest Draft Class”—Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Last bought a pair of Pumas back in my high school days, 1877 I think it was.
“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.