Mike Marcial is the new head coach at College of San Mateo. He worked at Fresno City College and Lassen College plus others earlier and played at Sacramento State. CSM is re-starting its men’s basketball program. The word so far is that the Bulldogs won’t field a team in 2018-19 but start play the following season. Here is his latest official bio.


It’s official: Terrell Brown is walking on at New Mexico State


Verbal Commits: “Former Santa Clara G Evan Wardlow is transferring to Cal State East Bay (DII).” Wardlow is a graduate transfer and, according to this article, he’ll enjoy one and a half seasons of eligibility.


Ronnie Flores: “two NorCal prospects looked on point at Cream of the Crop: Xavion Brown (Sheldon/Lakeshow 16s) 2020 Pg & Keshad Johnson (Envision Academy/The Truth 17s) 2019 6-7 F ; Keshad has a bit of Kenny Wooten (Manteca/Oregon) to his game.”


Jerina: “2020 6’10 Vanden HS/ Jhaylon Martinez has received an official offer from UC Irvine…”


Verbal Commits: “Loyola Marymount and Western Illinois offered 2019 Sheridan College (WY) F A.J. Bramah.”

Bramah is out of San Leandro High and has eight offers to date.


The Coach’s Insight, featuring Chico State Assistant Coach Mark Darnall Coach Mark Darnall, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Chico State, discusses the evolution of of utilizing the ball screen and the intricacies involved in using it effectively (including details on the handlers, space guys, and bigs).


“Men’s Basketball Adds Four Freshman to the Fold”—Cal Maritime athletics

Nathan Bond of Elliot Christian High School in Lodi, CA, Matt Essien out of Etiwanda High in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Roman Dimapilis from Chaparral High in Temecula, CA, and Nikhil Shastri of Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA for the upcoming 2018-2019 season…”

Plus:

Clackamas (OR) Men’s Basketball: “Congratulations to 2017 Cougar Forward Ryun Gibson @Prince Ryun on his commitment to Cal Maritime and coach Brendan Rooney.”

Ryun is a 6-foot-7 forward.


“SHS’s Erron Bryant commits play college basketball in California”—Jeremy Law

Out of Alabama, h e’s headed to Lassen College to play for Coach Will Freedman.


Gladiator Basketball: “At the showcase today Armon Economou displayed tremendous defensive pressure solid 3 pt and outside shooting!

Armon 3 game performance statline for Dallas Showcase:

  • (Game 1) 5pts 3rebs 2ast
  • (Game 2) 13pts 3rebs 2stl
  • (Game 3) 10pts 3rebs 2stl

Get excited Gladiator Nation!!!”

At 6-foot-6, he’s out of Grant High.


Verbal Commits: “2019 Modesto Christian (CA) F Aaron Murphy has received an offer from UC Davis.”


“New Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce explains what it’s like to move from assistant to head man”—Paul Flannery

Pierce is a Santa Clara graduate who played at Yerba Buena High in San Jose.


“Team Rampage 17-and-under Elite basketball team goes unbeaten in Sacramento”—Times-Herald

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