Sacramento State Men’s Basketball: “Meet this year’s team captains Marcus Graves & Joshua Patton. Graves is a 5th year senior, Patton a 4th year junior. Graves is back after redshirting last year (13.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.3 apg in 2016-17), Patton led the Big Sky in FG% (.611) and blocks (1.8 per game) a year ago.”
Patton is out of Sierra High in Manteca.
Skyline Basketball: “Always great when former players stop by for a visit- another benefit of recruiting all LOCAL guys. @dafeaki finished at SkylineMBB in ’15. Went on to play at @UPIKEAthletics on a full scholarship, appeared in 2 NAIA Nat. Tourney’s & earned his Bachelor’s Degree.”
That’s Daniel Afeaki of Capuchino High in San Bruno and Skyline College.
McKinney played at Washington High in Fremont, Ohlone College and then Sacramento State where he earned Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player honors.
Justin Vargas: “Mountain Pointe’s 6’9” senior big man Jalen Graham had committed to Head Coach Herb Sendek and Santa Clara!”
Here’s a Graham feature.
“Meet Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce ’98” Sam Scott
Pierce is out of Yerba Buena High in San Jose and Santa Clara University.
Academy of Art University has a new player from the northern California community college ranks: 6-foot-5 guard Nemanja Kovacevic of Butte College.
7-foot-1 Andrew Whitsett, out of Hamilton High (near Redding) and Butte College, is at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
He played at Newark Memorial High and San Jose State University.