Verbal Commits: “2019 Loyola (CA) F James Keefe has committed to Stanford.”

Keefe is 6-foot-9, 200 and is the son of former Cardinal and NBA player Adam Keefe.

Comparing coverage of Smith and Carlos in 1968 to Kaepernick today shows what’s changed — and what hasn’t” Andrew Maraniss

Important history to know and understand.

“Brooklyn Nets waive 3, roster now regular-season ready” Phil Watson

(Drew) Gordon will join Brooklyn’s G League affiliate in Long Island and is expected to be called up during the season after turning down offers to play overseas.” Arthur Hill

The 76ers waived Darin Johnson but he is likely to be assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers’ G-League affiliate.

(Isaiah) Taylor recently suffered a stress fracture in his leg and told that he could be out for a month.” The Cavaliers have waived him.

“How the international big men affected the small ball revolution” Stefan Djordjevic

Verbal Commits: “2019 Casper College (WY) C James Hampshire has received an offer from Pacific.”

Hampshire is a 7-foot-1, 250 redshirt sophomore out of Arizona. He also has offers from Kent State, Montana, Washington State and UC Santa Barbara.

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Chris Murray: “Nevada’s Jordan Brown one of 20 players named to Karl Malone Award watch list (top PF). He’s one of four players not from a power league on the list…”

Brown is also projected by the Mountain West Conference coaches as the Freshman of the year.

Signal The Light Basketball previews the Coast South Conference and projects the 2018-19 Gavilan College Rams as the title winner.

Saddleback College in southern California has two Bay Area talents in sophomore  Shawn Stith, 6-foot-8, 255 out of Fremont High and sophomore  Arash Poorsina, 6-foot-10, 240, of St. Ignatius Prep. The former averaged 13.0 points plus 6.3 rebounds in 25 minutes a game last season.

“Gonzaga picked to Win 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Championship” West Coast Conference athletics

USF’s Frankie Ferrari, Jordan Ford of St. Mary’s and UC San Diego’s Isaiah Pineiro are All-WCC First Team projections as well as KJ Feagin of Santa Clara.

Here is the 2018-19 Prolific Prep of Napa Christian (CA) Boy’s High School basketball schedule:

  • Friday Nov. 2  – Tip-Off Classic ASI Napa Valley College 7pm
  • Saturday Nov. 3 – Tip-Off Classic Seattle Prep Napa Valley College 6pm
  • Sunday Nov. 4 – Tip-Off Classic ABE Prep Academy Napa Valley College 3pm
  • Friday Nov. 9 – Veterans Elite Prep Napa Valley College 7pm
  • Saturday Nov. 10 – Veterans TBA Napa Valley College 6pm
  • Sunday Nov. 11 – Veterans TBA Napa Valley College 2pm
  • Friday Nov. 16 – Dual in the Desert Veritas Prep (CA) Arizona Christian U. 8pm
  • Saturday Nov. 17 – Dual in the Desert Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Arizona Christian U. 1pm
  • Friday Nov. 30 – Marshall County Hoopfest Aspire Academy (KY) Marshall County HS 6pm
  • Saturday Dec. 1 – Marshall County Hoopfest Our Savior Luth. (NY) Marshall County HS 2pm
  • Sunday Dec. 2 – Marshall County Hoopfest Athens Prep (TN) Marshall County HS 10am
  • Friday Dec. 6 – Memphis vs. The World Memphis East (TN) Briarcrest HS 4pm
  • Saturday Dec. 7 – Memphis vs. The World Tennessee Prep (TN) Briarcrest HS 4pm
  • Friday Dec. 13 – National Monument Hoop Woodrow Wilson (DC) Woodrow Wilson HS 4pm
  • Saturday Dec. 14 – National Monument Hoop Orangeville Prep Woodrow Wilson HS 4pm
  • Sunday Dec. 15 – National Monument Hoop Hoosac Academy (NY) Woodrow Wilson HS 3pm
  • Wed.-Fri. Dec. 18-20 – Tarkanian Classic TBA Bishop Gorman HS TBA
  • Thu.-Sat. Dec. 27-29 – John Wall Classic TBA Broughton HS (NC) TBA
  • Friday Jan. 4 – Mustang Madness Wesleyan Christian McCracken County HS 4pm
  • Saturday Jan. 5 – Mustang Madness Rock School McCracken County HS 4pm
  • Saturday Jan. 19 – Flyin to the Hoop Springfield HS (OH) Kettering HS (OH) 5pm
  • Monday Jan. 21 – Flyin to the Hoop Spire Academy (OH) Kettering HS (OH) 10am
  • Saturday Jan. 26 – Crush in the Valley Bella Vista Prep (AZ) Solano College 7pm
  • Sunday Jan. 27 – Crush in the Valley Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Solano College 3pm
  • Friday Feb. 8 – Crystal Ball Showcase TBA Athens Prep (TN) TBA
  • Saturday Feb. 9 – Crystal Ball Showcase TBA Athens Prep (TN) TBA
  • Friday Feb. 22 – Senior Weekend TBA Napa Valley College 7pm
  • Saturday Feb. 23 – Senior Night British Columbia Ch. Napa Valley College 6pm
  • Sunday Feb. 24 – Senior Weekend TBA Napa Valley College 2pm
  • Fri.-Sun. Mar. 8-10 – Grind Session Champ. TBA Owensboro Sports Ar. TBA
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