John Bynum Jr: “David Thompson (Mt. San Jacinto) has committed to the University of Santa Clara. Thompson is averaging 15.1 points, 4.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds this season. Thompson is 31-62 from downtown (50%) and shooting 56% from the field and 81% from the line for 13-1 Eagles this season.”
Thompson is a 6-foot-0, 170 sophomore originally out of Wisconsin.
Jeff Goodman: “Oregon sophomore forward Abu Kigab told @WatchStadium that he will transfer. 6-foot-7 Canadian started four games this season for the Ducks.”
He played at Pacific Prep.
In UC Santa Barbara’s 109-47 beatdown of Bethesda, freshman John (Wood High) Nagle scored 20 points powered by 6-12 long distance shooting.
In a matchup that likely induced carpal tunnel symptoms in the scoreboard operator, host Las Positas College edged DeAnza College 102-99. Freshman Michael (West High) Hayes led the victors with both 38 points and 13 rebounds. Ajay (Cupertino High) Singh continued with his fine season for the Dons with a 36 point outburst. He shot 14-17, 1-2 and 7-10. Teammate Darien (West Campus High) Davis finished with 28 points plus five assists. full box
Host USF took down St. Mary’s 76-72 as Frankie (Burlingame Hgh) Ferrari led the Dons with both 19 points and seven assists (while grabbing six boards). Jordan (Folsom High) Ford’s 24 points paced the Moraga-ites. AP game report
Jade’ (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Smith led Pepperdine with 15 points as the Wave defeated Loyola Marymount 77-62. Smith also supplied eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Terrell (Moreau Catholic/SJSU/CCSF) Brown tallied 22 points but New Mexico State fell 82-76 to Cal Baptist.
Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro posted a 12 point, 16 rebound double-double in San Diego’s 68-56 loss to Santa Clara.
Christian (Modesto Christian) Ellis finished with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists in SIU Edwardsville’s 94-88 win over SE Missouri State.
David (Kerman High) Rico filled the stat sheet with 20 points, 10 boards, seven assists and four steal in the 114-45 Fresno City College road win over West Hills Lemoore. A 75-21 point differential in the second half made the difference. FCC box
American River College edged Sacramento City College 86-83 despite Greg (Cosumnes Oaks High) Milton III scoring 32 points for the latter. Milton tallied 32 points on December 28 against Santa Rosa Junior College.
61% overall shooting aided Sierra College’s 112-91 success against Modesto Junior College.
6-foot-10 Michael (James Logan High/CCSF) Steadman has been a bright star in San Jose State University’s season thus far. The junior is averaging team bests in both scoring (13.4 points) and rebounding (9.2) while shooting 51% and 59%. In 12 games, he has started 11 and is playing 28.8 minutes a contest.
Plus, in Wednesday’s game against Fresno State, Steadman totaled 18 points and 10 boards.
Cal-Hi Sports Northern California Boys Basketball Player of the Week
(Weston Ranch, Stockton) Jr.
It takes a bit of scrolling down.
Sheldon High is on top in the Sacramento area.
Simply Basketball: “One of the most underrated players in NorCal Shane Bell of Salesian. Helped Salesian win the famous Chick-Fil-A tournament.Captured MVP of the Tournament as well‼️‼️”