Now Noah Baumann, junior-to-be shooting guard from Arizona, is leaving the San Jose State University basketball program. Already the school record holder for most threes made in a season, he was second in scoring this past season at 10.8 points per game. Combine Baumann’s departure with the earlier one of Michael Steadman and replicating this season’s 4-27, 1-17 record will be a major challenge. For the record, the Spartans also finished 4-26, 1-17 last season in the Mountain West Conference, Coach Jean Prioleau’s first at the helm. He signed a five year contract in August 2017.
If a coaching change isn’t made, it will be telling every Spartan fan that SJSU is forgetting about next year altogether.
Daily Dirt: “UMKC has been moving quickly with their search. I have heard that Nevada special assistant (and former San Francisco and Florida Atlantic head coach) Rex Walters is in the mix here as well as a big-time D2 head coach. This has already been narrowed down to a very small group (DHR running the search)…”
CCSF Men’s Basketball: “Sophomore guard Austin McCullough has received an offer from Campbell.” The Fighting Camels are members of the Big South Conference and finished 20-13 this season.
Verbal Commits D2: “Chico State, Regis and Texas A&M–Commerce offered 2019 Saint Joseph Notre Dame (CA) G Julian Vaughns.”
Jesús Cano: “Just got hit with some news. Hari Brown has been named the new Pittsburg varsity boys basketball head coach. Brown also serves as a math teacher at Pittsburg. He says he plans on raising the athletic and academic standards within the program.”
Brandon Cole: “I would like to welcome Josiah James @josiahDjames of Hanford West to the @YBA916 17u family. Averaging 21, 10 and 4 his jr year while being 1st team all league, Josiah is one of the most well rounded players on the team. He will have a huge impact on both ends of the court!”
Brandon Cole: “Next I’d like to introduce Jake Fink of @Whitney_Bball to our @YBA916 17u family! He is a 6’5 knock down shooter with NBA range. High academic kid with a great family. Coaches do NOT recruit this kid late. He WILL blow up during this season!”
Brandon Cole: “YBA ELITE 17u would like to welcome pg Jalen Patterson @jalen_yt of @_Hawk_Hoops to the family! Averaged 23, 6 and 5 as a Jr. MVP of his league while eclipsing over 2000 points in his career! All state as a Sophomore. This will be a huge spring and summer for him!”
6-foot-4 freshman Adam (Ponderosa High) Orr is leaving Metro State: