Skyline College Basketball: “Congratulations to Jake Salinero on his commitment to Sonoma State University. Jake has worked tirelessly to earn this opportunity. He is the ultimate teammate and his presence in our program will be missed. Happy to see another LOCAL player achieving”

The 6-foot-1 Salinero prepped at Half Moon Bay High and averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 boards and 2.6 assists this past season in San Bruno.


Verbal Commits: “Former Arkansas State F Shaquillo Fritz is transferring to Pacific.”

Fritz is a 6-foot-8 Arkansas State grad transfer who can play right away and is noted for his shotblocking prowess.


6-foot-11 Marcus Hopkins has transferred from Palm Beach State to Daytona State, both in Florida. Hopkins earlier played at Castro Valley High.


This article on projected 2019-20 starters plus Sixth Men in the Mountain West Conference has very few northern California talents listed:

  • Santa Clara transfer K.J. Feagin, now at San Diego State
  • Long Beach State transfer Noah (Woodcreek High) Blackwell, now at Fresno State
  • Utah transfer Chris (Central High) Seeley, now at Fresno State

San Diego State used to be loaded with Nor Cal players, especially out of Sacramento.

San Jose State University has but one northern California-based student-athlete in Zach Chappell.


2018-19 CCAA Winter All-Academic Team
(student-athletes with Nor Cal connections)

Cal State East Bay

Patrick (De La Salle High) Marr (men’s basketball) Sr. Sociology and Criminal Justice
Evan (Santa Clara U.) Wardlow (men’s basketball) Gr. Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism
Trent Warren (men’s basketball) Jr. Construction Management

Cal State Monterey Bay

Charles (Granite Bay High) Tooley (men’s basketball) Jr. Business Administration

Chico State

Kevin (St. Mary’s High) Warren (men’s basketball) Jr. Communication Studies

Humboldt State

Jamarlin (Mendocino JC) Jackson (men’s basketball) Sr. Business Administration
Victor (Diablo Valley College) Mijas (men’s basketball) Jr. Business Administration

San Francisco State

Kenneth (Ponderosa High/Lassen College) Macklin (men’s basketball) Jr. History/Education
Chiefy (Archbishop Riordan) Ugbaja (men’s basketball) Sr. Criminal Justice
Jiday (Archbishop Riordan/Sacramento State) Ugbaja (men’s basketball) Gr. Africana Studies
Jase (Wilcos High) Wickliffe (men’s basketball) Jr. Economics/Africana Studies

Sonoma State

Kenneth (Ponderosa High/Sierra College) Olsem (men’s basketball) Jr. History

Stanislaus State

Rolaun (Riverbank High) Dunham (men’s basketball) Sr. Kinesiology

UC San Diego

Tyrell (Woodcreek High) Roberts (men’s basketball) So. Communication

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