From a 2018 article: “Holm had some of the best hands, touch and traditional post footwork in the gym. The 6-foot-8 forward/center caught every pass — good or bad — thrown his way and showed the dexterity and coordination to gather himself, get on balance and finish in the paint. When Holm did get a touch on the block, he showed drop step and finish ability to either hand.”
UC Santa Cruz Coach Ron DuBois has announced a seven-player incoming Slug class link
All are from California, five from the northern part of the Golden State: 6-foot-6 Avri (Albany High) Finch, 6-foot-7 Treyson (Pleasant Valley High) Keating, 6-foot-6 Garrett (Summit Prep Charter High) Kelly, 6-foot-7 Sam (St. Ignatius College Prep) Nangle and 6-foot-3 Tyler (Pleasant Valley High) Otterlei.
“Jorge Gutierrez signs with Denver Nuggets” Nicola Lupo
The 6-foot-11 Stuteville is also out of Casa Roble High.
Cal Poly tripped to England early in September playing four games against various opponents. In the final matchup:
“Sophomore guard Junior Ballard scored a team high 20 points, but despite the Cal Poly men’s basketball program overturning a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit, the Mustangs closed their 2019 London Tour with a 93-90 overtime loss to Team Solent Kestrels Saturday evening inside the Solent Sports Complex…”
Nor Cal talents on Coach John Smith’s 2019-20 roster are:
- Jared Rice SO G 5-10 180 1V Modesto, CA / Central Catholic HS
- Alimamy Koroma FR F 6-8 220 HS Freetown, Sierra Leone / Prolific Prep Academy-CA
- Colin McCarthy RFr G 6-3 190 RS Redwood City, CA / Serra HS
- Junior Ballard SO G 6-3 200 1V Stockton, CA / Modesto Christian School
6-foot-9 freshman Elias (Jesuit High) King is now attending Santa Monica College (he originally committed to UMass-Lowell). His initial 2019 offer: St. Peter’s University in New Jersey, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. link
Frankie Ferrari is out with a broken hand.
“New Zealand Breakers ink Brandon Ashley” Dario Skerletic
“Marcus Lee joins Bnei Herzliya” Dario Skerletic
Gerry Freitas: “Nor Cal Fall Juco Jamboree: San Francisco City 60, Fullerton 46. San Francisco IS the best team in the event (by far). Pretty much in a class by themselves. Excellent personnel and deep with all the ingredients…”
In four games this weekend:
- CCSF 97 Porterville 33
- CCSF by 18 over Allan Hancock
- CCSF 60, Fullerton 46
- CCSF 79 West Valley 41
“Jamal Mashburn Jr. visits Cal, Minnesota up next” Adam Zagoria
Another Berkeley note—via Verbal Commits: “2020 Long Island Lutheran (NY) G Jalen Celestine has received an offer from California.”
Celestine is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard with 12 others offers primarily from mid-level schools in the Northeast.
Jelani Clark (on 9/26): “LMU visit this weekend LETS GOOOOO”
Also, Jake: “Jelani Clark has scheduled an official visit to Hawaii for October 4th-6th”
He’s a 6-foot-2 2020 prospect at Archbishop Riordan.
Elihu Cobb III: “Blessed to say I received an offer from Notre Dame de Namur University NCAA D2 Pacwest Conference”
Cobb is a 6-foot-7 sophomore at College of the Sequoias.
Mark DeLuca: “Standing with Tichyque Musaka 6’11” 2022 and Jack Cheng 6’9” 2021. Literally big men on campus.”
Valley Christian is looking large this season.
San Joaquin Delta College begins roll out of its 2019-20 roster:
“Welcome to the family 6”8 Dillon Autrey! Dillon averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds a game for Calaveras High. Dillon was also the MVP back to back years in the Mother Lode League.”
“Welcome to the family Jake Whitehead! Jake played at American Fork High School in Utah.”
Here’s a November 2016 report on the 6-foot-5 Whitehead.