Chance McMillian has called it. The 6-foot-3 guard is at Golden State Prep this season after earning Tri-County Most Valuable Player honors at Bethel High in 2018-19.

Bryce Monroe goes with Sam Houston State. The 5-foot-11 backcourter is a senior at Archbishop Riordan this season.

Jeremy Lin’s 40-point debut with Beijing Ducks only proves he still belongs in the NBA” Jasmyn Wimbish

CBU Basketball: talks about the team as a whole and touches on senior De’jon Davis being one of the leaders on the team this year.”

Davis is a 6-foot-7 senior out of Oakland Tech who nearly averaged a double-double with 10.3 points plus 9.2 boards last season for California Baptist, a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

“WCC Basketball Coaches Rank the Best Jobs in the Conference” Jeff Goodman

The anomaly of Moraga:

Where they lose: “Location is tough, and the gym is not very good. The first time I walked in I was like, ‘Holy smoke, we’re playing here?’” – WCC assistant


Where they win: “They really support basketball. It’s a basketball school, and they have bought into that.” – WCC head coach

“Zach Copeland likes the energy and competitiveness Illinois State’s basketball team bringing” Jim Benson


Aztec Men’s Basketball: “Xavier Thames scored 1,232 points in three seasons as an Aztec and ranks 14th on the all-time scoring list. He led the team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and will be inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame this weekend”

Didn’t know that Jerry Brown, out of Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, Fresno State and Santa Clara, is an assistant coach at San Diego.

“Legendary Bishop O’ Dowd basketball coach Mike Phelps dies”

“High school coach Mike Phelps remembered for helping others” Mitch Stephens

“Kings signing Hollis Thompson, waive Eric Mika, Isaiah Pineiro Nicola Lupo

Marquese Chriss reportedly open to sign a two-way deal with the Golden State Warriors” Ennio Terrasi Borghesan


“Steve Kerr on Marquese Chriss: He’s got more skill as a passer and screener than I realized” Dario Skerletic

Missed this from earlier (May): “Talili (Kimball High) Leaea and Quinn (Beat Creek High) Ryan) Ryan are both scholarship bound for the Monterey Peninsula College men’s basketball team.

Leaea and his state leading 71 percent field goal percentage will play at San Diego Christian while Ryan is headed next winter to Randall University.

A Coast Conference second team selection last season, Leaea shot 71.7 percent from the field for the Lobos, averaging 16.8 points and 9.3 rebounds.

He was fourth in the conference in rebounds and eighth in scoring.

Ryan averaged 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds last winter for MPC, hitting 34 percent from the 3-point line.” John Devine

William Jessup athletics: “ named No. 9 in NAIA Preseason Top 10 and returners Isaiah Milan & Luis Medearis named to the Preseason NAIA All-American Honorable Mention team”

Northern California-connected talents on the 2019-20 WJ roster:

  • Matt Lyon G 6-0 185 Jr. Sacramento, CA/Folsom Lake College
  • Jourdan Johnson G 5-10 160 Sr. Castro Valley, CA/Stanislaus State
  • Tarren Storey-Way W 6-5 190 Jr. Aurora, CO/Lassen College
  • Jaylen Johnson W 6-6 180 So. Fresno, CA/Clovis East HS
  • David McCants W 6-4 195 So. Oakley, CA/Freedom HS
  • Wilson LaShells F 6-7 200 Sr. Danville, CA/Monte Vista HS

Bill Mellis: “Congrats to our freshman Courtney Anderson Jr. for being 1 of only 5 freshmen in the country invited to attend the USA Men’s Basketball October Minicamp in Colorado Springs.”

“Napa Valley College Men’s Basketball Team Preparing for 2019-2020 Season” Marty James

“Parents can be sued for false claims against high school coaches, Minnesota high court rules” Rochelle Olson

State of Minnesota centric but still an interesting development.

The NBA’s ultimate pest is hungrier than ever heading into a season that could be the culmination of a life and career of willing his way to success” Mirin Fader

You can go far as a defender, even prosper in the NBA. Really uplifting story here—don’t skip it.

“Colin Kaepernick’s Team Dispels False Narrative With Facts” Michael Harriott

Some NFL team owners are choosing to let their teams be less competitive because of a reality they refuse to acknowledge and such should cause many fans to question their allegiances.

“NBA exec: ‘It’s the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'” Baxter Holmes

“…Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum began taking naps in high school and seeking nine hours of sleep a night…”

With an unimpressive 2019-20 signing class thus far (two commits who will require a couple of seasons of development in order to see playing time), San Jose State University is picked to finish last in 2019-20 by the Mountain West Conference media:

  • 1. Utah State (17) 187
  • 2. SDSU 150
  • 3. New Mexico 141
  • 4. Nevada 135
  • 5. Boise State 128
  • 6. Fresno State 103
  • 7. UNLV 89
  • 8. Air Force 76
  • 9. Colorado State 59
  • 10. Wyoming 36
  • 11. San Jose State 17

No Spartan was selected for any individual player honors. SJSU has finished 8-53 overall, 2-34 in league play in the last two seasons.

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