For those of you still debating if books and hoops can co-exist, consider 6-foot-4 Micah (Lick-Wilmerding) Elan of Pomona-Pitzer. On January 15, he became the all-time assists leader for the Sagehens and, on February 28, also became the all-time scoring leader in Pomona-Pitzer’s hoops history.
2019-20 All-CCAA Men’s Basketball Team
Most Valuable Player: Tyrell Roberts, UC San Diego
Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Briggs, Chico State
Newcomer of the Year: Zafir Williams, Cal State East Bay
Freshman of the Year: Isaiah Pope, Humboldt State
Coach of the Year: Eric Olen, UC San Diego
All-CCAA First Team
Linton Acliese Jr. F/C San Francisco State Richmond
Justin Briggs Sr. C Chico State West Sacramento
William Christmas Sr. G Cal Poly Pomona Oceanside
Malik Duffy Jr. F Chico State Sacramento
Daytone Jennings Jr. F Cal State San Bernardino Battle Creek, Mich.
Christian Oshita R-Sr. G/F UC San Diego Torrance
Tyrell Roberts R-So. G UC San Diego Sacramento
Riley Schaefer Sr. F Cal Poly Pomona Temecula
Jeremy Smith Sr. PG Cal State San Bernardino Temecula
Zafir Williams Jr. F Cal State East Bay Long Beach
All-CCAA Second Team
Isaiah Brooks Jr. G Chico State Sacramento
Isaac Davidson Sr. F Sonoma State Auckland, New Zealand
Ty Davis Sr. PG Stanislaus State Baton Rouge, La.
Khalil Fuller Sr. PG Cal State San Marcos Moreno Valley
Mikey Howell R-Jr. G UC San Diego San Marcos
Colten Kresl Jr. G Cal State Dominguez Hills Scottsdale, Ariz.
Fard Muhammad Sr. G Cal State LA Merrillville, Ind.
Wonder Smith Sr. G Cal State Dominguez Hills Los Angeles
BJ Standley Jr. G Cal Poly Pomona Vallejo
Andres Villa Sr. F Cal State San Bernardino Deming, N.M
2020 WCAL Boys Basketball All League Teams
Players of the Year
Michael Mitchell – Archbishop Mitty & Je’Lani Clark – Archbishop Riordan
- Michael Mitchell Archbishop Mitty Junior
- Je’Lani Clark Archbishop Riordan Senior
- Quinn Denker Bellarmine Senior
- Bryce Monroe Archbishop Riordan Senior
- Ryan Kiachian Bellarmine Junior
- Marcus Greene Archbishop Mitty Senior
- Antonio Abeyta Junipero Serra Senior
- Isaiah Kerr Saint Francis Sophomore
- Ian Elam Bellarmine Senior
- Ray-John Spears Sacred Heart Cathedral Sophomore
- Mor Seck Archbishop Riordan Sophomore
- King Wilhite Saint Ignatius Freshman
- Ryan Wilson Junipero Serra Senior
- Owen Brown Archbishop Mitty Senior
- Trevor Leon Saint Francis Senior
- Mason Ryan Archbishop Mitty Freshman
- Nigel Burris Archbishop Mitty Junior
- Josh Wolf-Bloom Bellarmine Junior
- Julius Alcantara Junipero Serra Senior
- Darnay McPherson Sacred Heart Cathedral Junior
- Kori McCoy Sacred Heart Cathedral Senior
- Harlan Banks Saint Francis Sophomore
- Ryan Daly Saint Francis Senior
- Kyle Rosecrans Saint Francis Senior
- GianCarlo Toledo Saint Ignatius Sophomore
- Jaiden Paran Valley Christian Freshman
- Alecksa Jovonivic Valley Christian Senior
East Bay Athletic League Player of the Year
Anthony Roy, Dublin
- Sebastien Scott, SRV
- Miles Daniels, DLS
- Robby Beasley, DV
- Aiden Sevilla, DV
- Devon Jackson, Dublin
- Nate Rutchena, MV
- Noah Clifford, DLS
- Chris Bunch, DLS
- Donovan Sevilla, DV
- Jayden Johnston, Granada
Delta League honorees:
Co-Players of the Year – Josh Williams, Sheldon, Xavion Brown, Sheldon
- Isa Silva, Jesuit
- Marquis Hargrove, Franklin
- Ameere Britton, Elk Grove
- Ravenna Miller, Cosumnes Oaks
- Darren Tobias, Sheldon
- Xavier Brown, Sheldon
- Davion Wright, Franklin
- Chris Holley, Jesuit
- Charlie Garrison, Pleasant Grove
- Dajon Lott, Elk Grove
- Joey Asta, Davis
- Chris Chiles, Cosumnes Oaks
West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division
Player of the Year Marsalis Roberson
- Kiki Aguiree, San Leandro
- Luke Barrett, Piedmont
- Monty Bowser, O’Dowd
- Jalen Lewis, O’ Dowd
- Hikifo’ou Maile, San Leandro
- Marsalis Roberson, O’Dowd
- Ciri Sawyers, San Leandro
- Jamir Thomas, Berkeley
College Scores and Highlights
Thursday, March 5
Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett finished with 26 points and seven boards in Montana’s 71-64 homecourt loss to Northern Colorado.
Long Beach State topped Cal Poly 80-73 as freshman big Joshua (Sheldon High) Morgan totaled 14 points, 10 rebounds, five blocked shots and a pair of steals. For CP, Junior (Modesto Christian) Ballard concluded the evening with 25 points.
Host UC Davis fell 67-65 to Hawaii despite freshman guard Ezra (Heritage High) Manjon finishing with 18 points, five assists and four caroms.
Joey (Marin Catholic) Calcaterra scored 15 points but San Diego fell to Loyola Marymount 75-61 in a West Coast Conference quarterfinals pairing.
Wednesday, March 4
Noah (Woodcreek High) Blackwell closed out his college career with 13 points and five assists but Fresno State fell 77-70 to Air Force in a Mountain West Conference tournament opening road matchup.
Blackwell finished this season with 9.9 points and 3.0 rebounds averages, a 67/28 assist-to-turnover ratio, 41%, 39% and 73% shooting percentages, participation in 20 games with a team high of 32.1 minutes per contest.
Tyrell (El Cerrito High/Merritt College) Alcorn scored 20 points alongside three steals in Dillard University’s 76-73 defeat of Edward Waters College.
Souley (Oakland Tech/USF) Boum provided 13 points, seven boards and a pair of assists in the UTEP 60-56 defeat of Middle Tennessee. The Miners earned a spot in the upcoming Conference USA tournament.
San Jose State University lost 79-67 to New Mexico in a Mountain West Conference tournament opener to finish 7-23, 3-15 on the season, with a 10-game losing streak. Coach Jean Prioleau’s previous two seasons produced 4-27, 1-17 and 4-26, 1-17 records.
Tuesday, March 3
Iowa State fell 77-71 to West Virginia but Solomon (Sacramento High) Young provided 11 points, seven boards and four blocked shots during 29 minutes in the losing cause.
John Brown University advanced to the Sooner Athletic tournament semifinals with an 80-65 win over Oklahoma City as Kiree (Santa Cruz High/Fresno Pacific) Hutchings tallied 17 points, five assists and three rebounds. He shot 5-10 from three-point range.
Cal State East Bay notched a CCAA quarterfinal victory on the road 70-68 over Cal State San Bernardino. Nai (San Jose State University) Carlisle led the victors with 18 points.
Kevin (St. Mary’s-Albany/Cal State Monterey Bay) Warren’s 21 points powered host Chico State to a 75-73 quarterfinal win versus CCAA opponent Cal State Stanislaus.
SF State Men’s Basketball: “Signed! 7-1 Center Bryson Ryan will be joining the Gators next season!”
Ryan played two years at Monterey Peninsula College after graduating from Tokay High. more
6-foot-8 Ryan (Scotts Valley High) Harris has committed to College of the Sequoias. His 6-foot-10 brother Ryan is already at Sequoias.
Andre Treadwell: “Blessed to announce that I will continue my basketball and academic career at College of the Sequoias for the next 1-2 yrs!! Love the coaches and school. Really believe they have the ability to help me achieve my dreams and goals. Time to go to work! GO GIANTS”
He stands 6-foot-3 and played at Del Oro High before heading to College Prep Academy.
Verbal Commits: “Former Sacramento State G Raazhel Watkins (RS JR) has received an offer from San Francisco State (DII). Two years to play.”
Verbal Commits: “Former Sacramento State G Raazhel Watkins (RS JR) has received an offer from Cal State San Bernardino (DII). Two years to play.”
Watkins is a 6-foot-1 guard out of College Park High and Los Medanos College.
Verbal Commits D2: “Hawaii Pacific G John (Freedom High/Las Positas College) Ketchel (RS JR) is leaving the program. One year to play.
Verbal Commits D2: “Metro State F Elijah (Clovis North High) Straughter (RS SO) is leaving the program. Two years to play.”
The Hawaii-Hilo coach was just let go, so:
Verbal Commits D2: “Hawaii–Hilo G Elishja (Sheldon High/Yuba College/Nebraska Omaha) Duplechan (JR) is leaving the program.”
Verbal Commits D2: “Hawaii–Hilo G Isaiah (Sheldon High/Solano College) Duplechan (RS SO) is leaving the program. Two years to play.”
Another nugget from Marc J. Spears:
“From Russell to KG to today’s Celtics: Being a black player in Boston
Stories of African Americans playing in a city that has struggled with racism” Marc J. Spears
2019-20 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Major Individual Honors
Player of the Year: Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga
Coach of the Year: Damon Stoudamire, Pacific
Defensive Player of the Year: Jahlil Tripp, Pacific
Newcomer of the Year: Jake Toolson, BYU
2019-20 All-WCC Men’s Basketball First Team
Yoeli Childs Sr. F BYU
Malik Fitts Jr. F Saint Mary’s
Jordan Ford Sr. G Saint Mary’s
TJ Haws Sr. G BYU
Corey Kispert Jr. Gonzaga
Filip Petrusev So. F Gonzaga
Colbey Ross Jr. G Pepperdine
Killian Tillie Sr. F Gonzaga
Jake Toolson Sr. G BYU
Jahlil Tripp Sr. G Pacific
2019-20 All-WCC Men’s Basketball Second Team
Kameron Edwards Sr. F Pepperdine
Kessler Edwards So. F Pepperdine
Charles Minlend Jr. G San Francisco
Eli Scott Jr. G/F LMU
Josip Vrankic Jr. F Santa Clara
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“Bucks’ Sterling Brown carries on legacy of late activist Fred Hampton: ‘It’s in his DNA’ The former Black Panther Party leader has become a guiding light for Brown” Eric Woodyard
Very interesting look at the effect of a generally unknown figure in U.S. history who was murdered at a young age.
“In the Big Arena, Searching for the Heart of College Basketball
Has March Madness Lost Something Essential About the Sport?” John Feinstein