Simpson University Men’s Basketball: “Excited to add Daylon Potts out of Fresno CA to the frontcourt!”
The 6-foot-6 Potts is out of Edison High, Cosumnes River College, Gavilan College and Lewis-Clark State.
6-foot-9 Raymond Hawkins to da Beach, aka Long Beach State. He spent his freshman year at Alabama. Hawkins played in only six of the Crimson Tide’s 31 games and for just five minutes total so he may be re-gaining that year of eligibility.
Zach Chappell: “Thank you San Jose.”
SJSU then signed:
6-foot-2, 160 JC guard Jalen Dalcourt. Out of Louisiana, Tallahassee Community College and then Iowa Western Community College, he averaged 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 40%, 37% and 79% respectively in 26 minutes a contest. He is friends with two current Spartans.
6-foot-7, 180 power forward Nate Lacewell from the Houston, Texas high school ranks.
“Dons Add Three for 2020-21” USF athletics
Williams Jessup University Coach Lance Von Vogt is replenishing his ranks:
Out of Vacaville High, the 6-foot-2 Adams averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 53%, 55% and 84% this season as a Solano College sophomore.
Hansen is a 5-foot-10 point out of Foothill High.
William Jessup Men’s Basketball: “Signed | Another Warrior has been added to the 2020-21 roster in Tim Strijaous joining the team”
The 6-foot-7 Strijaous is out of Antelope High and Sacramento City College. He averaged 11.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 57%, 21% and 62% respectively.
Plus, brothers 6-foot Myles Corey (Bridgton Academy) and 6-foot-1 junior Malik Corey (Northwest Christian) are coming to WJU.
Delta Men’s Bball: “We are proud to announce that Big 8 1st Team All League and State Leader in three points made (119) Travis August has committed to San Francisco State.”
August is a 6-foot-2 guard out of Liberty High who averaged 19.0 points plus 3.4 rebounds while shooting 37%, 36% and 82% respectively.
At 6-foot-6, Bellarmine Prep’s Ian Elam is heading to Case Western University in Cleveland.
At 6-foot-3, Bellarmine Prep’s Jackson Depree is heading to Linfield College (OR) where he will play for former Foothill College Coach Shannan Rosenberg.
NBBA: “Congrats to 2020 PG Donniel Johnson from Oakland Tech on his commitment to further his playing career at Mendocino College!”
Johnson is a 5-foot-10 point.
Kieffer is a 6-foot guard out of Las Lomas High. Cal Lutheran plays in the DIII Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Devin Aye: “”Congrats to 6-foot-9 San Jose City College forward EK Okechukwu on his scholarship to Westcliff University in So Cal! Appreciate coach Cook and his staff on their time and energy in recruiting EK!”
Verbal Commits D2: “Former Notre Dame (OH) G Levi Frankland is transferring to Cal State Monterey Bay.”
Frankland is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard originally out of Australia.
UC Davis Coach Jim Les has three more talents arriving:
6-foot-11 Francesco Borra
6-foot-3 Ran Pehka
He’s a 6-foot-9, 215 sophomore out of Arizona. His numbers for the Spartans this season: 31 games/30 starts/23.3 minutes, 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 43%, 26% and 52% respectively, with 34 blocked shots.
Merritt Coach Derrick Jones adds three more:
“Excited about the addition of @inikomcneil1 to the ‘20-‘21 Merritt squad. True winner at every level! High academic and a tough leader. Comes from great coaching at Bishop O’Dowd and GSP”
“Excited to add big man Kaden Pierce to the Merritt program for the 20-21 season. Kaden adds length and post presence for the T-Birds!”
“Kymani Ladi joins Merritt for the 20-21 season adding scoring and shooting at all 3 levels in a 6’8” frame”
Regarding college basketball budgets: San Jose State University is ranked #227 with $2,035,793.
San Jose State (51.86% below MWC median, 51.4% below average)
This should come as absolutely no surprise. The Spartans are completely out of their league in the competitive MWC, spending $1.3M less than their closest competitor. Even dating back to the WAC days, SJSU has not finished .500 or better in conference play in the KenPom era (back to 1997). That’s 23 years!
Comparing three Mountain West opponents plus three other northern California programs to SJSU:
- San Diego State $5,786,034
- UNLV $5,795,483
- Fresno State $ 3,642,878
- Santa Clara $4,445,480
- USF $4,071,649
- Pacific $3,181,522