Just too many signings and such to ignore so we’ve popped back in with a ‘catchup’ post:

Las Positas College hoops news:

“Las Positas Sophomores Ready For Next Level  Hawks basketball coach James Giacomazzi has been busy during the shutdown helping players land at 4-year programs” Matt Schwab

Mayville State MBB: “GREAT NEWS keeps coming! We are very excited to announce the signing of John Ketchelis a 6’0 guard from Discovery Bay, CA.”

Ketchel is out of Freedom High, Las Positas College and Hawaii Pacific University.

Bethel Pilots Men’s Basketball: “Pilot fans, help us welcome 6’5 transfer wing, Wesley Burse!”

Burse is 6-foot-5 and out of Enochs High and Las Positas College.Bethel is an NAIA school in Indiana.


Simply Basketball: “6’6 Darren Tobias will be playing at Las Positas College next season!”

Tobias is out of Sheldon High.

Antonio Gilbert Jr. is also heading to Las Positas College.

He’s 5-foot-10, out of Albany High and a First Team All TCAL honoree.

Kendall Winston: “Just want to thank @CoachGiacomazzi for the opportunity!! Next fall I’ll be at Las Positas Community College in Livermore, California for my redshirt sophomore year!”

It looks like he is a 6-foot guard out of Tennessee.

Kourosh Kahn-Adle: “Excited to announce that I’ve committed to play basketball at Brandeis University. Thanks so much to the entire coaching staff for putting time in recruiting me, excited to work!”

He’s 6-foot-1 and out of St. Ignatius.

Ripon Christian Boys Basketball: “Congrats to RCKnights C/O 2019 standout Cade Alger for his very recent college transfer to perennial NCAA D1 basketball power San Diego State Univ! We wish Cade the best in the next step of his journey. God has big plans for you, young man!”

The 6-foot-9 Alger redshirted this past season at Seattle University.

Linfield Men’s Basketball: “Welcome to Linfield Nick Tripaldi!”

He’s a 6-footer and out of Menlo Atherton High.

plus – “We’re thrilled to welcome Tomas Wolber to the Linfield Basketball family!”

He’s 6-foot-1 and out of Stuart Hall High.

plus – “Please welcome Jackson Dupree to the Linfield basketball family!”

He’s 6-foot-3 and out of Bellarmine College Prep.

SteveSchafer50: “COMMITTED!!!! Welcome Savion Johnson to to the Benedictine Mesa 🏀 family!! Sav brings a TON of athleticism and versatility to our program. He is a high character kid that we absolutely cannot wait to have on campus this Fall!!”

Johnson is 6-foot-7 and out of Hanford West High and College of the Sequoias.

San Francisco State Men’s Basketball: “Its official! Happy to welcome 6-7 College of Marin forward Jalen Chandler to the Gator Basketball Family!”

Chandler is the son of Marquin (Newark Memorial High/George Washington/San Jose State University) Chandler.

San Francisco State Men’s Basketball: “Its official! Happy to welcome 6-6 John Bakke to the Gator Basketball Family!”

Bakke is out of El Dorado High in southern California.

Brandon Recek: “Blessed to receive a full ride scholarship to Chaminade University of Honolulu”

Recek is 6-foot-6 and out of Clovis West High and Yuba College.

Three coming to Cal Maritime:

“Stubbs splits from Redwoods, commits to CSU Maritime Academy” Andrew Butler

Scottsdale Men’s Basketball: “Congratulations to Chris Orozco on his commitment to Cal Maritime in Vallejo, CA.”

Orozco is 6-foot-6, 240.

Hornets Hoops: “Congrats to Harrison Bonner, a state champion and OEC defensive player of the year on his commit to Cal Maritime!”

Bonner is 6-f00t-4 and out of Fullerton College.

“Ryan Hakl Announces Commitment to Play Men’s Basketball at Occidental College”

He’s 6-foot-7 and out of Davis High.

Bellarmine College Prep’s 6-foot-2 Kyle Lewis is moving on to Chapman College.

Bellarmine College Prep’s 6-foot-6 Ian Elam is heading on to Case Western University.

Bellarmine College Prep’s 6-foot-2 Ridley Ruth will be playing next at UC Santa Cruz.

UC Merced is bringing in quite the number of new talents:

6-foot-7 Patrick Roberts out of the southern California high school ranks.

6-foot-7 Terry Moody out of Vista Del Lago High and Sacramento City College.

6-foot-6 Jaron Mertle out of Clear Lake High.

6-foot-6 Noah Fields out of the southern California high school ranks.

6-foot-5 Josiah Ajiake out of Bellarmine College Prep.

6-foot-4 Onkar Sidhu out of Elliott High and San Joaquin Delta College.

6-foot Markel Wells out of Ohlone College.

6-foot Stephon Young out of San Joaquin Memorial High.

Derrick Jones: “Excited to welcome some local talent from “The Mack House”! Jakarri Lindsey will bring scoring and athleticism to the backcourt this season as well as a high IQ (groomed by Justin Standley.) Looking forward to him making an impact in the 20-21 season.”

Lindsey is 6-foot-2 and out of McClymonds.

Casper College Men’s Basketball: “We would like to introduce Brah’Jon “Boogie” Thompson as the newest member of our 2020 Recruiting Class. Brah’Jon is a tough, heady, & crafty guard out of James Logan High School. Welcome to T-Bird Nation!”

He’s 5-foot-11.

Nicholas Podesta: “Congratulations to Fresno City College guard Eljay Gallegos who has signed with Bellevue University in Nebraska. The Bruins are led by former Fresno City Assistant Coach Lucas Gabriel who guided them to a 24-8 record, and an appearance in the NSAA Tournament semis last season”

Gallegos is 5-foot-8 and out of Folsom High.

Simply Basketball: “Malik Jackson is off the board! Will be attending Fresno CC next season.” Jackson is 6-foot-4 and out of Dublin High.

Plus, Capital Christian’s 6-foot-4 Evan Johnson is also headed to Fresno City College.

San Joaquin Delta Men’s Basketball: “Welcome to the family Dayton Magana from Central Catholic, 2019-2020 VOL champs. Dayton was the 2019-2020 VOL league MVP.”

Magana is 5-foot-7.

Serra’s Antonio Abeyta will next be taking to the court at College of San Mateo.

At 5-foot-11, he was a First Team All-WCAL honoree.

NBBA: “Congrats to Riley Phelan (2020 6’3 W) from Sonoma Valley HS on his commitment to attend College of Marin and play for Coach Scott Thom! Good luck and go Mariners.”

“Weed Cougar hoops player Grant Lane to play at home for COS Eagles”

Golden State Prep Basketball: “Please welcome @DenkerQuinn to GSP Family. One of the next great ones in line to move on to the D1 level after next season.”

Denker is 6-foot-3 and out of Bellarmine College Prep.

Verbal Commits D2: “Montana State Billings F Stevie James, Jr. (JR) is leaving the program”

The 6-foot-7 James is out of Elk Grove High and Yuba College.

Sonora High’s Austin Patterson has opted to attend Brewster Academy in New Hampshire next season.

Love features like this one on non-D1 student-athletes:


Playing in a successful basketball program while earning a marketing degree equal Great hoops memories plus a great future.


“Hillsdale looks to the past for new coach” Nathan Mollat

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