Here are the Nor Cal All State JUCO honorees and their new college addresses. A few are still in process.
MVPS — 6-foot-9 Miles Norris, City College of San Francisco; 6-foot-4 Michael Hayes, Las Positas College
Norris transferred in from Oregon, spent a season at City College San Francisco and is headed to D1 UC Santa Barbara.
Hayes has yet to make his decision.
6-foot-6 Emeka Udenyi of City College of San Francisco signed with D1 Seattle University.
6-foot-5 Ryan Johnson of College of the Sequoias, is a freshman and will be inundated with offers next season.
6-foot-6 Brandon Recek of Yuba College recently signed with D2 Northwest Nazarene University.
6-foot Kobe Ordonio of Gavilan College will next take to the court at D2 Cal State San Bernardino, a California Collegiate Athletic Association member.
6-foot-1 Seth Coddington of Columbia College is headed to D2 St. Martin’s University, located in Washington.
6-foot-4 Thomas Nelson of College of the Redwoods just inked with D2 Flagler College in Florida.
6-foot-2 Cornell Greenwood of Yuba College, the Most Valuable Player of the Bay Valley Conference, is still unsigned.
The same for 6-foot-2 freshman Ben Baker of West Valley College, the Coast South Most Valuable Player, but he is a freshman.
6-foot-2 Atmar Mundu of Santa Rosa Junior College, the Most Valuable Player of the Big Eight Conference, remains available.
6-foot-3 Keshawn Bruner of Fresno City College, the Central Valley Conference Most Valuable Player, is also a free agent.
Thus far, two of the above talents have landed D1 scholarships. In comparison, one (Skylar Chavez) did so in 2018-19 while three (Terrell Brown, Anand Hundal and Eddie Stansberry went D1 in the 2017-18 class. It was Zach Copeland, Stokley Chaffee and Anthony Smith for the 2016-17 period and just Jalen Canty in 2015-16.
At least theoretically, these All-Staters are the top players in northern California yet very few have nabbed a D1 scholarship. As the song goes, it don’t come easy.
Plus, landing spots for out-of-state and southern California JC talents originating from Nor Cal:
6-foot-9 Elias King of Santa Monica College has signed with D1 Quinnipiac University, located in Connecticut.
5-foot-10 JoVon McClanahan of Sheridan College (WY) will next be at D1 Hawaii.
5-foot-11 Jaden McClanahan of Independence Community College (KS) recently decided on D1 Utah Valley University.
6-foot-10 Marcus Hopkins of Daytona State College (FL) is moving on to D1 Tennessee State University.