“Ultimate Sports Association Hires Phil Galvin”

It begins: “The Ultimate Sports Association (Walnut Creek USA) has announced the hiring of Phil Galvin as its new Director of Basketball Development at the John Muir Health Ultimate Fieldhouse.

Considered one of the nation’s top skill development instructors, Galvin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Fieldhouse. He arrives, having most recently served as the Technical Director of the NBA Basketball School in Turkey. The NBA Basketball School focuses on “the NBA way” of developing players, providing a comprehensive program that covers on-court training, strength and conditioning, and basketball education in an environment focused on skill development and promoting positive values such as integrity, teamwork, respect and determination.

As the Director of Basketball Development, Galvin will be tasked with a number of opportunities surrounding player, coach, and program development. Most immediately, he will take the helm of and re-vamp the Ultimate Hoops Training Program, providing private and small group instruction for players of all levels, under the new moniker, “Ultimate Player Development…”


  • BRYCE BARTON F 6-5 Fr. Fresno, Calif./Clovis East
  • JAYDAN BRAY-WILLIAMS G 6-2 So. Lemoore, Calif./Lemoore
  • MCKAY BUNDY G 6-4 So. Modesto, Calif./Fred C. Beyer
  • ELIJAH CARTER G/F 6-6 So. Bakersfield, Calif./Independence
  • HANSEN CLARKE JR. G 6-2 Fr. Gardena, Calif./George Washington Prep
  • CHRIS ESTRADA G 6-1 So. Fresno, Calif./Bullard
  • MALIK JACKSON G 6-5 Fr. Oakland, Calif./Dublin
  • EVAN JOHNSON G 6-5 Fr. Elk Grove, Calif./Capital Christian
  • ISAIAH JONES G 6-4 So. Sacramento, Calif./Folsom
  • LUKE MCCLELLAN G 6-2 Fr. Modesto, Calif./Gregori
  • MARCUS MCCUTCHEN G/F 6-6 So. Merced, Calif./El Capitan
  • JERMAL PITTMAN G 6-1 Fr. Fresno, Calif./Clovis East
  • ISHMAEL REHBERG G 6-0 Fr. Sacramento, Calif./Cosumnes Oaks
  • DANIEL RICO G 6-5 So. Kerman, Calif./Kerman
  • JAELON ROBERTS F 6-6 Fr. Elk Grove, Calif./Franklin
  • DAVID WHATLEY G/F 6-5 Fr. Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield

“Maccabi extends Angelo Caloiaro’s contract” Emiliano Carchia

“Stephen Holt signs in Oradea” Emiliano Carchia

Now heading to Romania, the 6-foot-4 former St. Mary’s guard has played abroad professionally since 2015.

“Knicks to hire Johnnie Bryant as associate head coach” Emiliano Carchia

Bryant prepped at Bishop O’Dowd and then played at City College San Francisco before signing with the University of Utah.

“Napa Valley Prep Boys Basketball: Prolific Prep hiring former Division I coach Mark Phelps as head coach” Gus Morris

Jon Rothstein: “Source: Portland State’s Elijah Hardy has received a waiver from the NCAA and is fully eligible for the 20-21 college basketball season. Transfer from Washington.”

Good news for the former Bishop O’Dowd guard.


Out of Nor Cal:

Las Positas
Lee Jones, Jr., Fr
Andrew Mork, So
Tyler Langowski, So
Nikolas Echalas, Fr
Evan Gosal, Fr
Matthew Roseby, Fr

Nephrey Donasco, Fr
Inder Sandhu, Fr
Amrit Dhaliwal, Fr
Jaquile Ingram, Fr
Jacob Staton Fr
Jacob Van Der Hoek, Fr

Walter Lum, Fr
David Avak, Fr
Callum Spurlock, Fr
Colby Vazquez, Fr
Noah Haynesworth, So

Shachar Shorer, Fr

San Jose City
Eli Russo, Fr
Mark Wishom, Fr

Cosumnes River
Adam Orr, Fr

Sacramento City
Terry Moody, So

Mykyta Kallin, So

Grayson Carper, Fr

Adam Sindelar, Fr

College of San Mateo
Jackie Luong, Fr

Eric Duncan: “I want to thank God and @solanostallions for this opportunity. I officially signed to play pro basketball. I’m so excited to be back playing man. If you believe everything will work out. Let’s go!!!”

The 6-foot-2 Duncan played at Weston Ranch High, Western Wyoming College and University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky.)

“Former Fresno State hoops coach Boyd Grant dies on his birthday” Vongni Yang

Grant’s Fresno State teams excelled defensively and it was impossible to force the Rams out of their preferred methodical offensive rhythm. The Red Wave was a force, even on the road. Grants is the one of the best ever basketball coaches, period.

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