I believe we missed this from earlier or our memory skipped a beat (likely the latter).


Alex Horiuk: “Blessed to receive my first offer from Holy Names University.”

Horiuk is 6-foot-11 and out of Jesuit High.

From July 2020: “Ukranian big man is a very intriguing prospect with a nice long frame and very good academic marks (3.5 GPA).  Physical rebounder can score with touch around the cup.”

“Men’s basketball alums continue successful careers as a pro” UC Davis athletics

Jeremy Lin leaves Beijing Ducks, seeks NBA return” Emiliano Carchia

“Why the COS men’s basketball team registered to vote together” Vongni Yang

“Nash: I wasn’t hired to come in and be a tactical wizard. I plan to use KD in all five positions” Dario Skerletic

“Former pro Willie Young, 47, named head coach at Pajaro Valley” Jim Seimas

Western Oregon University Coach Wes Pifer touting one of his newcomers: “(Elihu) Cobb is a 6-foot-9 forward/center that will transfer to WOU as a junior after competing at the College of the Sequoias for the past two seasons in Visalia, Calif. He played in 30 games this past season, averaging nearly a double-double with 11.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He shot well from the field, connecting on nearly 54 percent. Throughout the season he reached double-figures in scoring 18 times with a season-high 23 points against Santa Rosa. Cobb added to that 13 double-digit rebounding games, pulling down a season-high 17 also against Santa Rosa. In addition, Cobb collected 10 double-doubles in points and rebounds. He was part of a team that went 24-6 in 2019-20, picking up Northern Regional wins over Butte and Yuba to advance to the CCCAA Championships Quarterfinals before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19. As a true freshman in 2018-19, Cobb played in 26 games and averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He reached double-figures in scoring on four different occasions that included a season-high 15 points against Cerro Coso. Cobb pulled down double-figures in rebounds twice, with a season-high 13 versus Reedley that also went for a double-double. College of the Sequoias went 22-9 in 2018-19 advancing to the same spot in which they did this past season reaching the CCCAA State Quarterfinals before falling just short to Citrus. Originally from Santa Maria, Calif., Cobb competed at Saint Joseph High School where he put together a strong senior season that included 13.7 points per game, 10.2 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.2 steals per game in 28 games played.

“Elihu off the bat brings us much needed athleticism on the baseline and rim protection. He put up impressive numbers throughout a successful campaign at College of the Sequoias. His best basketball is certainly ahead of him and we’re thankful it will be at Western,” Pifer said.

Ross Gay: “Have I Even Told You Yet About the Courts I’ve Loved? On the Unlikely Tenderness and Care of a Good Pick-Up Basketball Game”


6-foot-3 freshman shooting guard Noel Scott of East Los Angeles College is hearing from San Jose State University and multiple others.

Bellevue (NE) University Coach Lucas Gabriel’s 2020-21 roster is loaded with northern California talent:

  • Lewis Hayes F Sr. 6-6 240 Stockton, CA CC San Francisco/Cesar Chavez HS
  • Ryan Reed G Jr. 6-1 182 Sacramento, CA Sacramento CC/Laguna Creek HS
  • Martis Johnson G Jr. 6-3 220 Folsom, CA Lower Columbia/Folsom HS
  • Keshawn Bruner G Jr. 6-3 175 Sacramento, CA Fresno CC/Luther Burbank HS
  • Michael Wright G Sr. 6-5 215 Oakland, CA Cal State-L.A./CC San Francisco/McClymonds HS
  • Elijah Gallegos G Jr. 5-8 150 Sacramento, CA Fresno CC/Folsom HS
  • Eric Pierce G Jr. 6-6 192 Oceanside, CA Fresno CC/El Camino HS
  • Jonah Brown G Jr. 6-4 190 Clovis, CA Fresno CC/Clovis North HS
  • Jemeil King G Sr. 6-5 180 Oakland, Modesto JC/Blue Ridge School
  • Yeskin Williams C Jr. 6-5 195 Houston, TX Cabrillo College
  • Charlie Barnes G Fr. 5-10 175 Clovis, CA Buchanan HS
  • Isaiah Bates C Sr. 6-7 205 Sacramento, CA Yuba College/West Campus HS

“All-West Camp: Top 55 Rankings” Ronnie Flores

From the 2020 Fullcourt Press All-West Camp held recently  in St. George, Utah:

  • 12. Ron Jones Jr. 2022 6’7 F Oakland Tech (CA)
  • 35. Jamari Phillips 2024 6’2 G Modesto Christian (CA)
  • 38. Davion Wright 2022 6’3 G Franklin (CA)
  • 46. Yaqub Mir 2023 6’1 G Granite Bay (CA)
  • 48. Shamar Jones 2025 6’3 G Tracy (CA)
  • 49. Jake Overbay 2022 6’2 G Lincoln (CA
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