Niles is 6-foot-6, 190 and in the 2021 class.
Piedmont High’s Luke Harris has committed to Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). link
He’s a 6-foot-1 2021 guard sporting a 4.2 grade point average.
Benedictine University Mesa (AZ) sports a pair of Nor Cal junior college transfers on its 2020-21 roster:
“Deion Ellis is a 6’6 forward joining the RedHawks from Oakland, California. Ellis graduated from McClymonds High School where he was named Oakland Athletic League Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.
As a true freshman Ellis attended Canada College in California, the forward helped his team to a 24-7 record by averaging 5.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.
After transferring to Gavilan College as a sophomore, the versatile forward stepped up his game by averaging 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in leading the Rams to a 27-3 record. Ellis will be a junior in the fall and will be majoring in psychology.
Savion Johnson, a 6’6 wing from Hanford, California, will join the Redhawks as in incoming junior. The rising junior graduated from Hanford High School and then spent the last two seasons playing for the College of the Sequoias.
While at COS Johnson was instrumental in leading the Giants to two very successful seasons. As a freshman Johnson helped COS to a record of 22-9. Taking a step as a sophomore, Johnson led the Giants to 24-6 record while averaging 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Defensively, Johnson regularly defended the opposing team’s best player and contributed 1.5 steals and nearly 1 block per game.”
Jeff Goodman offers his College Basketball Transfer Waiver Tracker for 2020-21. Some Nor Cal-connected transfers are approved to play in 2020-21, others are still seeking the okay:
Elijah Hardy 6-2, 170, G, Soph., Washington – PORTLAND STATE (run-off)
Zach Chappell 6-3, 175, G, Soph., San Jose State – SACRAMENTO STATE
Raymond Hawkins 6-9, 230, F, Fr., Alabama – LONG BEACH STATE (run-off)
James Akinjo 6-1, 185, PG, Soph., Georgetown – ARIZONA
Jervay Green 6-3, 210, G, Jr., Nebraska – PACIFIC
Julian Rishwain 6-5, 190, G, Fr., Boston College – SAN FRANCISCO (run-off)
Jake Wojcik 6-4, 190, G, Soph., Richmond – FAIRFIELD
Deon Stroud 6-5, 200, G, Fr., UTEP – FRESNO STATE
Jarred Hyder 6-3, 180, G, Fr., Fresno State – CALIFORNIA
Matthew Van Komen 7-4, 240, C, Fr., Utah – SAINT MARY’S
Patterson is a 6-foot-3 guard out of Sonora High who is spending this season at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.
Just a single non-northern California player appears on the 2020-21 roster of Sonoma State Coach Rich Shayewitz:
- Bryce Thompson G 6-0 180 Gr. Hayward, CA Castro Valley HS/Ohlone College
- Michael Smith G 6-2 Sr. Pleasanton, CA Foothill High School/Longwood University
- Jacob Williams G 6-5 170 Jr. Antioch, CA/Heritage HS
- Kenny Olsem G 6-4 190 Sr. Sacramento, CA El Camino HS/Sierra College
- Nick Klarman F 6-7 205 Jr. Concord, CA Clayton Valley Charter HS
- Isaiah Usher G 5-10 190 Sr. San Rafael, CA San Rafael HS
- Wesley Gilbert F 6-8 190 Sr. Sacramento, CA Redondo Union HS/Lower Columbia College
- Jeremy Lillis F/C 6-8 220 Sr. Auburn, CA Placer HS
- Jacob Salinero G 6-0 Gr. Half Moon Bay, CA Half Moon Bay HS/Skyline College
- Deshawnte Collins F 6-6 175 Gr. Antioch, CA Freedom HS/ Monterey Peninsula College
- Rafael Gomez G 6-7 Fr. Palmdale, CA St. Matthias Academy
- Aaron Porcil G 6-0 175 Jr. Fairfield, CA Vanden HS
- Simon Ramirez SF 6-7 Sr. Fremont, CA Irvington HS/Mayville State University
- Damian Wallace PG 5-10 Jr. Santa Rosa, CA Cardinal Newman HS/Santa Rosa JC
A pair of northern Californians dot Coach Isaac Williams’ 2020-21 Cal State Monterey Bay roster:
- Tommy Kramer, 6-foot-2, 170, junior, Amador Valley High
- Jared Williams, 6-foot-6, 208, junior, Roosevelt High
Two northern California talents are also on Coach Steve Becker’s 2020-21 Cal State Dominguez Hills roster:
- Chris Seeley, 6-foot-8, 215, junior, Central High/University of Utah/Fresno State
- Kaden Bradley, 6-foot-7, 205, senior, Chico High/Cañada College