Bishop O’Dowd High School: “Check out this article from the San Francisco Chronicle about how Lou Richie ’89, our championship boys basketball coach, is standing up against the lack of diversity in the college and high school basketball coaching ranks.”
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“(Kevin) Kremer, a 6-6 (Chaminade University) guard, finished second … in the team’s scoring column at 12.9 ppg. He also led the ‘Swords in rebounding (8.6 per game), steals (1.3) and blocks (1.1). Kremer also had four double-doubles…”
Out of Pleasant Valley High, the 6-foot-6 Kremer earned a spot on the Pacific West Conference All-Hawai’i Pod Team.
“Jordan Graves has been selected as the Defender of the Year as a part of the All-Pacific West Conference Men’s Basketball Team, selected by the conference’s coaches today.
“Graves has been known around the PacWest for parts of three seasons as a glove and ball hawk on defense. This year, he had 22 steals, including five in the first half of a game against Chaminade. Two years ago, in his last full season, he was second in the conference in thefts with 60. He was averaging over two steals per contest last year before an injury ended his season.
“Jordan was a great defensive presence for us,” (Coach Kaniela) Aiona added. “He was able to dominate several defensive matchups this season and was one of the toughest guys to score on in the conference.”
At Hawaii Hilo, Graves is a 6-foot-1 redshirt senior out of North Monterey High and Santa Rosa Junior College.
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Now at St. Mary’s, 6-foot-2 junior Logan (St. Francis High/Cincinnati) Johnson averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds on 45%, 22% and 72% shooting respectively. He played in 19 games with 16 starts and at 31.9 minutes a matchup. He dished out 35 assists, committed 39 turnovers and grabbed 19 steals.
Jake (Bellarmine Prep/Richmond) Wojcik led Fairfield with 13.5 points per game on 42%, 40% and 84% shooting respectively. He grabbed 3.2 rebounds a night with 39 assists versus 33 turnovers. Wojcik started and played in 20 games at 33.0 minutes a contest.
6-foot-2 junior Elijah (Bishop O’Dowd/Washington) Hardy averaged 7.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 35%, 30% and 75% respectively this season for the Portland State Vikings. He played in 20 games with one start and at 16.4 minutes per outing. Hardy had 23 assists versus 32 turnovers alongside 21 steals.
6-foot-3 sophomore guard Dathan (Modesto Christian) Satchell is averaging 10.8 points on 41%, 43% and 91% respectively in 13 games/10 starts and 20.2 minutes a contest. He is also pulling in 1.9 rebounds a night.
Freshman guard Chance (Bethel High/Golden State Prep) McMillan scored 14 minutes in 22 minutes and Grand Canyon bopped Seattle 81-47 in a WAC tournament semifinal matchup. The Lopes scored more points in the first half (49) than the Redhawks did in the entire game.
Jamestown turn back Bellevue University 86-69 despite 6-foot-6 junior Eric (Fresno City College) Pierce scoring 20 points and 6-foot-7 senior Isaiah (West Campus High/Yuba College) Bates 18.
Ryan (Hanford High) Johnson poured in 26 points as College of the Sequoias topped Antelope Valley College 79-71.
UC Santa Barbara handled UC Irvine 79-63 to win the Big West Conference tournament championship with Miles (CCSF) Norris scoring 19 points for the Gauchos.
Using a 45-29 first 20 minutes points differential, College of the Sequoias defeated Antelope Valley College 82-69 as Ryan (Hanford High) Johnson led with 16 points plus eight boards and Tiveon (Selma High) Stroud contributed 13 and 11.