Coach Shantay Legans and Eastern Washington gave Kansas a scare on Saturday, leading 46-38 at the half, before the Jayhawks used a 55-38 second 20 minutes to right their wobbling ship. PAC-12 Utah going from Larry Krystkowiak to Legans would be a night and day difference in overall program personality. Johnnie (Bishop O’Dowd/CCSF/Utah) Bryant as well as Damon Stoudamire have been mentioned as replacement possibilities. Question: has the Ute basketball program ever been fronted by a minority coach?
Brown is a 6-foot sophomore guard out of Berkeley High. Redhawk Coach Jim Hayford is apparently determined to start a satellite CCSF program up in Seattle.
Jaylen Thompson: “Very blessed to receive an offer from San Diego State University”
Thompson is a 6-foot-6 wing formerly of St. Joseph Notre Dame and now at Southern California Academy.
On Wednesday, Kam (College of Alameda) Malbrough scored 19 points, grabbed nine boards and pilfered three steals in leading Ottawa University of Arizona to a 79-67 victory versus Southwestern Christian. Josiah (Clovis West High/Bellevue University/Yuba College) De’laCerda added 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting with seven rebounds.
On Thursday, Josiah De’laCerda posted a 27 point, 11 board double-double with Kam Malbrough totaling 22 points, six assists and five rebounds in the 86-66 Ottawa University of Arizona win over Alice Lloyd.
On Saturday, Josiah De’laCerda tallied 20 points and Kam Malbrough 18 but Ottawa University of Arizona fell 82-75 to Northwestern (MN) in the championship game of the NCCAA DI Men’s Basketball National Championship.
Verbal Commits D2: “Northwest Nazarene F Brandon Recek (JR) has entered the transfer portal.”
The 6-foot-6 talent is out of Clovis West High and Yuba College. He shot 14-31 on three-point attempts this season.
“Patrick Ewing’s coaching success is more than a feel-good story” Jesse Washington
Catching up on…
In 16 games/starts and 28.4 minutes each time out, 6-foot-5 Sacramento State senior Christian (Sacramento High/UC Santa Barbara) Terrell averaged 11.9 points, 3.6 boards and 1.7 assists nightly while shooting 53%, 41% and 38% respectively.
In 18 games/17 starts and 35.7 minutes an outing, 6-foot-3 Sacramento State senior William (Vista Del Lago High/Folsom Lake College) FitzPatrick averaged 9.9 poins while shooting 39%, 42% and 75% shooting respectively. He also grabbed 3.0 rebounding a contest.
6-foot-3 Sacramento State junior Zach (Capital Christian High/San Jose State University) Chappell averaged 16.3 minutes in 13 games, scoring 7.2 points on 55%, 50% and 72% shooting respectively.
5-foot-11 UC Davis sophomore Ezra (Heritage High) Manjon averaged 15.6 points on 42%, 23% and 87% shooting respectively, 3.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 18 games/starts and 33.9 minutes a contest.
Sophomore guard Mohammed (Monterey High/Fresno City College) Adam scored 14 points, powered by 4-8 shooting from long distance, but College of the Sequoias fell 64-60 to Allan Hancock College.
College of the Sequoias topped Allan Hancock College 78-63 as 6-foot-8 sophomore Tiveon (Selma High) Stroud led the victors with 19 points.