“College basketball star from Oakland dies in Central Valley car crash” Amy Graff

It’s not any consolation whatsoever but Oscar Frayer took to the court last week in The Big Dance.

AJ Bramah: “UPDATE: I appreciate every University that took their time to recruit me. These are my FINAL 4 schools and I will be committing on Friday March 26.”

Just Hoops: “Southland conference freshman of the year (@Sam Houston State) Bryce Monroe has entered the transfer portal averaged 10.1 points a game and 2.8 assist a game also shot 33% from 3.”

Just Hoops: “Sam Houston State transfer Bryce Monroe tells me that Seattle U, UC San Diego, and San Diego have reached out to him since he entered the transfer portal earlier today.”

Jake Lieberman: “He only entered the portal yesterday, but Sam Houston State transfer Bryce Monroe tells me that a decision is coming soon. Washington State, USD, UCSD are involved. Was named Southland Freshman of the Year.”

The 5-foot-11 guard is out of Archbishop Riordan.

UPDATE: Bryce Monroe Transferring to The University of San Diego” Carson Cook

Jon Rothstein: “Source: Tommy Kuhse is returning to Saint Mary’s next season and will exercise an additional year of eligibility. Significant WCC news.”

The 6-foot-2 Kuhse scored 17 points and dish out 11 assists in the last game of the season for the Gaels. Overall, he averaged 12.8 points plus 3.7 boards alongside team highs of 121 assists and 61 steals. The redshirt senior shot 41%, 28% and 80% respectively in 24 games/starts and at 35.8 minutes an outing.

West Coast Elite: “6’0” G Cameron Walker of Turlock (2021) has committed to Arizona Christian University!”

Simply Basketball: “One of the top unsigned point guard in NorCal is off the board! Jason Cibull (Alameda HS) has committed to Holy Names!”

Cibull is 5-foot-11, out of Alameda High and headed to play for Coach Dan Eberhardt.

“Magic trade Aaron Gordon to Nuggets for Gary Harris, RJ Hampton and a first-round pick” Dario Skerletic

Denver’s elevation should aid Gordon’s elevation, not that he needs it.

“Pistons send Delon Wright to Kings for Cory Joseph, two second-round picks, per report” Sam Quinn

Wright played at City College San Francisco.

Marquese Chriss is now a San Antonio Spur but remains out for the season with a broken leg.

An excerpt:”It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Warriors try to bring him back next offseason.”


USF offers 2021 6’11” C Sebastian Forsling (RIG Mark, Sweden)…” Hilltop Hoops

“Bethel High grad (Chase) McMillian relishes playing in March Madness” Thomas Gase

Bob Padecky: “How local Asian Americans are still dealing with racism”

“Growth Mode: How Mondays Have Become the Key to Gonzaga’s Success” Greg Bishop

UCSC basketball coach Ron DuBois takes leave of absence; Sam Walters named interim” Jim Seimas

A great guy, let’s hope he’s back on the sidelines soon.

Catching up on:

6-foot-3 redshirt junior Joey (Marin Catholic) Calcaterra averaged 13.3 points and 3.1 rebounds this season while shooting 42%, 38% and 87% respectively. He played in 12 games with 10 starts and at 29.9 minutes an outing.

FYI: Jerry (Sacred Heart Cathedral/Fresno State/Santa Clara) Brown is an assistant coach at San Diego.

UC Merced is 3-0 on the season with two victories over La Sierra 92-79 (6-foot-9 junior Kinglsey (Alameda High) Obiorah totaled 19 points plus 13 boards) and 88-82 (Chiwike (Salesian Prep) E’denchukwu played extra large with 26 points and 14 rebounds) and the latest a 75-52 defeat of Pacific Union College (E’denchukwu totaled 16 points and 10 boards).

Pepperdine bested Longwood 80-66 in the CIT on Monday as redshirt junior guard Jade’ (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Smith produced 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. On Tuesday, the Waves topped Bellarmine 82-71. Coach Lorenzo Romar’s squad won the CIT Wednesday with an 84-61 defeat of Coastal Carolina as Smith provided 11 points, four boards, three assists and a trio of steals.

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