High Level: “2022 6’7 SF Top-60 prospect Jaylen Thompson of SoCal Academy has committed to Stanford. He chose Stanford over Arizona State, USC, San Diego State and San Jose State.”
Thompson formerly attended St. Joseph Notre Dame.
An eight-year assistant up in Oroville, Jack Martin is the new new head coach at Butte College as Russ Critchfield has retired.
Bryan Rooney: “Extremely excited 2 announce that legendary coach + Pioneer alum Craig Ashmore has joined our staff. Coach recently completed an unbelievable career at Newark Memorial HS. Led his teams to 783 wins + numerous championships. Thankful for his passion and commitment-Go Pioneers!”
Marshall Collins: “I am no longer at the College of Alameda and have a new home. I am super excited about the new home and it’s time to go even harder. No days off. Coming stronger this year. Ice and Dust will be a powerhouse this year. *hint”
College of Alameda Men’s Basketball: “We are sorry to announce that @JCCoach32 Coach Collins will no longer be coaching at Alameda despite turning the program around and helping us make the playoffs for the first time in 30yrs. He couldn’t go into details bt said he will be coaching in juco else where. Big hit…”
Naseem Gaskin has resurfaced and the San Francisco City College 2021-22 roster also contains a pair of seven-footers.
Choate Basketball: “Like to recognize our final addition to the program for this year. Welcome Emmanuel Callas 6’6 G. CA Bay Area Player of the Year and 2X CIF All-State Selection. A terrific student, Callas helped lead his HS to a California state title”
Callas is out of Campolindo High. Choate is a top prep school located in Connecticut.
“The new Page at Cabrillo College” John Bynum/Signal The Light Basketball
“Giacomazzi and the success of the Hawks” John Bynum/Signal The Light Basketball
“Coach Ball and the Napa Valley program” John Bynum/Signal The Light Basketball
There’s a handful of Nor Cal-connected newcomers in Arcata.
Nick Graves: “Blessed to receive an offer from Norwich University”
The 6-foot-4 Graves is out of Oak Ridge High.
“Central Cali’s Next Up Showcase Top 10 Performers” Paul Hernandez
A bit of coverage on some San Joaquin Valley prospects.
Lincoln University Basketball: “We are excited to have Tre’vaughn Finch join LU men’s basketball! Tre’ is a high motor combo guard with sneaky athleticism who can shoot at a high level! He is a graduate student pursing his MBA in Finance Management and Investments!”
Tre Finch is 6-foot-1 and out of Folsom High, Sacramento High and Sierra College.
From 6-foot-6, 240 Lewis (Cesar Chavez High/Merritt College/City College San Francisco/Bellevue University) Hayes:
Lincoln University Basketball: “We are thrilled to have Alcorn State transfer @LOE_Zay join LU! Isaiah is an aggressively sound point guard that can do it all! Not only does he have great work ethic, but he possesses great leadership qualities! Isaiah will be majoring in Business Management at LU!”
That’s 6-foot-2 Isaiah Attles out of Kennedy High and Contra Costa College.
Darrien Lillard: “Took some losses on the way yea them life lessons.. bounce back when you fall down that’s the biggest blessings.”
He’s a six-footer out of Johanna Boss High in Stockton and Merritt College.
Lincoln University Basketball: “We are excited to have Oakland native Ali Bledsoe join LU Men’s Basketball! He has elite athletic ability and sky’s the limit for this young man! Ali will be majoring in International Business at Lincoln University!”
Alli Bledsoe is 6-foot-6 and out of St. Joseph Notre Dame.