by Kevin McCarthy
Starting May 1, 2018, we will intermittently post player, team and coach feature articles in this Daily Dose area.
Jordan (Folsom High) Ford scored 28 points in leading St. Mary’s to an 85-60 victory over New Mexico.
Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer went for team highs with 21 points, seven boards and four assists in the 81-61 Fresno City College win over Columbia College. FCC box
With DJ (Valley Christian) Burgess’ 24 points leading the way, Gavilan College bested Las Positas College 92-82. Gavilan box
Powered by seven players scoring in double figures, City College of San Francisco bopped San Jose City College 119-48 full box
Fresno State took care of Long Beach State 92-71 as Noah (Woodcreek High/Long Beach State) Blackwell led the Bulldogs with both 22 points and six assists. Temidayo (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Yussef provided 17 points plus six assists for The Beach.
Powered by 5-10 long distance accuracy and 19 points from Eddie (Archbishop Riordan/CCSF) Stansberry, Hawaii beat in-state rival Hawaii Hilo 82-75.
Paris (Bishop O’Dowd/Boise State) Austin’s 15 points and nine rebounds aided California to an 89-83 defeat of San Diego State.
Portland handled Sacramento State 76-67 despite Joshua (Sierra High) Patton contributing 22 points and 11 boards for the Hornets.
Sophomore Kenny (Manteca High) Wooten provided 20 points in Oregon’s 90-71 takedown of Omaha.
Jake (Serra High) Killingsworth finished with 14 points and seven boards in Columbia University’s 74-71 victory over Iona.
Justin (Buchanan High) Everett’s 28 points paced Humboldt State to an 87-78 success against Stanislaus State. Vasilije (Del Campo High/Yuba College) Saraba posted a 23 point, 15 rebound double-double for Stanislaus.
John Devine: “Talili (Kimball High) Leaea records another double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in MPC’s 83-55 win over Hartnell in the San Jose City Classic. Anthony (Heritage High) Dennis finishes with 16 points and six boards while Quinn (Bear Creek High) Ryan had 15 points.”
Sean (Westmoor High) Orr shot 4-5 from three-point range on his way to a team-best 19 points but Cañada College fell 70-58 to College of the Sequoias.
College of Marin bested Butte College 86-75 but freshman guard Jamie (Sierra High) Ochoa still totaled 30 points for the Roadrunners. Butte box
Ryan Silver: “Congrats to 2019 Christian James St. John Bosco on offer from UC Davis. Coach Les and his staff continue to do a phenomenal job evaluating. James big time West Coast sleeper. Good size, shoots it, skilled, tough and high character kid (very good student)”
James is a lean 6-foot-3 shooting guard.
In USF’s 79-60 victory over California, Bear freshman Andre (Lincoln High) Kelly totaled 17 points and nine boards in the losing cause.
Behind 19 points and 13 rebounds from Temidayo (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Yussef, Long Beach State turned away Southern Utah 82-71.
San Diego handled San Diego State 73-61 as Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro provided 21 points plus five boards.
Gavilan College defeated Skyline College 93-65 as Ibn (Inglewood High) Zaid led the Rams with 20 points. Gavilan box
College of Alameda edged DeAnza College 86-84 despite 6-foot-7 sophomore AJ (Cupertino High) Singh continuing his fine season for the Dons with 24 points and six rebounds. full box
Micheal (James Logan High/CCSF) Steadman provided a 15 point, 13 rebound double-double in San Jose State University’s 67-65 success against Bethune-Cookman.
Chris (Campolindo High) Hansen’s 27 points and 11 boards in 29 minutes immensely aided UC San Diego’s 80-79 win over San Francisco State.
With 20 points from Daniel (Los Altos High) Rosenbaum and Micah (Lick Wilmerding) Elan’s 18, Pomona-Pitzer turned away Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 73-65.
Fresno City College handled Cosumnes River College 95-72 as 6-foot-4 sophomore guard Jonah (Clovis North High) Brown scored 22 points including 6-9 shooting from three-point range.
Giordan Williams: Santa Clara University official visit this weekend!”
Williams is a 6-foot-3 2019 shooting guard out of Long Beach. He also holds offers from LMU, UC Riverside and Boston University.
“Boys Prep of the Week: Marin Academy’s Sam Faber“ Marc C. Volain
CJ Fogler: “USF player ends up the baseline seats and grabs some popcorn, announcer goes nuts”
Frankie Ferrari with some in-game nutrition. Hit the link.
The former St. Mary’s big, out of Ponderosa High, is now playing in Japan.
A trio of former Bay Area talents are aiding the Whitman College cause this season. They are:
Joey (Acalanes High) Hewitt – seven games/starts, 22.4 minutes a contest alongside 15.6 points and 3.9 rebounds, while shooting 47%, 38% and 91%.
Darne (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Duckett – seven games/two starts, 19.3 minutes a contest alongside 10.9 points and 2.3 rebounds, while shooting 49%, 40% and 74%.
Robert (Archbishop Riordan) Colton – seven games/zero starts, 14.1 minutes a contest alongside 5.7 points and 4.4 rebounds, while shooting 46% and 55% (no three-point attempts).
It appears that Jack (Granada High) Kath is redshirting at Whitman this season.
Two former Bay Area players are important components in the Whitworth College cause this season. They are:
Kyle (Marin Academy) Roach – six games/six starts, 34.8 minutes a contest alongside 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.o assists , while shooting 51%, 30% and 78%.
Kevin (College Park High/Diablo Valley College) Crosno – six games, zero starts, 17.8 minutes a contest alongside 6.7 points and 1.7 rebounds, while shooting 56%, 45% and 50%.
One former northern California talent is playing big for Chaminade University this season. He is:
Erik (Marysville High/Yuba College) Scheive – five games/five starts, 26.6 minutes a contest alongside 13.4 points and 5.0 rebounds plus a team-leading six blocks, while shooting 50%, 46% and 77%.
Freshman James (Archbishop Riordan) Chun has yet to play this season and may be redshirting.
Monty Bowser: “I’ve received my first Division One offer from Cal State Northridge!”
Bowser is a 6-foot-5 2020 guard out of Bishop O’Dowd.
“Vallejo High boys basketball team looks to keep improving in 2018-19
Redhawks had first winning season last year since 2014″ Thomas Gase
1. Sheldon (29-6)
2. Grant (23-11)
3. Folsom (26-6)
4. Jesuit (22-8)
5. Capital Christian (22-9)
6. Sacramento (23-5)
7. Burbank (21-8)
8. Liberty Ranch (26-6)
9. Oak Ridge (17-13)
10. Monterey Trail (14-13)
11. West Campus (25-8)
12. Franklin (20-10)
13. Antelope (24-7)
14. Whitney (23-8)
15. Woodcreek (19-12)
16. Del Oro (18-10)
17. Placer (24-9)
18. Granite Bay (15-12)
19. Rocklin (14-15)
20. Davis (14-13)”
In the 66-60 UC Santa Cruz loss to Colorado College, 6-foot-4 senior Sam (Vacaville High) Gabbard provided 26 points and eight rebounds.
6-foot-6 senior Andrew (Casa Grande High) Crain filled the stat sheet with 24 points, eight boards and four blocked shots as UC Santa Cruz downed Johnson & Wales 73-69.
Cuesta College bested Foothill College 89-85 with the Owls receiving an explosive 35 point performance from 6-foot-2 sophomore Jamar (Menlo-Atherton High) Gaddis who shot 10-18, 7-14 and 8-10.
City College San Francisco routed Contra Costa College 105-71 with 6-foot-7 freshman forward Walter (Clovis West High) Urbina’s 20 points leading the scoring.
Freshman guard Kai (Placer High) Huntsberry’s 18 points led San Diego City College to an 80-75 success against Cerritos College.
Freshman guard James (Salesian Prep) Akinjo led Georgetown with 19 points in the Hoya 88-78 victory over Liberty University. He shot 6-10, 3-5 and 4-5.
Breaking out of a season-long shooting slump, JoJo (Newark Memorial High) Zamora tallied 27 points on 9-10, 6-6 and 3-4 shooting in New Mexico State’s 100-65 beatdown of rival New Mexico.
Jordan (Folsom High) Ford shot well again — 23 points on 8-10, 3-5 and 4-6 accuracy — in the St. Mary’s 93-61 obliteration of Bethune-Cookman.
Sophomore guard Jade’ (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Smith has started all seven of Pepperdine’s games and is averaging 9.3 points while shooting 55%, 46% and 69%. He is also grabbing 5.1 rebounds a contest as well as 2.7 assists.
After six games and starts for California, freshman forward Andre (Lincoln High) Kelly is averaging 29 minutes a game, 10.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Kelly is shooting 64% overall shooting, 70% at the foul line and has yet to take a three-pointer.
Also after six games/starts and 34.7 minutes an outing, junior guard Paris (Bishop O’Dowd/Boise State) Austin is averaging 15.0 points alongside a 24/12 assist-to-turnover numbers for California. He is shooting 49% overall, 33% on nine trey attempts and 65% on free throws.
Junior guard Eddie (Archbishop Riordan/City College San Francisco) Stansberry has played in each of Hawaii’s eight games and is averaging 22.5 minutes per night and 11.0 points while shooting 37% overall, 37% on 62 three-point attempts and 5-8 from the charity stripe.
Gavilan College 97, College of Alameda 56 full box
UC San Diego 72, Cal State Monterey Bay 61 full box Chris (Campolindo High) Hansen’s 23 points and eight boards in 26 minutes led the victorious Southlanders. For the Otters, Joseph (Red Bluff High/Simpson University) Bosetti countered with 22 and seven in 29 minutes.
Monterey Peninsula College 70, Cypress College 57 MPC box Talili (Kimball High) Leaea provided 16 points, 10 boards and six blocked shots for the Lobos.
USF 76, Stephen F. Austin 58 as Jordan (De La Salle) Ratinho led the Dons with 19 points and Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari totaled nine assists in a matchup played in Belfast.
Las Positas College 98, College of the Siskiyous 65 full box Freshman Michael (West High) Hayes produced 29 points on 10-13, 1-1, 8-8 shooting for LPC.
Gavilan College 64, Irvine Valley College 54 Gavilan box
Monterey Peninsula College 72, Solano College 48 MPC box
Yuba College 86, DeAnza College 73 DeAnza box
In Belfast, Buffalo edged USF 85-81 as Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari produced team highs of 19 points, six boards and four steals.
Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro just missed a double-double with 17 points and nine boards as San Diego defeated Long Beach State 74-70. For the Beach, Temidayo (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Yussef scored 28 points in 26 minutes on 10-13 overall shooting and 8-10 at the foul line.
Sacramento State had no trouble with Cal State Northridge in winning 88-68.
Jesse (Drake High) Hunt provided 26 points plus 10 boards but Eastern Washington still fell 88-68 to Seattle.
Powered by Andrew (Hamilton High/Butte College) Whitsett’s 21 point, 10 rebound double-double, Cal State Dominguez Hills edged Cal State Monterey Bay 86-84. Jahvon (Clovis North High) Johnson scored 23 points for the Otters.
Propelled by 25 points from Micah (Lick-Wilmerding) Elan and Daniel (Los Altos High) Rosenbaum’s 24, Pomona-Pitzer topped Alma 88-76. Elan added eight rebounds, five assists and zero turnovers while Rosenbaum contributed 10 rebounds.
Coach Andrew Jones: “Sac City beat Las Positas 90-86 to win the James Clark Classic at CRC. Kyle Williams (21 pts, 12/12 FT) was the tourney MVP. Greg Milton III played all 40 minutes and scored 23. Tabarri Pope was all tourney and had 16 pts & 13 reb. Mason Johnson added 13 pts & 8 reb.”
Trey (Harbor High/West Valley College) Whitley’s team-bests 18 points and five assists buttressed by Avery Edwards’ 17 points and 11 boards powered Cabrillo College to a 60-53 defeat of Cuesta College.
Chabot College handled College of Marin 77-64 behind 20 points and 16 boards from freshman Jabari (Sacramento High) Sweet.
Gavilan College MBB: “ATTN 4-Year Programs Looking for a pure, pass first PG? At 6’0”, true FR Patrick Fisher (Bloomington, IL) is leading the way for 3rd ranked GavilanMBB. P is averaging 8.1 APG (#1 CA) and 0.7 TO/G. 54:5 A:TO ratio!”
Salazar will be at Pacific next season.
Juco Recruiting: “James Reese (6’4, SG, 2019) of Odessa has been offered by Pacific”
He also holds offers from Buffalo, USC Upstate, Jacksonville State, Mercer, Robert Morris and Louisiana-Monroe.
Verbal Commits: “2020 Sheldon (CA) G Marcus Bagley has received an offer from Portland.”
“THE PRECARIOUS PERCH OF NBA BROADCASTERS
Local team analysts have long tried to straddle the line between cheerleader and critic, but as Bruce Bowen and an increasing number of veterans behind the mic are finding out, speaking your mind nowadays can kill your career” Leo Sepkowitz
David Patrick is a former St. Mary’s assistant coach.
Contra Costa College 89, Diablo Valley College 85
Sayeed El Cerrito High) Pridgett scored a team best 23 points and also led with five steals but Montana fell to Creighton 98-72.
Jordan (Folsom High) Ford finally got back on it with a sharp-shooting 30 points (10-16, 1-2, 9-12) but host St. Mary’s lost to UC Irvine 80-75.
In Georgetown’s 90-82 win over Richmond, James (Salesian Prep) Akinjo tallied 13 points plus six assists for the victors while Jake (Bellarmine Prep) Wojcik finished with 20 points, shooting 6-11 from three-point range, for the Spiders.
Canada College 78, DeAnza 68 box
Cabrillo College 84, Ohlone College 53 box
American River College 64, Chabot College 59 box
Behind De’jon (Oakland Tech) Davis’ 23 point, 13 rebound double-double, Cal Baptist defeated UC Riverside 80-70. The 6-foot-7 junior shot 7-10, 2-2 and 7-7.
Santa Rosa Junior College handled Los Medanos College 93-73 thanks in a big part to 36 points from sophomore Skylar (Drake High) Chavez.
San Francisco State (4-1/1-0 CCAA) boasts the top-rated scoring defense in the West Region, allowing just 58.8 points per game, which is also eighth lowest in NCAA Division II. The team’s 35.8 field goal percentage defense is seventh. San Francisco State is averaging 11 steals per game, which is 10th best in the nation.
UC Merced Men’s Basketball: “We play D. We are currently ranked No. 1 in the @NAIA DII in both scoring defense per game (63.2) and field goal pct. defense (36%). If you didn’t know, now you know.”
In seven games for 6-1 Cincinnati, freshman guard Logan (St. Francis) Johnson is averaging 13.6 minutes, 3.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He is shooting 50%, 25% and 75%.
For 2-5 Richmond, freshman guard Jake (Bellarmine Prep) Wojcik has started all seven games and is averaging 32.1 minutes, 9.1 points and 3.4 rebounds alongside 13 assists and a team-high 15 steals. He is shooting 36% overall, 38% from long distance and 89% at the foul line. 42 of his total of 56 shots have been three-point attempts.
Erik Haslam: “The San Francisco Dons are the proverbial fly in the ointment in our rankings right now. Have not faced stellar competition, but unbeaten at 6-0 with four wins by 30+ points. Will be interesting to see how long they hang around the upper echelon of teams.”
Central College 105, Grinnell 96 – zero three-point attempts for Central, 89 trey attempts for Grinnell.
Jayce McCain: “For those that do not know, I am not playing this season due to medical reasons. I know that God has a plan for me even if it doesn’t involve basketball in the future”
Out of Folsom High, McCain is with Cal State San Marcos.
“Basketball secondary: Ohlone Treats Butte to Special Night
Ohlone donates $1,500 to help students, faculty affected by catastrophic Camp Fire; gives visiting (Butte) Roadrunners goodie bags, dinner” Matt Schwab
DII West Region Men’s Basketball Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA
On Friday, 5-foot-11 sophomore Darne (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Duckett led with 20 points as Whitman topped Clarement Mudd Scripps 84-75.
On Friday, Sam (Vacaville High) Gabbard of host UC Santa Cruz posted a 24 point, 17 rebound double-double in the Slugs’ 70-57 victory over La Verne.
Then in a Saturday 80-77 win over Colby, Sam Gabbard doubled up again with 21 points plus 10 boards as well as five assists.
“Look Out, Rims! Michael Hayes Is On The Rise At Las Positas
Impressive Hawks freshman gained acclaim at West High in Tracy for backboard-breaking jam” Mike Wood
Jake Weingarten: “Memphis, Nevada, and Kentucky have been named the front runners for 2020 five-star Kyree Walker, source told Stockrisers.”
Walker is at Hillcrest Prep this season and recently rescinded a verbal to Arizona State.
Robert Heusel: “Former @fcb_basketball – guard Jared Cunningham is returning to Europe! He will sign with @EuroCup – Team Germani Brescia, 11th ranked team in Italy, until the end of the season.”
In five games thus far for Nevada, 6-foot-10 freshman Jordan Brown is averaging 8.4 points plus 4.6 rebounds in just under 18 minutes a game. Brown is shooting 57% overall, 0-1 from long distance and 53% at the foul line. He has blocked four shots.
“MSUDenverMBB: McIntosh’s Return is Key for Roadrunners” Metro State athletics
A Kendall McIntosh feature.
Northern Arizona Suns: “Eric Stuteville doesn’t miss very often this season, he’s 33-of-47 (.702) from the field, the sixth best shooting percentage in the @nbagleague (min. 3 GP)”
The 6-foot-11 Stuteville played at Sacramento State and Casa Roble High.
Game 1: Sacred Heart Cathedral 57, Stuart Hall 48. Player of the game: Oscar Cheng from SHC (19 pts/8 rebs).
Game 2: James Logan 69, Campolindo 64. Player of the game: Brett Thompson from James Logan (20 pts/4 Rebs).
Game 3: Dublin 73, Riordan 69. Player of the game: Elijah Alonso from Dublin (24 pts).
Game 4: Newark Memorial 77, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 64. Player of the game: Isaiah Cabrera from Newark Memorial (29 pts/7 reb/5 asst.
Game 5: Moreau Catholic 60, Capital Christian 46. Player of the game: Leonard Turner from Moreau Catholic (15 pts/4 reb).
Game 6: Bishop O’Dowd 60, Grant 58. Player of the game: Monty Bowser from Bishop O’Dowd (21 pts/13 Rebs).
Game 7: Sheldon 89, St. Bernard 66. Player of the game: Marcus Bagley from Sheldon (19 pts/7 reb).
Game 8: Santa Margarita 72, Modesto Christian 66. Player of the game: Jake Kyman from Santa Margarita (23 pts/11 Rebs).
Out of Lick-Wilmerding, Elan also contributed six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Joey (Acalanes High) Hewitt scored 28 points for Whitman.
Marcus (San Diego) Graves produced 22 points, 12 boards and eight assists in Sacramento State’s 87-82 overtime victory against Cal State Fullerton.
“James Akinjo made four straight free throws in the last 12 seconds to cool off a suddenly red-hot Campbell team and preserve Georgetown’s 93-85 win…” Akinjo finished with 17 points.
“De’Jon (Oakland Tech) Davis scored 26 points and brought down 11 rebounds in Cal Baptist’s 86-84 loss to Howard University.
Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari totaled 19 points and seven assists in San Francisco’s 84-65 victory over Dartmouth.
Michael (James Logan High/CCSF) Steadman went for a 21 point, 11 board double-double in San Jose State University’s 71-63 crosstown loss to Santa Clara.
Chris (Campolindo High) Hansen played big once again with 22 points, 14 boards and three blocked shots as UC San Diego topped Chico State 84-68.
Jason Damjanovic: “Hard fought 86-84 WIN for the De Anza Dons tonight. De Anza was led by Ajay Singh, 26 points and 9 rebounds. The Dons move to 3-1 on the season and still lead the State in scoring at 93.5 points per game…” Box
Ibn (Taft High) Zaid totaled 15 points and six rebounds in Gavilan College’s 78-71 win over Sierra College.
Spencer (Utah) Conrad blitzed the stat book with 23 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in Hartnell College’s 85-82 success versus Merced College.
Despite 26 points and 12 boards from Eric (Inglewood High) Boose, Butte College fell 76-61 to Contra Costa College.
Fresno City College hosted and defeated Cabrillo College 87-59 as sophomore guard Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer produced 10 assists in 20 minutes for the Rams.
In San Diego City College’s 68-64 win over Santiago Canyon, freshman guard Kai (Placer High) Huntsberry totaled seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals in 26 minutes for the victors.
Host San Francisco State edged Cal State Monterey Bay 78-76 as Kenny (Ponderosa High/Lassen College) Macklin led with 18 points and Gator teammate Chiefy (Archbishop Riordan) Ugbaja totaled 14 points plus 12 rebounds. Charlie (Granite Bay High/Nevada) Tooley paced the Otters with 24 points.
After five games for New Mexico State, 6-foot-1 Terrell (Moreau High/San Jose State University/CCSF) Brown is averaging 13.0 points per game on 41%, 48% and 72% accuracy. His long-distance shooting is excellent thus far although he needs to pick it up elsewhere on the floor. 25 of his 39 shots have been from three-point range.
Teammate and senior JoJo (Newark Memorial High/Yuba College/Utah) Zamora is scoring 6.4 points a night with a requirement of upgrading his 33%, 13% and 67% marksmanship.
Las Positas 6-foot-4 freshman Michael (Tracy Hall) Hayes has started the season bigtime averaging 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the undefeated Hawks. He is also putting up 3.3 assists and 3.8 steals a night.
His LPC teammate, 6-foot-1 sophomore John (Freedom High) Ketchel, is averaging 10.0 points a contest on 48%, 40% and 86% shooting plus 4.3 assists a matchup.
College of Marin’s 6-foot-4 sophomore Eric (Albany High) Mireri is en fuego thgis season as his 15.3 points a game on 47%, 55% and 100% shooting attests. Plus he is contributing 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists each time out.
6-foot-5 Skylar (Drake High) Chavez of Santa Rosa Junior College is pouring in 25.7 points a contest on 49%, 39% and 82% shooting as well as a team-best 7.5 boards.
Fellow soph 6-foot-1 Ryan (Petaluma High) Perez is also contributing a solid 14.7 points a night on excellent 46%, 45% and 83% marksmanship.
After five games for Foothill College, 6-foot-2 sophomore guard Jamar (Menlo-Atherton High) Gaddis is averaging 18.8 points a game on on 46%, 43% and 69% shooting. Add 4.0 boards and 2.0 assists to his daily output.
On Monday in Las Vegas, upstart Utah State bopped St. Mary’s 80-63 as Jordan (Folsom High) Ford had an off-night shooting (4-15 overall) and no other Gael filled the need. The Moraga bunch were credited with but eight assists.
Then on Wednesday again in Sin City, Mississippi State downed Coach Randy Bennett’s crew 61-57 as Ford shot 10-25 overall on his way to 23 points. St. Mary’s again earned just eight assists.
On Tuesday, host San Diego bested Colorado 70-64 powered by 27 points plus five rebounds from Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro.
On Tuesday, Chris (Campolindo High) Hansen’s 29 points and 11 boards (in 28 minutes) carried UC San Diego to a 97-63 victory against Cal State San Bernardino in La Jolla. He shot 6-11 from three-point range.
On Tuesday, Eric (Inglewood High) Boose provided 32 points and 12 rebounds alongside teammate Noah (Corning High) Zoppi’s 17 and nine as Butte College topped host Ohlone College 86-81.
On Tuesday, Lassen College won 89-75 over visiting College of Marin as 6-foot-2 sophomore Theo Howard II, out of Detroit, scored 40 points on 15-26, 2-5, 8-11 shooting.
On Wednesday in The City, Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari and Jamaree (Palma High) Bouyea each scored 14 points in leading USF to a 61-57 victory over Harvard.
On Wednesday: “Vikings Rally Falls Just Short Against Top-Ranked Rams” – West Valley College athletics Devante (TX) Johnson led WVC with 20 points and six steals.
On Wednesday, host Chabot College handled College of the Sequoias 73-59. Akili (Sacramento High) Daniels led the victors with 27 points with teammate Jordan (James Logan High) McGlory posting a 16 point, 10 rebound double-double.
On Wednesday, Cañada College edged College of Alameda 85-82 behind a 23 point effort by Kaden (Chico High) Bradley.
On Thursday, Damari Milstead scored 21 points in 25 minutes although Grand Canyon University fell 82-75 to Seton Hall.
In five games thus far this season for Cal State East Bay, 6-foot-5 junior Ant (San Lorenzo High/Cañada College) Navarette is averaging an impressive 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. He is shooting 61% overall.
Percy Allen: “@UW_MBB freshman guard Elijah (Bishop O’Dowd) Hardy fractured his left hand and will be out about 6 weeks. The injury will not require surgery.”
The 2018-19 UC Riverside roster contains freshman Kendall (Bellarmine Prep) Stubblefield and redshirt sophomore guard Mateen (The Bentley School) Hirbod, a transfer from Houston.
Longtime Cabrillo College Coach Tony Marcopulos has temporarily stepped aside and Assistant Coach James Page will be heading the Seahawks program for the near future and likely the season.
A preview of prep basketball up Sonoma way authored by Mike Baribault.
Simply Basketball previews the 12th Annual NorCal Tip-Off Classic.
Jared (Palo Alto) Wulbrun buried five treys and totaled 15 points in Cal Lutheran’s 85-81 victory last Saturday over Linfield. Dempsey (Redwood High) Roggenburk totaled 16 points for the latter.
Despite 34 points, 12 boards and six assists from Sam (Vacaville High) Gabbard, UC Santa Cruz fell 112-109 to Pacific (OR) on Sunday. Teammate Will (Casa Grande High) Crain contributed 19 points, six boards and six blocked shots.
Jesse (Drake High) Hunt’s 32 points, 12 rebounds and four assists powered Eastern Washington to an 87-80 win over UM Kansas City on Saturday.
The former Palo Alto High talent is back on the court and doing well playing for his father.
“Assistant Coach In-Game Responsibilities” University of West Florida Assistant Men’s Coach Brian Benator
Informative look here.
“‘We don’t win the national title without Marvin Webster’
Life and career of Morgan State star will now be immortalized in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame” Jerry Bembry
Wonderful backstory on Webster — “The Human Eraser” — entering the college Hall of Fame
Coach Cameron Quick is no longer helming the boys basketball squad at Alameda High.
On Friday, 6-foot-5 sophomore Parker (Folsom High) Haven posted a 22 point, 10 rebound double-double in American River College’s 92-77 loss to Cuyamaca College.
On Friday, sophomore big Ethan (Madera High) Richardson led with 19 points as host Fresno City College took care of Sierra College 66-36.
On Friday, Monterey Peninsula College fell to Ohlone College 77-70 despite receiving 23 points and 13 boards from sophomore guard Anthony (Heritage High) Dennis.
On Saturday, CCSF downed Fresno City College 82-78. Jared Small tallied 25 points for FCC.
On Saturday, Eric Boose scored 33 points while grabbing nine boards in Butte College’s 87-75 loss to Columbia College. He shot 12-21, 8-11 and 1-1 respectively.
On Saturday, “Congrats to Coach Cornelius as Yuba College defeats 5-0 Allan Hancock on their floor (56-48 ) for his 400th win of his career” Yuba Mens Hoops
“Cornelius records 400th career win at Yuba” Appeal-Democrat
On Friday, Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett led Montana with 19 points and added five assists as the Grizz took down Incarnate Word 93-66.
On Saturday, Terrell (Moreau Catholic High/CCSF) Brown totaled 20 points for New Mexico State in the Aggies’ 98-94 victory over New Mexico.
On Saturday, Daniel (Los Altos High) Rosenbaum led with 21 points and teammate Micah (Lick Wilmerding) Elan contributed 18 points plus six assists as Pomona-Pitzer bopped Biola 72-67.
Tony Patelis: “San Francisco guard Frankie Ferrari is a huge reason the Dons are off to a great start (3-0). He’s running the show averaging 6.7 apg. He’s got 20 assists and 1 turnover.”
“Rams have State Final 8 aspirations” Emanuel Lee
A solid feature on 2018-19 Gavilan hoops.
A superb background feature.
Jeff Goodman: “Former Georgia Tech guard Justin Moore has committed to Pacific, he told @WatchStadium”
Additional information on Moore.
Each member of the St. Mary’s coaching staff possesses solid area credentials and connections, something unusual with most programs. Working with Head Coach Randy Bennett are:
“Draft Thoughts: Blake Griffin and the Right Questions” Eustacchio Raulli
Griffin, Steph Curry and James Harden
Damn, this beats anything the daytime (or nighttime) soaps can offer.
MC Basketball: “Congratulations to Aaron Murphy who signed his LOI to UC Davis.”
UC DavisMBB: “Congratulations, @ballin4memo, on signing a NLI with @UCDavisMBB. Welcome to @UCDavis, Ezra Manjon!
Team Arsenal: “Congrats to our guy 2019 Isaiah Hawthorne on his official signing to University of Pacific today! We look forward to telling your story years and years to come! Bright future!”
Cal Poly Pomona MBB: “We are excited to announce the signing of Will Chavarin to Cal Poly Pomona!”
Bosco Basketball: “What an exciting day to celebrate this young man”
That’s 6-foot-6, 235 Jonathan Salazar out of the southern California prep ranks and making it official with Pacific.
Kilsyth Basketball: “Congratulations to Cobra Josh Kunen on signing with the @DonsAthletics! Josh will join the Dons – who play in the impressive @WCCsports – in 2019.”
Kunen stands 6-foot-8.
Verbal Commits: “2019 Perry (AZ) G Jalen Williams has committed to Santa Clara.” He is a 6-foot-3 guard.
Verbal Commits: “2019 Long Beach Poly (CA) G Giordan Williams has received an offer from Santa Clara.” He’s a 6-foot-3 shooting guard with offers from Loyola Marymount, UC Riverside and Boston University.
Last Saturday, Andre (Urban School) Campbell’s 20 points paced Oberlin College to a 96-70 success over La Verne. Teammate Christian (Menlo-Atherton) Fioretti provided 17 points, eight assists and six boards. In a 77-72, victory over Denison on Wednesday, Campbell again led with 23 points with Fioretti contributing 16 points plus nine rebounds.
On Wednesday, St. Mary’s took down New Mexico State 73-58 in Las Cruces behind 28 points from Jordan (Folsom High) Ford. He didn’t shoot all that well but went 11-11 at the foul line.
On Tuesday, Georgetown defeated host Illinois 88-80 as freshman James (Salesian) Akinjo scored a team high 19 points (6-11, 0-2, 7-7 shooting) alongside seven assists (five TOs) in 36 minutes. He’s a perfect 17-17 on free throws thus far.
On Tuesday, host Cañada College defeated Monterey Peninsula College 70-68 as Vinny (Burlingame High) Ferrari led the victors with both 17 points and four steals as well as nabbing five rebounds. Talili (Kimball High) Leaea’s 21 points and 11 boards paced the Lobos.
On Tuesday, DeAnza College’s starting five all scored in double figures — Ajay (Cupertino High) Singh 19 (plus 12 rebounds and seven assists), Dominic (Evergreen High) Simpkins 17, Collin (Leigh High) Hill 15, Tariq Swanigan 12, Darrien (West Campus High) Davis 11) — as the Dons topped Porterville College 87-85.
On Tuesday in Stockton, San Joaquin Delta College, powered by Spencer (Lodi High) Montiero’s 20 points and 12 boards, bested Yuba College 74-70.
“Magic’s mindful Aaron Gordon is trying to stay out of ‘mental prison’
The forward has always been hard on himself, but he told CBS Sports he’s more relaxed and less stressed than ever before” James Herbert
Solving Basketball Ep #7 – Kyle Smith, San Francisco
“Kyle Smith, head coach of the University of San Francisco Dons, joins the podcast for episode seven. The three main topics covered were: 1) Recruiting. We went in depth on recruiting inefficiencies at various school — Saint Mary’s, Michigan, San Francisco, New Mexico State, etc. 2) Coaching the Princeton Offense. We talked about why the offense is still so popular today and different ways to tweak it based on personnel. 3) Coach Smith’s Hustle Stats. A player efficiency system the staff uses at USF to incentivize what’s important to them and to decide playing time.
After three games, sophomore Tavian (St. Patrick-St. Vincent) Henderson is averaging 13.7 points per game for St. Martin’s University. He’s shooting 63% overall plus grabbing 4.3 rebounds a game.
Sheldon High is ranked #5 and Modesto Christian #7 in CalHiSports pre-season Top 15.
“Bigger roster, bigger goals for ARC men’s basketball” Felix Oliveros
“SAN FRANCISCO REMAINS AT THE TOP IN WEEK 2 NORCAL RANKINGS
Week 2 Northern California Signal The Light Basketball Rankings”
California CC Hoops: “Gavilan’s Ibn Zaid named tournament MVP and Daylon Potts all-tournament selection at the Ohlone Classic.”
Chabot Basketball: “The Young Gladiators took a step forward in the 1st home game of the 18-19 season. 6 Gladiators in double figures!
Chabot 80 Shasta 64″
“All Aboard the Muss Bus (Dress Code Flexible) For the first three years of the Eric Musselman era, Nevada basketball was mostly defined by excited disrobings. With his Wolf Pack coming off a Sweet 16 run, landing a five-star recruit, and earning a preseason top-10 ranking, it’s time to start considering them something other than meme fodder: a budding national power and trendy Final Four pick” Katie Baker
The D-1 early signing period begins on Wednesday, November 14 and concludes on November 21.
Out of Capital Christian High, freshman Zach Chappell has started both of San Jose State University’s games this season.
The same for former Bellarmine star Jake Wojcik, now a frosh at Richmond.
On Saturday, Jordan (Folsom High) Ford exploded for 35 points in the St. Mary’s 92-63 homecourt takedown of Utah Valley. He shot 11-17, 4-6 and 9-10 respectively.
On Saturday, host USF bopped Maine 93-50 powered, in part, by 13-29 three-point shooting. Jordan (De La Salle) Ratinho went 4-7 from long distance and Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari 3-6.
On Saturday, Illinois State fell to Belmont 100-89 despite the Redbirds getting a team high 23 points from Phil (Franklin High) Fayne as well as 14 points and five assists from Zach (Berkeley High/CCSF) Copeland.
On Saturday, 6-foot-6 Lance (St. Mary’s – Stockton) Coleman tallied 31 points (and seven boards), as Fullerton won beat San Diego City College.
SDCC freshman Kai (Placer High) Huntsberry scored 15 points.
On Saturday, Monterey Peninsula College handled Merced College 83-68 with Anthony (Heritage High) Dennis providing a 23 point, 10 rebound double-double.
On Friday, Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro provided team highs of 28 points, eight boards and six assists as San Diego beat host UC Davis 76-57.
On Friday, Oregon handled Eastern Washington 80-47 but 6-foot-7 senior Jesse (Drake High) Hunt totaled nine points and eight rebounds for EW.
On Friday, DeAnza College blew out College of the Redwoods 112-83 as part of the American River College tournament. AJ Singh paced the Dons with both 25 points and seven rebounds.
From Wednesday, San Jose State University topped Life Pacific 89-72 behind 15 points and 13 rebounds in 19 minutes from Michael (James Logan High/CCSF) Steadman.
Steadman then provided nine points, 14 boards plus four blocked shots in a loss to Southern Utah on Saturday.
From Thursday: Gavilan College 93, Modesto Junior College 62
The biggest producers for the Rams: Daylon (Edison High) Potts 17 points, 10 boards, 5 assists (on 6-10, 3-4, 2-2 shooting), 4 steals – Mrad (Gunderson High) Abrha with 12 points plus five boards and Deion (McClymonds High) Ellis’ 11 points, five rebounds and trio of steals.
On Tuesday, Terrell (Moreau Catholic High/CCSF) Brown totaled 13 points in New Mexico State’s season opener, a 93-56 success versus North Dakota State. He shot 3-5 from beyond the arc and 4-5 at the foul line.
Brown the went for 11 points on 3-5, 2-4, 3-5 shooting respectively on Friday in a 96-69 win over UTEP.
“Stephen Curry is the new Michael Jordan” Tom Haberstroh
“The coach behind college basketball’s Team Chaos is fast-forwarding everything Taking early three-point shots? Check. Going all out for steals? Check. Playing faster than fast? Always. Savannah State is pushing basketball trends to their extremes, and the outcome is mesmerizing, win or lose” Alex Kirshner
It includes Marcus Lee out of California and Deer Valley High.
Verbal Commits: “2019 City College of San Francisco (CA) G Austin McCullough has received an offer from Southern Miss.”
He’s a sophomore transfer from California.
Verbal Commits: “2019 Centre Of Excellence (AUS) F Josh Kunen has committed to San Francisco.”
Kunen is 6-foot-8 and out of Australia.
“…Completing his Junior Championship career with a gold medal earlier this year, Victoria’s Josh Kunen is now set to head to the University of San Francisco.
He contributed 6.7 points, nine rebounds and 1.7 blocks for Victoria as they claimed the Australian Under-20 Championships gold medal while he also shot 42% from the field and 82% from the free-throw line.
Starting as a centre due to his superior height as a junior, Kunen’s athleticism and ball-handling skills has allowed him to fit into a guard role as he has developed and that knowledge of being able to play inside and outside will contribute immensely to his growing career…”
Lakeshow Hoops: “Congratulations to Fresno State/Pacific Grad Ray Bowles (@RayBowlesJr) inking first Euro Deal in Austria”
Bowles is out of Modesto Christian High.
Former Gavilan guard Brian King tied a school record recently with 37 points for Ottawa University.
On Thursday, freshman guard Kai (Placer High) Huntsberry scored eight points and dished out nine assists in San Diego City College’s 93-68 victory over West Hills Coalinga.
“#1 2019 In Norcal Keshad Johnson is a San Diego State Aztec!” Simply Basketball
On Tuesday, San Diego bopped Weber State 83-66 as Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro led with 25 points, 12 boards and four steals.
On Tuesday, James (Salesian Prep) Akinjo started at the point and played 26 minutes for Georgetown. He scored eight points on 2-8, 2-5 and 2-2 shooting with seven assists and four turnovers.
On Tuesday, USF routed UC Davis on the road 76-42. The score was 46-26 after 20 minutes with the second half finishing at a 30-16 points differential.
On Tuesday, Stanford bested Seattle 96-74 although Anand (Manteca High/Las Positas College) Hundal tallied 13 points and three boards in 13 minutes for the Redhawks. He shot 5-6 overall, 3-4 from long distance..
After a pair of games in his initial season, San Diego City College’s Kai (Placer High) Huntsberry is averaging 11.5 points per game alongside a 7.0 assist-to-turnover ratio.
After three games, 6-foot-4 freshman Michael Hayes is providing 20.3 points and 10.7 rebounds for Las Positas College.
As of November 7, Will Cherry is on the roster of the Santa Cruz Warriors. He played collegiately at Montana and earlier at McClymonds High.
As of November 7, Cody Demps of Sacramento State and Pleasant Grove High plus Gabe Vincent of UC Santa Barbara and St. Mary’s High (Stockton) are members of the Stockton Kings.
Nor Cal Tipoff Classic
The Nor Cal Tipoff Classic is taking place on Saturday, November 24 at Newark Memorial High School.
Committed players include Jake Kyman-UCLA, Max Agbonkpolo-USC, Shengze Li-BYU (all Santa Margarita); Romelle Mansel-Long Beach State (St. Bernard), Josh Morgan-Long Beach State (Sheldon), Aaron Murphy-UC Davis (Modesto Christian)
CCSF Men’s Basketball: “CCSF Tip-off ALL-Tourney Team”
The Rams don’t have a Zach Copeland or a Terrell Brown but it’s a pick-your-poison for opposing defenses this season as Coach Justin Labagh’s squad will likely feature a different high scorer each night.
“Las Positas enters new season with talented roster, high hopes
Hawks, ranked 14th in state preseason basketball poll; boast touted newcomer Hayes and returning backcourt of Ketchel, Marshall” Matt Schwab
In his initial game for IMG (Florida), 6-foot-9 Elias (Sheldon High) King tallied 22 points, 14 boards and four steals versus Combine Academy (NC).
“New Chabot Men’s Coach Keenan McMiller Instills Tough Defense
Athletic Gladiators looking for big bounce-back season, ranked No. 11 in State Preseason Poll” Matt Schwab
“Steve Kline Takes Helm Of Ohlone Men’s Basketball
With Scott Fisher’s resignation right before the season, his former assistant, a longtime American High coach, will guide the Renegades” Matt Schwab
Gavilan College MBB: “GavilanMBB is excited to get 6’7” SO sensation Xander Bowers back on the floor tomorrow. Xander is returning to the floor for the first time since mid-September. Bowers was an Elite 80 All-American invite following a double-double campaign his FR season.”
A broken foot has San Jose State University sophomore Caleb (Vallejo native) Simmons out for the season.
James Giacomazzi: “Congrats to Michael Hayes for earning MVP honors, Decaurey Brown and John Ketchel All-Tourney, as Las Positas College goes 3-0 to open the season.
6-foot sophomore Trey (Harbor High) Whitley starts strong – he scored 18 points (three treys) in Cabrillo College’s opener and followed up with 26 points (eight threes). The Seahawks are 2-0.
Overlooked: 6-foot-6 sophomore Spencer (Lodi High) Montiero just missed a milestone with 18 points alongside his 20 boards in San Joaquin Delta’s victory over Shasta College on Sunday.
If McKinnie’s story doesn’t warm your heart then you must be a blood relative of Donald Trump.
“RAMS HOLD ON TO NUMBER ONE RANKING AFTER WEEK ONE
Week 1 Signal The Light Basketball Northern California Rankings”
This is part, click on the link for more: “1. Damian Lillard, wrecking you
This guy gets better every season. Lillard has rounded out his game on offense to the point that he is good at everything — and realizes it. He can punish opponents in every conceivable way, from almost any spot inside the half court. He shifts entire defenses with one dribble, one shoulder fake, one glance at the rim. He knows every counter you have, and has two counters ready. He is operating with a stone-faced disdain that says, ‘Why are you even bothering?”‘…
Montana 90, Whitworth 58 On Friday, Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett led the Grizzlies with both 17 points and seven boards and fellow starter Timmy (Dublin High) Falls scored nine points alongside a team-best six assists.
Ismael Cruz: “I’d like to thank all the coaches that have recruited me but after talking to my family we have decided these will be my top 6 schools 🔒 Where do y’all think I should go ?” He’s attending Fresno High.
“USF looking to break into top three in WCC” Steve Kroner
“2018-19 Men’s Basketball Season Preview” St. Mary’s athletics
These are Jordan Ford’s Gaels.
“Whitworth men: Talent-rich Pirates ready for the nation’s best” Ryan Collingwood
Whitworth is Kyle (Marin Academy) Roach country.
Greg Newell: “Just found out this Legendary California JC Coach, Bill Trumbo has passed away, due to complications of advanced Alzheimers Disease. Coach Trumbo enjoyed his JC success at Santa Rosa JC winning at an incredible rate in the 80’s. Coach also had 4 year HC stints at Idaho; Sonoma St and most recently…….Cal State Monterey Bay……..Just a wonderful man and my condolences are extended to his Family and former players, coaches and his coaching friends throughout BB!! RIP: Coach Trumbo!!”
6-foot-3 sophomore Anthony (Heritage High) Dennis posted 30 points, nine boards, four assists and two steals in Monterey Peninsula College’s 88-83 loss to Shasta College.
Isiah Attles tallied 25 points, six rebounds and four assists in Contra Costa College’s 102-74 victory over Sacramento City College.
Behind 18 rebounds , eight points, five assists and three blocks from Daylon (Edison High) Potts and behind a 45-31 second half, Gavilan College edged Foothill College 74-70.
With its scoring evenly divided (Malcolm Johnson 19, Austin McCullough and Dale (Sheldon High) Currie 18, Deschon Winston 14, Emeka (De La Salle) Udeny and Niamey (Mission High) Harris 12) City College of San Fancisco topped College of Alameda 124-100.
Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer provided 19 points, five boards and five assists in Fresno City College’s 81-55 win over Napa Valley College.
Mrad (Gunderson High) Abrha led with 21 points and Daylon (Edison High) Potts posted a line of 18 boards, 14 points and seven assists as Gavilan College bested Merced College 80-75. The Rams again used a strong second 20 minutes, 48-36, to nab the victory.
With 20 points, seven boards and three assists from Anthony (Heritage High) Dennis, Monterey Peninsula College beat Chabot College 64-59.
Gavilan College 73, Chabot College 41 as Deion (McClymonds High) Ellis enjoyed 21 points, six boards and five blocked shots for the victors.
CCSF 79, Fresno City College 70
Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer played big again for FCC with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Austin McCullough led the victorious City-ites with 20 points, Malcolm Johnson provided 15 and Deschon Winston finished with 13.
Trey (Harbor High) Whitley tallied 18 points on 6-11, 3-5 and 3-4 shooting respectively as Cabrillo College topped Shasta College 61-51.
Evan (Berkeley High) Thompson led the Comets with 24 points but Contra Costa College fell 74-70 to Las Positas College.
Santa Rosa Junior College 88, Fresno City College 86 FCC box
In the loss, Jonah (Clovis North High) Brown scored 21 points on 4-8 shooting from long distance and grabbed five boards. Skylar (Drake High) Chavez paced the Bear Cubs with 26 points.
Sophomore Kenny (Manteca High) Wooten totaled nine rebounds, seven points and four blocked shots in Oregon’s 77-58 homecourt victory over Western Oregon University on Friday.
6-foot-5 sophomore Alex (Valley Christian High) Sokol scored 21 points in Cal State Northridge’s 89-87 success against Cal State Los Angeles on Thursday. Sokol shot 7-14, 5-9 and 2-2 respectively.
On Saturday, Phil (Franklin High/Western Nebraska) Fayne scored 23 points and teammate Zach (Berkeley High/CCSF) Copeland 17 in Illinois State’s 82-74 victory over Augustana.
Keshad Johnson: “Let’s goooo. Final 2. This what if comes down 2💯. Both great schools. 💯🙌🏽 Decision making coming soon”
Chriss is just back after being sidelined due to a sprained ankle.
From this article on DI transfers “…Washington transfer Carlos Johnson will play immediately at Grand Canyon. He went to Washington to play for former UW coach Lorenzo Romar but did not leave for Grand Canyon until his playing time decreased under new UW coach Mike Hopkins. Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle sounded legitimately surprised Johnson’s waiver request was granted. “No idea,” Majerle told The Arizona Republic when asked what reasons were given. “We just filed…”
Johnson played at El Cerrito High.
“CHS grad leads San Francisco State men’s hoops team” Nevada Appeal
A feature on Gator Head Coach Vince Inglima.
“SAN FRANCISCO CLAIMS TOP SPOT IN STLB NORCAL PRESEASON POLL” Signal The Light Basketball
Raymond Hawkins: “Blessed To Receive An Offer From St. John’s University”
The 6-foot-9 Hawkins is at Findlay Prep this season.
Out of Placer High, 6-foot-2 guard Kai Huntsberry is a freshman on the 2018-19 San Diego City College roster.
A pair of interesting Nor Cal names on Coach Andrew Jones’ 2018-19 Sacramento City College roster:
Greg Milton III, a 6-foot-2 freshman out of Cosumnes Oaks High
Ryan Chappell, a 6-foot-4 sophomore out of Capital Christian High and Montana State Billings.
New College of Alameda Coach Marshall Collins’ 2018-19 squad consists entirely of freshmen:
Here is new Chabot College Coach Keenan McMiller’s 2018-19 roster, all newcomers to the program:
“FRESNO LOOKS TO DOMINATE ANOTHER YEAR IN THE CVC” Signal The Light Basketball
Seven other northern California teams are also in the Top 20.
(Kyle) Roach named Pre-Season All-American” Whitworth athletics
Make that a First Team AA.
Roach is a 6-foot-5 guard out of Marin Academy.
“(Joey) Hewitt … D3Hoops Preseason All-America Honors” Whitman athletics
Another First Team AA.
Hewitt is a 6-foot-2 guard out of Acalanes High.
From Friday in Reno: Nevada 85, San Francisco State 60
The northern California talents on Coach Kaniela Aiona’s 2018-19 roster:
Here’s an interview with both Carson Medley, author of “Through The Red Door: The Eternal Season of Coach Clink and the Division II Chico State Wildcats” and Chico State Coach Greg Clink.
The Medley-Clink interview begins at the 21-minute mark.
“Blackballing in the NBA kept Cleo Hill from becoming a star
In early 1960s, teams had limits on number of black players and how good they could be” Dan Klores
“Remembering Hank Greenwald, the gentleman humorist” Bruce Jenkins
Even if the game wasn’t entertaining, Greenwald was. In fact, that’s when he was often at his best.
Jake Weingarten: “Cal has now offered 2020 five-star Kyree Walker, source told Stockrisers. He told Stockrisers hours ago he reopened his recruitment. Many are in the mix.”
He verbally committed earlier to Arizona State. The timing of that as well as the choice were baffling.
Impact Basketball: “Great first event for postgrad Chris Aibuedefe at Jerry Mullen’s Prep Showcase in the Desert. The 6’8 forward from Del Oro HS in Sacramento caught the attention of college coaches with his length and skill…”
In host Nevada’s 91-73 exhibition loss to Washington on Sunday, freshman Jordan Brown tallied 10 points plus eight boards in 27 minutes of play.
Chris Murray: “30 minutes until Nevada and Washington tip. Four-star 2020 prospect Dischon Jackson is on an unofficial visit today. He’s a 6-9/235 center who 247Sports ranks No. 63 in his class. Vallejo native averaged 14.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 3.3 bpg as a sophomore last year.”
“Zach Copeland Locker Room Interview” Illinois State athletics
It runs a little over three minutes with the former CCSF and Berkeley High talent.
Phil Fayne named to the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason First Team.
“Fayne, who was named second team All-MVC selection last year, averaged 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. His rebounding average was third best in the MVC last year, and his scoring fifth. He also made 59.5 percent of his shots from the field (181-of-304), which was the second-highest total in the MVC in 2017-18.”
Fayne is out of Franklin High and Western Nebraska College.
“49ERS LOOK TO THREE PEAT IN WIDE OPEN RACE IN BAY VALLEY CONFERENCE” Signal The Light Basketball
“2018-2019 BIG 8 CONFERENCE PREVIEW” Signal The Light Basketball
Check out the number of northern California players on the 2018-19 Cal State Monterey Bay roster:
“Bob Cousy reflects on race, making amends with Bill Russell” Jackie MacMullan
Ohlone Head Coach Steve Kline knew early on that he wanted to coach in some capacity. But first came playing. After “breaking some bones on the court,” the revelation came: “I have to do something else.” Kline’s vocational direction came as a result of his teaching the intricacies of hoops skills to youngsters. “I did it backwards,” Kline explained. “I began coaching kids and liked it so much I earned a teaching credential.”
Thus began stints assisting the boys basketball program at American High (his prep alma mater and where he played basketball) as well as eventually working for a time as the athletic director of the Eagles. Kline also assisted at Cal State Stanislaus. His coaching bug was so strong he also worked two years as American’s varsity football coach.
Kline credits Dave Garcia, American’s very first basketball coach, for giving him the initial opportunity to enter the coaching ranks.
When Scott Fisher recently vacated the top spot at Ohlone — “we didn’t know Coach Fisher was going to step down” — Kline’s double digit years of assisting the program made him a top candidate for taking over. “I’ve gone from suggestion giver to decision maker.”
“I want to give credit to Coach Fisher for preparing and helping me over the last four years and thank Ohlone College for actually giving me the opportunity.”
The choice of Kline worked well vis-a-vis the continuity of the recruiting process. “It was a staff effort between Coach Fisher, myself and Stuart Hashimoto” (who remains an assistant) so the existing connections the latter two already enjoyed with recruits paid off.
What will Ohlone fans be seeing this season? “Solid guard play but we’re very young. Our tallest guy is 6-foot-5 with some 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-4 players.”
Here are the 2018-19 Ohlone College Renegades:
RS Steven Amaral 6’8 195 Fr. Fremont,/Washington HS
RS Josh Stadler 6’5 200 Fr. Gold Coast, Aus./Hillcrest
RS Mo Dia 6’0 175 Fr. Castro Valley/Castro Valley HS
RS Isaiah Washington 6’1 165 Fr. Fremont, Washington HS
RS Brenden Devera 6’3 210 Fr. Union City, James Logan HS
Jeff Goodman: “Saint Mary’s beat Stanford fairly easily in a closed scrimmage. Jordan Ford had 43 for the Gaels. Ford is gonna have a HUGE year for Randy Bennett. Cardinal were led by KZ Okpala (19) and Daejon Davis (15).”
Jon Rothstein: “Source: Portland guard Chrisshawn Clark is out indefinitely with a dislocated ankle. Clark was formerly at Pitt.”
Clark was bigtime for Cañada College in 2014-15 but missed the following season due to a left knee injury. He signed with Pittsburgh but again suffered a left knee/meniscus injury and sat out 2016-17. Talk about bad luck.
Former Serra center Jack Wilson is healthy.
6-foot-3 junior Tory Stamps, formerly of DeAnza College, is at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. It’s an NAIA D1 program.
“2018-2019 GOLDEN VALLEY CONFERENCE PREVIEW” Signal The Light Basketball
Feather River College, under Coach Randy Rick, is the projected conference winner. Each team looks to pretty much be brand new so it looks like whoever’s newcomers adapt the quickest will be the most successful.
“How to Watch Basketball
Want to watch basketball like a coach or scout? Here’s how I learned.” Cleaning The Glass
“The 4 biggest problems with the NBA’s new plan to pay elite high school players
The G-League is offering real money to lure one-and-done stars away from college. There are still a few issues.” Rickey O’Donnell
Verbal Commits: “2019 Loyola (CA) F James Keefe has committed to Stanford.”
Keefe is 6-foot-9, 200 and is the son of former Cardinal and NBA player Adam Keefe.
“THE MEXICO CITY OLYMPICS PROTEST AND THE MEDIA
Comparing coverage of Smith and Carlos in 1968 to Kaepernick today shows what’s changed — and what hasn’t” Andrew Maraniss
Important history to know and understand.
“(Drew) Gordon will join Brooklyn’s G League affiliate in Long Island and is expected to be called up during the season after turning down offers to play overseas.” Arthur Hill
The 76ers waived Darin Johnson but he is likely to be assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers’ G-League affiliate.
“(Isaiah) Taylor recently suffered a stress fracture in his leg and told cleveland.com that he could be out for a month.” The Cavaliers have waived him.
“How the international big men affected the small ball revolution” Stefan Djordjevic
Verbal Commits: “2019 Casper College (WY) C James Hampshire has received an offer from Pacific.”
Hampshire is a 7-foot-1, 250 redshirt sophomore out of Arizona. He also has offers from Kent State, Montana, Washington State and UC Santa Barbara.
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Chris Murray: “Nevada’s Jordan Brown one of 20 players named to Karl Malone Award watch list (top PF). He’s one of four players not from a power league on the list…”
Brown is also projected by the Mountain West Conference coaches as the Freshman of the year.
Signal The Light Basketball previews the Coast South Conference and projects the 2018-19 Gavilan College Rams as the title winner.
Saddleback College in southern California has two Bay Area talents in sophomore Shawn Stith, 6-foot-8, 255 out of Fremont High and sophomore Arash Poorsina, 6-foot-10, 240, of St. Ignatius Prep. The former averaged 13.0 points plus 6.3 rebounds in 25 minutes a game last season.
“Gonzaga picked to Win 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Championship” West Coast Conference athletics
USF’s Frankie Ferrari, Jordan Ford of St. Mary’s and UC San Diego’s Isaiah Pineiro are All-WCC First Team projections as well as KJ Feagin of Santa Clara.
Here is the 2018-19 Prolific Prep of Napa Christian (CA) Boy’s High School basketball schedule: