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Findlay Prep: “Welcome to the family, @raymondhawkiins

Raymond will join the Findlay Family from East Oakland for his senior season. Let’s get it!”

Castlemont High was short-lived.

Concordia University Irvine: “SIGNED: Austin Clarke”

Out of Campolindo High and Citrus College, the 6-foot-6 Clarke averaged 10.9 points plus 3.7 rebounds while shooting 48%, 43% and 89%... (Read more)

Mike Marcial is the new head coach at College of San Mateo. He worked at Fresno City College and Lassen College plus others earlier and played at Sacramento State. CSM is re-starting its men’s basketball program. The word so far is that the Bulldogs won’t field a team in 2018-19 but start play the following season.... (Read more)

Darren Sabedra: “Piedmont Hills basketball coach/AD Pete Simos tells me he has resigned from both positions to explore interests outside of athletics. Said school, where he’ll continue to teach, has been nothing but supportive”

This is certainly a loss for South Bay basketball.

Ryan Madry is back in the Bay Area as a Santa Clara... (Read more)

* Nor Cal hoops links for this week

Comments off 05/3/18, 16:07 kevinmccarthy

Was anyone touting Sheldon High’s Dale Currie as a Sacramento Player of the Year candidate back in November? Not moi nor anyone else as best as my memory serves. The question is: did Currie come on strong during his senior season, was he somehow overlooked prior to it or is it a combination of both... (Read more)

* Pacific gets 6-foot-9 Amari McCray

Comments off 04/11/18, 22:19 kevinmccarthy

Corey Evans: “Howard College sophomore big man Amari McCray has committed to Pacific, per source. Took honors as first team all region & league defensive player of the year”

McCray is 6-foot-9, 276 and possessed offers from New Mexico State, Tulsa and Virginia Tech. He’s out of Louisiana. His numbers this season.

»  Read more in-depth... (Read more)

* Corey Evans on James Akinjo

Comments off 04/3/18, 22:18 kevinmccarthy

Corey Evans on James Akinjo’s recruitment: “…Patrick Ewing was the first head coach to see Akinjo after his release and the Hoyas look to be well-positioned but Arizona looks to be the team to beat. The Wildcats only have six scholarship players returning to next year’s squad, and the idea of 25-plus minutes per game... (Read more)

* Donte DiVincenzo and the NBA draft

Comments off 04/3/18, 22:12 kevinmccarthy

“After title game, what does the NBA think of Donte DiVincenzo?”—Evan Daniels

Regardless of DiVincenzo’s performance on Monday, making a draft decision based on a single game is foolhardy.

“Donte DiVincenzo Is the Latest Testament to Villanova’s Player Development Machine”—Jonathan Tjarks

Loved this headline: “Michigan gets burned by Villanova, Donte’s Inferno”—Mark Ziegler

Big West Men’s Basketball All-Conference 
2017-18 BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR TJ Shorts II, UC Davis
2017-18 BIG WEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR TJ Shorts II, UC Davis
2017-18 BIG WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Terrell Gomez, CSUN
2017-18 BIG WEST COACH OF THE YEAR Jim Les, UC Davis
FIRST TEAM
... (Read more)

2017-18 CCAA Men’s Basketball Awards
Player of the Year: Ethan Alvano, Cal State San Marcos
Newcomer of the Year: Vida Faniel, Stanislaus State
Freshman of the Year: Phoenix Shackelford, Cal Poly Pomona
Coach of the Year: Greg Kamansky, Cal Poly Pomona

All-CCAA First Team

Ethan Alvano Sr. G Cal State... (Read more)

* Big night for Evan Poulsen

Comments off 01/10/18, 22:09 kevinmccarthy

“Montgomery boys win early NBL basketball showdown”—Kerry Benefield

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* The 2017-18 Las Positas College Hawks

Comments off 10/30/17, 22:10 kevinmccarthy

Whether at Las Positas College (LPC) or Cosumnes River College, Coach James Giacomazzi’s teams have always been successful. Led by bigs or fronted by guards, he employs offensive and defensive systems with annual tweaks designed maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses.

In the fast approaching season, he possesses a pair of bigs in 6-foot-10 Peter Hewitt... (Read more)

* The Nor Cal Tip Off Classic

Comments off 10/16/17, 22:02 kevinmccarthy

Bishop O’Dowd vs. Fairfax highlights 11th annual Nor Cal Tip Off Classic

The eleventh annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, CA.

The event is designed to promote/showcase Northern California basketball to college coaches, media/scouts and the general public.

There will be seven... (Read more)

* A Jordan Brown update

Comments off 10/11/17, 22:13 kevinmccarthy

“USA BBall: Two visits set for five-star Jordan Brown”—Eric Bossi

“USA Bball Mini-Camp: Top Performers”—Evan Daniels & Josh Gershon
“Jordan Brown has always thrived in the USA Basketball environment and this weekend was one of many successful weekends the five-star power forward has had in Colorado Springs over the last few years. While Brown’s... (Read more)

The eleventh annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, CA.

The event is designed to promote/showcase Northern California basketball to college coaches, media/scouts and the general public.

There will be seven games on the day beginning at 11:00 am. (The schedule is enclosed.)... (Read more)

* Logan Johnson has scouts woke

Comments off 08/23/17, 22:05 kevinmccarthy

“Who is the biggest sleeper in the 2018 class?”—Evan Daniels, Brian Snow & Josh Gershon.

“Scout’s National Recruiting Experts predict which player not in the current 2018 Top 100 makes his way there in the final Top 100…”

Josh Gershon selected: “Logan Johnson has made a big jump as a prospect over the last year... (Read more)

“Argenal joins Wolf Pack men’s basketball staff”—Nevada athletics

University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has added Gus Argenal (pronounced Arjenal) as an assistant coach for the Wolf Pack. Argenal spent the last four seasons as the head coach of the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, an NCAA division II school located in... (Read more)

“Illinois State Redbirds”—Brad Cavallaro

“Zachary Copeland is a junior college transfer who will add long range shooting and scoring from the wing positions. Listed at 6-4, Copeland averaged 18.7 points per game in junior college, but most notably shot a scorching 47.7% from three. If his shooting can translate immediately, then he will be major... (Read more)

* Evan Zeller to San Francisco State

Comments off 05/25/17, 21:18 kevinmccarthy

Evan Zeller is the latest Cal State Monterey Bay player to move on—he’s transferring to San Francisco State.

Originally out of Orange County, he’s a 6-foot-2 long distance shooting guard who redshirted this season due to injury. Look for Zeller to be the top scorer for the Gators this season.

Matches in: Nor Cal Basketball

by Kevin McCarthy

The Las Positas College (LPC) men’s basketball team finished this season with 18 wins and a third place finish in the always tough Coast-North Conference as Coach James Giacomazzi’s program morphed from a guard-oriented group a year ago to one built around a pair of 6-foot-10 talents.

Sophomore Anand (Manteca High) Hundal averaged 14.8 points, 10.3... (Read more)

by Kevin McCarthy

Do high school phenoms become NBA all stars? Let’s look at a segment of California’s heralded high schoolers in probing the answers to this question. Do remember this isn’t drawing from a talent pool in a state like Maine or Alaska.

With the population as a whole (40,000,000) and the demographics in... (Read more)

by Kevin McCarthy

With Elijah Hardy heading to Washington and Bishop O’Dowd teammate Naseem Gaskin doing the same with Utah, the question arose recently about when was the last time a Bay Area high school had two Pac-10/12 guards in the same class from the same team?

It turns out to be never (at least... (Read more)

by Kevin McCarthy

As is usual, Sacramento is loaded with college prospects and 6-foot-1 2019 prospect Makhi (pronounced mack-high) Turner of Weston Ranch High and the NorCal Tar Heels is one of them.

Here’s Tar Heels Coach Anthony Bell assessing his player: “Makhi played the 1-4 positions, attacks the rim with vengeance, is quick off... (Read more)

by Kevin McCarthy

In talking recently with a West Catholic Athletic League coach, he said the league contains 10 to 12 D1 players this season. Yes, you read this correctly: 10 to 12 D1 players this season.

Here’s the list of possibilities I located:

Logan Johnson, St. Francis (Cincinnati commit)
Jake Wojcik, Bellarmine... (Read more)

by Kevin McCarthy

It’s rather amusing when a basketball prospect posts about his or her involvement ‘in the grind’ on social media. Why? Because the individuals are doing something they have chosen to participate in, typically travel short to moderate distances for high school and travel team practices plus workouts with trainers and receive the... (Read more)

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