February 3, 2011

Valley Crop is Bountiful

Kevin McCarthy

The Santa Clara Valley produces silicon chips. Prior to the paveover, it was fruits and vegetables. But there is no encyclopedia historical entry about the bearing of prep basketball prospects. A Drew Gordon pops up every so often but the discovery of gold is occurs often elsewhere in the Golden State. However, Piedmont High Coach Pete Simos says there is silver and bronze to be had if college recruiters look hard enough. Additionally, he offers up a pair of out-of-county names off teams he and his team have faced this season.

Here’s a listing of college prospects who Simos says are worth scouting and signing at various levels, along with his commentary:

The Valley is rarely on the recruiting radar but catching these players in action just might pay off for a hungry assistant college coach looking to make a name.