May 5, 2011

Herndon makes his decision

Kevin McCarthy

After averaging 23.5 points and 11.3 rebounds a game in leading St. Patrick/St. Vincent to a 26-9 overall record, Robbie Herndon made his college choice. Coming out of not exactly bucolic Vallejo, using the phrase ’how ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm...’ isn’t wholly accurate but he is heading to life in the big city.

photo of Robbie Herndon

The 6-foot-3 Herndon has decided to attend San Francisco State University and play for Coach Paul Trevor.

"I liked the coaches a lot, liked the school and liked the campus," Herndon explained. He added, "It’s somewhat close to home and my family will be able to watch me."

Another factor: "I can go there and have the chance to play right away."

In 2010-2011, the Gators finished 16-8 overall, 14-8 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play which resulted in a fourth place finish. ’Neighbors’ in the league include Chico State, Humboldt State, Cal State Stanislaus, Sonoma State and Cal State East Bay.

Herndon’s northern California teammates will include returnees Max Fodor (Bellarmine College Prep), Nefi Perdomo (Skyline High), Phoenix O’Rourke (Serra High) and Tyler Brown (St. Joseph Notre Dame).

Trevor, a native of Fairfax, came from a long stint at Cal State San Bernardino, with earlier stops at USF and Sonoma State University. His initial season the previous go-around resulted in 17-14, 10-12 records.

Herndon hasn’t settled yet on a major but business is one direction he is considering as is something in the forensic sciences field.

Southern Utah University, headed by former BYU coach Roger Reid, was also seriously vying for Herndon’s services.