Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wooten now a free agent

Josh Gershon: "2017 Las Vegas Trinity center Kenny Wooten receives release from LOI to #Nevada. Offers coming in quickly"

Locally, San Jose State University is among them.

Santos with a serious suitor

Team Arsenal: "2017 PG Bobby Santos Jr (Valley Christian) has received an offer from Cal State East Bay"

According to this tweet, he'll be visiting in mid-October.

Milstead being eyed

Corey Evans: "St Mary's head coach Randy Bennett and Grand Canyon were in tonight for 2017 Moreau Catholic guard Damari Milstead."

Coach Bennett has to be serious if he left Moraga.

How many ever thought such a Delly-NBA-starter headline was possible?

"Matthew Dellavedova set to become starter with Milwaukee Bucks" -- Olgun Uluc

A long time coming from a management person

"Bucks' Feigin makes blunt assessment of Milwaukee's racial divide, pledges 'meaningful action'" -- Rich Kirchen

His words: “Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life. It just is a place that is antiquated. It is in desperate need of repair and has happened for a long, long time. One of our messages and one of our goals is to lead by example.”

A Grant Vermeer update

"Navy's Grant Vermeer leads new wave of Cyber Operations majors"

"Grant Vermeer describes the Naval Academy as a leadership laboratory. The proof is in his own story of managing a difficult cyber operations major while playing a unique role on the men's basketball team."

He was Mr. Trey at Bellarmine as well as a First Team All-WCAL honoree..

So much we as fans don't see on the court

Joshua Riddell on Kansas freshman Josh Jackson.

This is why studying video is necessary in evaluating prospects.

This is fascinating

"Buzzketball: How analytics are redefining Tech men's basketball" -- Faizan Hasnany

Down to four positions

Barstool Reags: "I need everyone to agree there's no such thing as a SG, SF or PF anymore. Positions are PG, Wing, Stretch, Post"


It will be interesting (good luck)

"How to Beat the Warriors - Imitation won’t be enough. To topple the giant, teams will need to look at the defending champs and then dig even further into the past" -- Kevin O'Conner

This could get big if the results appear

"Andre Drummond finds outside-the-box path to help become a better foul shooter" -- Keith Langlois

Monday, September 26, 2016

The 2016-17 Cal Baptist Lancers

Here's Coach Rick Croy's 2015-16 squad, one led by senior Michael Smith and featuring eight northern Californians. Also, note the Australian presence.

Casey Norris G Gr. 6-1 200 Fremont, CA Loyola Marymount

Marquise Mosley G So. 5-9 160 Pasadena, CA Renaissance Academy
Jason Todd G Jr. 6-5 205 Mill Creek, WA Portland
Bul Kuol F Fr. 6-7 205 Canberra, ACT, Australia Lake Ginninderra College
Sam Gagliardi G Fr. 6-2 185 Fox Island, WA Gig Harbor HS
Tobyn Lawson G Fr. 6-4 175 Shoreline, WA Shorecrest HS
Jordan Heading G R-So. 6-2 190 Colonel Light Gardens, South Australia Sunrise Christian School
Colin DeLaere F R-Fr. 6-7 215 Fresno, CA Clovis West HS
Danny King G R-Jr.  6-5 180 Jamul, CA Steele Canyon HS
Michael Smith G Sr. 6-4 195 South San Francisco, CA El Camino HS
George Petersen, Jr. F R-Fr. 6-5 210 Clovis, CA Clovis West HS
Austin Clarke F Fr. 6-5 190 Moraga, CA Campolindo HS
Ben Wood G R-Fr. 6-3 205 Walnut Creek, CA Las Lomas HS
Kalidou Diouf C Jr. 6-9 235 Heidelberg, Germany Alaska Anchorage
Mason Stuteville F Jr. 6-11 235 Orangevale, CA Sacramento State
De'jon Davis F Fr. 6-7 240 Oakland, CA Oakland Technical HS

The 2016-17 UC Merced roster

Here's second-year Coach Kevin Pham's Bobcat roster -- nine members hail from northern California:

Ryan Haywood FR G 6-2 175 Chino, CA Diamond Ranch High

Andrew Williams FR G 6-1 180 Sacramento, CA Sacramento High

Aaron Laflin SO F 6-7 220 Santa Maria, CA Righetti High

Isaiah Knott FR G 5-8 150 Merced, CA El Capitan High

Matt Laflin SO F 6-7 220 Santa Maria, CA Righetti High

Joshua Kimble JR G 6-1 175 Richmond, CA Pinole Valley High

Sean Rodriguez FR G 6-0 160 Oakland, CA Piedmont High

Camdenn Young-Harry FR G 6-3 200 Hayward, CA Mt. Eden High

Branson Garcia SO F 6-4 185 Turlock, CA John H. Pitman High

Frederick Steen FR  F 6-5 180 Hayward, CA Mt. Eden High

Derek E'denchukwu FR F 6-5 215 Hercules, CA Salesian High

Ronnie Kozak FR F  6-8 230 Camarillo, CA  Adolfo Camarillo High

Cole Taira FR G 5-9 165 Sacramento, CA Kennedy High

The 2016-17 Pacific Union Nor Cal talents

Coach Greg Rahn's 2016-17 Pioneer roster sports eight players with northern California affiliations:

Jayson Marquez JR SG 6-0 175 Harlem, NY Napa Valley College

LeRoy Anderson SR G/F 6-6 190 Oakland, CA Grace University

Damon Jones SR G/F 6-3 185 Oakland, CA JWU- Denver

Malik Muhammad JR G 6-2 185 Fresno, CA Porterville College

Rae Hubbard JR SG 5-10 145 Fairfield, CA Napa Valley College

Justin Stevens FR C 6-7 220 Chico, CA Paradise Adventist Academy

Ben Jazuk JR F/C 6-5 270 Vallejo, CA Napa Valley College

Noel Briones JR G 6-0 185 Hayward,CA Chabot College

Anderson played at San Joaquin Delta College Lassen College and Jones at Chabot College.

Jean to the Peach State

Connor Jean, a 6-foot-1 guard out of Northgate High, Diablo Valley College and Loyola Marymount, will play at the University of West Georgia this season.