Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Massey has CCSF as the best of the bunch

Massey has City College of San Francisco as numero uno in the Nor Cal JC team rankings this week and #7 overall.

STLB ranks Chabot on top

Signal The Light Basketball has Chabot College as its top northern California team this week.

Skyline College fever

Coach K has posted this week's JC team rankings as determined by the coaches -- Skyline leads.

Kinney goes big despite loss

College of Idaho downed Northwest Nazarene 78-75 last night with Erik (Cal State Baskersfield/Sacramento High) Kinney posting 19 points plus five rebounds despite the loss.

DNelson almost ready

"DeMarcus Nelson will land in Athens today and will start the last period of therapies before returning to the court. The former Crvena Zvezda player signed with Panathinaikos during the summer but he has been dealing with an injury which kept him off the court in the first months of the season."

Asah goes with the Pioneers

Tracy High senior Druce Asah has made his call and it's Coach Gus Argenal and the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. He's a 6-foot-3 backcourter.

Here's another article on Asah's signing.

Zach Lowe on the Lakers

When Zach Lowe writes about any subject, it's always worth reading. His take on the Lakers this season begins with "Watching the Lakers right now is honestly unlike anything I can remember in my NBA life. They have transcended basketball and become some meta public art piece that we can all enjoy..."

If that doesn't hook you...have someone start CPR stat

Looking at College of Marin this season

Ian Ross previews this season's College of Marin basketball squad which has a strong Texas, specifically Houston, contingent.

Holmes on top Redding talents

At the Redding newspaper site, T.J. Holmes is counting down the top players in the region:

* #13 - #15

* #10 - #12

Mitch Stephens' Nor Cal pre-season prep team rankings

Via Mitch Stephens:

1. Bishop O’Dowd

2. Moreau Catholic

3. El Cerrito

4. Mitty

5. De La Salle

6. Salesian

7. Riordan

8. Drake

9. Sacred Heart Cathedral

10. Berkeley

11. St. Joseph Notre Dame

12. Sacred Heart Prep

13. Monte Vista

14. Newark Memorial

15. Serra

16. San Ramon Valley

17. Freedom

18. Campolindo

19. Burlingame

20. St. Ignatius

Bigs are back

Andrew Sharp titles his latest "Are You Ready for the Big-Man Renaissance?"

Cal State East Bay nabs Dunhour

Cal State East Bay athletics has announced the signing of Micah Dunhour, a former Notre Dame de Namur player. His numbers indicate this is a very solid 'get' for Pioneer Coach Gus Argenal.

On Isaiah Taylor: good and bad news

A Jeff Goodman tweet: "The good news is that Isaiah Taylor doesn't need surgery for his broken left wrist. The bad is he's going to be out a while."

ND de Namur's Don Washington honored

The PacWest Conference has honored Notre Dame de Namur's Don Washington for his play last week:

Defender of the WeekDon Washington (Notre Dame de Namur)
F, Sr., San Mateo, Calif./DeAnza CC

Washington put together his first double-double of the year with15 points and 12 rebounds, both season-bests, against Cal State Monterey Bay. He also blocked three shots and nine of his rebounds came on the defensive end.

Oklahoma State 66, Oregon State 53

Langston Morris-Walker had 13 points plus four rebounds and teammate Gary Payton II 10 and six but Oregon State fell to Oklahoma State 66-53 in Las Vegas on Monday.