Friday, October 9, 2015

Geraci to Chico State

6-foot-4 San Marin High guard Calvin Geraci has committed to Chico State. He played with Lakeshow in the spring and summer. A First Team All Marin County Athletic League selection as a junior last season, he averaged 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

The Wildcat program is headed by Coach Greg Clink. Chico finished 22-8 overall last season, 18-4 as California Collegiate Athletic Association conference champion in the regular season and made the NCAA Championship tournament for the fourth time in four years.

Clark out and about

From Matthew Steinbrink: "Junior college guard Crisshawn Clark (2016) will officially visit Pitt on October 9th. Full article on the way."

Earlier this week, Clark was at Loyola of Chicago.

Plus, from Brad Winton: "2016 guard Crisshawn Clark from CaƱada College (CA) is visiting Pitt this weekend. Clark also has a visit set up with Oregon on Oct 24."

Pitt, Loyola, St. Mary's, Nevada and Cal State Fullerton have offered. Many others looking.

The time is now for MLee

Jerry Tipton writes that John Calipari is labeling 2015-16 the "Year of Marcus Lee."

Pope predicted for MWC PoY

in his pre-season Mountain West Conference predictions, Keegan Pope is going with Malik Pope as Player of the Year. Not sure if nepotism is playing a part in this ;-)

Bassett checking out Gatorville

OC Basketball tweeted: "Oldsmar Christian 2016 6'9 PF Dontay Bassett will begin his final official visit today to the University of Florida." He owns 13 offers at this point.

Toles-Bey back home

Nicholas Podesta tweeted: "Very pleased to announce addition of former #Ram Sultan Toles-Bey to our staff. Former CVC MVP, CCCAA Player of the Year and State Champion."

He played at Sacramento State after Fresno City College and recently was an assistant coach at Bellevue University in Nebraska.

The Claim Jumpers working it

Guy Dossi/Union Democrat takes a look at the preparations of the Columbia Claim Jumpers entering the 2015-16 season.

Great friendship

Loved this feature on Damian Lillard.

Zamora with an impressive suitor

From Yuba Mens Hoops: "Yuba College guard Jojo Zamora will visit Utah today officially...has quite a few great offers. Getting ready for a nice soph year at Yuba."

Maki ready to hoop in Japan

Andrew Matheson writes about former Santa Cruz High, Monterey Peninsula College and Sonoma State player Zen Maki and his basketball doings in Japan.

Stallings already generating attention

Via Columbia College Men's Basketball: "DeAndre Stallings receiving interest from Big Sky programs."

He's a 6-foot-7 freshman out of Liberty Ranch High in Galt. Stallings averaged 25.6 points plus 8.4 rebounds per contest as a senior.

Four more WDD previews

Will Maupin prognosticates on four more teams in the West Coast Conference - St. Mary's, Santa Clara, Pacific and Portland. It's odd that the look at the Gaels includes no names of any players.


Ex-Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle confirms escort allegations for NCAA

It sounds like Rick Pitino will be back in the NBA sooner than planned.

Burns comes out

Scott Gleeson/Erik Brady on Bryant University Assistant Coach Chris Burns announcing he is gay, the first to do so.

Tark with a smile

It's beyond intriguing that Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim, Larry Brown and now apparently Rick Pitino have been caught'playing the "I'm too big to fail' game by the NCAA. The statue of the late Jerry Tarkanian on the UNLV campus must now be grinning.

Ed Graney digs into this subject.