Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wilson chooses Corvallis

Jack Wilson: "Happy to announce that I've committed to Oregon State."

"Jack Wilson, 2018 4-star 7-footer, commits to Oregon State Beavers"

"Serra’s Wilson commits to Oregon State"

OSU Coach Wayne Tinkle enjoyed excellent success with truly unheralded bigs while at Montana and, being a big himself, he has the knowledge and experience that will make sure the ball frequently enters the paint and correctly.

The now bi-coastal Gordons

"Family business: Aaron Gordon and his sister prove blood is thicker than basketball" -- Marc J. Spears

A spot-on choice of an absolutely first class individual and coach

NAIA Champions of Character Director Kristin Gillette announced today that Cal Maritime's head men's basketball coach Bryan Rooney was recognized as the California Pacific Conference's recipient of the NAIA's Coach of Character Award.
The Coach of Character Award is an annual award given to a head coach of an NAIA institution. The nominee must be employed by the institution for a minimum of five years and must be clearly outstanding in embracing the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, methods of teaching character through sport, and community leadership through volunteering, service or other means.

Rooney, who heads into his 10th year at the helm of the Keelhaulers, led CMA to conference regular season and conference tournament championships during the 2015-2016 season. The Keelhaulers advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the fifth consecutive year and reached the Sweet 16 with an upset win over No. 2 ranked Union College. Coach Rooney was also named the conference's Coach of the Year for the fifth time. His teams have won six conference championships and he is the school's leader in wins as his teams have averaged 20 wins per season during his tenure.

In addition to the success on the court, Rooney has led his team with a number of outreach events including free basketball clinics and organizing Cal Maritime's Coaches vs. Cancer event. Coach Rooney also serves as the school's Champions of Character liaison and is active in promoting the five core values.  In addition, the men's basketball team earned over a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom.

"The quality of coaching in our conference is outstanding but more importantly the quality of people who serve as coaches is even better," said Rooney. "With this in mind, I am humbled to represent our conference. There is no doubt that this award is a direct reflection of the people with whom I work with everyday.  Our players and our assistant coaches are very special people and I am honored to share this award with them."

Herb Sendak sounds like a very intriguing conversation partner -- liked this article

"Sendek sees possibilities at Santa Clara" -- Steve Kroner

Allen leading Hawaii

"Allen, Drammeh stand out in Green & White Scrimmage" -- Wes Nakama

"...UCLA transfer Noah Allen led all players with 23 points and 10 rebounds..."

Allen went 4-7 from long distance.

Bassett injured

Dontay Bassett will miss this season at Florida due to needing foot surgery. The 6-foot-8 frontcourter played with the Oakland Rebels/Team Lillard.

Nevada wooing Kelly

Chris Murray: "Andre Kelly, a 6-8/235 PF from Stockton, at Nevada today for an unofficial visit. Scout rates him a four-star prospect (No. 22 PF overall)."

OJohnson dropped by the Bucks

Mike Scotto: "Milwaukee Bucks have waived Orlando Johnson, a league source tells Basketball Insiders."

A look at the Coast North Conference


Zach Copeland is heading to D1 but there's no Canty on the Ram roster this season.

LPC has an experienced backcourt plus major size.

The matchups between these two teams should be must-see basketball.

It's getting serious

Josh Gershon: "2017 Las Vegas Trinity post Kenny Wooten has received an offer from #Cal."

The current lineup of suitors are DePaul, Illinois, Nevada, Washington State, UTEP, Utah, USC, UNLV, San Jose State University, San Diego State, Oregon State, Arizona State and California.

Will the Gaels be all-Aussie at some point?

"Saint Mary's Australian connection keeps growing" -- C.L. Brown

It's seven and counting now.

The 2016-17 Los Medanos College roster

Los Medanos College Coach Kerry Domenichelli has a load of backcourters but not much size this season.

Jordan Walton 6'0 G FR Oak Ridge High, Texas

Albert Waters 5’9 G SO St. Ignatius High, San Francisco

Royce Henry 6'0 G SO Los Lomas High, Walnut Creek

Mark Thomas 6’3 G SO Jesse Bethel High, Vallejo

* Mario Miller 5'10 G FR Black Diamond High, Pittsburg

Anthony Marshall 5’11 G FR Ironwood Ridge High, Arizona

Paolo Ramos 5”10 G FR Liberty High, Brentwood

* Elijah Green 6’1 G SO Oakland High, Oakland

* Donovan Pope 5'11 G FR Freedom High, Oakley

Quincy Smith 5'11 G FR Liberty High, Brentwood

* Dorian Duggins 6'4 F FR Heritage High, Brentwood

* Tyron TJ Quezon 6'1 G F Concord High, Concord

Da'mien Coleman 6'8 C SO Freedom High, Oakley

* Dante Banford 6'3 G F Deer Valley High, Antioch

Willem Leeks 6'6 F/C SO Live Oak High, Antioch

* Paul Oha 6’6 F/C F Deer Valley High, Antioch

More on Cam Oliver

"A Closer Look: Nevada Wolf Pack's Cameron Oliver" -- Brandon Blake

10th annual Nor Cal Tip Off Classic

10th annual Nor Cal Tip Off Classic Schedule

Saturday November 26, 2016 at Newark Memorial High School

Game 1: 11:00 AM St. Patrick's (Vallejo) vs. Monte Vista (Danville)

Game 2: 12:30 PM Dublin vs. Las Lomas (Walnut Creek)

Game 3: 2:15 PM Berkeley vs. Christian Brothers (Sacramento)

Game 4: 3:45 PM Moreau Catholic (Hayward) vs. Immanuel (Reedley)

Game 5: 5:30 PM Capital Christian (Sacramento) vs. Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills)

Game 6: 7:00 PM Newark Memorial (Newark) vs. Woodcreek (Roseville) 

Game 7: 8:30 PM Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) vs. Bishop Montgomery (Torrance)

From Coach Bob Walsh