Monday, September 1, 2014

Two tweets from Clint Parks

Clint Parks is a basketball coach and trainer in southern California:

"The dynamics of high majors and mid majors are so different BCS level schools are looking for the kids that can help them win TODAY"


"It's always some kids who pick that big school for the name and the schools he passed up just say "we will get him when he bounces back'"

The 2014-15 DeAnza College Dons

Do keep in mind that this is a July roster and November is when the official team makeup is released.
Coach Jason Damjanovic is back with his latest edition of the DeAnza College Dons (at least the players listed for the Nor Cal JUCO Summer Jamboree):

* Jordan Belton, 6-foot-, sophomore, San Benito High

* Kyle Connor, 6-foot-2, sophomore, Bellevue East High

* Ifeayni Ekachekwu, 5-foot-11, freshman, Prospect High

* Joseph Foster, 6-foot-5, sophomore, Andrew Hill High

* Mitch Hickman, 5-foot-11, sophomore, Woodside High

* Jaime LeClerc, 6-foot-0, freshman, Australia

* Josh Lemi, 6-foot-2, freshman, Australia

* Karl Mann, 6-foot-7, freshman, Sobrato High

* RJ McCune, 6-foot-1, freshman, Willow Glen High

* Kenny Robinson, 6-foot-5, sophomore, Deet Valley High

* DJ Rodriguez, 6-foot-2, sophomore, Oak Grove High

* Chris Shaw, 5-foot-10, sophomore, Santa Teresa High

* Chris Turner, 6-foot-4, freshman, Pioneer High

* Nate Vieira, 5-foot-9, sophomore, Los Altos High

* Cooper Wilson, 6-foot-5, freshman, Willow Glen High

Schea Cotton -- LeBron before LeBron

Gary Washburn revisits the Schea Cotton saga.

A snippet: “Y’all don’t understand,” [Kevin] Garnett told his laughing teammates. “This dude was LeBron before LeBron.”

From Cotton himself, who seems content with his past and present: "I had a good ride but what I’m doing is paying it forward and helping everybody else."
Coach Bob Walsh offers his latest: "Fit In Where You Produce"

Ramos on the court for Mexico

Glenn Cravens/Salinas Californian features Marco Ramos, the ex-North Salinas High, Monterey Peninsula College and Grand Canyon University talent who is playing for Mexico in FIBA action.

More on Ramos

Per John Devine/Monterey Herald, former North Salinas High, Monterey Peninsula College and Grand Canyon University talent Marco Ramos will be playing for Mexico in the FIBA World Cup. This after a sort of 'leave of absence' from playing ball.

Here's a Ramos feature from earlier in August.

Another major prospect to Prolific Prep

The Prolific Prep roster has a new addition -- hit the link.

Tim Thomas going pro in Spain

nojnotslar posted that former Las Positas College and Pacific big Tim Thomas is playing professionally in Spain.

Second Annual Fundamentals Basketball Camp


Boys & Girls 2nd grade - 8th grade (everyone of all skill levels are welcome)
 "Get a fundamental head start going into CYO tryouts!"

Leading into the CYO season, this will give your child a head start on the fundamentals in the 5 areas of basketball (Defense / Ball Handling / Rebounding / Passing / Shooting). Camp format & drills will be designed & conducted by Ruben Garcia (director / coach / trainer). Stations will be led by Top High School Prospects from throughout the area. Campers will spend the first part of camp each day taking part in skills & drills learning the proper fundamentals of basketball. They will then spend the last part of camp each day in a controlled scrimmage atmosphere applying what they have learned each day. This is top notch instruction that will teach your child the proper fundamentals in the proper order & give him/her a head start going into CYO tryouts; in turn, making the season more productive & enjoyable.

Session 1: (Defense / Ball Handling): Sept 6-7 (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) / Registration will start at 8am
Session 2: (Rebounding / Passing / Shooting): Sept 13-14 (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) / Registration will start at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Antioch Community Center / 4703 Lone Tree Way / Antioch 94531

Cost: $60/ea for 1 session OR $100/ea for both sessions

We expect a large turnout. If your child has their own basketball, please have them bring it. (Be sure to mark your child's basketball with their name. Also be sure to have your child bring lots of water!)

For more information or to REGISTER:
Contact Ruben Garcia 925) 367-3912 OR Fernando Sanabria 925) 240-4265

Online Registration: (both sessions only)
Be sure to provide your child's name & grade when you register
(3% automatic PayPal surcharge added)

Mail In Registration:
Send payment, along with the bottom portion of this form to: Fernando Sanabria / 2983 Atherton Place / Brentwood Ca / 94513
Checks Payable to: IHM

*** Space is limited due to gym time / Be sure to register early as we expect a large turnout ***

Please have the waiver below filled out & ready to turn in at check-in:
Parent Permission and Health Authorization Form

The Gator ain't going anywhere

San Francisco State has a new Gator:

USF #71 per CSM

College Sports Madness has placed USF at #71 in its national rankings for the 2014-15 season.

Coach Rex Walters' predicted first five at the beginning of games:

Projected Starting Five

* Frankie Ferrari, Freshman, Guard, DNP last season
* Matt Glover, Senior, Guard, 8.0 points per game
* Mark Tollefsen, Junior, Forward, 10.5 points per game
* Kruize Pinkins, Senior, Forward, 12.2 points per game
* Derrell Robertson, Junior, Center, DNP last season

Sypkens with 25

Former UC Davis guard Ryan Sypkens recently totaled 25 points, bolstered by going 6-on three-point attempts, in a 95-88 victory for his guilas de Tunja team in Colombia.

Jabari Bird interviewed

The Draft Express folks offer up a video interview with Jabari Bird.

Hunt goes with EW

From Drake High's Jesse Hunt: "Just verbally committed to Eastern Washington University. Go eagles!"

Friday, August 29, 2014

Going dark this weekend

Going to be light to non-existent posting this holiday weekend -- will be working on some features for this site.