Friday, July 31, 2015

The JoJo McGlaston mystery is solved

Derrick Jones tweeted: "Want to welcome @j2smooth_24 to DVC as a redshirt for 15-16 season. He will be pursuing his AA degree in order to return to the D1 level!"

The road less traveled

So who spent the spring and summer in this manner?

* Sought out a quality, pull-no-punches skills evaluation

* Noted pluses but especially appreciated the minuses

* Worked like the dickens on those minuses by seeking out someone (coach, trainer) whose training could help in those areas

* Sought out a travel team opportunity offering a solid opportunity to earn playing time, one that actually practiced during the week and ran an offensive and defensive system

* As a result of all the above, returning to the high school team as a more skilled, higher IQ player -- a more attractive prospect

An Aaron Gordon update

Fran Blinebury writes about the connected increase in Aaron Gordon's comfort level and skill levels.

The 2015-16 Diablo Valley College Vikings

Coach Steve Coccimiglio is back once again with a new version of his DVC Vikings.

Below is the alphabetized roster from the July Nor Cal JUCO Summer Jamboree:

* Damien Banford, 6-foot-7, sophomore, Newark Memorial High

* Damien Coleman, 6-foot-8, sophomore, Freedom High

* Geo Carleton, 6-foot-5, sophomore, El Cerrito High

* Jacques Carraway, 6-foot-7, sophomore, McClymonds High

* Spencer Clark, 6-foot-5, sophomore, Concord High

* Kevin Crosno, 6-foot-5, freshman, College Park High

* Steve Daly, 6-foot-5, freshman, College Park High

* Remy Dillard, 6-foot-3, freshman, Reno

* John Dong, 6-foot-1, freshman, Northgate High

* Mohammed Gilchrist, 6-foot, freshman, Averroes High

* Jerell Handley, 6-foot-1, sophomore, De La Salle High

* Reggie Mixon, 6-foot-3, sophomore, Capital Christian High

* Robert Tarvins, 6-foot-4, freshman, Seventh Day

* Will Phillips, 6-foot-3, sophomore Kipp King High

The 2015-15 San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs

Coach Rich Ressa returns minus his Big Three of Jordan Belasco, Dwayne Lee and Troy Anderson but the Mustangs program is resilient and Ressa's guys will play their their style of ball regardless of what an opponent attempts.

Here's the alphabetized July roster which may or may not be the one in November:

* Christian Allen, 6-foot-2, freshman, Franklin High

* Mike Anderson, 6-foot, freshman, Lincoln High

* Corey Demourelle, 5-foot-9 sophomore, Ben Holt College Prep Academy

* Mark Dewitt, 5-foot-9, redshirt freshman, Millennium High

* Lonnie Ellis, 6-foot-4, freshman, Stagg High

* D.J. Gentry, 5-foot-9, freshman, Chavez High

* Jamel Kelley, 6-foot-4, sophomore, Edison High

* David Lerma, 5-foot-9, freshman, Elliott Christian High

* Trey Merriwether, 6-foot-2, sophomore, Vacaville Christian High.

* Justin Nieto, 6-foot, sophomore, East Union High

* Nick Obazuaye, 6-foot-3, freshman, Lathrop High

* Hector Silva, 5-foot-9, freshman, Delano High

* Benjamin Simi, 6-foot-4, sophomore, Lodi High

* Alex Smith, 6-foot-4, freshman, St. Mary's High

* Shamar Swanson, 6-foot, freshman, Weston Ranch High

* Zach Zeyen, 6-foot-4, sophomore, St. Mary's High

The 2015-16 Contra Costa College Comets

Contra Costa College Coach Miguel Johnson has some quality additions heading into the new season but, as is mandated at this time of the year, keep in mind that a July roster is not necessarily a November one.

Here are the Nor Cal JUCO Summer Jamboree Comets in alphabetical order:

* Jeremiah Alston, 6-foot-4, freshman, San Lorenzo High

* Karjuan Brown, 6-foot, freshman, DeAnza High

* Horace Carter, 6-foot-1, freshman, Lincoln High

* Jalen Dominique, 6-foot-3, freshman, Mt. Eden High

* Maurice Hanks, 6-foot-3, freshman, Will C. Wood High

* Rae Jackson, 6-foot-1, freshman, El Cerrito High

* Tristan Lacy, 6-foot-2, freshman, Nevada

* Pekelo McKenzie, 5-foot-9, sophomore, Hercules High

* Brandon Seals, 5-foot-11, freshman, Castro Valley High

* Donte Smith, 6-foot-7, sophomore, International Studies Academy

* Anthony Sullen, 6-foot-2, sophomore, El Cerrito High

* Bobby Syvanthong, 5-foot-11, sophomore, El Cerrito High

* Danzell Walker, 5-foot-11, sophomore, Fairfield High

* Larry Wickett, 6-foot-4, sophomore, Vallejo High

* Dwight Wilson Jr., 5-foot-8, freshman, Newark Memorial High

Brown with Bruins offer

Via Josh Gershon: "#UCLA has offered 2018 Roseville (Calif.) Woodcreek PF Jordan Brown."

When will he hit the national press?

Brown comes in #31 in Ronnie Flores' Las Vegas Top 50 rankings. He's the sole northern California prospect listed.

The Tigers offer Flynn

TEAM A.C.C.E.S.S. posted: "2016 PG Malachi Flynn receives D-1 offer from the University of the Pacific (of the West Coast Conference)."

Posted this on July 15 about UC Davis and Flynn.

More minutes available at San Diego State

Mark Ziegler authored "SDSU's Matt Shrigley tears ACL."

Wrigley is a wing/backcourter shooter and this appeared in the article: "...Junior wing Dakarai Allen has worked hard on his shot and is said to be showing noticeable improvement as well. There’s also 6-4 junior walk-on Parker U’u, an excellent shooter who is recovering from his own reconstructive surgery last February..."

Golson officially announced

Cal State Dominguez Hills makes it official with former CCSF guard Vincent Golson.

A Walters Q-and-A

USF athletics serves up a Q-and-A with Coach Rex Walters. It's hard to understand why more programs don't do this, especially in the off-season.

A Zen Maki update

Monterey Peninsula College Men's Basketball has a new photo up of former Lobo and Sonoma State graduate Zen Maki starting up his professional career in Japan. Hit this link.

Good for him

Marc J. Spears broke this news: "The Rockets have agreed to terms with free agent center Chuck Hayes on a one-year veteran's minimum deal, sources told Yahoo Sports."

Bay Area Fall Classic - Events By Select

2015 Events by Select / 4th Annual "FALL CLASSIC"

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SEPTEMBER 26-27 @ "JAMTOWN" (multi-court facility) Jack London / 31 4th St / Oakland CA 94607

- Team Select   - SF Rebels   - EB Swag   - EB Nets   - Vision   - Bay City   - BA Mambas   - Vipers  

All Championship games for all divisions will funnel into one HUB @ JAMTOWN for "CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY" which will feature MUSIC / GRANT HS DRUMLINE ~ MR V / GREAT AWARDS / MULTIPLE VENDORS / GREAT FOOD / MEDICAL TRAINER / ETC.

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"Foundation for Excellence; On the Court, in the Class Room, in Life"

Diaz hoops retires

From Lester Diaz, Play Hard Play Smart coach: "Basketball is over and I'm officially retired! I will concentrate on getting a after school business program for our youth.  Keep it classy."