Saturday, April 25, 2015

Moneke to Aggieland

Via Verbal Commits: "2015 Northeast CC (NE) F Chima Moneke has signed with UC Davis."

The 6-foot-7, 220 forward, out of Nigeria, Australia and Northeast Community College, tripped to Aggieville last weekend. His numbers this season: 17.0 points and 12.1 rebounds, shooting 58%, 35% and 70% respectively. 61 blocked shots too.

He had offers from Fresno State, Oral Roberts, Appalachian State, Albany, St. Bonaventure, Iona, San Diego, Jacksonville and others.

Here's a September 2014 interview.

Roach to Whitworth

Whitworth University basketball found a good one in Cardinal Newman High's Kenny Love a couple of years back and just signed 6-foot-4 Kyle Roach out of Marin Academy. He averaged 35.8 points per game this past season with a game high of 53 points.

Tollefsen a Wildcat

Jeff Borzello: "San Francisco grad transfer Mark Tollefsen tells ESPN he has committed to Arizona."

Right after Stanley Johnson declares. Hmmm.

Bruce Pascoe reports.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Down to top two at Fresno Pacific

From Hoop Dirt: "I have heard that DII Fresno Pacific is down to two in their search for a new head coach.  The names that I’ve heard are Andy Newman (head coach Texas-Permian Basin), and Adam Wall (assistant coach Metro State).  Both guys have Fresno ties – Newman was the DBO at Fresno State before a ten year run as an assistant at Cal-Fullerton.  Wall spent two seasons as an assistant at Fresno City College as an assistant, and he played there for two years.  It sounds like they have both interviewed on campus, and a decision should be made shortly."

Newman played and later assisted at West Valley College many moons ago.

Markus headed to Grace

From Lassen College Coach Devin Aye: "Wilson Markus, (6'8" 220) freshman post has accepted scholarship offer to Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. He has 3 years remaining."

Jacobsen to Hawaii

No Caphorn but Adam Jacobsen instead  -- Brian McInnis reports on Eran Ganot's hiring of Adam Jacobsen away from Pacific..

The 2015 East Bay Nets 17U

Coach Ed Hawkins is back this season with his 17U East Bay Nets squad.

"Our 17U team is real solid mixture of talented young men who are looking to build their resumes this spring and summer in some of the top events in Northern California as well as trips to Anaheim for the Best of the Summer and The Las Vegas Classic at the end of July."

The 17U Nets roster includes the following players:

* D'Angelo Finley 6-foot-4 Wing/Forward (Foothill High School) Class of 2016

* Muhammed Gilchrist 5-foot-10 Shooting Guard (Averros High School) Class of 2015

* Edrees Mesklieger 5-foot-10 Shooting Guard (American High School) Class of 2015

* Mazae Boyd 6-foot-4 Wing / Small Forward (Newark Memorial High School) Class of 2016

* Tyler Klingenbeck 6-foot-4 Wing/Small Forward (Moreau Catholic High School) Class of 2015

* Jordan Cisneros 5-foot-10 Point Guard (Livermore High School) Class of 2016

* Miko Hadeshian 6-foot-22 Point Guard/Shooting Guard (Berkeley High School) Class of 2016

* Isaiah Mays 5-foot-9 Point Guard (Newark Memorial High School) Class of 2017

* Anthony Hall 5-foot-10 Wing (Skyline High School) Class of 2017

* Alafin Oluwasogo 6-foot-4 Forward/Wing (American High School) Class of 2015

* Jordan White 6-foot-4 Forward/Wing (Moreau Catholic High School) Class of 2016

* Anthony Silva 6-foot-0 Shoot Guard (American High School) Class of 2016

* Matt Ricafrente 5-foot-11 Wing (Moreau Catholic High School) Class of 2016

The Nets' schedule includes this weekend's NorCal Spring Showcase plus:

* Soldiers Bay Area Spring Classic (May 2- 3)
* City Championships at City College (May 16-18)
* LakeShow / Hoops Review.Net Memorial Day Classic (May 23-26)
* Nor Cal Summer Tip Off (July 9-12)
* Double Pump Best of The Summer (July 15-19)
* Big Foot Hoops Las Vegas Classic (July 22-26)
* Bay Area Competition Clinic (September 12)

Oliver tripped to Reno

From a Chris Murray article about Nevada's recruiting targets now that Eric Musselman is heading the program:

"...Cameron Oliver signed with Oregon State when Wolf Pack assistant coach Doug Stewart was the Beavers' associate head coach but never enrolled at the school. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward from Sacramento tore his ACL his junior season but recovered to receive a lot of Pac-12 interest. Oliver visited Nevada's campus last weekend..."

Aaron Gordon's numbers

With the regular season completed, here are Aaron Gordon's statistics for his rookie year:

* 47 games, 17.0 minutes a contest
* 5.2 points on 45%, 27% and 72% shooting (gotta like that last one)
* 3.6 rebounds
River City High's Justin Briggs has cast his lot with Chico State University: "Big day for @ChicoState men's hoops as Justin Briggs from River City HS (West Sac) joins the fold! Welcome to the #WildcatFamily Justin!"

Briggs stands 6-foot-8 and played spring and summer ball with Play Hard Play Smart.

Owens to L&C

Bellarmine College Prep's Kyle Owens has signed with Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. It's a DIII school in the Northwest Conference. The 6-footer was a Second Team All-WCAL honoree for his play this season.

Mat (St. Ignatius College Prep) Collins, Jonathan (Central Catholic High) Boddie and Evan (St. Ignatius College Prep) Davison are northern California players currently on the Pioneer roster.

Two signings from up north

T.J. Holmes reports on two signings up Redding way: Joseph Bosetti to Southern Oregon University and Beau Hamilton to Simpson University.

Davidson's all-staters

For Max Preps, Joe Davidson details his Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, followed by First Team through Fifth Team honorees.

Nor Cal Transfers

Just Kendall Smith of all the northern California D1 transfers so far this season has announced a new D1 home. More should be announced soon.

Here they are:

* Dominic Artis, Oregon

* Derrick DJ Clayton, Western Kentucky

* Trevor Dunbar, Washington State

* Frankie Ferrari, USF

* Joseph Frenchwood, Montana State

* Darin Johnson, Washington

* JoJo McGlaston, Utah State

* Dulani Robinson, Pacific

* Kendall Smith, UNLV (Ca State Northridge)

* Sterling Smith, Coppin State

* Jamaree Strickland, Cincinnati (Tallahassee Community College - although the school is still searching for its new head coach)

* Mark Tollefsen, USF

Taylor to the Broncos

Via Jeff Goodman: "USC transfer Brendyn Taylor is headed to Santa Clara, sources told ESPN."

Taylor is a 6-foot-3 guard who prepped in southern California. It looks like he didn't play this season so he should have two years of eligibility remaining.