Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The WCAL will be getting tougher

"DeLuca accepts Valley Christian-San Jose basketball job" -- John Murphy/Prep2Prep

Crawley staying in Fresno

John Bynum: "Mike Crawley (Fresno) has committed to Fresno Pacific. Crawley averaged 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds last season for the Rams."

Crawley is 6-foot-5 and out of Antioch High.

Eads returning to the mainland

Verbal Commits D2: "Former Hawaii Pacific C Ethan Eads is transferring to Fresno City College (JUCO)."

Eads is 6-foot-8 and out of Central Catholic High. He played in eight games for 32 minutes this season.

Spivey joining the Rams

John Bynum: "Jess Spivey 6'5" (Sierra HS) has committed to Fresno City College."

Spivey stands 6-foot-5 and was a Valley Oak League First Team honoree this season.

Two heading to Cosumnes River College

From John Bynum:

"Jeremee Churchill, 6'3" 195 (Grant HS)  has committed to Cosumnes River College."

and

"Inosi Naga "6-8" (McClatchy HS) has committed to Cosumnes River College."

Thought Churchill was at Sierra College and then Chaffey College a while back.

The latest from Coach Bob Walsh

"COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE" -- Coach Bob Walsh

It begins: "There is a difference between competing and competitive excellence. Competing is a combination of effort and investment, and it shows in how hard you play.  It’s bringing it every day and genuinely caring about the result for your team.  Competitive excellence is not only competing at a high level and caring about the result, but it’s handling the level of intensity the right way..."

More on Cal

"Cal can be even more complete, dynamic in 2016-17" -- Jon Rothstein/CBS Sports

Haney to Sierra

Derek Haney: "Excited to announce that I will be grey shirting at Sierra College next year."

He's 6-foot-3, 200 and participated in basketball, track and football at Placer High. Haney was the MVP of his league as a junior but was injured this past January.

Here's a December 18 feature.

Pacific involved with a transfer

Jon Rothstein: "Xavier transfer Larry Austin told @CBSSports that he will take visits to both Valpo and Pacific. Still considering other schools as well."

Team Rampage talents

Some of the Team Rampage players were noted in Gerry Freitas' writeup of his Nor Cal Spring Showcase event.

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Baron Davis' documentary about The Drew

"Lifted Up by Love, Not Just Basketball" -- William C. Rhoden/New York Times

A Southland recruit to Cal Maritime

Chaminade Basketball: "Congrats to @justin_eisen on his commitment to Cal Maritime. Going to do big things for Coach @CoachBRooney!"

He's a 6-foot sophomore and averaged 10.1 points per game this season at Moorpark College.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Max Preps All State honorees

"Ball, Ratinho, Killingsworth among those honored on MaxPreps all-state team" -- John Murphy/Prep2Prep

Among those honored, at least from northern California, are:

* Jordan Ratinho

* Jordan Ford

* Robinson Idehen

* Jaelen Ragsdale

* Solomon Young

* Jake Killingsworth

* Matt Manning

* Sayeed Pridgett

* Kenny Wooten Jr.

Good for Chris

Hoop Dirt: "Montana associate head coach Ken Bone has resigned. The former Washington State head coach had been on Travis DeCurie’s staff for the past two years.  I have heard that Oregon State Director of Player Personnel Rachi Wortham is the leader to replace Bone. He has been at OSU since 2014, and was an assistant at Eastern Washington before that. I have also heard that current Montana assistant Chris Cobb will be elevated to the role of associate head coach."

2017 guard out of Illinois offered by the Bears

JGood: "Blessed to receive a offer from California."

That's Jordan Goodwin, 6-foot-3, 215.

Also offered by Texas, Connecticut, TCU, Michigan State, Iowa State, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Purdue, Creighton and Oklahoma.