Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Tigers get a good one

6-foot-5 Jahlil Tripp, out of South Plains College, has decided on Pacific as his four-year college destination.

Josh Gershon: "Big JUCO commitment for Pacific...was a top target for Tigers."

LPC's Keith Hunter signs with North Dakota school

Jesus Shuttlesworth: "I'm excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Mary on a full scholarship"

Out of Oakland High, Hunter is a lefty who averaged 15.2 points per game this season for Las Positas College while shooting 42%, 40% and 87% respectively.

Shackleford to Cal Poly Pomona

CP Pomona Mens Hoops"We are very excited to welcome the first member of our 2017 recruiting class, Phoenix Shackelford!"

He is a 6-foot-3 guard out of Vanden High who was named the Most Valuable Player of the Solano County Athletic Conference this season.

Former Cañada guard moves into the West Coast Conference

Jeff Goodman: "Pittsburgh transfer Crisshawn Clark has signed with Terry Porter and Portland, source told ESPN."

"Pittsburgh transfer Crisshawn Clark has committed to Portland" -- Jon Rothstein

Jeffrey to run with the 'Jacks

Conor Jeffrey: "I'm blessed to announce that I will be furthering my education and basketball career at Humboldt State..."

He's a 6-foot-1 guard attending Capital Christian High who averaged 12.7 points per game this season .

Cole Morgan to the Urban Knights

Cole Bear: "It's official"

Nicholas Podesta: "Congratulations to @BeastMorgan1 on signing today w/ Academy of Art. Terrific staff there including @CoachJMiah CVC MVP & 1st Team All-State"

Out of Clovis East High, Cole Morgan stuffed the stat sheets this season for Fresno City College averaging 11.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest. 

Edwards to the Land of Lincoln

Swade (Castlemont High) Edwards has signed with Greenville College in Illinois.

2017-2018 Season Signees

Swade Edwards
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Previous School: West Valley College
Position Played: G
Height: 6'0

Accomplishments: Two-year starter at West Valley JC. Averaged 9 points per game as a freshman and 10 points per game as a sophomore to go along with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal per game. 

Coaches' Comments: Swade is the type of guard that has an impact on the game in a lot of different ways. He plays with a great motor on both sides of the ball. We look for him to be excellent in our pressing defense and also excel in the open court on offense. Swade knows what it takes to be successful at the college level and we expect him to have a great two years here at Greenville!

Cortright heading to the Midwest

Ripon Christian's Zach Cortright has signed on with Greenville College in Illinois. 

2017-2018 Season Signees

Zach Cortright
Hometown: Tracy, CA
High School: Ripon Christian
Position Played: G
Height: 6'2"

Accomplishments: Team MVP, league MVP, league champions, 1st team all-district, 15 points per game, 9 assists per game, 5 rebounds per game, 4 steals per game, 40% three point average, 50% field goal percentage, team captain, played overseas in united world games for 19u team USA as a 16 year old .

Coaches' Comments: We are excited to have Zach as our first committed recruit for our 2017 class! Zach visited Greenville early in the recruiting process and is a great fit for what we look for both on and off the court. In the system we play, we are especially excited about Zach's three point shooting and ability to generate steals on defense. 

Wooten Jr. signs on the dotted line

Kenny Wooten Jr. making it official while multitasking

Smoots-Jones with initial offer

Team Lillard B-Ball: "2018 Tre'Shon Smoots-Jones @Treshon_3  received an offer from University of Montana!"

He's a 6-foot-1 guard out of Grant High in Sacramento.

Buckner in for Battle

"Saint Mary’s-Berkeley reaches into West Catholic league for new basketball coach    Riordan’s Rich Buckner will take over Saint Mary’s-Berkeley’s varsity basketball team" -- Mike Lefkow

The Aggies offer a 2018 Southland center

Josh Gershon: "UC Davis has offered 2018 Earl Watson Elite center Zeke Richards."

Two Nor Cal players leaving Cal Baptist

According to Verbal Commits, Austin Clarke and Mason Stuteville are departing California Baptist.

'I once handed LeBron James a towel that he used to wipe the sweat off his face, so that makes me Family, right?'

Brandon Cole: "How come every time a kid signs or gets an offer...there are 6 AAU programs...35 trainers and 17 "big bros" claiming the kid?"

Foley making more and more noise

"Joe Foley had an outstanding junior season playing at Menlo School (Atherton, CA). His end of season averages were 18 PPG, 3.4 APG, 4.7 RPG, and 3 SPG with a season high of 40 points. He led his team to a CCS championship, earning MVP honors; also made a run in Nor Cals. He also took home an All-West Bay League MVP, and an All-Metro pick to cap off his remarkable season. It's no secret that he's quickly become one of the best guards in the Bay Area. Foley will be playing for Tyler Johnson Elite 17u on the summer circuit. Stay tuned for more from Joe Foley."