Friday, January 8, 2010

An interesting recruiting story on Robert Sandoval

Fresno doesn't qualify as northern California but here's an article on one of my favorite players to watch:
Sandoval could be real deal for 'Dogs
Andy Boogaard
The Fresno Bee
January 7, 2009

Robert Sandoval is an extraordinary point guard who plays basketball at a high school 6 miles away from Fresno State, which is ordinary at the position.

But the Bulldogs don't want him -- not yet.

Baffling.

A week ago, the Clovis East senior dropped 31 points on Centennial-Compton, a top-50 team nationally.

Last summer, he toasted similar powers, Mater Dei-Santa Ana and Bishop Gorman-Nevada, for 36 and 30.

A year ago, he stepped out of a four-hour morning bus ride after playing the night before and delivered 31 points, 10 assists, eight steals and three rebounds against Cleveland-Reseda, whose coach, Osiris Nalls, said: "We see more athletic guards down here, but his skill level and IQ level are better. He's pretty much in a category by himself."

Against major-college guard prospects from these programs, the 6-foot Sandoval beats them off the dribble, defends them off the dribble, breaks their press, scores rim-high, passes and manages the game.

"Robert stands out in those games -- for both teams," Clovis East coach Tim Amundsen says...
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