Friday, August 26, 2011
Lakeshow finishes 36-10
July saw an early 8-0 record, including topping Play Hard Play Smart by five in front of more than 50 coaches at the Nor Cal Tip Off, taking down Utah Select by 20 points and a 12-point victory over the Oakland Soldiers Silver.
As part of that run, Lakeshow also took.care of the Nevada Wolverines by 12 points and Moore Management by five to win the Three Stripes tournament (Anaheim) pool play. So Cal Pump N Run fell by 15 and South East LA Elite was able to cut the losing margin to 10.
In the Final Four of the event, Lakeshow fell by two points to Arizona Pump N Run, making them 8-1 overall. The game with Arizona, a team which featured three players committed to Pac-12 teams, was considered the premier event with a packed crowd and over 40 coaches watching.
Then it was time for Las Vegas and the adidas Super 64. Lakeshow bolted out to a 3-0 record in pool play, advancing to the super pool. The first matchup there was with the nationally-ranked DC Assault on the main court and the team from the nation's capitol won by three as Lakeshow missed 12 free throws. Over 100 college coaches and 1,000 fans were in attendance for the matchup.
Lakeshow bounced back to subdue the GR Storm #1 team from Michigan 93-73 and followed that success with another one, beating Team Steven Hunter Elite (Arizona), a sponsored team, by 15. Then Northwest Elite out of Washington also couldn't stay with Lakeshow, falling by 25.,
After Vegas, the 17s Black sported an 11-2 record.
The Best of Summer tourney followed and two more victories were quickly racked up against New Mexico's Latino Elite and Monarch. Then it was a rematch with DC Assault that resulted in a 10 point loss, followed by falling to Branch West by two points.
So July ended with a Lakeshow record of 13-4, 36-10 overall and a repping of Northern California that falls into the 'job well done' category..
Here's what's happening with Lakeshow players recruiting, primarily the 17s Black but with a few Lakeshow 17s White included:
David Ahern, Marin Catholic, 2012 - is taking an official visit to Sonoma State
Raymond Bowles, Modesto Christian, 2013 - Fuca: "Raymond is being heavily recruited by UC Davis and UOP, both offering visits"
Tyler Charette, Berean Christian, 2012 - has various D-2s checking him out
Joshua Crum, Bishop O'Dowd, 2012 - is taking an official visit to Sonoma State and has been offered by Chico State
TJ Daniels, Bishop O'Dowd, 2012 - also has many D-2s looking at him
Treaven Duffy, Las Lomas, 2011 - will spend a year at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts and is garnering interest from St. Mary's and Stanford
Ben Freeland, Mongomery, 2011 - will be attend prep school at Suffield Academy in Connecticut -- has Northern Arizona, Lafayette and Boston University looking at him
McKayle Harnell, Livermore, 2012 - has a visit scheduled with Notre Dame de Namur this month
Kendall Jackson, Bishop O'Dowd, 2012 - he'll be visiting UC Santa Barbara and Columbia, with a couple of D-2s and Vanguard University, an NAIA school, interested
Brian Johnson, Maria Carrillo, 2012 -is receiving lots of interest from UCSD
Matt Mareno, Redwood, 2012 - Fuca: "He's really good, really athletic and scored the first 14 points for us against Arizona" with an offer from the Air Force Academy, a visit forthcoming to Northern Colorado and "tons of D-2 interest"
Casey Norris, Newark Memorial, 2012 - Fuca: "Casey played really well for us" and has D-2s like Sonoma State and Cal State Dominguez Hills looking
Ryan Swain, Buchanan (Fresno), 2012 - Fuca: "He a very good player and high character kid for us," and is checking out Princeton, Columbia and Colgate
Gary Williams, Castlemont, 2011 - Fuca: "Gary had an offer from Houston Baptist, owns a 3.06 grade point average and clearance from the NCAA Clearing House" but it looks like Williams will do a prep year -- it's between Impact Basketball in Las Vegas and West Virginia Prep Academy in South Charleston
Tom Witzel, Arcata, 2012 - has an offer from Humboldt State and is being recruited by Chico State
Plus, Mike Best earned a 2011 scholarship to UC Irvine with his play during the spring and summer.