Saturday, August 4, 2012
An Oakland Rebels update
* 6-foot-5 Kiran Shastri "blew up with an outstanding Big Foot Classic tourney" and North Texas (Sun Belt Conference) plus UC Santa Barbara (Big West Conference) are getting serious about the 2013 Miramonte High talent
* 6-foot-4 Glenn Baral (Salisbury School) is receiving interest of late from UC Irvine (Big West Conference), Colorado State (Mountain West Conference) and Utah State (Western Athletic Conference but moving to the MWC)
* 5-foot-9 Leo Smith (formerly Oakland Tech) has Cal State Bakersfield very impressed but he didn't participate with the Rebels in last week's Las Vegas tournament because of school commitments. The plan is for Smith to attend Sacramento High this coming school year because of a longer time frame -- an earlier start and a later finish than most -- which offers the possibility of earning greater credits
* 6-foot-2 Ryan Diew has a plan of doing a post grad year at a New England prep school, with Columbia and Cornell (Ivy League) tracking him.
* 6-foot-7 James Hadnot has heard from Sacramento State (Big Sky Conference), UC Davis (Big West Conference) and UNC Greensboro (Southern Conference).