Thursday, March 9, 2017

CalHiSports honors Chappell

Zach Chappell
(Capital Christian, Sacramento) Jr.

We got a chance to check out Zach last Saturday in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship game and let’s just say the 6-foot-3 point guard who also can play a shooting guard role is a legit Division I major college prospect. He already is showing one offer on one profile page from the University of Pacific (where he was playing) but that list may grow in numbers and level of prestige of who’s offering.

Chappell led Capital Christian to a 74-62 victory over a Vista del Lago of Folsom team that was coming into the contest after upsetting top seed Vanden (Fairfield) in the semis. Chappell finished with 31 points, hitting 11 of 17 shots from the field and 3-of-4 on three-pointers. He also had six rebounds and two steals.

When Capital Christian plays the weaker teams in its schedule, Chappell doesn’t score much, which is why is scoring average is only at 14.3 ppg. When the Cougars play strong teams, he can be electric. In his first game this season, Chappell hit for 38 points when the Cougars beat CIF Southern Section Open Division team Alemany of Mission Hills at the NorCal Tip-Off Classic.

On Friday, Chappell and the Cougars (22-8) are playing as the No. 8 seed in the NorCal Open Division against No. 1 seed and state No. 5 Woodcreek of Roseville. They have won four section titles in the last five years under head coach Devon Jones, who earlier this week stepped down for health reasons (high blood pressure). Ernest Taubado, who recently coached the squad for nine games while Jones took some time off, will be coaching against Woodcreek. Jones also has a successful electrical contracting business and will be continuing that work."

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