Sunday, April 30, 2017

Jones goes with Linfield

Cameron Jones is coming off an accomplished year, make that two years, and now he's heading to Linfield College in Oregon to play basketball for Coach Shanan Rosenberg. Linfield is located about 35 miles southwest of Portland.

Now finishing up at Palma High, the 6-foot-4, 215 frontcourter enjoyed a 25-5, 12-0 Chieftain hoops season that concluded with a loss in the semi-finals to eventual state champion St. Patrick-St. Vincent. Preceding this was a successful 10-4, 6-0 run on the gridiron as an offensive lineman with a loss to eventual state champion Campolindo in the NorCal Bowl. The year before, Palma football was 10-2, 6-0 as well as 26-5, 12-0 on the basketball court. The equation that Jones equals success doesn't take an Einstein.

Jones was awarded on the hardwood with First Team All-MBL, MBL All-Defensive Team, and Team Defensive MVP.

So why Linfield? "I was looking at all my options," Jones explained. "and Linfield offered a good basketball opportunity, a sports management minor and one-on-one time with professors." He believes he'll be positioned mainoly at the four spot and "Coach Rosenberg plays two bigs and likes to pound the ball inside. I'm in with that."

As to the elements Jones will bring to his new team, he said, "A lot of heart and winning attitude. I love competing and working extremely hard."

In fact, he's already on a off-season workout program with a focus on conditioning, shooting, post moves and dribbling.

Coach Bob Bramlett, of the West Valley Basketball Club of which Jones was a member, was succinct with his words: "Every coach should have a Cameron Jones. We've been fortunate to have him."

Ever grateful, Jones offered, "I'm thankful to my parents, family, coaches and friends who helped motivate me to make this all possible."

He'll be majoring in business.

Team Arsenal this weekend

Team Arsenal was in Atlanta this weekend as part of the adidas Gauntlet:

Colorado Hawks 66, Team Arsenal 61
Jordan Brown posted a 22 point, 19 rebound double-double as did Andre Kelly with a very efficient 18 and 11, plus three blocked shots.

Team Arsenal 78, SC Supreme 61
Naseem Gaskin and Jordan Brown went for 21 points apiece with the latter adding 10 boards and six blocked shots. Jack Kath shot 5-7 from long distance in scoring 15 points.

Team Arsenal 72, Iowa Barnstormers 65
Jordan Brown dominated with 31 points and 16 rebounds while Naseem Gaskin tallied 16 points.

Team Arsenal 76, Team Harden 50
Jordan Brown posted a 17 point, nine rebound, four blocked shot line in 26 minutes. Naseem Gaskin scored 15 points on 6-8 overall shooting and Jack Kath went 5-7 from long distance to also tally 15.

The Oakland Soldiers 17s this weekend

The Nike EYBL was in Indianapolis this weekend and the Oakland Soldiers were in action:

Howard Pulley 82, Oakland Soldiers 67
James Akinjo led with both 16 points (6-11, 0-2, 4-5 shooting) a well as five assists

Oakland Soldiers 85, Cal Supreme Elite 79
James Akinjo hopefully opened some national eyes with 27 points as well as nine assists.

Oakland Soldiers 82, The Family Detroit 61
Kyree Walker paced the team with 21 points.

New York Lightning 66, Oakland Soldiers 61

The Team Lillard 17s this weekend

The Team Lillard 17s were in Atlanta this weekend as part of the adidas Gauntlet series:

Ohio Basketball Club 80, Team Lillard 53
Tolu Jacobs led with 15 points on 7-10 overall shooting and Camron Reece totaled 11 points plus nine boards.

Basketball University 45, Team Lillard 44

Team Lillard 52, Florida Sons 37
Camron Reece posted an 11 point, 15 rebound double-double and Tolu Jacobs did likewise with nine and 14.

Team Loaded 79, Team Lillard 62

Dunbar to the Phillipines

CaliHoop: "Trevor Dunbar announces..."

(hit the link)

The Pioneers bringing in three

"Men's Basketball Signees Enjoy Great End To Prep Careers" -- Cal State East Bay athletics

Jacobs with a pair of Pac-12 suitors

Zachary Lyon: "Team Lillard (CA) 2018 C Tolu Jacobs is a consistent rim protector at 7'0". Holds Cal and Stanford offers."

The Fresno Bee basketball honorees

"Player of Year Darrin Person Jr. of Immanuel headlines All-Bee Boys Basketball team" -- Andy Boogaard

Working it at Pacific

"Highfill: Stoudamire building his plan"

"Inglima named interim head men's basketball coach"

"San Francisco State has promoted assistant Vince Inglima to interim men's basketball coach for the 2017-18 season, announced Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie on Friday.

"I'm glad that Vince has agreed to serve as interim head men's basketball coach for next season. He will help keep the continuity within the program as we move forward," said Guthrie. "His strong ties to the Bay area and familiarity with the CCAA as a student-athlete and assistant coach will be helpful in this transition and I'm confident he is ready for the challenge."

Inglima is already involved in all aspects of the men's basketball program including academics, recruiting, strength and conditioning, travel, and summer camps. A key component of the team's success, the Gators have gone 66-44 during Inglima's four seasons as assistant coach. He helped guide the No. 22 Gators to a 25-6 record, the best mark in the program's modern era and the most since the 1939-40 season. SF State appeared in the NABC poll in all but two weeks of the season, reaching as high as No. 13. The Gators also finished second in the CCAA and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament Championship for the first time since 1993-94.

"I look forward to leading a great program in a highly competitive conference and continuing the momentum that we've built these last several years," said Inglima. "I'm grateful for the support of my family, along with all of those who have helped me along the way, including Coach Paul Trevor and everyone at SF State."

Inglima played two seasons at Sonoma State and graduated magna cum laude. As a senior, he was an Academic All-American and was awarded Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine. He was inducted into the Sonoma State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

After college, Inglima went on to play professionally in Australia, where he led the Dandenong Rangers to the grand final in his first of four seasons in Australia's second division. In 2010, Inglima coached the Rangers U-18 team to the title in the National Junior Club Championships. He returned stateside and coached at conference opponent Cal State Monterey Bay for three seasons.

In 2017-18, the Gators are set to return several key players, most notably D2 Bulletin All-American Warren Jackson. The junior guard was also named to 2017 NABC Coaches' Division II All-District West Region First Team, the CCA Men's Basketball All-West Region Second Team, and All-CCAA First Team. The Gators' leading scorer averaged 17.2 points – second-highest in the CCAA – in all 28 games for the Gators."

Verhoeven signs on the dotted line

"Keeping family tradition alive, Verhoeven to sign with Duquesne today" -- Thomas Lawrence

Kelly adding more and more suitors

Team Arsenal: "2018 Forward Andre Kelly has received an offer from Fresno State"

Curtin moves up

John Murphy: "Joey Curtin is the new @ARHSBasketball coach. He is a 2001 Riordan grad and long-time JV coach."

Murphy sidelined for a while

Chuck Hayes Basketball: "Prayers for 2018 C Gabe Murphy (@Big_Gabe32) who had emergency surgery last night on his appendix. Get better big fella"

Hunter makes it official

Jordan Whittenburg: "Special day for Keith Hunter and our LPC basketball program. Keith was the first player I met when I linked up with Las Positas two years ago. I gave him a campus tour as I was learning my way around myself. Keith was a team captain for us and lead the team in scoring both years. He's been through a lot and I know how much this means to him and his family. Proud to see him continue his college career on a full ride scholarship to the University of Mary in North Dakota. Happy for ya @upperclasskwet and thankful to have been one of your coaches along the way."

Back to KiwiLand

"McKenzie Moore back to Canterbury Rams"

Gonzalez and the Aggies


Rex Walters looks back

"Walters aims to inspire with coaching" -- Ed Odeven

ba da bing ba da boom

Ronnie Flores: "A young/novice coach asks, "Who is that kid?"; a veteran asks, "Who running the deal?"

Angus Glover isn't coming to Moraga

"Can Saint Mary's center Jock Landale improve after stellar junior season?" -- Lindsay Schnell

Glover is remaining in Oz.

Barrister Glapion has a nice ring to it

LINK Brendan Glapion is still at Cal -- Boalt Hall this time and for the next three years.

Applicable in some degree to the NBA too

"Information wars: How teams get the REAL draft intel" -- Conor Orr

"The draft is buyer beware," one AFC general manager told me. "We've had schools that we simply won't draft players from. At all. Just because we can't get good information. The most important thing is information, so if you can feel really good about getting accurate information from a school, you feel good about drafting that player."


"Recruiting," he said. "In today's world, they gotta try and protect their players. If word gets out that they're saying negative things about their players -- and trust me, a lot of them do -- they have to be discreet about it. And that goes back to relationships. You have to have the right relationships."

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Off 'til Monday

It looks like that's it until early Monday.

Chaffee Jr. to the Volunteer State

6-foot-8 Stokley Chaffee Jr. a-v-e-r-a-g-e-d a double-double this season at Las Positas College -- 13.0 points plus 10.4 rebounds -- and that production has garnered him a scholarship to Tennessee State University for next season.

Why the decision to head to Nashville? "I chose Tennessee State because it felt like the best fit for me. I talked with the coach and looked at the program and I believe I can excel and that Coach Dana Ford wants the best for me." Academics were also important to him -- "I'll be majoring in computer science."

The process of his recruitment demonstrated the value of reaching out. "My recruiting was kind of different. I sent out a highlight tape late and Tennessee State was one of the first to express interest. Tape was definitely my gateway. It was overwhelming at times because it all came at one time."

Chaffee's aunt and uncle accompanied him on his recruiting visit. His uncle purchased his own ticket since NCAA rules allow payment for just one adult to accompany a recruit. The feedback from them? "They liked the area and really enjoyed coach and my aunt was impressed that Tennessee State is a historically black college."

What will Tiger fans be witnessing from Chaffee next season? "My big thing is I have a strong motor. I have a will to win and will fight for everything. I have good rebounding ability and a lot of experience because of being at USF as a freshman and then Las Positas."

Right now, Chaffee is the second tallest player on theTigers' roster and he expects to be positioned as a three-four combination.

For helping him get to where he is today, Chaffee thanked "first God, my Aunt Aleshia and Uncle Kevin, my Mom and cousins, my friends, and my coaches because they helped a lot."

Find me a shooter ... no, make that an accurate shooter

Yes, it is very early and players need time to adjust and hopefully get comfortable with each other's game but is anybody on any of the prominent northern California travel teams displaying outside shooting prowess at this point? Let's take a look.

6-foot-7 Jonathan (Heritage High) Ned, of the top Team Lillard squad, is 12-28 from three-point range after last weekend's opening tournament. That accuracy and his height is making the 2018 talent a very intriguing prospect.

Tre (El Cerrito High) Gray and Treshon (Grant High) Smoot-Jones need to pick it up although the latter possesses a shining 12/4 assist-to-turnover ratio. They will do so if there first names are any indication.


For Team Arsenal, it's 6-foot-8 Jack (Granada High) Kath far ahead of his teammates with 6-9 shooting from long range. Elijah (Bishop O'Dowd) Hardy really needs a major uptick in accuracy especially if his ratio of 31 three-point attempts out of his total of 41 shots continues.


No northern California talents on the highest level Oakland Soldiers team is tickling the twine from long distance with any regularity.

The 2017 Chuck Hayes Basketball 17s

The 2017 Chuck Hayes Basketball 17s roster:

ANDREW VANDERWEIDE 6-6 PF 2018 (Ripon Christian High)
BRANDON RECEK 6-5 2018 (Clovis East High)
CHRISTOPHER WRIEDT 6-10 C 2018 (Capital Christian High)
GABRIEL MURPHY 6-8 C 2018 (Modesto Christian High)
GERMAUN NUTT 6-2 SF 2018  (Clovis West High)
JOSHUA HAMILTON 6-2 PG 2018 (Central Catholic High)
MATTHEW MCDONALD 6-4 PF 2018 (Tracy High)
MICHAEL HAYES 6-4 SF 2018 (West High)
NATHAN KENDRICKS 6-1 PG 2018 (Immanuel High)
TYLER WILLIAMS 6-3 SG 2018 (Modesto Christian High)
WESLEY WILLIAMS-BURSE 6-4 SF 2018 (Enochs High)

Play last weekend in the adidas Gauntlet in Dallas:

* Chuck Hayes Basketball 66, Rytes Warriors 27
* Chuck Hayes Basketball 78, Raising Elite Champions 60
* Chuck Hayes Basketball 65, Beantown Bulls 61
* Chuck Hayes Basketball 64, Alabama Celtics 60
* Chuck Hayes Basketball 65, Middle Georgia Raptors 61

The 2017 Nor Cal Renegades

The 2017 Nor Cal Renegades

CHRISTOPHER CAGLE 6-6 SF 2018 (Woodcreek High)
DELIS BOGGS 6-1 PG 2018 (Chico High)
EVERETT PERROT 6-6 PF 2018 (Christian Brothers High)
JEREMY LILLIS 6-8 C 2017 (Placer High)
JORDAN FERREIRA 6-3 SF 2017 (Placer High)
KAI HUNTSBERRY 6-1 PG 2018 (Placer High)
MATT LAMBDIN 6-6 SG 2017 (Bella Vista High)
MILES LEWIS 5-10 PG 2020 (Sacramento High)
RYAN SMITH 6-7 SF 2018 (Granite Bay High)
TANNER SULLIVAN 6-5 SF 2017 (Antelope High)
YAADVIR DHALIWAL 6-4 SG 2019 (Inderkum High)
In last weekend's play at the adidas Gauntlet in Dallas:

* Texas Bluechips 51, Nor Cal Renegades 39
* LBA Team Attack 58, Nor Cal Renegades 48
* Caron Butler Elite 50, Nor Cal Renegades 36
* Nor Cal Renegades 56, Grassroots Elite Canada 51

The 2017 16U Splash City roster

Here is the 2017 Splash City 16U Roster (the organization doesn't have a 17U squad this season).

* WILLIAM CHAVARIN SG 6'3" Bishop O'Dowd

* DOCTOR BRADLEY SG 6'6" Junipero Serra High


* TERREN FRANK SG 6'7" Harvard Westlake

*  NOAH FERNANDO SG 6'3" Cathedral High

* DATHAN SATCHELL PG 6'2" Modesto Christian High

* YASSINE GHARRAM PG 6'3" Point Loma

* ROBBY BEASLEY PG 6'1" Dublin High

* JASON HARRIS SF 6'8" Desert Ridge High

*  BENJAMIN TODD PF 6'10" Faith Baptist

Splash City last weekend

The 16U Splash City squad played last weekend in New York:

* Splash City 46, Illinois Wolves 45
* Splash City 74, Team Thad 70 (Robby Beasley with 17 in this one)
* Splash City 75, 1 Nation 63
* Okalhoma Run PWP 74, Splash City 48

Rabb goes with Goodwin

Chris Haynes: "Sources: Cal sophomore forward Ivan Rabb has agreed to hire Aaron Goodwin of @GoodwinSports for representation. He's a lottery prospect."

Seems like most top Bay Area talents choose between Goodwin and Bill Duffy.

It may be getting to the point of listing who hasn't offered -- that would be shorter

Logan Johnson: "Blessed to have received an offer from UC Santa Barbara"

The Cal Poly recruiting haul

"Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Bolsters Backcourt with Pair of Guard Additions" -- Cal Poly athletics

DeAndre Stallings will also be in San Luis Obispo beginning next season but his scholarship starts in 2018.

Someone to run the show

"Cal basketball lands a 2017 commit from point guard Deschon Winston" -- Avinash Kunnath

Interesting take

"The Ghost of the GOAT: Why There Isn't a 'Next Michael Jordan' Anymore" -- Howard Beck

Good player, even better person

"Watsonville’s Ken Sears, former NBA All-Star, dies" -- Jim Seimas

Do read the comment by Dain Erwin.

Fran Franscilla: "Most NBA teams don't say "1st rounder." The buckets are: 1. All Star 2. Starter 3. Rotation player 4. Fringe guy. And, most give pick 3 yrs."

Waiters doesn't lack for confidence and for good reason

"The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles" -- Dion Waiters

Eric Nielsen on his way to Sonoma State

If a coach finds his team down by anywhere from one to three points, in possession of the ball but 90 or so feet away from the basket and with just seconds remaining, 6-foot-10 Eric Nielsen of Diablo Valley College (DVC) is the person you want inbounding the ball. Not only does Nielsen's height give him a better sightline than anyone else but he's also a former college pitcher who can probably deliver the ball to a teammate quicker than most and he's headed to Sonoma State to play the next three years for Coach Pat Fuscaldo.

Nielsen averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 59% as a Viking freshman for Coach Steve Coccimiglio. DVC concluded the season with a 20-10 overall record.

He's joining a program coming off a 20-9 finish and with a reputation for defensive prowess. So why the Seawolves?

"It's a good program and the coaches come highly recommended by my coach at DVC. The ream has a great bunch of guys and the campus and the area are beautiful."

Asked what he'll bring to Sonoma State, Nielsen offered, "obviously size and my post play." Both elements are certainly needed by the Seawolves since both bigs Nathan Molony-Benjamin Luke Cochran are graduating. "I've been injured for too long and I'm hungry to keep playing."

Nielsen was quite the baseball prospect coming out of Dublin High -- "I had a 96 miles-per-hour fastball and a hard slider at 90 before I tore my ulnar collateral ligament." He underwent Tommy John surgery, then rehabilitation and kept playing baseball.

In his second year post high school, Nielsen was at College of San Mateo but tore his rotator cuff and labrum.

The back-to-back injuries proved too much to overcome for someone trying to advance as a pitching prospect. "I hung up my cleats," Nielsen said.

Then came an absence from organized sports but Nielsen encountered the impetus to jump back in, this time with hoops. "It was three years since I played [basketball] but JoJo [McGlaston], a really good friend since fifth grade, pushed me and made me work out."

Sometimes it takes help from those surrounding us but credit Nielsen for doing the work necessary to be on the road to a college degree via the basketball court.

He'll be majoring in kinesiology, helping others with injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Tavian Henderson makes it official

"St. Patrick-St. Vincent High star Henderson signs with Saint Martin’s University" -- Thomas Gase

Tremendous depth here

"Is this the beginning of LeBron James' end?" -- Henry Abbott

Darné Duckett headed to Walla Walla, WA

Lakeshow Hoops: "Another Lakeshow guard joining @WhitmanMBB! Congratulations @dduckett17 and coach @ericbridgeland!"

Whitman finished 31-1 this season, losing only in the national NAIA tournament.

Walla Walla is the town so nice they named it twice.

Kelly is going to lead the frontline on his college team

Team Arsenal: "2018 Forward Andre Kelly has received an offer from Pepperdine."

He may not land in the Pac-12 but Kelly will be a workhorse for whatever college coach getting him.

Belquist with fourth offer

The NorCal Report: "2018 Dylan Belquist (@BelquistD) of Los Gatos HS / @topflightelite #TylerJohnsonElite has received an offer from UC Davis."

The Aggies join with Cal Poly, Utah State and San Francisco, per Verbal Commits.

The Tigers land another JC backcourter

Verbal Commits: "2017 South Plains College (TX) G Roberto Gallinat has committed to Pacific"

He's a 6-foot-3 shooting guard originally out of Georgia.

Sad news out of Turlock

"Men's Basketball Coach Reynolds battling Parkinson's Disease" -- Cal State Stanislaus athletics

Paul Trevor
has departed San Francisco State and is now at Stanislaus:

"Trevor steps down from helm after seven seasons" -- Brandon Davis

West Campus guard with Linfield love

The NorCal Report: "2017 Inderpal Dhaliwal (@famheezy_33) of West Campus HS has received an offer from D3 Linfield College (OR). Kid can really shoot "

The Nor Cal Spring Showcase - April 28-30

2017 Nor Cal Spring Showcase-NCAA certified event - April 28-30 (Friday to Sunday) at Jamtown in Oakland

The 6th annual Nor Cal Spring Showcase will be held Friday (6-10 pm) Saturday (8 am-10 pm) Sunday (8 am-4 pm) April 28-30 at Jamtown in Oakland.

The event will be NCAA certified allowing Division I coaches to attend. Sixty teams from California and others areas will participate.

Every team will play four games.  For media credentials or more information contact event director Gerry Freitas at 408-998-1327 or via email:

The Draft Express 2017 NBA draft

 In the latest Draft Express mock draft:




An honor for Isaiah Taylor


Jalen Jones – Maine
Abdel Nader – Maine
David Nwaba – Los Angeles*
Alex Poythress – Fort Wayne*
Isaiah Taylor – Rio Grande Valley*

Some insight into former New Mexico Coach Craig Neal

"Letter to coach Craig Neal"

Land honored

"Chico Sports Hall of Fame: Prolific basketball career lands Land in Hall of Fame" -- Sharon Martin

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."

Get ready

Gerry Freitas: "Nor Cal Spring Showcase: Friday to Sunday April 28-30 at Jamtown in Oakland. NCAA live period event."

Highlights from CCSF's Zach Copeland

Copeland will be at Illinois State next season.

A wonderful read

"Pat Riley's Final Test   This was the NBA legend's most difficult season in 50 years. So why, after nine championships, doesn't he just walk away? If only it were that easy" -- Wright Thompson

Pacific District JAMM FESTIVAL

Pacific District
May 6th and 7th, 2017
Tournament Host: 
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                                            AAU Basketball Tournament
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(Some teams may play 4 games)
4-6 teams per Division
Quality Sites w/ On-site Administrators
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Posted Schedules in every gym
High School Rules

For Information contact:
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2nd Annual "Battle for Court Supremacy"

2nd Annual "Battle for Court Supremacy"
8u-Varsity Boys & Girls
Event & Girls Media Day
May 6-7 /  Las Positas College


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2017 Sacramento & Reno Tournaments

6th Annual "Bay Bridge Classic"

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Directors & coaches, this SF Rebels ~ Events by Select collaboration has quickly become one of the most organized & competitive events in Northern California; featuring top competition from various regions.  Our mission is to provide a fun, healthy & different experience for families; while creating a competitive & safe platform for our youth to showcase their talents.  Don't wait to register as this event sells out every year.



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> HS divisions covered by PremierBall & CheckBall Magazine
Player, game & MVP reports sent to college coaches NATIONWIDE
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