Thursday, November 19, 2015

Oscar Frayer reopens his recruitment

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Trevor Dunbar & Jalen Canty highlights from CCSF Tip-Off Tournament

NorCalSportsTV has some highlights up of Jalen Canty and Trevor Dunbar during their first three games at CCSF.  Make sure you subscribe to the channel as they seem to be posting lots of video for this basketball season.

Trevor Dunbar highlights

Jalen Canty highlights.

John Bynums Week 2 Rankings for NorCal JC basketball

Signal The Light has there Week 2 rankings for NorCal

Check them out here

Monday, November 16, 2015

Coach K's Northern California Men's JC Basketball Rankings - Week 2

After an exciting week 2 of California Junior College basketball I have come out with Coach K's rankings for Northern California Men's JC basketball.  With a few solid tournaments around NorCal it is getting a little easier to see which teams are among NorCal's best this year.  The ranking will be followed by their current season record along with their change from my previous ranking.
This ranking is solely for entertainment and educational purposes only, and is in no way affiliated with the CCCAA or any other association.  It is purely my opinion based on my discussions from around the basketball community and my own personal observations and gut feeling.  I appreciate you taking the time to read our blog.

#1 CCSF (6-0)  (-)
Continues to prove they are the current top team in the North by winning another loaded tournament, this time down in Fresno.  Escaped a close one against West Hills (71-68) before taking out Santa Rosa (73-63) & Mt. San Antonio (80-60).  Next game is against De Anza on November 20th.

#2 Feather River (6-0)   (+3)
Moves up 3 spots after an impressive showing at the Chabot Tip-Off tournament this past weekend.  Defeated Marin (97-82), Chabot (97-87), and escaped De Anza (79-77) to finish the weekend with a perfect record.  Derrick Randolph scores in bunches and the rest of the Golden Eagles overwhelm opponents with their athleticism.  Feather River should stay at the top of the rankings the rest of the season with the talent they showcased this past weekend.  Next up they face Simpson JV on November 18th.

#3 Santa Rosa (4-2)  (+3)
Moves up 3 spots from last week’s rankings. Is starting to look like the favorite to win the Big 8 right now after a solid start to the season. Playing in two tough tournaments so far, they have solid wins under their belt.  Owns wins over Mt. San Antonio and also Fresno City, with their two losses coming to CCSF and Fresno.  If they are hot behind the arc, they can beat anyone.  They have a couple weeks off before they face Mendocino on December 1st

#4 Butte (3-0)   (-)
Had the week off after winning the Las Positas tournament.  Next game is vs. Simpson JV on November 23rd

#5 Cabrillo (3-0)    (+2)
Moves up 2 spots in my rankings. Stayed perfect after defeating Las Positas last week (71-66).  We should get a better idea on if they deserve this high of a ranking as they face Diablo Valley next in the first round of the Shasta Tournament on November 20th

#6 Fresno City (3-3)     (-4)
Falls 4 spots from my rankings last week. Record is at .500 but has played a tougher schedule than anyone else ranked below them, with better wins under their belt as well.  Had a tough weekend on their home turf as they suffered two losses in their tournament, losing to Mt. San Antonio (63-65) and then Santa Rosa (68-76).  Jumps right back into action heading to Southern California this week to face Mira Costa in the El Camino Tournament of Champions on November 19th.

#7 Chabot (2-1)  (-4)
Falls 4 spots after a mediocre weekend.  Defeated Siskiyous (84-74) and Lassen (94-79) while falling to Feather River (87-97).  Heads to West Valley for their next game on November 21st.

#8 Los Medanos (4-0)    (nr)
Jumps out of not ranked into the 8th spot this week after winning the Solano Tournament with three straight wins over Gavilan (85-61), American River (88-72) and Redwoods (105-100 in 2OT).  Gets to rematch Redwoods on November 19th in the first round of the Mendocino Tournament.

#9 Merritt (2-1)    (-)
Stays at the ninth spot in my rankings after having the week off.  Is back in action this week against American River in the first round of the Shasta Tournament on November 20th

#10 Redwoods (3-1)   (nr)
Jumps up from the non ranked category into the top 10 after finishing 2nd in the Solano Tournament.  Had wins over Sacramento City (96-94) and Skyline (100-98) before falling in double overtime to Los Medanos in the Championship game.  With all their games being so close they are a few points away from having a losing record, but there is something to be said for a team that can win close games.

#11 Ohlone (2-0)
Defeated a solid Hartnell team (92-74) in their only game last week.  Will face Shasta in the first round of the Shasta Tournament on November 20th.

#12 Contra Costa (2-1)   (-)
Had the week off but is riding on their solid showing in the Las Positas Tournament.  Won’t play again until December 3rd when they face Santa Monica in the first round of the Diablo Valley Tournament.

#13 Cosumnes River (1-1)    (-1)
Drops one spot due to the emergence of several teams into the rankings.  Had a tough road trip up to Feather River and Lassen last week.  Lost to FRC (89-98) and came out victorious against Lassen (92-88). Faces Skyline on November 19th in the first round of the Mendocino Tournament.

#14 Sacramento City (4-2)    (-1)
Drops one spot, mostly due to several other teams jumping into the rankings last week.  Came away with third place in the Solano Tournament with wins over Solano (92-90) and American River (70-67).  It’s only loss was a close one to Redwoods (94-96).   Sac City takes a couple weeks off before heading up to the Cosumnes River Tournament on December 3rd where they will face Feather River in the first round.

#15 Shasta (4-1)
Coming away with the consolation in the Solano Tournament is enough to keep Shasta in the Top 15.  They had wins over the weekend against Gavilan (95-66) and Solano (73-63) after losing to American River (69-79).  Shasta will face Ohlone in the first round of their own tournament on November 20th

Hartnell (3-1)  Has started off fast this year.  Could creep up in the rankings.
De Anza (2-2)  Could easily be in the Top 15 right now.  Their two losses are by a total of 4 points against ranked teams, including my #2 Feather River.
Foothill (2-2)  Came away with a great win against Monterey to even the score.  Could easily be in the Top 15.
Monterey (2-2)  Another team that could easily be in the Top 15 at this point.
Marin (3-3)  Is starting to gain momentum.
Columbia (2-2)  The loss at home to West Valley is hurting them at this point.  Plenty of time to rebound.
Sequoias (3-3)  Solid schedule, plenty of time to earn their spot in the rankings.