Thursday, July 10, 2014

CRC forecast for the 2014-15 season

Great article on the Cosumnes River Athletic web page goes into depth for the season outlook for the Hawks hoops squad.  Click here to go to article.

Name Pos. Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown/High School
Trenton AnthonyG5-10165Fr.Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett (AK)
Semir CahtarevicF6-8200So.Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Del Campo
Elijah CallowayG6-2170Fr.Sacramento, Calif./Valley
Kenneth DayeG6-1175Fr.Tracy, Calif./Merrill West
Demoriaye Hart-SpikesG5-11210Fr.Fairfield, Calif./Fairfield
Joshua JohnsonG5-10160Fr.Stockton, Calif./Cosumnes Oaks
Daiveon LeverettF6-9195RFr.Stockton, Calif./Weston Ranch
Mitchell LoveG6-2190So.Sacramento, Calif./St. Ignatios Prep (SC)
Donald MimsF6-11180GFr.Antelope, Calif./Center
Phil MorganG6-4190Fr.Sacramento, Calif./Natomas
Tyquan NealF6-6215Fr.Madera, Calif./Edison
Daylon PottsG6-5190Fr.Fresno, Calif./Edison
Phil RandlesG5-11185So.Fresno, Calif./Edison
David StraughterF6-5210So.Sacramento, Calif./Luther Burbank
Will WhiteG6-2175Fr.Sacramento, Calif./Roseville

NorCal Juco Summer Jamboree @ Skyline College schedule

Kevin McCarthy has the scoop on the schedule for the Juco Jamboree at Skyline College this week.
First game starts at noon.
Click here for schedule

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Coach Tyson Aye's 2014-15 season outlook at Allan Hancock

2nd season under Coach Tyson Aye is shaping up to be a breakout year for the Bulldogs!

    The 2014-2015 season looks to be a promising one for Allan Hancock College and 2nd year head coach Tyson Aye. The Bulldogs are looking to improve on a 16-14 record. The Bulldogs were ranked as high as 13th in the state last year.  Allan Hancock was able to orchestrate a 3-game win streak to conclude the regular season and propel them into the playoffs.
The Bulldogs look to pack the arena in 2014-15
Returning for the Bulldogs is starting Freshman point guard Andre Miller (Serra HS/San Mateo, CA) who led the conference in assists and finished 8th in the state at 5.4 per game.  
Andre Miller led the conference in assists as freshman
Miller returns along with sophomore Kadeem Minor (7.4 PPG, 3.1 APG) who started 24 games as a freshman. Joining the mix will be a couple of impact transfers.  Lawrence Johnson a 6’1 guard (Notre Dame Prep/ Rochester, NY), transfers from NCAA Division 1 Niagara University.  In the frontcourt should receive a huge boost from Alioune Tew, an athletic, 6’9 forward  (Paris, France) transfer from Utah State University-Eastern Utah, who could be one of the top Juco big man in California this upcoming season.  

I am sure that Tew will make his presence known quickly in California, but I have included a highlight from his freshman season below.   With a great returning group and already solid recruiting class, the Bulldogs should make some noise in 2014-15.  Coach Tyson Aye & company were recently featured on Signal The Light Basketball in another article highlighting the growing excitement in the Hancock community.   Just make sure you get to Santa Maria early for those home games, as the word is spreading fast in the Central Coast that Allan Hancock will be the best show in town.

Marquis Godfrey (Logan High) commits to New Mexico Military Institute

photo courtesy of maxpreps
Marquis Godfrey has made his decision on where to attend school next year.  He has signed his letter of intent to New Mexico Military Institute, a National Junior College.  Godfrey, was highly recruited by Northern California junior colleges after his commitment to Loyola Marymount changed.  The athletic 6'8 forward will be one to follow on the NJCAA circuit.

Chris O'Neill (Foothill High) is headed to Snow College in Utah

   There has been a Chris O'Neill sighting.  After going on his mission for the past two years, O'Neill is back and ready to pursue his college basketball ambitions. Highly sought after by local California Junior Colleges, O'Neill has decided to attend school at Snow College in Utah for his Junior College career.  His letter of intent was signed on 6-13-14.  You can check out some of his prep highlights in the video above.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Richard Bivens (Ridgeview High) headed to Lassen College

Richard Bivens commits to Lassen College

Richard Bivens has officially enrolled in classes and committed to head coach Devin Aye’s Lassen College Cougars in Susanville, California.  Bivens, a 6’9” 190 forward exploded onto the scene this year at Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield with averages of 19.4 points to along with 14.4 rebounds.  For his efforts he was awarded First Team in the South Yosemite League, and an All-State nominee as well as participating in the All Valley All-Star game.

According to coach Aye, “Richard is a great young man, and has loads of potential.  With some polish and added strength the sky is the limit for Richard.  I am very excited to have him join our Lassen family.  I look to play him at the forward position as he is very mobile and skilled. This community will fall in love with Richard in his Lassen College orange and black.” Aye did not yet unveil it, but word is Richard Bivens is coming to Lassen College with a few central California high school stars.  Literally, things are looking up at Lassen in 2014-15.  

Some footage of Bivens in action

Benson Arogbo (Lassen College) accepts scholarship to UMFK

Arogbo is newest Lassen College player to accept University Scholarship

Benson Arogbo, an athletic 6’3” 190 forward for the Lassen College men’s basketball team has accepted a scholarship to University of Maine at Fort Kent for 2014-15.  Benson will have three years remaining of collegiate eligibility at UMFK and looks to be a big part of their basketball program in the future.  Arogbo finished his time here at Lassen College with an impressive 3.0 GPA and will be closer to home being that his home is the United Kingdom.  Arogbo had averages of 1 point and 1 rebound while shooting 35% from the field for the Lassen Cougars as a freshman.  From Lassen College coach Devin Aye, “Benson has improved drastically during his time here at Lassen College.  His work ethic and character were a big part of our success this year.  Benson was our best defender and he accepted his role on the team even though he was a very capable scorer as well.  He will have a great career at UMFK, and I fully expect to see great things from him in the future.  They are getting a great basketball player, student and young man on campus in Benson Arogbo.”  Arogbo is the sixth men’s basketball student-athlete to accept a scholarship in the last two years.   Coach Devin Aye says he expects for at least two more to sign in the coming weeks.