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BOYS' BASKETBALL 1994-1995 / CENTURY LEAGUE : Santa Ana Valley

November 14, 1994

1993-94 RECORDS OVERALL: 26-4 LEAGUE: 9-1

COACH: RECORD AT SCHOOL Rich Prospero: 54-23

RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Olujimi Mann Jr. 6-5 G Michael Riggins Sr. 5-10 G Jermaine Robinson Sr. 6-4 G

TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Jason Parrot Jr. 6-2 F

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Phil Bergen Jr. 5-10 G Virgil Forbin Sr. 6-3 F Ike Harmon Jr. 6-7 C David Williams So. 6-6 C

OUTLOOK

Hard to imagine, but the Falcons could top last season's success. They reached the Southern Section I-AA semifinals a year ago, but have the talent to go at least a step farther. Mann is as good a junior as there is in the nation. A year from now, he'll be Orange County's most-recruited player and for good reason. He is an exceptional point guard, adept at running an up-tempo offense, and a great scorer. He averaged 21.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists during the regular season. Sometimes overlooked are his defensive abilities. His long arms and quickness smothered many an opponent. Mann will not have to go it alone. Transfers Harmon (Century) and Forbin (Loara), plus Riggins, a returning starter, give Mann plenty of options. Riggins averaged 11 points and was a second-team all-league selection. Harmon, in particular, should be in for a big season. He was a starter at Century last season and gives the Falcons a solid inside game. A brutal nonleague schedule should toughen the Falcons for a playoff run.

SCHEDULE

November 30 at Sonora.

December 2 vs. Tustin; 5 at Crenshaw; 6-10 at Trabuco Hills tournament; 12-16 at Irvine World News tournament; 26-31 at North Carolina tournament.

January 1 Laguna Beach; 6 vs. El Modena; 11 at Canyon; 13 vs. Orange; 18 at Foothill; 20 at Villa Park; 27 at El Modena.

February 1 vs. Canyon; 3 at Orange; 8 vs. Foothill; 10 vs. Villa Park.

TimesLine: (714) 808-8463; School code: 4560

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