November 19, 2013 |
Thomas Welsh, a rapidly improving 7-foot center at Los Angeles Loyola, has committed to UCLA. Welsh also considered Stanford and California. His decision is an important recruiting victory for UCLA Coach Steve Alford in landing a top player from Southern California. Welsh averaged 12.6 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior. His development over the summer resulted in an intense recruiting campaign from Pac-12 schools. Eric.email@example.com
August 2, 2013 |
Calabasas Coach Jon Palarz said Friday that standout 6-foot-8 senior Max Hoetzel has told him he will be leaving the school to attend Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts. Hoetzel said his parents are moving to Santa Ynez, and he wanted to prepare himself "academically and physically. " Hoetzel had six scholarship offers and is hoping a change to the East Coast will help attract more offers. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 16, 2013 |
Greg Hamilton, the father of former St. John Bosco guard Isaac Hamilton, confirmed on Monday night that his son will attend UCLA this fall. Hamilton originally signed with UTEP, then sought to get out of the letter of intent but failed. He will have to sit out this season unless he wins an appeal. He averaged 22.1 points last season at St. John Bosco and was a McDonald's All-American. Eric.email@example.com
February 7, 2014 |
Standout senior point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright withdrew from school at Loyola High on Friday after admitting to academic misconduct, his father, Ramon, confirmed. "He feels bad. He's let down his teammates," Ramon said. Jackson-Cartwright, who signed with Arizona, met with school officials on Friday. The family decided to withdraw after learning of the punishment, Ramon said. The father declined to say the specifics of the infraction. Jackson-Cartwright is expected to enroll at another high school and finish up his academic studies.
December 20, 2013 |
The school-record 122 points Chino Hills scored on Thursday night in a win over Rancho Cucamonga is another sign of a team on the rise. The Ball brothers, sophomore Lonzo Ball and freshman Gelo Ball, are quite a duo. Lonzo had 11 assists. Gelo scored 20 points. Bishop Mency is a talented 6-foot-5 senior. He had 26 points. There's also a 6-9 junior in Nnamdi Okongwu. And come Jan. 6, Chino Hills will get eligible a highly regarded sophomore transfer from Pasadena La Salle, Milan Acquuah.
December 14, 2013 |
Call it an honor to be subjected to the Evan Wardlow lockdown. That's what happened to talented junior guard Cesar Reyes of Sun Valley Poly on Friday night. From the moment he stepped onto the court against El Camino Real, Reyes was shadowed and locked down by the 6-foot-3 Santa Clara-bound Wardlow, who plays defense with a passion that's frequently missing at the high school level. Reyes missed his first nine shots of the first half in Poly's 76-42 loss. He finished with 15 points.
March 29, 2014 |
Bishop Montgomery didn't just defeat Moreau Catholic, 85-44, to capture the Division IV state championship at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, it set a record in the process. The Knights' 41-point blowout is the largest margin of victory in state finals history, eclipsing the previous mark of 36, which was reached twice -- both times in Division IV. Stephen Thompson led the way with 20 points, four assists, three steals and two blocks for Bishop Montgomery (28-6), which built a 17-point halftime lead. Bishop Montgomery out-rebounded the Mariners, 50-35, didn't allow a three-point basket, made 13 of 15 free throws and forced 22 turnovers. Ethan Thompson had 14 points, Justin Bibbins had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Christian Oshita added nine points for the Knights, who won their third state title in four finals appearances.
November 20, 2013 |
There was so much interest in Austin Hatch's news conference on Wednesday in a lecture hall at Los Angeles Loyola that a TV station from Indiana went live with some of his comments. Hatch, the 6-foot-6 senior who moved to Los Angeles from Fort Wayne, Ind., to help his recovery from a 2011 brain injury suffered in a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother, is still not fully recovered to suit up for the Cubs. "My time is coming soon," Hatch said. Hatch was able to handle a nearly 30-minute question and answer session with confidence and poise and displayed unreal determination for a 19-year-old who has been through so much.
October 31, 2013 |
I don't think the smile has left the face of Santa Monica Coach James Hecht ever since his players delivered a Southern Section 1A championship last season. And there's more smiling to come. Hecht has a guard duo that should be one of the best for underclassmen. Junior Nuwr'iyl Williams has picked up scholarship offers from Louisville, Oregon, Colorado and St. John's, among others. Sophomore Jonah Mathews, the brother of Cal guard Jordan Mathews, showed in the summer he has big-time scoring skills.