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December 28, 1999 | KEVIN FARMER
Simi Valley High's bid for revenge came up short Monday night. Mater Dei, which defeated the Pioneers in the Southern Section Division I-A semifinals last season, outscored Simi Valley, 14-9, in the fourth quarter and held on for a 57-53 victory in the first round of the Nike Prep Classic boys' basketball tournament at Torrey Pines High. Jamal Sampson, a 6-foot-11 junior center, was dominant for Mater Dei (12-1), finishing with 10 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks. Steve Scoggin scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Monarchs.
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March 28, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Smith, the mother of Mater Dei center Jamal Sampson, said her son will not declare himself eligible for the June 27 NBA draft. "Jamal will be attending Cal. That's the only comment I'm going to give," Smith said. The 6-foot-11 Sampson, who has signed with California, said last week that he was considering turning pro if he was guaranteed to be selected in the middle of the first round. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
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October 28, 2000 | BEN BOLCH and BILL SHAIKIN
It's a good thing Jamal Sampson spoke up. The Mater Dei center, a nationally coveted recruit, might not be heading to California if he didn't tell Monarch Coach Gary McKnight he was interested in attending the school even though its coaches weren't focused on him.
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March 22, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mater Dei center Jamal Sampson, who has signed a letter of intent to play at California, said Wednesday he might make himself available for the June 27 NBA draft because he isn't "really into school." "I'm giving it a good consideration," said Sampson, a 6-foot-11 center. "I had a few [coaches] ask around, and they said [I could go] middle of the first round or late in the first round. If I was guaranteed middle of the first round, I would give it a lot of consideration." Sampson shot 71.
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November 9, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN and BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Dodgers said they will assist in any investigation by the Pacific 10 Conference into UCLA's secondary basketball recruiting violation involving General Manager Kevin Malone. "We have not heard from anyone at the Pac-10 office, nor has there been any indication that we will," said Derrick Hall, Dodger senior vice president of communications. "But naturally we'd be willing to cooperate with them."
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March 28, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Smith, the mother of Mater Dei center Jamal Sampson, said her son will not declare himself eligible for the June 27 NBA draft. "Jamal will be attending Cal. That's the only comment I'm going to give," Smith said. The 6-foot-11 Sampson, who has signed with California, said last week that he was considering turning pro if he was guaranteed to be selected in the middle of the first round. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
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March 22, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mater Dei center Jamal Sampson, who has signed a letter of intent to play at California, said Wednesday he might make himself available for the June 27 NBA draft because he isn't "really into school." "I'm giving it a good consideration," said Sampson, a 6-foot-11 center. "I had a few [coaches] ask around, and they said [I could go] middle of the first round or late in the first round. If I was guaranteed middle of the first round, I would give it a lot of consideration." Sampson shot 71.
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December 21, 2000 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The clock is ticking like some irritating casino clatter, and Jamal Sampson wants it to stop. He is the starter at center for Santa Ana Mater Dei, one of the nation's top high school basketball teams, and he has a scholarship to California, but he still has plenty to prove as his high school career nears its end. He knows there are critics who would label him an underachiever rather than one of the best post players on the West Coast.
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November 9, 2000 | GARY KLEIN and BEN BOLCH and MARTIN HENDERSON
Mater Dei boys' basketball player Jamal Sampson was among dozens of Southland prep athletes who signed and sent letters of intent to universities Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early-signing period. The one-week period is for athletes who play sports other than football. Football players cannot sign until February. Colleges and universities do not release official lists of signees until all letters of intent are received by mail or fax.
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January 25, 2002
Saturday vs. California, 5 p.m., Fox Sports Net--Less touted than Arizona, Stanford and Oregon, the Bears are nevertheless formidable. Freshman center Jamal Sampson was a teammate of UCLA point guard Cedric Bozeman at Mater Dei High. Forward Joe Shipp averages 14.8 points. Steve Henson
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December 21, 2000 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The clock is ticking like some irritating casino clatter, and Jamal Sampson wants it to stop. He is the starter at center for Santa Ana Mater Dei, one of the nation's top high school basketball teams, and he has a scholarship to California, but he still has plenty to prove as his high school career nears its end. He knows there are critics who would label him an underachiever rather than one of the best post players on the West Coast.
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November 9, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN and BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Dodgers said they will assist in any investigation by the Pacific 10 Conference into UCLA's secondary basketball recruiting violation involving General Manager Kevin Malone. "We have not heard from anyone at the Pac-10 office, nor has there been any indication that we will," said Derrick Hall, Dodger senior vice president of communications. "But naturally we'd be willing to cooperate with them."
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November 9, 2000 | GARY KLEIN and BEN BOLCH and MARTIN HENDERSON
Mater Dei boys' basketball player Jamal Sampson was among dozens of Southland prep athletes who signed and sent letters of intent to universities Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early-signing period. The one-week period is for athletes who play sports other than football. Football players cannot sign until February. Colleges and universities do not release official lists of signees until all letters of intent are received by mail or fax.
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October 28, 2000 | BEN BOLCH and BILL SHAIKIN
It's a good thing Jamal Sampson spoke up. The Mater Dei center, a nationally coveted recruit, might not be heading to California if he didn't tell Monarch Coach Gary McKnight he was interested in attending the school even though its coaches weren't focused on him.
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December 28, 1999 | KEVIN FARMER
Simi Valley High's bid for revenge came up short Monday night. Mater Dei, which defeated the Pioneers in the Southern Section Division I-A semifinals last season, outscored Simi Valley, 14-9, in the fourth quarter and held on for a 57-53 victory in the first round of the Nike Prep Classic boys' basketball tournament at Torrey Pines High. Jamal Sampson, a 6-foot-11 junior center, was dominant for Mater Dei (12-1), finishing with 10 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks. Steve Scoggin scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Monarchs.
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March 11, 1999
MANUAL ARTS (28-3) vs. SANTA ANA MATER DEI (32-3), tonight at Loyola Marymount, 7:30--Manual Arts likes a fast pace, Mater Dei prefers it slow. Manual Arts must stop 6-foot-10 Jamal Sampson. * LAKEWOOD ARTESIA (31-2) VS. GLENDORA (31-2), tonight at Gahr High, 7:30--It's a matchup between McDonald's All-Americans: Artesia's Jason Kapono and Glendora's Casey Jacobsen.
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March 4, 2001 | BEN BOLCH
Santa Ana Mater Dei 73, Corona Centennial 62--Guard Ricky Porter's three-pointer with 1:30 remaining put Mater Dei ahead, 67-59, and Centennial could pull no closer than within five points in the I-A final. Mater Dei won its third consecutive I-A title and its ninth section championship in 10 years. Cedric Bozeman scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds, and Jamal Sampson scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds for Mater Dei (29-2). Jamaal Williams 23 points for Centennial (28-3).
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