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June 14, 1997 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jelani Janisse's transformation from unwanted forward to sought-after point guard provides a hopeful message to toiling gym rats everywhere. To wit: It's never too late. Janisse played his senior basketball season at Kennedy High in 1994-95 without attracting so much as a nibble of interest from major colleges. Two years later, he reeled in a whopper--signing a letter of intent with Kansas, a preseason top-five school and No. 1 for most of last season.
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June 14, 1997 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jelani Janisse's transformation from unwanted forward to sought-after point guard provides a hopeful message to toiling gym rats everywhere. To wit: It's never too late. Janisse played his senior basketball season at Kennedy High in 1994-95 without attracting so much as a nibble of interest from major colleges. Two years later, he reeled in a whopper--signing a letter of intent with Kansas, a preseason top-five school and No. 1 for most of last season.
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December 25, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL
College teams like scheduling away games in certain areas to gain exposure and make contacts with local high school coaches. No area is more important around the country than talent-laden Los Angeles, and for that reason, USC Coach Henry Bibby said he wasn't crazy about having the Kansas Jayhawks on his home turf. Kansas Coach Roy Williams regularly recruits some of California's best players.
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December 9, 1994
In other games: Crescenta Valley 88, La Canada 66--The top-ranked Falcons (5-0) rallied from a 20-9 deficit behind Brock Jacobsen, who had 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Jake Willis added 15 points and 14 assists. Charlie Petit scored 32 points for La Canada. Moorpark 102, Laguna Blanca 38--The Musketeers set a school record for points in a second-round game of the Faith Baptist tournament at Canoga Park.
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November 30, 1994
Arthur Lee had 26 points and eight rebounds to lead North Hollywood High to an 87-59 victory over Littlerock on Tuesday at Royal High in the first round of the Simi Valley tournament. Lee, who has signed with Stanford, made eight of 16 shots and nine of 10 free throws. He made one of three three-pointers. Hamilton 113, Monroe 103--Tim Johnson scored 25 points and Shaka Stiner added 24 but it wasn't enough for the Vikings at Hamilton.
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December 24, 1994
Jelani Janisse scored 23 points to lead the Kennedy High basketball team to an 81-61 victory over Village Christian in the championship game of the Bell-Jeff tournament on Friday night. Keith Brydon added 12 points and nine rebounds and Trevon Scott scored 14 points for the Golden Cougars (7-2). Dave Gustafson led Village Christian (5-5) with 22 points. * Simi Valley 73, Chaminade 42--Dan Van Etten scored 14 points to lead the Pioneers (7-1) in a nonleague game.
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January 28, 1995 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Late in the third quarter of Chatsworth High's 65-55 victory over Kennedy on Friday night, one had to wonder if Kennedy fans might ask for ticket refunds. With 1 minute 22 seconds left in the period, Chatsworth junior guard Jerome Joseph made a three-point basket that gave the Chancellors a 52-28 lead. Ballgame. Blowout. And this was supposed to be a showdown between the Northwest Valley Conference's two best teams? Refunds, indeed, seemed to be in order.
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February 9, 1995
Chatsworth High held off a late Kennedy rally to record a 62-60 victory and clinch the West Valley League championship Wednesday at Chatsworth. The victory was sealed when Eddie Miller of Chatsworth (18-4, 9-0) rebounded a missed free throw with four seconds to play. Jelani Janisse scored 27 points for Kennedy (14-7, 6-3), which rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
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December 16, 1993
Kennedy High defeated Bell, 96-68, Wednesday in the first round of the Hamilton tournament behind balanced scoring. Keith Brydon (20 points) and Jelani Janisse (19) led five players in double figures. Trivonne Scott (12 points), Marc Wilburn (11) and Steve Osgood (11) also reached double figures for Kennedy (4-3). In other boys' games: Reseda 81, Blair 71--Trenton Cross (25) and Archie Williams (20) combined for 45 points for Reseda in the semifinals of the Crescenta Valley tournament.
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March 22, 1995
JASON COLLINS Harvard-Westlake, 6-10, Senior, Center Standing out isn't easy for Collins, considering he shares court time with twin brother Jarron. He led the team in scoring (20.5), rebounds (13.1) and blocked shots (3.2) as the Wolverines captured the Southern Section Division III-A championship and reached the Southern Regional final of the state tournament. JAMAL DEDEAUX Highland, 6-4, Senior, Guard A steady performer who shot 49% from the field, Dedeaux averaged 20.6 points and 6.
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