November 13, 1996 |
On the eve of the NCAA's early basketball signing period for high school seniors, Jarron and Jason Collins of North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake High--two coveted players from a talent-laden Southland recruiting class--made an oral commitment Tuesday to attend Stanford. The Collinses, both 6 feet 10, also made recruiting visits to Arizona and UCLA, and were close to heading for Westwood before the abrupt firing last week of Bruin Coach Jim Harrick.
December 27, 2000 |
This is Trivial Pursuit for basketball fans, a chance to quiz your neighbor. Where is Stanley Roberts now? Stanley Roberts is the 340-pound center for the San Diego WildFire of the American Basketball Assn. Where is JaRon Rush now? JaRon Rush is wearing street clothes and sitting on the bench for the Los Angeles Stars of the ABA. Isn't Kenny Brunner playing basketball in junior college somewhere? Or at Fresno State? No.
November 13, 1996 |
It has been the most anticipated high school senior class in Southern California basketball history for college recruiters. Center Chris Burgess of Irvine Woodbridge, forward/guard Schea Cotton of Bellflower St. John Bosco and guard Baron Davis of Santa Monica Crossroads generally are considered among the top 10 recruits in the nation. Burgess, 6 feet 10, is at the top of many lists.
July 16, 1995 |
Basketball junkies: If the college and NBA season didn't sate your appetite for basketball, then the next week of games certainly will appeal to you. After competing in the Nike All-American and Adidas/ABCD national camps, the Southland's finest high school players return to California to compete in local camps and tournaments. On Saturday, 48 teams from throughout the nation began play in the 12th annual Slam-n-Jam National Invitational Tournament at Cal State Long Beach.
April 24, 1997
Boys DIVISION I Kevin Augustine, Mater Dei; Mike Vukovich, Mater Dei; Travis Reed, A.B. Miller; Ricky Anderson, Long Beach Poly; Leland Matthews, Long Beach Poly; Cory Johnson, Hart; Rafael Berumen, Simi Valley; Casey Jacobsen, Glendora; Gary Colbert, Etiwanda; Le'Tre Kelly, Antelope Valley; Joey Busch, Upland; Greg Lakey, Lynwood; Todd Ramasar, J.W. North; Aaron Voorahees, Canyon Springs; DeVon Rice, Long Beach Wilson. Player of year--Augustine.
July 1, 1998 |
Lawrence Phillips, whose football career has been plagued by violent outbursts, is under investigation for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a suburban nightclub, Miami police said Tuesday. The 23-year-old Miami Dolphin running back hit the woman after she refused to dance with him, according to police in Plantation, about 20 miles north of Miami. The police report said he told the woman, "I'll break your jawbone and pull the weave out of your head."
March 24, 1998 |
Texas basketball Coach Tom Penders countered complaints from a few players about his coaching style on Monday while simultaneously defending his character. "I'm not perfect. I have many faults, but I have never abused any player in my 30 years as a head coach," Penders told a news conference in Austin, Texas. Penders said he would let former players, including ones now on his staff, defend his coaching style while he concentrated on defending his character.
March 13, 2001 |
* The draw: The NCAA, apparently confused because Memphis has a baseball team in the Pacific Coast League, shipped California, Fresno State and Gonzaga to the land of rhinestones and barbecue. In the other subregional, at New Orleans, North Carolina will make Mardi Gras look like a church social and short-circuit a rematch of last year's national championship game in the regional final. Top-seeded Michigan State will be present and accounted for, but injury-riddled No. 3 Florida is doubtful.
January 27, 1998 |
Playing its first game in 16 days due to an exam break, a rusty No. 11 Princeton got 16 points from Brian Earl in a 59-50 victory over Division III College of New Jersey on Monday night at Princeton. Princeton (14-1) annually schedules a lower division opponent as a warmup after its annual exam break. It was the first time the Tigers played nearby College of New Jersey (14-2), which is ranked No. 5 in the Division III coaches' poll.