Tuesday, April 25, 2017

San Joaquin wing commit

Josh Gershon: "SanJoseState landed a commitment from 2017 Splash City forward Walter Graves."

His commitment post.

He's 6-foot-7, 190 and out of Clovis West High where he played for Coach Vance Walberg this season. The young man possesses tremendous athleticism.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Meet Oumar Barry

So who and what is San Jose State University getting in signing 6-foot-11, 220 Oumar Barry? We recently chatted with Iowa Western Community College Coach Michael Johnette to find out:

"A very intelligent and thoughtful young man with a 3.7 grade point average. He came from West Africa to attend high school and ran with it ... Oumar has a high character, a very good basketball motor and showed really quality improvement this year. He needed to get some college minutes [after playing little at DePaul] and he has developed his offensive game ... He and De'Quon Lake (6-foot-10 and an Arizona State signee from Iowa Western) benefited from practicing against each other all season ... Oumar is a rim protector and a catch and finish guy offensively. He understands the game well and is an eager learner, he can help with ball screens and he recovers quickly ... Oumar wanted to be patient with recruiting because he felt he committed too fast with DePaul and it helped that Coach Wojcik took a personal interest in his recruitment."

Friday, April 21, 2017

JC big goes with SJSU


Great individual, great student, not much of a threat offensively on the court but finally some rim protection.

Barry was at DePaul but left amidst a coaching change and not getting on the court very often and transferred to Iowa Western Community College this past season. He averaged 4.4 points per game on 62% and 41% shooting respectively plus 4.4 rebounds an outing. Barry had 36 blocked shots in 32 games and made one start. His minutes per game average has so far remained elusive.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Schwartz heading home

Junior-to-be Cody Schwartz has announced he is heading back to The Dairy State to play for Wisconsin-Green Bay.

He'll be playing in the Horizon League after sitting out a season. The Phoenix shot 32% from three-point range this season (Schwartz finished at 38%) and posted an 18-14 overall record, 12-6 in conference. Just 10 free throws on the season as well as being a defensive liability didn't bode well for greater playing time for him with the Spartans in 2017-18.

Monday, April 10, 2017

A new recruiting prospect out of the Bay Area

Julius V: "2018 Garrett Pascoe 6'3 PG receiving serious interest from Stanford, San Fransisco, San Jose St, Davidson, Liberty, CS Fullerton, & More!"

Also: "2018 Garrett Pascoe 6'3 PG Clayton Valley HS recruitment heating up! Grew 5 inches in HS that's why all of West Coast MMs hasn't offered yet"

Some video

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Noah Robotham

Christian PoP'oola: "Akron junior PG Noah Robotham has received his release and will transfer. Robotham is one of the most polished playmakers in the county."

Originally out of Las Vegas (UNLV will be pursuing him hard), Robotham was a San Jose State University target while a high school senior. He enjoyed two 20+ wins seasons while at Akron but his coach was hired to run the Duquesne program at the end of March. Does Robotham follow him, return home or?

One Akron player has already announced his plan to transfer to Duquesne.

Robotham would certainly solve the Spartan need at the point but would first have to sit out a season.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mitchell turning to football

Former Spartan basketball player Brandon Mitchell is morphing into a wide receiver for the SJSU football team.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

New Mexico fires Craig Neal

"At the 11th hour, UNM decides it can’t afford to retain Neal" -- Geoff Grammer

What strange timing. What changed since March 10 when Neal was deemed coming back by his AD? One thing: there were a number of player defections since then including top talent Elijah Brown.

Geoff Grammer also posted this: "At least two Lobo players who have recently announced plans to transfer have already confirmed they could stay depending on new coach."