Monday, December 03, 2007

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (12/3)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


The Monarchs stretched their fourth quarter lead to 57-47 on a layup by Brown early in the period. “They’re really, really good and really, really big,” Canyon coach Nate Harrison said. “It just wears on you after awhile. We were playing well to stay in the game, but (getting) rebounds are big and they did a nice job.” Mater Dei outrebounded Canyon, 35-24, led by David Wear’s 10. Travis Wear pulled down nine. Canyon was led by guard Jerime Anderson’s 25 points and nine rebounds. Anderson and Braden Priest, who scored 13, earned all-tournament honors. The Monarchs went on a 12-3 run late in the second quarter to take a 38-28 lead into halftime. Canyon led twice in the second quarter, once at 21-19 and again at 25-24 on a 3-pointer from Chris Nelson. “Jerime is a great point guard,” McKnight of Anderson. “Great point guards keeps team close and they’re supporting cast did a pretty good job.”  OC Register 12/1

The 2008 Pangos Dream Classic will be held on Saturday January 19, 2008 at UCLA Pauley Pavilion (Los Angeles CA). This 14th annual high school basketball event (hosted by Dominguez HS) will showcase six of California's and the nation's top boys high school squads, including the nation's #1 junior Derrick Favors and Top 10 all-americans like seniors DeMar DeRozan, Jrue Holiday and junior Jordan Hamilton2008 Pangos Dream Classic PR 12/1


As a 6-foot-10 junior post who can run the floor and shoot the three-pointer, Rocklin High School's Brendan Lane is a hot basketball commodity. He already has received seven scholarship offers, and more are likely to come his way by the time his senior season rolls around. But even this area's most prominent boys basketball recruit doesn't live or die by basketball. He has made time for other pursuits to fit in among all the recruiting calls and the offseason nationwide club basketball tournaments that included trips to New Orleans, Cincinnati and Houston. Lane also plays water polo for Rocklin and plans to compete in track and field in the spring SacBee 11/27

Daniel Orton might not play in Bishop McGuinness' season opener Tuesday night at Putnam City North. Orton hyper-extended his left knee in a scrimmage at Wichita Falls, Texas, earlier this month. The 6-9 junior will see a doctor today to test the strength of his knee and see if he is cleared to play. 11/26

The Reseda boys' basketball team led Fairfax of Los Angeles - the state's top-ranked squad, according to Cal-Hi Sports - by three points after one quarter and remained tied at 17-17 with 3:47 remaining in the first half Tuesday night, but the Lions rode a dominant effort by junior Renardo Sidney en route to a 75-41 victory in the opening round of the Pacific Shores tournament at Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach. Sidney, the top-ranked junior prospect in the country, finished with 31 points, 23 rebounds and several thunderous dunks against the Regents, who were led by Cory Davis' 18points.  LA Daily News 11/27

Modesto Christian junior forward Reeves Nelson and senior guard D.J. Seeley are on the preseason Sac-Joaquin Section team, as is Weston Ranch senior forward James Nunnally. Blanco and Merced guard Jarrett Sparks are honorable mention. Modesto Bee 11/29

A new season brings a new philosophy for the Mater Dei boys basketball, and after the first tournament of the season, things are looking good. Mater Dei, without the outside shooting of Taylor King, who has moved onto Duke, is now focusing on the inside. Saturday night, in the first place game of the Taco Company Invitational at Loara High against Canyon, David Wear scored 24 points, Andy Brown had 18 and Travis Wear scored 17 to lead the Monarchs (4-0) to a 76-56 victory. The Wears were selected as co-MVPs of the tournament. Brown and guard Blake Arnett also earned all-tournament honors. “Sometimes our guys want to pull the trigger and they need to throw the ball inside,” Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight said. “And our post needs to stay on the block, too, but it is early in the year. …It is just Dec. 1, we have a long way to go.”  OC Register 12/1

Fairfax went on a 21-2 run to start the third quarter behind the play of Renardo Sidney, who scored the team's first 13 points and finished the quarter with 17. Sidney, voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player, led all scorers with 25 points and snatched a game-high 15 rebounds. Daily Breeze 12/3

Marion was outrebounded 33-16, but Lawrence North, which has nine players 6-7 or taller on its roster, got little else going. Of its 63 points, 30 came in the paint. Lawrence North's 6-9 Stephan Van Treese, the state's highest-ranked junior, had his second consecutive double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Mark Lantz scored 12, and 6-9 junior Jeff Robinson added 11. Indy Star 12/3

(photo credit: SacBee)



At Dec 3, 2007, 2:04:00 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

I've seen the Wear brothers in person a few times and I'm not that impressed with either of them. Their both highly skilled but are a little soft for the big boys. I was a lowly assistant baseball coach at Mater Dei but I did attend a few of the Wear's practices and they both did alot of whinning. Hey BBR do we have any chance of getting any legit seven footers in 09? As always BBR, thanks for the excellent recruiting updates.

At Dec 4, 2007, 6:50:00 AM, Anonymous Derek said...

Another question for BBR: is Alex Legion now a transfer possibility for us?

At Dec 4, 2007, 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

Would you want Legion at this point? His moves are getting old, he played the same transfer game in high school as well.
Moreover, the Bruins will be full of wings beginning next year. Although Legion is very talented I suspect Howland is focusing on some big men at this point and would rather not deal with the distraction Legion might bring to the team.

At Dec 4, 2007, 11:28:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

The Wear twins have filled out quite a bit since last year and are still only juniors. Very skilled players, it'll be interesting to see how their post games develop over the next year.
There are a number of skilled and tough 6'9, 6'10 kids the team is interested in. With the type of team defense the Bruins play, a 7 footer isn't absolutely necessary - although if one came along and fit the bill, I'm certain Howland would be interested.

At Dec 5, 2007, 8:39:00 AM, Anonymous brew in said...

I saw this kid Brendan Lane play via satellite and he is looking really good for his age. While he is not large framed, he is energetic, quick on his feet, and a good shot blocker. He is listed at 6'8" but looked more like 6'10". I think he'd fit perfectly into the Bruin program. And I heard he wants to stay West Coast. So he'd better not end up a Trojan or I'll be pissed. Let's also keep him away from Cal and Stanford shant we!!!

At Dec 8, 2007, 2:14:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Fan said...

Does anyone else thin that Lute's absense is really going to help us get the Wear bros. I dont think Arizona can be considered a viable option any more. At 73 playing for Lute was that he is leaving for the entire season it seems that there is a good chance they will not play for him if they stay more than a year.


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