Sunday, February 03, 2008

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (2/4)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Los Osos 72, Alta Loma 65: Derrick Rogers scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Grizzlies (15-10, 3-4). Also for Los Osos, Kendall Williams had 23 points and eight assists. Redlands Daily Facts 1/29

MODESTO CHRISTIAN 82, RIVERBANK 34, at Riverbank — Senior point guard Daniel Lemburg scored a game-high 23 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Crusaders (16-4, 10-0) ran past the Bruins (7-16, 3-7). Junior forward Reeves Nelson scored nine of his 22 points in the first quarter as MC jumped out to a 28-8 lead. Modesto Bee 1/30

Jrue Holiday— No need to convince us that he is the best and most complete perimeter player in this class, but will he get the chance in a potentially loaded UCLA backcourt to to convince the NBA executives? USA Today 1/31

Anaheim Canyon 62, Los Alamitos 50 -- UCLA-bound point guard Jerime Anderson had 26 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and five steals for the Comanches (20-4). Corbin Moore, a 6-10 senior forward, had 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for No. 15 Los Alamitos (18-7), which lost for the second time in two days. Canyon led, 32-19, at the half. LA Times 2/3

MODESTO CHR. 85, RIPON CHR. 42, at Ripon -- Reeves Nelson (29 points) and Adam Watts (20 points) combined for 49 points as the top-ranked small-school Crusaders (16-4, 10-0) continued their domination of the TVL by topping the Knights (5-18, 1-10). MC led 70-34 after three quarters. Modesto Bee 2/2

The Highlanders' size simply left the Los Osos shooters too little margin for error. Opposite a Los Osos front line with an average height of 6-foot-3, Upland's 6-8 Kevin Bradshaw scored a game-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in Upland's 42-36 win over the Grizzlies....The Highlanders' elastic 3-2 zone forced Los Osos into many contested 3-pointers late in the shot clock. Los Osos 6-3 sophomore Kendall Williams, who verbally committed to UCLA before the season began, scored a team-high 10 points. SB Sun 2/2

Campbell Hall of North Hollywood's Jrue Holiday defended Darius Morris like he was attached to his jersey. Holiday fought through screens, yelled instructions to his teammates and harassed Windward's top scorer from baseline to baseline. And that was with Campbell Hall leading by 30. The Vikings had their hearts set on making a statement, and their 74-41 Olympic League rout of the Wildcats on Saturday said more than enough. Daily News 2/2


Lawrence North junior Stephan Van Treese, who is 6-9, has been finishing in double figures in scoring and rebounding so regularly his teammates have taken to calling him Mr. Double-Double. Van Treese, 6-9 sophomore Dominique Ferguson and 6-9 junior Jeff Robinson are major recruiting targets. Indy Star 1/30

Dominguez 77, Downey 37: Jordan Hamilton scored 19 of his game-high 34 points in the third quarter for the first-place Dons (19-2, 7-0) in SGVL play. Hamilton was 9 for 9 from the field and 4 for 4 on 3-point shots. Press Telegram 1/30

Renaissance Academy showed why Monday afternoon during a 64-47 nonleague home victory against Brentwood.... “It’s been a long season,” said Cooke, who got a game-high 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks from junior center Anthony Stover and 16 points and eight assists from senior guard Justin Cook. La Canada Valley Sun 1/31

Kitani seeing the progress he wants in Fairfax's defense: Junior center Renardo Sidney and his imposing 6-foot-10 frame is discouraging opponents from driving to the basket. And the growing confidence in their 1-2-2 full-court pressure has the other Lions feeling they can control a game's tempo. LA Times 1/31

Jordan Hamilton had 38 points and 13 rebounds last Saturday as Dominguez (18-2, 6-0) defeated Gahr, 94-80 to stretch its lead to two games in the San Gabriel Valley League. LA Wave 1/31

Perhaps developing into the mold of the modern day hybrid forward, 2009 four-star prospect Milton Jennings is a coveted prospect. Only five schools, however, are left standing in the pursuit of the 6-9, 200-pound prospect from Summerville (S.C.) Pinewood Prep, and two of those schools stand above the rest. Clemson, Florida, Georgetown, UCLA and Virginia comprise Jennings' top five. But time might be running out on Georgetown, UCLA and Virginia since Jennings is poised to make a decision and he has only visited Clemson and Florida out of his top five schools. Sporting News 1/31

Brothers Miles and Mason Plumlee did much of the defensive damage, as they didn’t fall for head fakes and simply waited to swat shots back. “Miles and Mason have really asserted themselves on defense,” Gaines said. Even if they didn’t block them, the brothers made Griffins alter their shots in the lane. Christ School (25-2 overall, 11-0 Carolinas Athletic Association) finished with 10 blocks and had seven in the first half. “They’re long and athletic and they have great basketball IQ,” Sartor said. “You’ll see a lot of these kids playing in college.” Go Upstate 1/31

Colony has its own prodigy, 6-5 sophomore wing Tyler Lamb, who already is being recruited by both USC and UCLA, according to Colony coach Jerry DeFabiis. Lamb is averaging 23 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. San Bernardino Sun 2/1

Renaissance Academy's Anthony Stover blocks more shots -- 7.4 per game -- than most of the area's top teams, including Harvard-Westlake (5.8), Valencia (5.5) Campbell Hall (4.3) and Simi Valley (2.9). Daily News 2/2

Rocklin, racing up and down the court, led 16-4 after five minutes. The Thunder extended their advantage to 33-18 midway through the second quarter and 40-20 at the half. The Thunder ended up winning the game 74-41. Rocklin junior Brendan Lane (12 points) and senior Derek Faulkner (eight) scored as many first-half points as Oakmont. "They shot lights out in the first half," Oakmont coach Rick Campbell said. "With their big kid in the middle (6-foot-10 Lane) and their guys hitting from the perimeter like that it's tough (to defend).Press Tribune 2/2

One of the top high school juniors in the country is planning an unofficial visit to Kansas. Jordan Hamilton, a 6-7 small forward from Los Angeles Dominguez High, says he wants to attend one of KU’s upcoming games at Allen Fieldhouse.
"They will be in my top five when I trim my list," Hamilton tells Shay Wildeboor of He’s considering KU, Texas, UConn, USC, Cal and Syracuse.
The country’s No. 8-ranked prospect in the Class of 2009 averages 31 points and 14 boards a game. KU Sports 2/2

Daniel Orton had his share of bumps and bruises along the way, but he wound up being a force inside. Orton, also a junior, finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in a dominating performance. "We always try to get inside, and this game wasn't any different,” Orton said. "We want to go from the inside out.” NewsOk 2/2

Jordan Hamilton had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the Dominguez boys' basketball team dominated Santa Margarita on the backboards in a 59-55 victory Saturday afternoon in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High. LA Times 2/2

Los Angeles Fairfax 62, Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick 61 -- Lance Bailey's free throw with nine seconds left broke a 61-61 tie, and the Lions (21-3) survived a three-point attempt at the buzzer to pull out an emotional victory in which they successfully overcame the loss of center Renardo Sidney to five fouls with 6:38 left....Sidney was limited to nine points and four rebounds. LA Times 2/3

(photo credit: Modesto Bee)



At Feb 3, 2008, 5:09:00 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

Heard there's been more talk between Sidney and the Bruins. Could an offer be forthcoming soon? What would this mean to the Bruins?

At Feb 4, 2008, 1:14:00 AM, Anonymous JonW said...

I'd bee ecstatic to have Sidney. A year at Fairfax will have him ready. he seem motivaed to clean his act up. Come on over to Westwood Sidney!!!

At Feb 4, 2008, 1:20:00 AM, Anonymous Bruinblue said...

2009 team
Westbrook, Holiday - left for NBA.
I'll take that!

At Feb 4, 2008, 3:26:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Can we get an update on Luc's ankle???
Thanks BBR

At Feb 4, 2008, 3:49:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

No further word yet, but sure we'll learn about it at tomorrow's media press conference.

At Feb 4, 2008, 6:11:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

See updated post...Mbah a Moute out at least 7 days.

At Feb 4, 2008, 3:43:00 PM, Anonymous LN23 said...

When are we going to get another true Center? We're good right now, but we're guaranteed to lose Mata and maybe Kevin Love after this season. Plus, there's the possibility of Aboya graduating. I know we have some great gaurds coming in that expect to produce a bulk of the offense but I have just fallen in love with this team's inside-outside balance. I think its important for the Bruins to get an athletic big man (6'10-7'0) that can dominate the boards and block shots (nobody on the current team is a great shot blocker). The Pac-10 is ours, but we have to start stealing some of the Big East/ACC/SEC Centers. Thanks and keep up the good work
PS When are signing Renardo!!!

At Feb 11, 2008, 2:15:00 AM, Anonymous travonika said...

After watching the Washington game, its apparent Collison is not the same player as last year. He dribbles to much and hes not looking for other players. Westbrook might not have the natural pg skills, but hes able to do more with less. Also, I can't imagine why Aboya is in the line-up. He has no clue as to what to do on the court.Mata-Real or Keefe would be much more effective.It might be time to accept Luc Ricard is the best PF and should see more time in that postion.
I think Love is a really good center. He is not NBA ready.He should stay and develop. Shipp is to slow in the back court and should come off of the bench. When we play speedy gaurds like the Texas team, he will get burned most of the time.
I'm a devout Bruin fan from the East coast and I believe this could be our year.


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