2016-17 SoCal Season Preview
My tentative 2016-17 schedule
Drew League Boxscores
SoCal JUCO Shootout
Commitments & Signings 2016
2015-16 All-State team
2015-16 Game Stories
From California JCs to the NBA
Finding a JC in California
Welcome to YEAR 17 of DR's California JC Hoops!
The 2016-17 season begins on November 3rd!
First on the menu is my quick season preview. Find out which teams I think will win divisions & conferences, make the postseason and will make the state tournament. Or at the very least check out the new conference alignment.
I'll get to my usual 60-70 games featuring 60-70 teams over the course of the season, including all of the teams in the LA region. Check out my very tentative schedule to see when I'll see your team.
Whenever I saw someone with ties to California JC basketball this summer, I've posted a summary on the "Summer 2016" link. This summer this meant The Drew League, the world's best Pro-Am ("No Excuse Just Produce").
Just recently, I've uploaded the boxscores from The Drew from the games I attended. This also includes the Jr Drew and HS all-star games played on championship day. They're Word docs so you'll need to be able to deal with that, but they're really pretty nice!
The SoCal JUCO Shootout took place Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th at Cerritos College. A game-by-game summary and complete box scores for all 16 games I'm covering are now posted.
Next is my annual All-State team! Congratulations to all who were selected, including Players of the year Derrick Randolph (North) and Victor Joseph (South)!
The next link is my list of signings & commitments. So if you have any more to report, let me know and I'll add them to the list!
The 2015-16 page has all the game stories I posted from the 2015-16 season. I saw every team in the LA region already this season as well as a few from Northern California and most of the San Diego teams, so see what all is there.
Ever wonder how many players who attended a JC in California eventually made it to the big time? Here's a list - hopefully an exhaustive list, but if I missed anyone please let me know - of those who played in either the NBA or the original ABA. There's even a Hall of Famer on the list!
Twitter! Follow me @drinscv ("Follow me, follow me to freedom!" - C. Steiner, 1999). But don't worry - this won't change my old-school method of scorekeeping ("Me Use Pen!"). And I'm never ever going to join Facebook.
Everything from the 2014-15 and prior seasons and summers (including signings lists) is available by clicking on the "archives" link.
I'm kind of compulsive and like to keep stats at the games I attend. Since much of this information is usually not available anywhere else, I hope to provide some info to anyone out there who is interested - players, fans, coaches, recruiters, anyone.
And there's also a guide to finding a JC in California. Since I've been asked a number of times through the years about how a player would find a JC to play at, I decided to put together this guide. Some basic info plus contact info for every JC in the state (let me know if something's out of date!) is on here so if you or someone you know is looking for a JC out here check it out.
I live in the Santa Clarita Valley, just north of Los Angeles. So most of the material for the last few seasons is focused on Southern California, but I normally manage a trip or two to the north each season as well. Since I don't use graphics, I don't have to delete anything for space reasons. So if I ever put it here it's probably still here someplace (except for things like uploaded word docs of shootout or tournament schedules, which are bigger, so I do purge them after the event is over).
If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me at DRinCA@lycos.com. Unless I know and recognize your return address, be sure to put "JC" or something that obviously pertains to JC basketball in the subject line. (Those are the only emails I open these days after being deluged by spyware a while back). But if I get the message I usually respond within a couple of days.
Thanks for stopping by!