2014 Fall JUCO Jamboree
Teams in the Shootouts
SoCal JUCO Shootout (July)
My tentative 2014-15 schedule
Signings & Commitments
Nicknames of The Drew
Signal The Light basketball site
Finding a JC in California
Welcome to YEAR 14 of The Premier Free and Independent Junior College Basketball Site in the state of California: DR's California JC Hoops!
The SoCal Fall JUCO Jamboree took place September 19-20-21 at Cerritos College. I was only able to attend the final day - football commitments - but got to 8 games featuring 16 teams on Sunday. I've posted the usual box scores & write-ups for those games.
I've also posted a list of teams I covered in at least one of the two out-of-season exposure events I attended this year. So if you're looking for a preview of a specific team, check out the list and see what I saw.
During the summer, whenever I saw someone from the JC world I've posted a summary on the top link above. This included the Drew League, the JBL Pro-Am and a couple of days at the San Francisco Pro-Am up north.
The 2014 California JUCO Shootout took place July 18 & 19 at Cerritos College. Congratulations to Shelton Boykin (then at LA Trade Tech) - Most Outstanding Player. I've posted my usual material, all on the SoCal JUCO Shootout link.
I've also posted my annual list of signings & commitments. If you have any to add send them along...
The next link is my tentative schedule for the upcoming season. Subject to change at a moment's notice of course.
Next is a "for fun" feature I put together on some of the more prominent nicknames in the world famous Drew League. Lots of JC alumni in this league, and they have some rather unique nicknames...check it out, eh?
The 2013-14 season is complete! Congratulations to the new state champions: Santa Rosa. And particularly to coach Craig McMillan, who did a simply amazing job with this team that started the season 3-6. Also congratulations to the Ventura women's team and coach Ned Mircetic on winning an astounding 7th state title.
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.
There's a new website out there called Signal The Light - no affiliation, in fact I don't believe I've met publisher John Bynum - but I highly recommend checking out the site. He's posted some great stuff about JC basketball throughout California, having attended both shootouts in July and interviewed more than a dozen coaches statewide. Check it out, eh?
Everything from the 2013-14 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!