From California JCs to the NBA
Nicknames of The Drew
West Coast JUCO Showcase
2014-15 All-State team
Top 100 JC Players in California
Available Game Stories 2014-15
Signings & Commitments 2014-15
Finding a JC in California
Welcome to YEAR 15 of The Premier Free and Independent Junior College Basketball Site in the state of California: DR's California JC Hoops!
Whenever I see someone with JC ties playing in a summer league, I'll post the highlights on the first link above. This began May 16th on opening day at the Drew League and will continue through August.
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!
The Drew League - the premier pro-am league on the west coast - starts May 16th. The Drew is an amazing league, with HS & JC players playing alongside overseas pros and (after July 1st) even a few NBA stars. Many players are only known by their nicknames, however, and this can be a little confusing...unless you know who they're talking about. Here's your chance to find out.
The West Coast JUCO Showcase took place Sunday, April 12th at Lynwood HS. I attended 6 games featuring 9 of the 12 teams, and have the usual showcase stuff (box scores, all-tournament team selections) on the link above.
The 2014-15 season is now complete. Congratulations to Saddleback on winning the 2014-15 championship! Great job both by the players and by coaches Andy Ground, Perry Webster, Darryl Brown, T.J. Lipold and Kyle Wallace in an outstanding 33-2 season and the title!
Next are my annual choices for the All-State team! Here's a list of the best & brightest stars from this just-completed season.
Next up is my annual list of the Top 100 JC Players in California. There is also an extensive Honorable Mention list of players I seriously considered for the Top 100 list. It was the year of Williams - 4 players named Williams made the Top 100 and 4 more made the Honorable Mention list.
The 2014-15 page contains links to all the games I covered in 2014-15.
I've also posted my annual list of signings & commitments and started a new list for this season. If you have any to add send them along...
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 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!