Four Cal Recruits in Academic All-America Classic
April 30, 2010
BERKELEY - Four members of Cal's incoming class of men's basketball recruits - Gary Franklin, Richard Solomon, Allen Crabbe and Alex Rossi - have been invited to play in the second annual High School Academic All-America Classic on Saturday at the Felix Events Center on the campus of Azusa Pacific University.
Gary Franklin, Richard Solomon and Allen Crabbe will be members of the American All-Stars coached by Michael Lynch of Price High School, while Alex Rossi will be on the National All-Stars coached by De La Salle's Frank Alloco.
With the four players, Cal has more recruits in the game than any other university in the country.
The game will feature the finest basketball players in the country who have excelled in the classroom and have contributed to their communities. Student-athletes are selected based on the following criteria: grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, strength of high school curriculum, college selection, community service involvement, extracurricular activities and basketball ability. This year's participants have an average grade point average of 3.6.
In addition to the basketball game, the event will feature a formal banquet, a Los Angeles tour, a free camp for Special Olympics, Slam Dunk 3-Point Competition and a parent workshop.
Franklin, who played at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., is rated the No. 11 point guard and No. 65 overall recruit nationally by ESPN.com. Crabbe and Solomon were teammates at Los Angeles Price HS, with Crabbe ranked 57th overall and Solomon the No. 48 power forward. Crabbe was also named the Cal-Hi Sports California Player of the Year, the Gatorade State Player of the Year and a Parade All-American. Rossi, from New Trier HS in Winnetka, Ill., comes in as the country's No. 35 shooting guard by ESPN.com.
Cal's recruiting class was ranked No. 23 in the country by ESPN.com in November, which came before the Bears added guard Emerson Murray of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the roster Thursday.
The Academic All-America Classic, which will start at 7:30 p.m., is scheduled to be streamed live on FoxSports.com. For more information, click here to view the game's official website.
AMERICAN ALL-STARS0 Tobi Oyediji F 6-8 215 Texas A&M3 Ahmad Starks PG 5-9 160 Oregon State4 Gary Franklin PG 6-3 185 California 12 Jason Pospichal G 6-2 165 Barry13 Richard Solomon F/C 6-9 220 California 15 Casey James G 6-3 175 Pennsylvania21 Keala King G/W 6-6 200 Arizona State22 Royce Woolridge G 6-3 175 Kansas23 Allen Crabbe G/W 6-6 200 California 24 Nate Bulluck G/W 6-4 200 Middlebury31 Jershon Cobb G/W 6-5 180 Northwestern32 Kyle Collinsworth G/F 6-6 205 Brigham Young32 Meyers Leonard C 7-0 235 Illinois33 Carson Desrosiers C 6-11 230 Wake Forest42 John McArthur F/C 6-9 230 Santa ClaraCoaches: Michael Lynch (Price/Los Angeles, CA)A.D. Burtschi (Putnam City High School/Oklahoma City ,OK)
NATIONAL ALL-STARS0 Miles Cartwright G 6-3 160 Pennsylvania1 Mike Attanasio PG 5-8 150 MIT3 Anthony Brown G 6-7 190 Stanford5 Joshua Duckworth G 6-2 220 Whitman10 Kendall Williams PG 6-4 195 New Mexico11 Ben Brust G 6-3 175 Iowa14 Jason Morris G/W 6-5 200 Georgia Tech15 Alex Rossi W 6-5 200 California 21 Hector Harold G/F 6-7 195 Pepperdine30 Eric Swoope W 6-6 220 Miami32 Lenzelle Smith G/W 6-4 215 Ohio State33 Dwight Powell C 6-10 225 Stanford34 Josh Huestis F 6-8 210 Stanford43 James Johnson C 6-9 230 Virginia53 Alex Kirk C 6-11 235 New MexicoCoaches: Frank Alloco (De La Salle/Concord, CA)John Carroll (Northfield Mount Herman /Mount Hermon, MA)