Roundup: Hoops signing day

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It’s signing day in basketball, so Jeff Faraudo compiles a list of Cal basketball’s greatest hometown players. Later today, the potential signing of one player has the potential to be added to a future version of this list.


Along those lines, Colorado men’s basketball officially signed two European players to letters of intent: Thomas Akyazili (Belgium) and Kenan Guzonjic (Bosnia).

Washington State

The story is a bit old but now that it’s official we can link to it – Washington State basketball hauled in Viont’e Daniels, who was named the Associated Press 4A Player of the Year in Washington out of Federal Way High School.



Washington signed women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors to a contract extension through 2019-20. Good move to wrap that guy up; heckuva coach, heckuva list-maker.


According to media reports, Marcus Mariota scored a 33 on the Wonderlic test, which is really freakin’ good (it’s out of 50, but trust me, 33 is no D). You know who else scored a 33 on the test? Tom Brady.


UCLA baseball is honoring Jackie Robinson with throwback uniforms it will wear Thursday against Cal.  It was 68 years ago Wednesday that Robinson shattered the MLB color barrier. I need some of those cleats the Bruins will be wearing against the Golden Bears.


Stanford soccer’s Jordan Morris has been called up to the US Men’s National Team for a friendly against Mexico Wednesday in San Antonio (Ryan Lund of the San Francisco Chronicle on the story).

Arizona State

Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici is considered a darkhorse candidate for the Heisman trophy, writes Andrew Joseph of The Arizona Republic. Also, read this SI feature on new Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley.


You gotta watch this hilarious Utah football spring recruiting video, invoking “The Fast and Furious.” Fittingly enough, this one is called “Ute Fast/Ute Furious: Utah Recruiting Blitz.” #StealEmBack


Adam Rittenberg of ESPN takes a look at the USC football receiving corps. Trojans wide receivers coach Tee Martin likes what he has over there; looks like we’ll see more Adoree’ Jackson at WR in 2015.

Oregon State

Good stuff from Ted Miller on Oregon State tight end Brent VanderVeen, who recently lost out in the narrowed quarterback competition and is now fighting for snaps at TE. VanderVeen has no plans of transferring because he just loves OSU so darn much.


Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star features Arizona softball assistant coach Caitlin Lowe, who was also quite the diamond thief for the Cats in her playing days (she stole 56 consecutive bases without being caught).

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