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SoCalHoops High School Previews

SD Previews:  Where They're Playing:
Now & Where They're Headed--(Dec. 5, 2003)

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CIF San Diego Section HS
Basketball Previews


2003-2004 Season


This year, as in years past, our San Diego Previews are brought to you courtesy of the San Diego Basketball Coaches' Association.   Much of the material which follows in this and other related articles will have already found its way to various newspapers in San Diego, including the SD Union Tribune.   We haven't checked the papers, and even if they do publish some of this stuff, the info will likely be formatted differently....but that's beside the point.  We want to pass the info along, in a semi-timely fashion, so we're not going to procrastinate any longer. And before you ask, we can't exactly explain who the SDBCA really is, or who had input into putting this stuff together.  Just know this:  We didn't do it, so if you disagree or think this stuff is just too wacky, well, blame them, not us.  And if it happens to be an accurate prediction of how the season turns out, then of course, we're going to take all the credit.

This aspect of our previews is really sort of interesting:  Who's headed to colleges, who the players to watch are in terms of recruiting potential which has been identified thus far in terms of college potential, and a special section (below) about who has transferred (at the high school level) and where they will be this season

WHERE ARE THEY HEADED?  Current San Diegans committed to play at 4-year colleges in coming years

Player                                  High School                           College next year                                  Class next year         Division

Craig Austin                         El Camino                                Arizona State University                       Freshman                        D-1
Lorenzo Keeler                    Escondido                               San Diego State University                  Freshman                        D-1
Gyno Pomare                       El Camino                                University  of San Diego                         Freshman                        D-1
Derek Stockalper               Carlsbad (Mira Costa CC)  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo                       Junior                               D-1

Enrico Tucker                      University                                University of Minnesota                        Freshman                        D-1

Players to Watch:

Justin Armstrong              6’05”           Sr                  El Camino                                Hard-nosed defender with many D-1’s after him.
Brad Alkazin                       6’00”           Sr                  El Camino                                Scoring point guard who will fit in well with new teammates.

Matt Alsina                         6’06”           Sr                  Carlsbad                                   Athletic post-man who is looking for breakout season.
Craig Austin                        6’09”           Sr                  El Camino                                Transfer post who gives El Camino more inside scoring.
Kenny Barker                     6’01”           Sr                  Clairemont                               Combo guard who is Chieftains’ leader (20.5 ppg).
Brandon Buckalew           6’05”           Sr                  Lutheran                                  One of top returning scorers (24.4) thrives in small school setting.
Chase Budinger                 6’05”           So                 La Costa Canyon                   Top sophomore, already drawing big-time college interest.
Robert Christensen           6’01”           Sr.                 Central Union                         Do everything senior looks for big year (19.7 ppg).
Nick Corso                           5’10”           Sr                  Santa Fe Christian                Prolific scorer, could become one of SD’s all-time career leaders.
Garren Cunningham          6’02”           Sr                  Morse                                      Undersized but athletic post gives the Tigers hope.
James Daniels                    6’01”           Sr                  El Camino                               Terrific defender, has a host of Ivy League schools chasing him.
Brad Daugherty                  6’03”           Sr                  Julian                                        Versatile player, looks to top last year’s scoring numbers (18.2)
Chike Ekweozor                 6’07”           Sr                  Pt. Loma                                  Long and rangy post hoping to quicken the rebuilding process.
Severin Gates                     6’07”           Sr                  University                                Offensive inside player who may be key to Uni’s rebirth.
Matt Gilson                         6’02”           Jr                  West Hills                                Heady point who can shoot it and run a team.
Tommas Golia                    5’10”           Jr                  La Jolla Country Day             Terrific passing point guard who can also drain the jumper.
J.R. Griffin                           6’05”           Sr                  Mt. Miguel                                Versatile athlete who had a solid junior campaign (15.2 ppg).
James Haley                       6’04”           Jr                  Brawley                                   Young post player looks to fill void of departed seniors.
Mark Hall                            6’08”           Sr                  Hoover                                     Athletic defensive specialist looks to lead the young Cardinals.
Lance Hurdle                      6’00”           Jr                  Helix                                           Improving point guard should be hard to guard.
Craig Jackson                    5’10”           Sr                  Eastlake                                   Athletic point guard can score in a variety of ways.
Danny Jones                       6’05”           Sr                  Imperial                                    Strong post looking for big senior year.
Jon Kargas                          6’04”           Sr                  Scripps Ranch                        Time for big year for solid wing player.
Lorenzo Keeler                   6’01”           Sr                  Escondido                                Potential Player of the Year looks for even bigger year (24.4 ppg)
Tito Littleton                       5’09”           Sr                  San Diego                                 Defensive specialist anchors experienced Cavers squad.
Todd Lowenthal                 6’00”           So                 Poway                                        Heady transfer should make a difference for Titans.
JayDee Luster                    5’09”           Fr                 Hoover                                        Exciting, ultra quick young point guard should fill the stands.
Josh McWhorter               6’05”           Sr                  La Jolla Country Day              Athletic wing looking for big year.
James Melton                    6’01”           Jr                  Francis Parker                         Strong combo guard looking to lead Lancers.
Brett Milke                          6’05”           Sr                  Coronado                                 Outside touch and good size is tough combination (19.5 ppg).
Marquis Moore                   6’06”           Jr                  Mira Mesa                               Athletic post should shake some rims.
Tony Moore                        6’03”           Sr                  Coronado                                 Explosive wing looking for stellar senior campaign.
Greg Monroe                       5’10”           Jr                  Mt. Miguel                                Quick point guard who can score in bunches.
Grayson Moyer                  6’05”           Sr                  La Jolla                                     Heady, versatile player who can fill it up from outside ((17.3 ppg)
Andrew Olson                    5’11”           Sr                  Rancho Bernardo                  Long distance bomber who leads the Broncos (17.7 ppg)
Anthony Palmer                 5’10”           Sr                  San Diego                                Highlight reel wing who makes every game exciting.
Mike Perram                       6’07”           Sr                  Ramona                                   Strong, versatile player who should have big year (16.9 ppg).
Marlon Pierce                     6’03”           Sr                  Helix                                         Highlander leader who can hurt you in different ways.
Gyno Pomare                      6’08”           Sr                  El Camino                               Athletic defender who dominates the glass.
A.J. Reilly                            5’10”           Sr                  Valley Center                         Quick point guard who can shoot it (18.8 ppg).
Tyrone Shelley                   6’05”           Fr                 Christian                                  Athletic young post has bright future.
Lamar Thomas                  6’05”           Sr                  Southwest                              Athletic post who can dominate at times.
Enrico Tucker                    5’11”           Sr                  University                                Volume scorer and high-riser who should lead the Dons (23.9 ppg)
Tyler Vickers                     6’05”           Sr                  Grossmont                              Tough inside scorer (20.1 ppg) looking for big year.

Jarrod West                       6’03”           Sr                  Crawford                                 Can stroke it from outside (19.6 ppg), and should lead Colts.
Javon Williams                  6’04”           Sr                  University                                Long, athletic wing has really improved.
Keith Williams                   6’01”           So                 Valhalla                                    Talented athlete who is looking for consistent year.
Richie Williams                 5’09”           Jr                  Steele Canyon                        Super quick point guard who can dominate a game at times.
Chauncey Wiseman         6’04”           Sr                  San Diego                               Gritty post player who can put it in the basket (17.3 ppg).

Top Newcomers (freshmen & sophomores only):

Todd Doxey                         6’00”           Fr                 Hoover
Ed Howell                            6’07”           So               University
Todd Lowenthal                 6’00”           So                Poway
Matthew LaGrone              6’06”           So                Horizon
JayDee Luster                    5’09”           Fr                 Hoover
Gerald McLemore              6’03”           Fr                Scripps Ranch
Tyrone Shelley                    6’05”           Fr                Christian

New Addresses:

Kyle Adams                         6’01”           Sr.                 San Pasqual to Army-Navy
Brad Alkazin                        6’00”           Sr                  Carlsbad to El Camino

Tyrone Araya                      6’01”           Sr                  Granite Hills to Arizona
Craig Austin                        6’09”           Sr                  Carlsbad to El Camino
Steven Brown                     5’11”           Sr                  Lincoln to Mission Bay
Adam Chamowitz              6’00”           So                 Serra to Westview
Sven Claessen                   6’03”           Jr                  Iceland to Mira Mesa
Mark Hall                              6’08”           Sr                  Granite Hills to Hoover
Andre Hardy                        6’04”           Jr                  Mater Dei to St. Augustine
Jamal Hardy                        6’01”           Sr                  Lincoln to Mission Bay
Jimmy Harrison                  5’09”           Sr                  Coronado to Virginia
Gregory Harvey                   6’05”           Jr                  Lincoln to Helix
Jonathan Hewitt                 5’11”           Jr                  Hilltop to Texas
Marlon Howe                      6’09”           Sr                  Fallbrook to New Hampshire
LaDarren James                5’10”           Jr                  La Jolla to Oklahoma
Jesse Lebeau                     5’08”           Jr                  Christian to Alaska
Brett Lowenthal                  6’05”           Sr                  Newport Harbor to Poway
Todd Lowenthal                  6’00”           So                 Newport Harbor to Poway
Rony Nasser                        5’07”           Sr                  Granite Hills to Valhalla
Isaac Nixon                         5’10”           Jr                  Lincoln to Mission Bay
Nick Taylor                         6’02”           So                 Granite Hills to Maine
Patrick Tumanuvao          6’05”           Sr                  Lincoln to Mission Bay
LePhonte Turner               6’02”           Jr                  Lincoln to Crawford
Matthew Turner                 5’10”           Jr.                 Midway Baptist to Horizon
Eli Van Aken                       6’03”           Sr                  Belgium to Southwest (El Centro)
Keith Williams                    6’02”           So                 Steele Canyon to Valhalla

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