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Player Commitments--(Oct. 25, 2000)

Ok, is that a word, or what. . . ?

While writing about Chris Jackson's commitment to Utah (which occurred last night), we were struck by the number of guys who have played with the Pump N Run and Double Pump teams this past year, at least those who were seniors in the class of 2001, who have earned themselves scholarships.   And just for fun, thumbing through some old rosters of the Pump teams commencing last fall (i.e., in September 1999, at the Pump Fall Premier Tournament), and extending through the spring and summer of 2000,  we started ticking off the guys who have thus far made commitments to solid college basketball programs.  Now a lot of these guys only played on one of the Pump teams for just one tournament ( e.g., guys like Joe See, who only played during the fall Premier Tournament in 1999,  on "loan" along with former DLS teammate Chris Schlatter),  but what the heck, we're working off printed rosters, and if a name is there, and a guy played, we'll let it count.   So, just for the fun of it, here's the count: Overall, 18 out of 31 seniors have committed.  Of those who played with the "main" Pump N Run team this summer on a more or less "full-time" basis, there were 10 players,  9 of them seniors (Charlie Rodriguez doesn't count), and all of them have now committed to what many would call "high-major" programs. 

Now we know that we'll probably hear from a lot of people (e.g., Dinos, Mats, Calvin, etc)  saying "Hey, this guy or that guy also played for us on the                            (fill in the blank with. . . Belmont Shore. . . Oakland Soldiers. . .EBO. . . Rockfish. . . )"  and any team you fill in would also likely be a true statement, because these guys did get around (the Cravens and Rickert both played with Belmont, Jamal Williams played with EBO, See's "home" team is Oakland S&J, Dustin Villepigue was a Rockfish kid before he switched, and so on.)   So, the point of this list  (if there really is any point, and of that we're now a lot less certain than when we first began),  is just to demonstrate that a large number of guys have earned themselves good scholarships to fine programs by playing solid basketball, behaving themselves, conducting themselves like gentlemen on and off the court, being great kids, and participating in those same "exposure events" that many condemn (and that goes for even Scott Borchart, who actually played with Double Pump in the Spring of 2000. . .shhhh, don't tell anyone :^) .  

If we've left any seniors from the class of 2001 off the list, we apologize, it was not intentional.   Again, for what it's worth, here's the list:

Errick Craven (6'-2" Sr. PG/SG) Bishop Montgomery   USC
Derrick Craven (6'-2" Sr. PG/SG) Bishop Montgomery   USC
Salim Stoudamire (6'-2" Sr. SG) Lake Oswego HS, Oregon   Arizona
Chris Hernandez (6'-2" Sr. PG) Clovis West HS, CA   Stanford
Jamal Williams   (6'-5" Sr. SF) Corona Centennial, CA   Undecided (New Mexico?)
Rick Rickert (6'-11" Sr. F/C) Duluth East, Duluth, MN   Arizona
Dennis Lattimore (6'-9" Sr. PF) Halstead, KS    Arizona
Kevin Fellows   (6'-10" Sr. PF) Meridian, ID   Penn State
Chris Jackson (6'-11" Sr. C/F) Los Alamos, NM    Utah
Bakari Altheimer  (5'-11" Sr. PG) Santa Clara University
Dustin Villepigue (6'-9" Sr. PF) Simi Valley HS, Simi Valley, CA   Gonzaga
Jason Carter (6'-9" Sr. PF) Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV Colorado
Marques Crane (6'-5" Sr. SG) Ocean View, Huntington Beach, CA Udecided (Cal State Fullerton, Prep)
Andrew Moore (6'-2" Sr. SG) Crespi HS, Encino, CA Undecided (Princeton, Navy, Penn, Cornell)
Torin Beeler (6'-5" Sr. SG) Ocean View, Huntington Beach, CA Undecided (DePaul, Liberty)
Ernest Turner (6'-2" Sr. SG) Sterling HS, NJ Undecided (Rutgers?)
Josh Carrier (6'-5 Sr. SG) Bowling Green HS, KY Kentucky
Justin Burns (6'-7" Sr. SG) Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Undecided (UCSB, Boise State)
Jason Fontenet (5'-10" Sr. PG) St. Mary's HS, Phoenix, AZ   New Mexico State
James Fontenet (6'-1" Sr. SG) St. Mary's HS, Phoenix, AZ   New Mexico State
Channing Frye (6'-10" Sr. C/F) St. Mary's, Phoenix, AZ   Arizona
Mike Stephens (6'-10" Sr. C/F) Napa HS, Napa, CA   Undecided
Nick Lewis (6'-8" Sr. F) Brophy Prep, Phoenix, AZ University of San Diego
Jon Wilkins (6'-5" Sr. SG/SF) Chandler Hamilton, AZ Undecided (Long Beach State, UCI)
Paul Komandina (6'-4" Sr. SG/SF) Brophy Prep, AZ Undecided
Ryan Tricco (6'-4" Sr. SG) Brophy Prep, AZ Undecided
Baker Dunleavy (6'-3" Sr. SG) Portland Jesuit Undecided (Prep School possible)
Scott Borchart (6'-8" Sr. PF) Chaminade HS, West Hills, CA Santa Clara University
Quinn Hawking (6'-4" Sr. SG) Anaheim HS, Anaheim, CA Undecided
Jonathan Harper (6'-5" Sr. SG/SF) Long Beach Poly HS, CA Undecided
Joe See (6'-0" Sr. PG) De La Salle, HS, CA Oregon State

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