Sunday, January 23, 2011

D1 Ambassadors At The College Level

Saturday is usually a slow day for high school basketball so it gives me a chance to check in on some of the D1 Nation's alumni.

True freshman Cody Doolin (Austin Westlake) is taking the West Coast Conference by storm.  A week after being named a team captian by Head Coach Rex Walters, Doolin is starting to find his scoring range in addition to running the point.  Averaging 31 minutes a game, I received a late night call from Papa Jim Doolin who was jazzed up that his boy had 23 points and 4 rebounds.  This included the winning points in overtime as he scored and "and 1" bucket to seal the deal in leading his San Francisco Dons to an exciting OT win over NCAA powerhouse Gonzaga 96-91
2010 Cody Doolin of San Francisco
Senior Carleton Scott (San Antonio Madison) came back from a hamstring injury to help Notre Dame come from behind to beat Marquette on national television.  Scott had 11 points & 10 rebounds in the win.
2007 Carleton Scott of Notre Dame

True freshman Andre Roberson (Converse Wagner) had 10 points & 4 rebounds for the Colorado Buffaloes in a 67-60 loss to Oklahoma.  Roberson is the Buffs 6th man and leads them in rebounds.
2010 Andre Roberson of Colorado

Another member of our talented freshman 2010 Class, Matt Derenbecker (Metairie Country Day, LA) has moved into the starting lineup for the struggling Louisiana State Tigers.  He looks to play a huge role for LSU as the season continues.  He had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals as they got thumped by Ole Miss.
2010 Matt Derembecker of LSU
Sophomore Joel Smith (Leander) led a struggling Northeastern team.  Starting at the point, he is regularly putting up nice numbers.  He had 19 points and 5 assists in a loss to Drexel.
2009 Joel Smith of Northeastern
True freshman Jordan Clarkson (Converse Wagner) had 11 points for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 65-61 win over Tulane.
2010 Jordan Clarkson of Tulsa
True freshman J.J. Avila (McAllen) had 17 points, 8 rebounds & 4 assists as he led his Navy team over Army, 85-81.  Avila could well be the Patriot League's Newcomer of the Year.
2010 J.J. Avila of Navy
Memphis beat Alabama-Birmingham 76-73, but junior Cameron Moore (San Antonio Roosevelt) did more than his part for UAB as he scored 24 and had 11 rebounds.  Moore is on his way to a very productive professional career.
2008 Cameron Moore of Alabama-Birmingham

In a close game, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Sam Houston State 70-68 as junior Garland Judkins (Houston Christian Life) had his highest scoring game with 17 points, 3 assists & 2 steals. Judkins transferred from Arizona.
2008 Garland Judkins of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Junior Travis Jones (Georgetown) had 15 points and 4 rebounds for Texas State in a close loss to UTSA, 88-84.

South Alabama defeated Florida International 86-78 as junior Allyn Cooks (Bryan) had 9 points, 2 assists & 2 rebounds.
2008 "Big Al" Cooks of South Alabama
True freshman Paul Garnica (San Antonio Lee) had 7 points 3 rebounds, 2 assists & 2 steals in 21 minutes of action as his Northern Colorado Bears beat Weber State 65-46.
2010 Paul Garnica of Northern Colorado
There's our wrap up of alumni for Saturday night's NCAA schedule.  Congratulations to all the boys and their families. We are proud that you wore our uniforms.-Coach Max Ivany