Monday, November 9, 2009
The 2009/2010 Men's Basketball Season brings a fresh outlook and potential for a great basketball season for the Merritt College Men's Basketball Program. A total of 13 freshman and 2 sophomore students athletes from Central California, Northern California, across the US, and even internationally complete the roster. Although this year's team will lack California junior college game experience, 75% of the roster has experienced a winning tradition and accomplished many awards at the high school level. Here are some of the players to look forward too this season...
Roman Robinson(SG)- In 2009 earned Solano County League Most Valuable Player. Led Rodriguez High school to a 25-4 record and trip to the state final last year.
Briant Edwards(PG/SG)- In 2009 was voted defensive player of the year in the Chicago city league. Led North Lawndale College Preparatory High school to state championship in 2008 with a record of 28 -4 and state champion runner up in 2009 with a record of 30-6.
Isaiah Gossett(PG/SG)- In 2009 earned 1st team all city in Fresno and 2nd all state selection, California state semi final player of the game and team MVP. Led Edison High school in 2009 to a record of 24-7 .
Michael McElroy(PG)- In 2009 5th in the state at the point guard position in assists and scoring in junior college at Colombia College.
Isiah Robinson(PG)- In 2009 1st team all conference selection in basketball and football at Natomas High school in Sacramento county.
Carlton Castillo(F)- In 2008 attended Rise Academy and was ranked #12 in the top 15 in state of Delaware.
Marcus Moreland(F)- In 2009 was 2nd team all conference in the city of Las Vegas. and led Eldorado High school to a record of 24-7 and the semi finals in the Nevada state playoffs.
Ade Henderson(F)- In 2008 won the Paris, France Euro league under 18 championship.
Tyshaun Douglas(C)- In 2007 attended Rise Academy and was ranked #112 out of the top 150 players in the country.
Trent Archer(F)- In 2009 led Las Lomas High school to the Northern California Section Playoffs and a record of 18-10. In 2008 to a record of 18-12 and a birth to the Ncs finals.
These are just a few of the players to look forward to this season.The Tip off for the Men's Basketball Season is Friday November 13, 2009 at the Sanjose City Tip off Tournament. The 1st round matchup is vs. Skyline College from San Bruno at 8pm. We look forward to a great year and appreciate support for Merritt College Athletics.