Friday, December 28, 2018

Warriors’ Stephen Curry like an older brother to elite Stanford recruit

Stephen Curry stands on a chair to pretend that he is taller than his close family friend, Cameron Brink. 

Connor Letourneau,, December 28, 2018

Last February, on the eve of a matchup against the Trail Blazers, Warriors guard Stephen Curry attended a girls high school basketball game in suburban Portland, Ore., to watch his close family friend, Cameron Brink.

His gray hoodie pulled tight over his head, Curry tried to not cause a scene. Impossible. As teenagers flocked toward Curry, high school staffers formed a makeshift shield around him. Before the game ended, he darted out a backdoor, only for students to scream as his car sped away.
“It was crazy,” said Michelle Bain-Brink, mother of Cameron, a Southridge High forward. “It was like The Beatles were leaving.”

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Stanford-bound Haley Jones stays in control on basketball court

Tom Fitzgerald,, December 25, 2018

Points flow off Haley Jones’ hands as steadily as the dreadlocks cascade down her back, obscuring her No. 30. Nobody really needs to identify her by her number, anyway.

She establishes her presence with (in quick order) a driving shot with her left hand off the glass, a turnaround jumper with her right hand and a three-point basket with a textbook shooting style, a bounce pass that she threads to a teammate for a layup that’s missed. No matter, because Jones is there to put back the rebound.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Stanford girls basketball lineup will soon fill with Colorado talent

Dan Mohrmann,, December 21, 2018

Cherry Creek point guard Jana Van Gytenbeek didn't have to think twice when she declared her intentions for college. Once Stanford came calling she delivered a firm yes.

Just a junior, Van Gytenbeek will play out her final two years with the Bruins then head to Palo Alto to continue her athletic career and education.

“Ever since I was little Stanford has been my dream school," she said. "I went to camp there my fifth-grade year and again, it was just my dream school. It was always the goal for me.”

Here's the most exciting part for her. When she gets there, she'll have plenty of company from home. Regis Jesuit's Fran Belibi and Discovery Canyon's Ashten Prechtel are headed there in 2019. When it comes to finding top talent, The Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball Tara VanDerveer has kept her eyes on the Rocky Mountains.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Haley Jones’ commitment to Stanford a moment years in the making

Alex Simon,, December 3, 2018

How today’s success for a college programs plants the seeds for tomorrow’s recruiting.

There are many big takeaways one should have from top 2019 recruit Haley Jones’ decision to go to Stanford.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Southridge's Cameron Brink has Blazers' Seth Curry as a fan

AJ McCord,, November 30, 2018

If you haven't heard of Southridge High School's Cameron Brink, you will. 
She's the second best basketball play in the class of 2020 and is committed to Stanford. She even has some pros in her corner. 
"A lot of skills for a tall player, very coordinated can do a lot of things, pass the ball, score the ball," Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors said. 
That as accurate of a scouting report as you'll find for the junior, and not just because it comes from an NBA player. Steph Curry knows Cameron much better than just watching her highlight reel. 
Cameron's parents and the Currys -- Steph, Seth and the legendary Dell -- go way back.