kj  moffitt shotThis young man is a winner.  Everything your read about him is that he “wins the big game in the last two seconds.”  Captain of the state champion Alemany High School basketball team and knows what it is to win it all.  A great pick for AVC. 

KJ fits in very well with the deep and experienced AVC team as he is smart and has a great feel for he game.  Most importantly, he can do so many things. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKWmklQ0Gvs gives you a touch of Moffett’s physicality and shooting ability.  Out of high school, KJ did not receive the university offers that were satisfactory to him.  He joined a local prep school out of high school and felt it was helpful for him.  He got to play against bigger, stronger and experienced competition. 

After a year at the the prep school, he was ready for the next level.  He had been watching Antelope Valley College and after working out with the team, he was sold. 

KJ’s major is Kinesiology and his short and long term goals are a college degree and then a well paying job.  Keep and eye on this guy.  He is going to be a special player at AVC. 

Four Antelope Valley College basketball sophomores have been invited to the All-American JUCO Showcase Elite 80 West in Las Vegas, NV July 25-27.  The four players invited are;

  • Tajee Shaw, 6’5”, 220
  • Ryan Wright, 6’6”, 210
  • Ismail Ali, 6’1”, 175
  • Lawrence White, 6’4”, 190

Camp will be held in Las Vegas, NV the same time as the Adidas Super 64 and Fab 48 which insures strong university coach participation  in recruiting.

  • JucoRecruiting.com will be evaluating prospects for their 2015 JucoRecruiting.com Top 100 Player Rankings
  • INVITE ONLY – The Nations Top Rising JUCO Sophomores (2015 Class)
  • Top 20 players featured on JucoRecruiting.com
  • Over 450 College Coaches Attended our July events last year, we expect even more this year

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The Summer Shootout at Cerritos is over.  Antelope Valley College played four elite teams and lost all four games.  Not what the team members expected.

AVC 45 Saddleback  56

AVC 50 Sierra  67

AVC 39  Merritt  40

AVC 50 Fresno City 51

Two AVC players stood out in the two day shoot out;

  1. Kamal Holder, 6’3”, 200 sophomore guard/wing led the Marauders inkamal holden pass rebounding, defense and even stepped in to backup the point guard position.  A solid multi talented player. 
  2. Lawrence White, 6’4” 190 sophomore guard/wing was the leading scorer in the four games and his thunderous dunks received ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd.  He played solid defense and was a team leader. lawrence White2

Next to showcasing the players to university coaches, the Shootout gives the coaching staff a first look at what the team needs to win against elite teams.  The team as a whole especially in its first two games shot dreadfully.  The shooting improved in the second two games but taking “good” shots will be key for success in the future.  The defense was adequate for this time of the year and will only get better.

The two issues that stood out in all four games was lack of rebounding and poor integration of the new players into the system.  The integration of the new players should improve in time as there is solid talent to build on here.  The rebounding looks to be one of the thorniest problem to solve.  Little or no blocking out was done by the team in the shootout and the current itineration of the team is undersized. 

Over all, the shootout at Cerritos was a tough learning experience for the team.  AVC has six weeks to put together a an improved team that will be more competitive against the elite teams in the four game Fall Shootout and ultimately for the 2014-15 season. 

Overall? The basics were well covered.  Good stuff.  Things could be improved in the “Would be really nice.”  Overall ranking of the 7 of 10.

  1. Very organized, everything right on time.  The man is a time dictator!
  2. Parking was plentiful, right next to the venue and free!
  3. Great teams and competition.  Schedule excellent.
  4. Food service was below average not even a hot dog.  Most folks had to leave to get food off the grounds.  Missed fiscal opportunity.
  5. Seating?  Ok for fans,  but a battle for a chair with many standing.  Plenty of seats for University Coaches but that is good and bad…if you know what I mean. 
  6. Information systems.  Sucks!  So much could be improved here.  
  • The Shootout needs scorekeepers. 
  • Technology available for 52 inch screen that scores for day could be scrolled.  Add to that scrolling of some stats.  Its all available.(Rental) 
  • Really need wireless in the gym for bloggers and reporters.  Cerritos one of the few without it.             

 

The only elite team I know that ran all four games in the summer shoot was NoCal’s Merritt who slipped by AVC by 1 point today.  Saddleback was smacked twice today by Fresno City(+16) and San Diego City(+24).  AVC play improved today but lost both if its games by +1 each to Merritt and Fresno City.  Review of AVC’s four games tomorrow. 

AVC 50  Fresno City 51

AVC Gives One Away

Posted: July 19, 2014 in AVC Men's Basketball

AVC 39 Merritt 40
AVC led the whole game against powerhouse Merritt and lost its shooting touch from the field and free throw line.  Lawerance White carried the team on his back till the end. Best game of the shootout for the Marauders.

AVC Gives One Away

Posted: July 19, 2014 in AVC Men's Basketball

AVC 39 Merritt 40
AVC led the whole game against powerhouse Merritt and lost its shooting touch from the field and free throw line.  Lawerance White carried the team on his back till the end. Best game of the shootout for the Marauders.