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I must congratulate the Antelope Valley College basketball coaching staff and the players who will be moving on to the next level this year.   AVC has placed two players with a full ride scholarships to Division 1 NCAA Universities.

  1. D’Mauria Jones, 6’3″, 215 Guard,  Oral Roberts University, D-1
  2. Osi Nwachukwa 6’5″, 200, Cal State University, Sacramento

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Add to that AVC has freshman Greg Floyd who signed to play professional basketball with Junior Basketball Association team LA.   Many eyes are on Greg to see how this works out for him.

  1. Greg Floyd, 6’10”, 200,  PF, C.

Greg Floyd shot


Izayah Doyle, AVC graduate who was a starter for two years on the basketball team, was awarded a BA in Criminal Justice from William Penn University. Congratulations to Izayah for his academic success in earning his degree. I expect great things for Mr. Doyle in the future.
Another success story for the AVC basketball program!


Taking a Break!

Posted: May 19, 2018 in AVC Men's Basketball

I have been taking a break from AVC Men’s basketball the last few weeks.  Traveling to visit my 101 year old Dad.  Working on my house.  And just enjoying myself.   The team completed their spring semester and signed up for the summer classes and will be taking two weeks off.

More later.

All Star Game

If you want to see some talented high school level player who will be playing at the next level this year, this will be the place for you to be on Saturday.

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Apr 30, 2018

TULSA, Okla. – D’Mauria Jones has signed to play basketball for Oral Roberts next season, it was announced by ORU Head Coach Paul Mills.
Jones is a 6-3, 210-pound guard from Antelope Valley College where he averaged 15 points and nearly four rebounds per game over his two year career. As a sophomore, Jones averaged nearly 20 points per game and scored 20 or more in 15 contests, including a career-high 39 points on an 18-21 shooting effort against El Camino on December 1. He had five double-digit rebounding efforts and four double-doubles on the season. He finished his career with 997 career points
While at Narbonne High School, Jones averaged 27 points per game and helped his Gauchos team to two straight undefeated league seasons.
Coach Paul Mills on Jones
“D’Mauria is a big physical guard who can score the ball and defend multiple positions. He averaged 19.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game as a sophomore for Coach John Taylor and the AVC Marauder program. D’Mauria was named First Team All-Conference in the Western State-East Conference and also First Team All-State in the California Community College Athletic Association. We are really excited to have him join our family here at ORU.”

Apr 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men’s basketball program has signed Antelope Valley Junior College guard/forward Osi Nwachukwu, who is the fourth signee for the 2018-19 season. He will enroll at the University as a junior this summer.

Nwachukwu joins San Diego City College forward Ethan Esposito, Clark High School guard/forward James Bridges and Damien High School guard Elijah McCullough as the four Hornets to sign with the program. Esposito signed with the team on Thursday, Bridges signed a few weeks ago, and McCullough was inked during the early signing period.

Nwachukwu, a 6-foot-5, 195-pounder from Oakland, Calif., recently completed his second season at Antelope Valley. A first team all-conference selection this past season as a sophomore, he averaged 14.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 0.8 blocked shots per game. He shot .534 (181-339) from the field, .409 (27-66) from the 3-point line and .733 (74-101) from the free throw line.

He played in 31 of the team’s 32 games, getting the start on 30 occasions. He averaged 26.6 minutes, and scored in double figures in 23 of the final 26 games of the season. That includes a career-high 30 points vs. San Diego Miramar.

As a freshman in 2016-17, Nwachukwu played in all 33 games for a team that finished 22-11, and reached the quarterfinal round of the state championship. That season, he averaged 7.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 18.4 minutes per game while shooting .591 (104-176) from the field and .691 (47-68) from the free throw line.

“Osi is a very athletic player who is extremely active on the floor and plays with great energy,” Sacramento State head coach Brian Katz said. “In addition, he is a slasher and a ball winner, and he will put points on the board. He is also an excellent defender, and takes great pride in his work on the defensive end. He has good range, and can stretch the defense with his 3-point shooting.”

Prior to Antelope Valley, Nwachukwu played one season for DME Sports Academy Prep program in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he averaged 28.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

A 2015 graduate of San Leandro High School, he played four years of basketball for the Pirates. Nwachukwu was a two-time all-conference selection, earning first team honors as a senior and second team accolades as a junior.


Days three and four in my Minnesota trip were very relaxing as I expected.  I got to visit and play cards each day with my 100 year old Dad and with my family…my brothers and sister and their husbands/wife.  All of them are doing well.  It looks like the Minnesota weather is going from dead winter to summer,  skipping spring all together.  Two feet of snow a week ago to 84 by  the end of this week.  Ice covering the lakes is disappearing fast and the prediction is that the farmers will be out in the fields big time next week.  Really a nice time in Minnesota.

The trip home was a completely different story.   All went well on the drive to the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport.  The wait for the plane from  Sun Country Air was quiet and pleasant.  The 1800 mile flight took 3 and 1/2 hours, was on time and was as comfortable as a coach fare will get you.

Then there was the 70 mile ride home.  The gravel-hauling big rig was travelling northbound when it overturned on top of a silver Honda Accord and crashed into the center divider, spilling gravel and concrete onto the southbound lanes of the 405. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the crash sparked a fire that burned both vehicles.  Seven vehicles in all were involved in the accident. The 405 freeway was blocked by a major truck accident and the bus from the airport that takes me the Van Nuys parking structure where my car was parked was blocked and it took 5 1/2 hours to get home.  The bus, sitting on the dead freeway,  was full of tired travelers and their screaming kids.  Brutal!  Nearly half of my travel day of 12 hours was spent on the LA freeways last 70 miles.

Overall, thanks family for your great hospitality and your freeways and transportation system suck Los Angeles!