Archive for the ‘AVC Men’s Basketball’ Category

Chabot 62 AVC 40

De Anza 54  AVC 45

Two more losses for the AVC team yesterday.  I have a feeling that the AVC Coaching Staff is going to have to have a serious discussion about plans for the season now they have eight games under their belts and a 4-4 record.

Also, practices might take a much different tone for the players before the first games that counts;  1-3 November 2018 in the Ventura Tournament.


AVC had a  three minute break between the Fresno City and the Santa Rosa games, but no matter, AVC was a different team who were relaxed, playing well and hitting their free throws.

Three players led the AVC team in the win;  Julian Payton, Jalen Riley and Stephon Marquis-Ball.  Good come back from a sloppy first game.

AVC has two more games this morning to complete their Fall JUCO Jamboree.

Update…Loss to Fresno City

Posted: September 23, 2018 in AVC Men's Basketball

Jalen Riley was the player of the game for AVC.  Julian Payton, Surako ” Roco” Folling and Steve Johnson played well.  20 fouls called against AVC and 5 against Fresno City.  Overall AVC didn’t play well as a team..




AVC Beaten By Fresno 64-49

Posted: September 22, 2018 in AVC Men's Basketball

Fresno 64 Antelope Valley 49 Final.  Not details yet. 

September 22, 2018, Saturday, Sunday

The northern California Fall JUCO Jamboree kicks off today at San Francisco City College.  Antelope Valley College team is currently on its way to the Jamboree.  I was not able to attend this weekend but will getting a call from the coaching staff to update us on the games outcome.

22 September 2018           AVC        Fresno City

22 September 2018          AVC       Porterville

23 September 2018         AVC       Chabot

23 September 2018        AVC       De Anza

Dion Troup

Dion Troupe graduated from Highland HS in 2017 and red-shirted last year at Antelope Valley College.  In his senior year at Highland his statistics included;  6.5 ppg, 5.3 apg, 3.3 rpg and 1.4 steals.  Dion brings to AVC  defensive skill, a fearlessness on the floor and tremendous energy.

Troupe feels that his best strength is his toughness on the defensive end.  “I believe I can play 40 minutes of shutdown defense on the competition’s best guard” , said Troupe.  “I need to improve my pull-up jumper.”

Dion’s goal at Antelope Valley College is to get his AA degree and receive a university  scholarship to play basketball

Dion is majoring in Communications and would like to become a sports analyst after his college and basketball career.

Dion Troupe showed his defensive prowess in the SoCal JUCO Jamboree last weekend.  His energy stimulated his teammates in the four games.



Jalen Riley2

Jalen Riley,  a D-1 sized point guard, 6’3″, 190, has joined AVC.  He has shown excellent strength, quickness, power driving into the middle, great floor vision and passing.  Add to that,  his size and foot speed makes him a solid on-ball defender and  a excellent three point shooter.  Not to say he is perfect, as he is working on his rebounding and a pull up jumper.

Jalen graduated in 2017 from Village Christian HS where he led his team with 15.7 PPG, 3.9 APG, 3.3 RPG and 1.8 steals. Not satisfied with his offers upon graduation, he joined Spire Prep School in Geneva, Ohio in 2017-18..  A qualifier out of high school, his major is business.

His long and short term goals are to get a scholarship to a University after  AVC and matrictulate with a degree and play basketball at the highest level he jis capable off.