zz Rolland Pearsall, 5’11”, 190, Sophomore

DSC_0077_thumb.jpgGraduated from Lawndale after taking them to a 20-win season and to the CIF Southern Section Division III-AAA quarterfinals in 2012.  He scored to 9.0 PPG, 1.9 APG, and 1.0 steals.  He headed out to Conner State College a national JUCO for one year where he injured(dislocated) his ankle.  In 2013-14 Rolland headed to Germany to rehabilitate his ankle.  He played for Munich North Team Basketball, which is similar to a prep school academy.


The LA Daily News interviewed Rolland last year while he was in Germany. 

Pearsall playing in Munich

Lawndale High graduate Rolland Pearsall has taken a unique journey to try and get his basketball career on path.

Pearsall, who led Lawndale to a 20-win season and to the CIF Southern Section Division III-AAA quarterfinals last season, is playing in Germany for Munich North Team Basketball, which is similar to an academy, where he can develop his game and even take some classes while trying to draw interest from colleges.

Pearsall is back to health and going strong after suffering a dislocated ankle. “I went here because it gives me another prep year for college after my injury,” Pearsall said. “I’m doing great and loving it out here. I’m learning the European style of play and mixing it with the American style. It will be to my advantage when I go back for college.”  Pearsall is playing point guard, and said his game is coming along very well. “My ball-handling and shooting have improved a lot,” Pearsall said. I’m really learning the point guard spot and becoming a true point guard.”

Pearsall said he’s being recruited by Holy Cross and the University of San Francisco.


Pearsall decided to  join the Antelope Valley College team for a number of reasons.  He knew several of the players on the team and style of play.  AVC’s record of sending 90% of their players who make the team to universities on full ride scholarships was very important to Pearsall.   Rolland will strengthen AVC at a key position, point guard. 

October 4, 2014

Rolland Pearsall has fit in extremely well with the current team and he was looking forward to his sophomore year.  However, Rolland needs to concentrate this year on academics so will red-shirt.

 

 

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