Basketball: Four Cal recruits to play in Academic All-America game Saturday

Four Cal recruits will be in action Saturday in the second annual High School Academic All-America Classic on Saturday at the Felix Events Center on the campus of Azusa Pacific University. The game brings together top prospects who also have exceled in the classroom and the community.

Gary Franklin, Richard Solomon and Allen Crabbe will play for the American All-Stars, coached by Michael Lynch of Price High School, while Alex Rossi will be on the National All-Stars, coached by De La Salle’s Frank Alloco.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Dancing Bear

    Cool!! These kids have talents in the court and have good brains in the classrooms. Great recruits!!! Go Bears!!!!

  • rollonubears

    and brains in the classroom means brains on the court, too, which is often underestimated. you can’t just rely on instinct, at the college level. we should be solid in a couple years.

  • uh oh.

    I think the “Academic” title of this game must be a joke.
    It’s more like a college bound all star game, no?
    Who else is in there. What are the classroom achievements.

    Price high school coach on one end with Alloco on the other? Not saying that aren’t great coaches, but it’s all who you know in this case.

    I’d rather see some 4.0 students going to Ivy league colleges in this game. Aren’t there ANY kids going to Harvard that also happened to be on their high school basketball team? Of course there are. Put them on the squad, if you’re going to call it “Academic All American”.

  • BlueNGold

    Hey Uh Oh-

    “The game will feature the finest basketball players in the country who have excelled in the classroom and have contributed to their communities. Student-athletes are selected based on the following criteria: grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, strength of high school curriculum, college selection, community service involvement, extracurricular activities and basketball ability. This year’s participants have an average grade point average of 3.6.”

    So what is your complaint, Uh Oh? Is a 3.6 GPA not high enough to be considered ‘academic’? Or, are you just hard up for something to be negative and critical about?