After just one season at Washington, former Pleasant Grove standout Marquese Chriss was selected by the Kings with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. But the Kings traded him to Phoenix for the Suns’ No. 13 and No. 28 picks. He’s just the fourth player from the Sacramento area to be selected in the first round, joining Bill Cartwright, Kevin Johnson and Ryan Anderson.
Mike Takayama gained his work ethic from his experience on his family’s plum orchard in Placer County in the 1960s and ’70s, building his beloved biceps and paving the way to a decorated coaching career at Del Oro. He died Monday after suffering a heart attack.
Grant High School’s B.J. Brown had just caught a nifty 15-yard touchdown pass from Whitney’s Hunter Rodrigues late in Saturday’s 59th Optimist All-Star football game at Jesuit, but Brown made the catch of the day a few plays later with a one-handed interception in the end zone.
Friends and family attended a vigil Sunday night for 19-year-old Deston Garrett, who was shot Thursday and died Saturday. Garrett, a high school football player, would have graduated from Sacramento Charter High School on Monday.