Marquese Chriss, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound freshman at Washington, will enter the NBA draft. That doesn’t surprise his coach at Pleasant Grove, John DePonte. Chriss could become the fourth area player chosen in the first round, joining Bill Cartwright, Kevin Johnson and Ryan Anderson.
With DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay sitting out, rookie Willie Cauley-Stein grabs a career-high 14 rebounds and Seth Curry scores a career-high 21 points, but the Kings still fall short to the Portland Trail Blazers, 105-93 Monday night.
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Adam Jahn (Jesuit High School) and Tommy Thompson (Granite Bay High) have played a combined 84 MLS matches with the San Jose Earthquakes, but they also have been on loan to Republic FC, the Earthquakes’ USL affiliate. They played key roles in Friday’s USL season-opening win at Seattle Sounders 2, and Jahn could return for Saturday’s USL home opener against Arizona United SC.
The 49ers have met with the top wide receiver in the draft, Mississippi’s Laquon Treadwell, and are researching other top wideouts. Treadwell had 1,153 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last season. His rough-and-tumble style is winning him points, but not his 40-yard dash speed.
The Davis High School baseball team improved to 9-0 with its North title win in the prestigious Boras Baseball Classic and went from unranked to No. 7 in this week’s Cal-Hi Sports Top 20. Coach Dan Ariola, who has guided the Blue Devils to three Sac-Joaquin Section championships, calls his team “confident and fearless.”
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