NCAA Tournament

A closer look at former Sacramento prep stars on display in NCAA Tournament

Sacramento Bee Sports Staff

A look at two Sacramento players in NCAA Tournament: D.J. Wilson and Darius Graham

Meet Michigan forward D.J. Wilson, who played for Capital Christian High school, and U.C. Davis guard Darius Graham, who played for Sac High. Both are playing in the NCAA Tournament.
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Meet Michigan forward D.J. Wilson, who played for Capital Christian High school, and U.C. Davis guard Darius Graham, who played for Sac High. Both are playing in the NCAA Tournament.

Need a rooting interest for the NCAA Tournament outside the Aggies, your alma mater, or your bracket? Several players who starred on the Sacramento-area high school hardwood will be on display in March Madness.

Take a closer look at Darius Graham (Sac High, UC Davis), Cameron Oliver (Grant, Nevada), D.J. Wilson (Capital Christian, Michigan), Solomon Young (Sac High, Iowa State) and Jordan Ford (Folsom, Saint Mary’s) with video and images from high school and college action.

Oliver and Young square off at 6:57 p.m. Thursday (TRUTV) when the No. 5 Cyclones take on the No. 12 Wolf Pack. Also on Nevada’s roster are walk-ons Charlie Tooley (Granite Bay) and David Cunningham (Bella Vista).

After an ACL injury sidelined Cameron Oliver during his summer AAU junior season, he impressed in his first game back. Now a sophomore at Nevada, Oliver has helped the Wolf Pack reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years.

Watch Solomon Young, a 6-8 forward for Iowa State playing in the NCAA Tournament, as a 15-year-old in these Adidas Uprising highlights via Ball is Life West. Solomon, The Bee’s 2015-16 Player of the Year from Sacramento High, has emerged as a defe

Ford’s No. 7 Gaels face No. 10 VCU at 4:20 p.m. Thursday (TBS).

Here’s a three-game mixtape of Jordan Ford (in his high school battle against Noah Blackwell of Woodcreek who is now with Long Beach State). Ford is in the NCAA Tournament.

On Friday, Wilson’s No. 7 Wolverines square off against No. 10 Oklahoma State at 9:15 a.m. (CBS), and Graham and the No. 16 Aggies play top-seed Kansas at 3:50 p.m. (TNT).

Prep video is courtesy of the Ballislife West YouTube channel.

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