Coach Keating Blogs on the Recruiting Class and the Season Thus Far

Coach Keating Blogs on the Recruiting Class and the Season Thus Far

Nov. 22, 2008

November brings many things to us. It's the beginning of winter, the start of basketball season and traditionally the chance to add new faces to our family by way of National Signing Day on the second Wednesday of the month. This season we were fortunate to add four members of the Class of 2009 to our family. Niyi Harrison of San Jose, Chris Cunningham and Robert Smith from Southern California and Ray Cowels from Minnesota comprise the newest members of our Bronco basketball team.

Niyi was the first to commit to us the summer after his sophomore year and is part of a Bellarmine High School team that should compete for a league championship.

Chris attends Diamond Ranch High School and Robert Smith at Perris High School, both of whom should also find themselves in post-season play as well.

Ray is one eight potential Division I players on his high school team at nationally ranked Hopkins High School.

We expect all four of these players to continue their competitiveness into their high school seasons and onto the Mission Campus next summer. We are equally, if not more excited, about their academic demeanor and their personal excitement of being a part of our community. We will keep you updated throughout the year on their progress and before you know it, they will be in uniform representing Santa Clara in the first class manner that they already conduct themselves in.

November has also started our season with our participation in the NIT Preseason Tournament. It's a great opportunity to compete against teams that expect to play in postseason tournaments later this year. After falling short in our first two contests with UAB and Florida Atlantic, our next challenge lies ahead in Athens, Ga. with contests vs. University of Georgia and University of Arizona - both 2008 NCAA Tournament teams. Our young team is committed to improving and anxious to get back on the court to potentially avenge prior lost opportunities last week.

The Santa Clara basketball team wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving holiday and safe travels. We all look forward to seeing you in the Leavey Center on December 6 against Sacramento State.

Go Broncos!

Johnson takes Huge Step
June 11, 2009 Johnson takes Huge Step
Angley Returns to Town
June 8, 2009 Angley Returns to Town
Trasolini Chats it up
April 27, 2009 Trasolini Chats it up
SCU-Portland Quotes
March 1, 2009 SCU-Portland Quotes
Zags Outlast Broncos, 81-73
February 26, 2009 Zags Outlast Broncos, 81-73
Feb. 6 Game Notes
February 6, 2009 Feb. 6 Game Notes
Strength Coach in Numbers
February 1, 2009 Strength Coach in Numbers
Post-Game Quotes
January 30, 2009 Post-Game Quotes
Santa Clara Falls At Gonzaga
January 15, 2009 Santa Clara Falls At Gonzaga
Post Game Quotes
January 11, 2009 Post Game Quotes
Broncos Rally for OT Win
December 31, 2008 Broncos Rally for OT Win
Broncos Fall at Pacific
December 20, 2008 Broncos Fall at Pacific
Meet Basketball's Kevin Foster
December 19, 2008 Meet Basketball's Kevin Foster
Broncos Fall To UNLV 78-66
December 17, 2008 Broncos Fall To UNLV 78-66
Georgia Tops Broncos, 54-48
November 24, 2008 Georgia Tops Broncos, 54-48
Basketball Coaches Clinic
September 29, 2008 Basketball Coaches Clinic