Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sheridan Nabs Another from Charis

Sheridan College Men's Basketball is excited to announce the signing of Baltimore, MD native Brandon Pines to a letter of intent. Brandon is another signee of Charis Prep School in North Carolina. He joins former Charis Prep standout Lamont Prosser as an SC General. Pines is a 6'8", 220 pount post man who will come in to help fill the gap left inside by Jarrell Crayton. Last year at Charis Brandon averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds while leading his team to a 35-5 record. Charis ended their year by winning their prep tournament and Brandon was subsequestly named to the roster of "The Rock All-Star Game". Sheridan College is happy to have such a great player with a winners background coming to play at Sheridan.

Boise State Transfer Picks SC

Coach Smiley is proud to announce the signing of Welch, Minnesota native Isaac Oeltjen to a letter of intent. Oeltjen is a 7'1", 225 pound center from Red Wing High School in Minnesota. Last year Isaac committed to Boise State University with the intent of playing basketball, but injured his knee early in the year. He sat out the year and decided to transfer to Sheridan for the 2011-12 season while getting healthy. He is in the process of rehabilitating his knee and will be at full speed when the season starts. In his senior year at Red Wing, Isaac averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots in only 10 games. In one of those games he scored 9 points, pulled in 13 rebounds and blocked 6 shots versus Goodhue High School. Isaac is another great incoming student athlete as he was on the Honor Roll all 4 years of high school. Everyone at Sheridan is very excited to have Isaac as the newest member of the Generals and can not wait for his arrival.

Grayson Moore Becomes a General

Sheridan College men's basketball head coach Steve Smiley announced today the signing of Logan, UT native Grayson Moore to a letter of intent. Grayson is a 6'5", 170 pound wing from Skyview High School in Logan, UT. He is the son of former Utah State great and NBA player Jimmy Moore. Grayson's high school team finished the year with a 15-7 record while he averaged 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.3 steals a game. In Skyview's Regional Championship win against Box Elder High School last year Grayson scored 29 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. Grayson is equally talented off the court where he holds a 3.9 GPA and will bring in numerous college credits. He and his family are good friends with former Sheridan College stand out Omar McDade in Logan, UT. The Sheridan College family is very excited for Grayson to arrive on campus this coming year and adding to the storied tradition that is SC Basketball!

Glover Becomes a Nittany Lion

Head men's basketball coach Steve Smiley is excited to announce former SC General Matt Glover has signed an letter of intent to play basketball for Penn State University next year. Glover had a great year at Sheridan averaging 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists while playing 27 minutes a game last year. He helped lead the Generals to a North Sub-Region Title and an appearance in the Region IX Title game. Sheridan College ended the year with a 24-10 record which Matt started all but 2 games. He will be eligible to play for 3 years at PSU as he only played 1 year for SC. Glover will only be moving farther from his Orange, California home when he arrives in Pennsylvania for the start of classes. Matt will continue his degree toward physical training at PSU. Congratulations to Matt and we are proud he was able to achieve his dream of becoming a division I player!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Generals Sign Star Guard from Seattle Area!

Sheridan College announced the signing of Washington state native Donald Gaddy to a national letter of intent. Gaddy, a 6'0", 165-pound guard from Bellarmine Prep School in Tacoma, WA, averaged 16.5 pgg, 8.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game, while leading his to a 14-9 record as a senior. Donald was honored as a 2-time first-team all-leaguge selection his Junior and Senior years, athlete of the month in Washington, and nominated as a McDonalds All-American.

He will be expected to contribute immediately for the Generals after losing standout guards Matt Glover (signed at Penn State), Omar McDade (signed at Fort Hays State) and Kendrick Morse (signed at Fort Hays State). Donald comes from a family with a great basketball background. His brother, Abdul, was a McDonald's All-American and is currently playing at the University of Washington.

"We're thrilled to get a player of Donald's caliber to help fill our guard position for next year. Our #1 priority in the upcoming class was to find a pass-first point guard that would make his teammates better, and we also wanted to find a guard that had the ability to put tremendous pressure on the ball on the defensive end. Donald fits the mold exactly. He's a very good athlete, has a great feel for the game and for getting his teammates involved, and should be a great defensive player. His main goal, in terms of player improvement, is to improve on his jump shot from the perimeter. If he is able to become a consistent shooter from the perimeter, he has a chance to be a very special player."

Generals sign 6'8" Tate Stensgaard from Rapid City!

Sheridan College Head Men's Basketball coach Steve Smiley announced today the signing of South Dakota native Tate Stensgaard to a national letter of intent.
Stensgaard is a 6'8", 190-pound forward/center from Stevens High School in Rapid City, SD. At Stevens, Tate averaged 13.8ppg and 6.8rpg, leading his team in both categories. His best game this past year came against Sturgis HS when Tate went off for 29 points and 14 rebounds. Stensgaard's honors include being selected second team all Greater Dakota Conference in 2011 as well as being selected to play in the 3rd Annual Northern Hills Senior All-Star Basketball Game. He wa also named KOTA News' Athlete of the Week during the 2011 season.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Tate: "We're really excited to sign Tate to a National Letter of Intent to start building our class around him. We felt that Tate was one of the most intriguing prospects in our immediate region, with his size and athleticism and high skill level. We see Tate eventually playing a power forward position for us. He's very skilled from the perimeter, can hit the open jump shot, and also is effective inside with his footwork and touch around the rim. Tate's biggest challenge early on will be to develop his physical strength and put on more mass, but we're confident that he can be a contributor to our team in the near future."

Jarrell Crayton Signs at Boise State!

Sophomore Jarrell Crayton (Bellevue, NE) decided to sign with Boise State University in the highly competitive Mountain West Conference on National Signing Day. After a standout career wtih the Generals (Jarrell was named All-Region, All-Conference, All-Tournament Team, etc) Jarrell will have two years left to play at the highest level of college basketball. We're proud of Jarrell and wish him the best at Boise!

Highlight Film!

Check out our 2010-11 Highlight Film. Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xXmSAwGjQs