Thursday, May 23, 2013

California Standout Inks With Generals

Sheridan College men’s basketball head coach Steve Smiley is excited to announce the addition of Jamir Andrews to the Generals roster for the 2013-2014 season. Andrews, a 6’3 guard from Dublin, California, played for Coach Tom Costello at Dublin High School where he helped lead the Gaels to a 27-7 record, leading them to the CIF Final 4. During his senior season, Jamir averaged 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals per game. Andrews earned 1st Team All DFAL as a senior, as well as a junior. In addition to being honored Tri Valley All-Metro, All East Bay Honorable Mention, Andrews was also nominated as an All-State performer in California. Andrews played for coach Gary Hill-Thomas and the Nevada Wolverines AAU program during the summer season. 

“We’ve been following Jamir ever since we saw him last summer on the AAU circuit when he was playing for the Nevada Wolverines, so we’re really excited to have him sign to play for the Generals,” commented Coach Smiley. “Jamir is not only a tremendous player, but also an exceptional student in the classroom. Jamir has a special ability to score the ball in several different ways, and is extremely hard to guard because of his versatility, strength, and his ability to both shoot and get to the rim. He can play many positions on the floor which is exactly what we were looking for with this opening. We fully expect Jamir to be an impact player for us and eventually move on to the Division 1 level.”

Thursday, May 9, 2013

2012-2013 Sheridan College Highlight Video

Sophomore Forward Pines Heading to Missouri Southern State University

(Sheridan) – Sheridan College sophomore Brandon Pines has signed a national letter of intent to play for Missouri Southern State University next season.  Pines, a 6’8 220 pound forward, helped lead the Generals to a 24-7 record this past season while averaging 5.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.  Pines saw action in all 63 games while at Sheridan College.    Pines had a season high 16 points and 7 rebounds in a Sheridan victory at Western Wyoming this past February. 

Coach Smiley commented on Brandon’s decision: “We’re really excited that Brandon has decided to continue his career at MSSU. Having former SC General RJ Leverette already on campus will make his transition smooth, and it’s always exciting to see our former players reconnect at the next level. Brandon will be able to bring size and mobility to the post position, and we’re looking forward to seeing how he progresses at the next level.”

“I'm grateful to have this opportunity to continue to play and finish my career at Missouri Southern State University”, stated Pines. “I want to thank all my family and coaches that have helped me along the way.”

Missouri Southern State University is an NCAA Division II school that competes in the prestigious MIAA conference.  This past season the Lions posted a 13-15 record before falling to Fort Hays State in the MIAA Tournament.  Brandon Pines will join former Sheridan College teammate R.J. Leverette for his reaming two seasons of eligibility.