Pacific Tigers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Bleacher Report: Dennis Rodman's Son DJ Commits to Play Basketball at Washington State
DJ Rodman, the son of Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, has committed to play basketball for the Washington State Cougars.
WSU Men's Basketball
"DJ is a shotmaker who has a really good feel for the game," Washington State coach Kyle Smith said in a statement on the team's official website. "He was a very productive player displaying the ability to score and rebound at a high clip in one of the best high school leagues in California, the Trinity League.
Pacific Takes: We update our team of the best Pac-12 alums across the NBA this season.
We're in the middle of best time of the NBA Playoffs so let's update our All-Pac-12 All-NBA alumni team for 2018-19.
C Nikola Vucevic Orlando (USC) - He's slowly but surely turned into the best Pac-12 alum center, though that's not a huge accomplishment given the lack of quality big men the conference has produced recently. This was his best season yet, average 20 points per-game and 12 rebounds along with three assists and a block while leading the Magic to the Playoffs for the first time since 2012.
PF Kyle Kuzma Lakers (Utah) - The former Ute continued to turn into a star and filled in the void by the injured LeBron James for the Lakers much of the season.
Official Site of the Tigers: Four Tigers Snag All-Conference Awards, Mabrey Earns Freshman of the Year
STOCKTON, Calif. - Four Tigers were named to All-WCC Teams, the West Coast Conference announced on Tuesday.
Freshman of the Year Jessica Mabrey would highlight the Pacific pack taking the first-year honor and All-Second Team accolade followed by an All-First Team honor from junior Hailey Reed and two All-Second Team awards from Madison Hopper and Carly Lucchetti.
This marks the second time in program history that UOP has ever earned the Freshman of the Year award, Hailey Reed being the first player to do so sharing Co-Freshman of the Year her first season.
Official Site of the Tigers: Pacific takes on Nevada on Tuesday
Pacific baseball's season is rapidly winding down and the Tigers will play the first of their final five games on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Reno against Nevada
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Pacific at Nevada | 6:00 p.m. PST
Venue: William Peccole Park
Weather: MCloudy | High of 74, Low of 52 | 10% chance of precipitation
Live stats (Provided by San Diego): https://nevadawolfpack.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary
GAME ONE (Pacific) Joe Standley | So. | LHP | 7.
Official Site of the Tigers: Tigers fall on three-run eighth inning
Pacific baseball played spoiler with last night's win by eliminating San Diego from West Coast Conference Tournament contention and looked to give the Toreros a loss on their senior day, but three runs in the eighth inning pulled out a win for San Diego on Sunday, 4-2.
The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning and got an outstanding seven innings of work out of their junior starting pitcher Ryan Shreve, but couldn't capitalize in the late-inning loss.
Shreve gave up a single in the top of the first inning before retiring 15 Toreros in a row and carried a two-hitter into the seventh inning.
Official Site of the Tigers: Tigers Add Gary Chivichyan to 2019-20 Roster
STOCKTON, Calif. - Pacific Men's Basketball Head coach Damon Stoudamire and his staff are excited to announce the addition of a 6'4" shooting guard Gary Chivichyan to the 2019-20 Tiger squad.
Chivichyan, who graduates this month with a degree in Communications, comes to Pacific after a four-year stint with the Idaho State men's basketball program.
"Gary is a wing that brings experience and three-point shooting to our squad, said Coach Stoudamire. "He is an underrated ball handler that can get to his spots on the floor and make the right play from those spots. He is committed to making himself a better player and we as a staff are excited about getting Gary on campus.
Official Site of the Tigers: Pacific Men's Basketball Signs Two for 2019-20 season
Pacific Men's Basketball Head coach Damon Stoudamire is pleased to announce the signing of two transfers, James Hampshire and Broc Finstuen, out of Casper College.
Hampshire and Finstuen helped lead the Thunderbirds to a 32-3 overall record and an 87-74 Region IX Championship victory over Sheridan College. With the Region IX tournament title, Casper College earned its first berth to the NJCAA national championships in 23 years. The Thunderbirds finished their 2018-19 campaign ranked sixth in the nation and their 32 wins ranks second in program history.
Hampshire is a 7'1" post player from Flagstaff, Ariz. He came off of the bench to averaged 6 points per game while shooting 64% from the field.
Bleacher Report: Book Richardson Wiretap Alleges Sean Miller Paid Deandre Ayton $10K a Month
On Wednesday, federal prosecutors played for jurors a wiretap recording of former Arizona men's basketball assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson alleging to Christian Dawkins that the team's head coach, Sean Miller, was paying former Wildcats and current Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton $10,000 per month during his time at the school, per Mark Schlabach and Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com.
The conversation went as follows:
Richardson: "Sean's got to get the (expletive) out the way and let us work."
Dawkins: 'We'll see how Sean plays it out."
Richardson: "You know what he bought per month?
Bleacher Report: Sean Miller Told Christian Dawkins He'd Handle Deandre Ayton Recruitment
The recruitment of former Arizona Wildcats star Deandre Ayton was a topic of discussion in secret FBI recordings tied to the investigation into corruption in college basketball.
According to Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel, the FBI captured Christian Dawkins speaking with informant Marty Blazer. In the recording, Dawkins indicated he had spoken with Arizona head coach Sean Miller, and Miller let him know he was "taking care of everything myself" when it came to recruiting Ayton:
Dawkins then says Miller told him, "I want to bring you in. I'll turn everything over to you.
Bleacher Report: UCLA's Shareef O'Neal Announces Return to Basketball After Heart Surgery
UCLA's Shareef O'Neal is back on the basketball court.
O'Neal used a medical redshirt for last season after UCLA doctors discovered a heart ailment during summer workouts. O'Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille, underwent successful heart surgery on Dec. 13 and missed his entire freshman season.
On Wednesday, the 19-year-old posted photos of his return:
GOOD TO BE BACK WITH MY BOYS GETTIN THAT WORK!u2764ufe0fud83dude4fud83cudffeud83dudc4fud83cudffe https://t.co/C1Rg8zmCn8
O'Neal signed his letter of intent to the Bruins in August 2018 as the No. 41-ranked prospect by 247Sports.
Official Site of the Tigers: 2019 Swim & Dive Season Recap
STOCKTON, Calif. - Recapping a year of 12 broken school records, an NCAA Zone Meet qualifier, 31 All-MPSF Team awards, 20 MPSF All-Academic honoreers, and another historic year for UOP Swimming and Diving the team highlights their accomplishments with a video courtesy of Head Coach Pete Richardson.
Bleacher Report: Rick Barnes: 'I Think I Would Have Been' UCLA HC If Buyout Was Resolved
Tennessee fans excited to still have Rick Barnes as head basketball coach should thank the buyout clause in his contract with the school.
Per Mike Wilson of the Knoxville News Sentinel, Barnes admitted he thinks he "would have been the coach at UCLA" if his buyout had been settled.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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Official Site of the Tigers: Shreve named Rawlings WCC Player of the Week
Pacific's junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Shreve was named as the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week today after his no-hitter yesterday over Santa Clara that clinched the series sweep over the Broncos.
Shreve etched his name into the history books at Pacific with the fourth no-hitter in Pacific baseball history on Sunday at Santa Clara. The 6'6" RHP faced 28 batters and retired 27 only allowing a runner to reach base with a hit-by-pitch. Shreve struck out nine, a new career high for strikeouts in a game. Following the hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning, he retired 16-straight batters on his way to the no-no.
Recordnet: Local Roundup: Pacific baseball scores late, beats Santa Clara in extra innings
The Pacific baseball team faced Santa Clara on the road Friday night, and the Tigers found themselves needing two runs in the top of the ninth inning to stay alive.
They got the two, then added two more in extras to steal a win.
Pacific beat Santa Clara 9-8 in 10 innings, led by Tyler Ryan's two doubles and three RBI. Kevin Sandri also had a pair of hits, with Bryce Kirk driving in two.
It was Ryan's double in the top of the ninth that scored a pair of his teammates to tie the game.