March 2012 Archives

Coleman Wins State Championship

Congratulations to future Nevada men's basketball student-athlete Marqueze Coleman who scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead his Mission Hills Alemany team to the state Division III championship on Saturday in Sacramento. Here's a story on Coleman's contributions in the victory (with some video), courtesy of  Ron Guild and the Los Angeles Wave newspaper.

Catching Up With Some Former Wolf Pack Basketball Players

It's been a busy few days for some former Wolf Pack men's basketball players:

Congratulations to Matt Ochs who was just named the head coach of the Reno High Schools boys basketball program - link

Ramon Sessions is tearing it up in Los Angeles since being traded to the Lakers recently - link

And JaVale McGee is contributing to the Denver Nuggets after his trade and even made the game-winning dunk in his debut on Wednesday night - link and link

Basketball Signee Coleman Heads to State Title Game

Although the Wolf Pack men's basketball season ended last night, a future member of the team is still playing this weekend. Nevada signee Marqueze Coleman and his Alemany high school team in Mission Hills, Calif., will play for the CIF Division III championship Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in Sacramento. Coleman is averaging 21.5 points per game for Alemany, which has turned in a 32-4 record this year and has won nine playoff games in a row heading into Saturday's game.

It has been a big week for Coleman as he was named a winner of the 2012 John R. Wooden Award High School Player of the Year award on Wednesday. Coleman will receive that award at the Wooden Award Gala at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April. Coleman will be the one of two student-athletes on the 2012-13 Wolf Pack team to have won that prestigious award, joining current sophomore sensation Deonte Burton who won it in 2010.

Coleman was also named the 2012 CIF Southern Section co-Div. III-A Player of the Year, while Coleman and his fellow Wolf Pack signee, Cole Huff of Campbell Hall High School, have been named to the CIF All-Southern Section first team.

No. 7 Nevada Rifle Day One of NCAA Championships

The No. 7 Nevada Rifle team is out at Ohio State competing to bring a national title back to Reno. The match began earlier today. The team performed very well today in the smallbore competition and currently sits in fifth place going into the final day. Olivia Pennell shot a 578, Dempster Christenson shot a 577, Chelsie Hata shot a 576, Clif Little shot a 575, and Haunani Akana shot a 567. The team is looking forward to an exciting air rifle competition and awards banquet tomorrow.

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