Posted On: 08/24/18 9:24 AM
The North Coast Section has its schools that have been able to be consistent for over the years with their play. For the 2018-2019 season there will be new teams entering the section which also reshape some of the leagues within the section. The North Coast Section is now loaded with a lot of talent which will make this season very interesting. Here are five teams to keep an eye on from the North Coast Section.
1. College Park High School (Pleasant Hill, CA)
The Falcons will be looking to make a deep run led by senior combo guard Zyon Pullin. Pullin had a big spring and summer with Team Arsenal and he will look to bring that same intensity back to College Park for his last year. Another key player to keep an eye on is senior guard Diego Paredes.
2. Pittsburg High School (Pittsburg, CA)
Pittsburg’s up and down style which features many good athletes will be a fun team to watch this season. After losing senior guard Jeron Robertson, they will need other players to take on the scoring load and the ability to shoot from the outside. Despite that lost this team will be very tough defensively and will be great in the open court led by Simeon Richardson.
3. Vallejo High School (Vallejo, CA)
Vallejo will play its first season as a part of the North Coast Section after playing in the Sac-Joaquin section. The change will be an adjustment but the Redhawks will have a solid team this season. They will be led by 3 year varsity players Deontae Jenkins and Damon Fowler, as Well as other returning players and new players coming from JV. Expect a big year for Vallejo.
4. Northgate High School (Walnut Creek, CA)
Northgate showed a lot of promise during the 2017-2018 season as they started off the season 12-0 before losing their first game in preseason against Vallejo High School. They were able to finish the season 22-5 and 10-0 in league play. They play good fundamental basketball and they shoot the ball well from the outside.
5. American Canyon High School (American Canyon, CA)
The Wolves will also be competing in the NCS for the first time in School history and will look to make the postseason for the 3rd straight year. Varsity Head Coach Brett Wedding has done a great job uplifting the basketball program at American Canyon and he will look to continue the progress. After losing Solano County Athletic Conference MVP Malik Ghiden, the Wolves will get senior forward Sam Johannasen back from injury, and will also get sophomore guard Gabe Patrick who transferred from St. Patrick-St. Vincent’s. The Wolves may be favorite to win their league.