Barstow player headed to San Jose State

 Barstow College basketball standout La Vanne Pennington has signed with San Jose State. Pennington, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, averaged 16.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in leading the Vikings (22-7, 10-4) to a third-place finish in the tough Foothill Conference.

Pennington was an All-Conference selection. He tallied a season-high 36 points in nonconference play against Pasadena City College.

San Jose State is coming off a 17-16 season.

Coach Reggie Howard said 6-foot-10 sophomore forward Daquan Brown also visited San Jose State as well as Pepperdine which he really liked.

A couple of other players are likely headed for Division II or NAIA schools.

“This is big for us,” Howard said. “We haven’t had a guy go Division out of here in a very long time.”