Cal State San Bernardino’s Isaiah Morton earns weekly honor

Isaiah Morton

Cal State San Bernardino senior guard Isaiah Morton was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 17-23.

He led the Coyotes to a 77-70 road victory over Humboldt State to open 2014 conference play on a night they were short-handed.

Morton scored a game-high 32 points, the most by any CSUSB player since 2009, on 10-for-19 shooting from the floor, including five 3-pointers and seven-for-11 shooting from the free throw line.

He also had a strong effort on defense, snagging five rebounds and five steals on the night.

The Coyotes (1-1, 1-0 CCAA) makes its 2014-15 Coussoulis Arena debut Saturday night against Humboldt State.

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Former Cal State standout Ivan Johnson signs with Mavericks

Ivan Johnson

Former Cal State San Bernardino basketball player Ivan Johnson has signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

The 6-foot-8, 255-found forward started all five games for the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal in 20.8 minutes pg.

He spent the 2013-14 season playing for the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls in China, where he averaged 26 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 2.9 steals and 32.8 minutes per game in 24 games.

His first NBA experience came with the Atlanta Hawks, who signed him on Dec. 9, 2011 after impressing the club in a mini-camp and earning an invite to training camp. He appeared in 56 games for Atlanta in 2011-12 and averaged 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 72.0 percent from the foul line. Johnson was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April. He ranked third among rookies in field goal percentage.

He re-signed with Atlanta on Sept. 18, 2012. He averaged 6.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 15.0 minutes per game in 69 games (five starts) for the Hawks in 2012-13.

Johnson holds career averages of 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 15.8 minutes per game in 125 NBA games (five starts).

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Cal State’s Haddock named NABC All-American

Lacy Haddock free throw

Senior guard Lacy Haddock of Cal State San Bernardino has been named to the 2014 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-American team.

He is the seventh player in his sport’s history to earn All-American honors, joining Mark Warren (1988-89), Bobby Burries (2001-03), Jonathan Levy (2004), Brandon Brown (2009), Bryan LeDuc (2010) and Kwame Alexander (2013).

The Las Vegas native paced the Coyotes (24-5) to their best season in terms of record winning percentage in 10 seasons. The Coyotes , won the CCAA regular-season title, finished the regular season with a No. 16 national ranking and played host to NCAA West Regional.

The 6-foot-2 inch Haddock had one of the top seasons by a point guard in the country. He averaged 12.9 points, 6.2 assists and 37.2 minutes a game.  He tied his school single-game record for assists with 14 against Westmont on Nov. 13 and had five double-digit assist games and eight games with at least eight.

His 1,079 minutes played is an all-time record for a Coyote in a season and he is the only player in school history to play at least 1,000 minutes in a season, which he accomplished in both seasons. Nine times he played an entire game including two overtime contests in 2013-14.

This season’s CCAA Player of the Year, Haddock completed his two-year Coyote career as the No. 2 all-time assists leader (324) and his 179 assists this season rates third all-time. His 6.17 assists/game (season) and 5.68 assists/game (career) are both second on the CSUSB charts.

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