Boys basketball: Southern California Shootout schedule

The 12th annual Southern California Shootout, held annually at Azusa Pacific University, will be this Saturday, Jan. 18 featuring many local boys basketball teams

Here is the schedule:

9 a.m.      Flintridge Prep vs.  Charter Oak
10:30     South Hills vs.  Alta Loma
Noon     Corona Santiago vs. Rowland
1:30 p.m.  Murrieta Valley vs. Walnut
3:00       Colony vs.  La Canada
4:30       Glendora  vs. California
6:00       Mission Viejo  vs. Damien
7:30       Etiwanda vs.  ML King
9:00  p.m.  Los Osos vs. Claremont

Fontana product Demetrius Walker transfers to Grand Canyon, his third college

Former Fontana High School basketball player Demetrius Walker, who played at the University of New Mexico last season, has transferred to Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

Grand Canyon, which will compete in its first season in the Western Athletic Conference this year, is coached by former NBA player Dan Majerle.

“We are excited to have a player of Demetrius’ ability that has played at both New Mexico and Arizona State,” said Majerle in a press release. “It is good to have him here at GCU, as he brings with him a lot of experience and can score the basketball. He will be big for our team next season having a guy that we can go to. ”

Last season, Walker, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 5.0 points and 15.4 minutes per game for New Mexico, the Mountain West Conference champions. Walker graduated from New Mexico in May and will pursue a graduate degree from Grand Canyon. Walker began his college career with one season at Arizona State in 2009 before transferring to New Mexico.

Could you have said no to tournament offer?

In hindsight, it’s pretty easy to say you would’ve said no  to the tournament offer that fell apart for the Etiwanda boys basketball team, leaving the Eagles a tournament short this season.

Here is what happened. A guy approached Etiwanda boys basketball coach Dave Kleckner months ago, with this offer:

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Inland Empire Invitational championship box score

Here is the box score for the championship game of the Inland Empire Invitational boys basketball tournament on Saturday. The game was played at Miller High School.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (59)
Malcolm Drumwright 24, Victor Joseph 20, Mateu Vilakazi 7, Nick Culver 3, A.J. Latu 2, Jordan McNellys 2, Jordan Naughtan 1.
ETIWANDA (67)
Kenny  Barnes 20, Dominick Alexander 17, Sheldon Blackwell 16, Tim Myles 6, Elijah Johnson 3, Delewis Johnson 3, Darryl Adigwu 2.
Rancho Cucamonga    13 25   4 17 — 59
Etiwanda                       12 21 16 18 — 67
3-pointers: Drumwright (RC) 3, Joseph (RC), Vilakazi (RC), Alexander (E), Blackwell (E), E. Johnson (E).