Collison, Pendergraph to play in Etiwanda alumni game

Another note from Fowler that I thought should be passed along…

Considering the amount of its graduates who play basketball for a living, the Etiwanda High School alumni basketball game on May 21 won’t exactly be full of players trying to capture their former glory.

Fresh off their NBA rookie seasons, New Orleans Hornets point guard Darren Collison of UCLA fame and Portland Trail Blazers power forward Jeff Pendergraph will headline a group of players that includes some who play professionally overseas.

Collison, who won a CIF championiship at Etiwanda with the Arizona State-bound Pendergraph in 2005 and led UCLA to three final four appearances in four seasons, thrived in the absence of injured Hornets point guard Chris Paul, averaging 19 points and 8.5 assists the last three months of this season.

The alumni game will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Etiwanda on May 21.