Sierra Canyon Boys Basketball ready for new season
By Jacob H. Pollon
The Sierra Canyon boys basketball team is ready to forget about last year and focus on the new season.
After a third-place finish in the Mission League and zero wins in the Open Division, the Trailblazers are looking forward to making things right.
Isaiah Elohim, Justin Pippen and Noah Williams are the senior leaders. Elohim is committed to Arkansas. Pippen is drawing huge interest from Division 1 schools and Williams recently pledged to Cal St. Northridge.
7-foot center Majok Chuol will be counted on to rebound, alter shots and be a huge presence in the paint. Bryce Cofield is back and primed for a big junior year. Cofield has all the tools necessary to become a next level talent.
The team will be bolstered by some impact transfers.
Ethan Johnson is a 3-point sharpshooter from Chaminade, Stephan Kankole is a big sophomore guard from Crespi, Jordan Askew is sophomore guard from Corona Centennial and Donovan Averitte is a guard from Utah.
Jayden Alexander and Chris Cain could provide valuable minutes off the bench.
The Trailblazers have made the Southern Section Open Division every year it has been in existence, the only school to do so. It will have to knock off Notre Dame or Harvard-Westlake to keep that streak possibly alive.
The schedule will see the Trailblazers travel to Fresno, Arizona, Florida and Santa Barbara.
Sierra Canyon will have quality games against Rancho Christian, Clovis North, Desert Mountain and the Mission League gauntlet. The team will play in tournaments hosted by Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara.
The Mission League tournament is Feb. 5-9. The playoffs start Feb. 16th.