Cañada Men's Basketball Team in the news
December 16, 2014
Colts capture their 3rd straight tournament title and claim the NorCal #1 ranking
December 15, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada College Men's Basketball Team (12-1) captured it's 3rd straight tourney title beating Sequoias, DeAnza, and Delta to take home the hardware. Sparked by (Freshman) Thomas Alexandre, the Colts had to battle for the title in the championship game. Alexandre had 8 points off the bench in a huge momentum shift. Down the stretch, (Sophomore) Kenny Hatch and (Freshman) Deion Ellis were instrumental on the defensive end as well as adding in the go ahead bucket with 1:55 left.
With the tourney championship the Colts jumped up the NorCal rankings #1 spot. "We still have a lot of work to do, we aren't finished." Freshman Deion Ellis said. The Colts know what their end goal in sight is and are enjoying the success, but know what got them there is the hard work and focus during practice.
Link for Article: Colts Claim #1 ranking
Colts take home hardware at Monterey Tourney
December 6, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colts captured their second straight tournament title when they went out to Monterey and beat West Valley, Irvine Valley, and American River to claim the title. (Sophomore) Israel Hakim took home MVP honors and (Freshman) Crisshawn Clark was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Cañada #9 in week 2 rankings
November 17, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colts continue their strong start and land at #9 in week 2 rankings. Check the link out below for details.
Colts move up in ranking after week 1
November 13, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - After a great first weekend where the Colts showed they can play with anybody, they get their first taste of moving up in the rankings. The Colts although proud of a great weekend are not satisfied. Freshman Crisshawn Clark said, "This is only the beginning for this program and this team, coach expects more from us everyday and for us to strive for perfection. Especially on the defensive end. We made a lot of mistakes defensively and can get a lot better." The Colts will look to continue their success this week as the play DeAnza, and San Jose City College.
Cañada Men's Basketball profiled in News
November 12, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Men's Basketball Program here at Cañada has been profiled by numerous newspapers.
Colts bring home hardware in first Tourney of the Year
November 12, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - In the first tourney of the year the Colts showed to be a tough team to beat as they went undefeated and took home the Championship at the John Wallace Memorial Tournament at Ohlone. Capped by great all-around team effort's in all three games, MVP tourney honors went to (sophomore) Rohndell Goodwin, and All-Tournament Team went to (freshman) Crisshawn Clark.
Colts happy to welcome Thomas Alexandre
August 11, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Thomas Alexandre out of Murrieta Valley High School in Southern California is another piece to a exciting new Colts team. "Thomas adds tremendous basketball IQ, and shooting ability to the Colts. He has tons of potential to develop all the other parts to his game, and I am excited to see his growth and development as an athlete and young man," Coach Reynoso stated.
Big Expectations as Deion Ellis joins Colt family
August 5, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Deion Ellis out of McClymonds High School (Oakland) will attend and play basketball for the Colts next year. Ellis boasted numerous awards in his senior campaign averaging, 21 PPG, 11 RPG, 3.5 APG, 2 SPG, and 1.5 BPG while being selected as OAL MVP, 3rd team All-Metro, 2-time Oakland Tribune Player of the Week, February Player of the Month, as well as an All-State nomination. When asked what made him choose Cañada he said, "Cañada is a GREAT school, the scenery and campus are top notch. One thing that stood out to me is the family atmosphere here, there was a lot of love shown to me by the coaches, and players. I feel like this is a place where I can develop my game." Coach Reynoso believes that Deion not only has the skill set to be a great player, but possesses all the intangibles as well, "He is not only a great player who has a ton of potential, but he is a high character young man. Deion is the type of guy we want here at Cañada."
Brian Garrett will add depth to Colts perimeter
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colts are adding depth to their perimeter line-up with sharp shooter Brian Garrett out of St. Francis High School, Mountain View. At St. Francis, Brian was a key piece to their CCS playoff run. What Coach Reynoso likes best about the addition of Brian is, "Brian comes from the tough WCAL where he knows how tough you have to compete, as well as on the academic side they prepare you for college very well." Coach also added, "Brian can really fill it up, scores the ball great."
Colts add a 5-star recruit
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Cañada is happy to welcome Crisshawn Clark (6’4-G) to the Colt family. Crisshawn a 4-year varsity player during his time at perennial power Wayne, was part of 4 conference and section championship teams. In his senior campaign the two averaged 11.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.5 APG, 2.8 SPG. Coach Reynoso is excited to have Crisshawn as part of the Colt family, and added, “Crisshawn is a great example of a young man seizing an opportunity. His is not only a great player, but he brings the respect and work ethic needed to help build the foundation for this program.”
Knowing that the Colt culture is about respect and hard-work Crisshawn was eager to join the Colt family. “I really feel comfortable with the family atmosphere here and I am excited for the challenge that lies ahead,” Crisshawn added. The revamped Colts have big expectations from Crsshawn.
Colts Welcome home Manny Martin
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Manny Martin will return home to the Colts family to complete his sophomore season after taking a few years away from the game. Manny previously played with the Colts during the 09-10 season where he averaged 16.4 PPG, 11 RPG, and 3 SPG. “He is an explosive talent, and has a much more complete game now,” Coach Reynoso said. “I am excited for his future with the Colts and am looking forward to his development not only as a player, but as a student-athlete and young man,” Reynoso also added.
Israel Hakim invited to Top Juco Showcase
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Freshman standout for the Colts has been invited to a top junior college showcase in Dallas, Texas in July. The event invites only 100 players, and will showcase some of the top 100 junior college players in the nation, and will have many of the top division 1 and 2 school in attendance. Israel Hakim is excited about this opportunity to compete and showcase his talents against come of the best players.
2014-2015 Schedule Released
Friday, May 9, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The announcement of 2014-2015 schedule has the Colts traveling to the Ohlone, Monterey, and Foothill tournaments, as well as road games vs. San Jose City, Marin, and Monterey. They will be home for 3 games during the pre-season facing off against DeAnza, Gavilian, and Redwoods prior to entering conference play on Jan. 7, 2015 in the toughest conference in California, the Coast North.
Sophomore Marquis Glenn signs letter of intent to accept athletic scholarship to University of Maine-Fort Kent
Monday, April 28, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Sophomore Marquis Glenn out of Fremont High School (Oakland) accepts offer to play at University of Maine-Fort Kent on a basketball scholarship. Marquis was a Coast-North Conference Honorable Mention player his freshman season. In his sophomore campaign he developed and matured into a mentor and leader for a young Colts squad. Coach Reynoso said, "he is very proud of Marquis and how he has developed." Coach believes Marquis will be ready to make a big impact for the Bengals immediately. He also added, "this is what our program is about, developing student-athletes for the next level both on the academic and athletic level, this is a proud moment for our program as we see one of our family members go out and strive for success at the next level."
Israel Hakim boasts great resume in first season
Monday, March 3, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Freshman Israel Hakim's debut season was a breakout one; as he boasted 1st team All-Conference honors as well as Coast North Conference scoring champion (21.8 ppg).
"Israel is a special type of athlete, he has the potential to give himself the opportunity to play at a very high level," Coach Reynoso. As an incoming freshman who decided to give up basketball and attend a four year for college for academics out of high school, Israel didn't need much time to get back into his grove on the basketball court. Israel has found a place where he can thrive academically and athletically. The Palo Alto High School, 2012 graduate has helped set the tone for what is to come from the Cañada Colts program in the future, and as it seems the programs future is bright as one of it's stars soars to success.
NorCal Close-Up on Coach Reynoso
February 5, 2014
NorCal Article on Israel Hakim
January 31, 2014
Confidence Grows for young Colts
January 27, 2014
Mike Reynoso Named Head Coach
Thursday, July 11, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Cañada College has hired Mike Reynoso as the man to lead the Men's Basketball Program. Reynoso takes ofter after being an Assistant Coach with the program for the past two seasons.
The Colts stayed in-house this time around looking for a new Head Coach, hiring Reynoso from within the staff. Reynoso is excited to continue and further the program with high character student-athletes, and will build the foundation of Colt Basketball on hard work, toughness, and dedication.
The Colts bring in some standout incoming freshman such as Rodrigo Puliceno (Burlingame), David Hobbs (Carlmont), Kenny Hatch (St. Ignatius), and Israel Hakim (Palo Alto). In addition the Colts bring back some tough sophomores who are eager to start the new foundation for Cañada Basketball which should give the Colts a great position to be competitive in the powerhouse Coast Conference-North.
2013-2014 Schedule Released
Saturday, June 15, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The 2013-2014 Men's Basketball Schedule has been released. Cañada will host 8 home games this season, and, as always, home games are free for all students and faculty. You can see the schedule in its entirety here.
The Colts will open the season on Thursday, November 7th, across the Bay in Fremont at Ohlone's annual Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament (opponent to be announced). The Colts went 2-1 in this tournament last season, winning the Consolation Bracket.
The home-opener will be on Wednesday, November 13th, at 5:00 pm, when Monterey Peninsula comes to town. Other notable games during non-conference play include at home versus De Anza, 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th (yes, the day before Thanksgiving), and an appearance in the Quinn Henry Memorial Tournament, December 13-15th, just down the way at Foothill College.
Cañada will begin conference play January 8th with back-to-back road games versus San Francisco City then Foothill, before returning home to host Las Positas on Wednesday, January 15.
Monday, February 25, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Coast North Conference released the 2013 All-Conference Team on Sunday evening, and Cañada College Freshman forward Marquis Glenn was selected as Honorable Mention. Glenn (Fremont High/Oakland, CA) came on strong the second half of the season and led the Colts in scoring during conference play.
"I couldn't be happier for Marquis. His work ethic and enthusiasm for the game made it a joy to come to practice everyday. It is satisfying to see him get recognition for something that is well deserved," said Coach Matt Stanley.