Jordan Brown, a 6-foot-11 forward-center for the Napa-based Prolific Prep Academy basketball team, scored 26 points on 13-of-19 shooting to help the West team to a 131-128 win over the East in the 41st McDonald’s All-American game at Philips Arena in Atlanta on March 28.Brown, a transfer from Woodcreek High School-Roseville, also had eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.
Brown, a senior who attends Napa Christian Campus of Education, was presented with his McDonald’s All American Games honorary jersey in January. Brown was the only player from California selected for the McDonald’s All American Games, one of the top all-star events in the country each year.
Prolific Prep concluded its 2017-18 season by going 2-1 at the Grind Session High School World Championship in Owensboro, Kentucky in March.
The Crew (27-8 overall) reached the semifinals of the single-elimination tournament at Owensboro Sportscenter.
Prolific Prep plays a national tournament and showcase schedule.
Brown averaged 26.3 points and 15.8 rebounds per game last year, leading Woodcreek to a 32-3 record and to CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and CIF Northern California Open Division championships in 2017. He was named as The Sacramento Bee Player of the Year and a MaxPreps.com second team All-American.
Brown also has the experience of playing on the gold medal-winning team for the USA at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain and the gold medal-winning 2015 USA National Team at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
Brown has scholarship offers from Cal, UCLA, St. John’s, Oregon and Nevada. He has made official visits to UCLA and St. John’s.
He was named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA preseason team for the 2017-18 season, USA TODAY High School Sports announced in late November.
The California Collegiate Athletic Association in March recognized Napa’s Haley Cremen, a member of the Chico State women’s basketball team, with the Winter All-Academic award.
It’s the fourth time that Cremen, a Justin-Siena graduate, has received the CCAA All-Academic honor.
The Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20 softball rankings include both CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and North Coast Section teams.
Foothill-Pleasanton (6-0) is No. 4, Sheldon-Sacramento (4-0) is No. 8, Amador Valley-Pleasanton (6-0-1) is No. 9, and James Logan-Union City (4-1) is No. 20.
Concord (3-2), Freedom-Oakley (1-0), Granite Bay (4-0) and Oakdale (10-0) are among teams on the bubble.
The Prep2Prep.com Northern California softball rankings, which were announced on March 29, is led by No. 1 Foothill-Pleasanton (6-0).
Sheldon-Sacramento (4-0) is No. 2, Amador Valley-Pleasanton (6-0-1) is No. 3, James Logan-Union City 4-1) is No. 6, Freedom-Oakley (1-0) is No. 8, Livermore (7-0) is No. 9, Granite Bay (4-0) is No. 10, Oakdale (10-0) is No. 11, Calaveras-San Andreas (9-0) is No. 12, Alhambra-Martinez (0-0) is No. 17, Concord (3-2) is No. 18, Alameda (6-0) is No. 19, and tied for 20th is Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland (4-2), Enochs-Modesto (4-0) and San Marin-Novato (5-0).
Others considered include Atwater (8-1), Benicia (2-1-1), California-San Ramon (6-1), Carondelet-Concord (4-1), Casa Roble-Orangevale (10-2), Del Campo-Fair Oaks (5-1), Granada-Livermore (5-2), Heritage-Brentwood (1-1), Marin Catholic-Kentfield (7-1), Montgomery-Santa Rosa (7-1), Petaluma (3-1), Redwood-Larkspur (5-1-1), Roseville (9-3-1), Vanden (7-1-1),and Woodland Christian-Woodland (9-0).