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Prolific Prep Academy senior Jordan Brown, a 6-foot-10 forward who was named as a second team All-American last year, is at the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday and Sunday.

Featuring 54 of the country’s top prep basketball players, the camp takes place at the United States Olympic Training Center.

Brown transferred from Woodcreek High School-Roseville to Prolific Prep this past summer.

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. He was named as The Sacramento Bee Player of the Year last season.

The minicamp will include practice sessions both days.

“I’m excited to get this year’s USA Junior National Team October minicamp underway. We are bringing 54 of our country’s best and most promising young high school players to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and offering them the opportunity to learn first-hand about USA Basketball’s culture,” USA Junior National Team head coach Don Showalter said in a press release.

“This is another step in their careers, and USA Basketball will use this minicamp to help identify players for our national teams that in 2018 will compete in the Nike Hoop Summit and the FIBA U17 World Cup. This minicamp, like the ones before it, will be extremely competitive and we’ll look to push the players out of their traditional comfort zones and really challenge them.”

Brown was named as a USA Today All-USA California first team selection and is listed as the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings.

He was named as a finalist for the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team.

Brown played on the gold-medal winning team for the USA at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain.

He played on the 2015 USA National Team, which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

All 15 players for Napa-based Prolific Prep, which is now in its fourth year, attend Napa Christian Campus of Education, a Seventh-day Adventist school.

Prolific Prep plays a national tournament schedule and went 29-3 last year. The Crew was listed in the CBS Independent Top 10 Boys Basketball Rankings. The three losses were by a combined six points.


Annika Erickson, a sophomore utility player who is from Napa, leads the Santa Rosa Junior College women’s water polo team in scoring with 57 goals.

Erickson attended New Technology in Napa.

Santa Rosa is 8-2 overall, 2-1 in the Big 8 Conference.


Jordan Greenlee, a sophomore defensive lineman from Napa, had four tackles, a pass deflection, a forced fumble, and three hurries for the Santa Rosa Junior College football team in a 52-30 loss to Sierra College-Rocklin on Sept. 30.

Greenlee is a Vintage High graduate.

Santa Rosa is 0-5 overall.


Priyanka Shanker and Parvathi Shanker of Napa each picked up a win in recent U.S. Tennis Association Northern California tournament action.

Priyanka Shanker won in the quarterfinals of the girls 14 singles open division, 6-1, 6-3 over Rachel Owens of Palo Alto.

Parvathi Shanker won in the quarterfinals of the girls 16 singles open division, 6-0, 6-3 over Audrey Pacheco of Morgan Hill.

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