Friday, December 22, 2006

Homecoming of sorts for Mustang trio

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of reception the Cal Poly players with Fresno ties receive Saturday night when the Mustangs men's basketball team plays at Fresno State.
Sophomore forward Titus Shelton is a Clovis West High graduate.
Freshman guard Rick Higgins is the son of Rod Higgins, one of the biggest names in Fresno State basketball history.
Rod Higgins played at Fresno State from 1979-82 and was a two-time All-American. He led the Bulldogs to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1981 and '82 when they went to the Sweet 16. He is listed is listed among Fresno State's Top 25 athletes of the last century.
Higgins (shown miniature golfing with a young Michael Jordan during their days with the Bulls) played 13 seasons (1982–1995) in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Then there's assistant coach Wil Hooker who played and coached at Fresno State.
Hooker played at Fresno State from 1988-92, finishing his career as the all-time leading scorer in program history, according to Bulldogs homer Joshua D. Scroggin.


Anonymous said...

It is ashame that Poly has all that talent this year and is only 5-5. They lost to San Jose St. who is 1-10 (CP being their only win) and were distroyed by Fullerton by almost 40 tonight. Poly is only 3-5 vs D1 teams. If CP fails to produce this year will this end up in CP needing to find a new bball coach?
Conditioning and an inside game seems to be lacking in Bromely's game plan. He even admited in a recent Tribune article that he'd allow the "3", i guess you live by the "3" and die by the "3". But there are glimpes of an inside game

Joshua D. Scroggin said...

As a Fresno State alum, I have to correct the glaring innaccuracies in this blog and say that Will Hooker finished his career as the No. 1 scorer in school history.

He was subsequently passed by Melvin Ely, a fourth-year pro who now plays for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.