Unfortunately, Hicks’s season was cut short due to a season ending knee injury he suffered against Ventura. However, next year he plans on furthering his academic and athletic career at Santa Barbara City College.
“Next year should be pretty exciting,” he said. “I’m planning on starting my academic and athletic career at Santa Barbara City College…but I’m even more excited for the years to come.”
Amidst the pandemic, SBCC managed to recruit Tommy Condon, former San Marcos SG along with Amado Coleman, 6’6” guard, and Isaac Hicks, a 6’3 Guard from La Lumiere School. With lots of success recruiting during the off-season, we should expect the Vaqueros to be a local powerhouse JUCO next year.
Senior Forward, Thomas Kinzler, contributed heavily to both wins against Santa Barbara. With 13 points the first match and 8 points the second, the Royals were able to move to 7-0 in Channel League. Following high school, he plans on pursuing a career in physical therapy.
“I’ll be headed to Point Loma Nazarene University to major in Applied Health,” said Kinzler. “Putting me on track to hopefully do physical therapy in the future.”
Senior Guard, Max Sheldon, was another major contributor to both wins against the Dons with 12 points on the first night. The second game against the Dons Sheldon erupted for 23 points on the night, with big 3 pointers down the stretch. Sheldon, along with the other seniors, have fallen into leadership roles this season and have led the charge.
“I will be attending the University of Washington and I plan on majoring in Finance,” said Sheldon.
Connolly has played outstanding this season and in their most recent matchup with the Dons he went for 16 points on the night. Connolly has been a vital part of the team and their success in Channel League.
“My plan was to get a scholarship to hoop somewhere but due to covid there was little recruitment,” he said. “The recruitment I received wasn’t what I wanted to further my future with.”
With this, Connolly plans to continue working towards perfecting his craft in order to land a scholarship to play college basketball at the highest level.
Thomas Mock is another vital part of this year’s team. In their second win against the Dons Mock gave great energy off the bench contributing to the win with two big buckets including a corner three which gave the Royals a demanding lead.
“I’m attending SBCC and planning to T.A.G to UCSB after 2 years,” he said.
Jaden is a junior at San Marcos High School…