Sunday, October 17, 2010

SJSU hoops receives another verbal

Spartan basketball has landed a second verbal in recruiting with the word that 6-foot-3 Khufu Najee, ex of Berkeley High and now a freshman at Diablo Valley College, has agreed to join the San Jose State University basketball program after this season.

Steve Coccimiglio, the veteran coach at Diablo Valley, offered his analysis of Khufu: "Khufu has a great mid-range game and he has really live legs but he needs to become a better three-point shooter. He’s an intelligent player with a mature knowledge of the game. Khufu wasn’t strong enough coming out of high school but now he finishes at the rim on his drives. He’ll be a 2 or 3 at the next level. This is a really good sign for San Jose State."

Phil Hander, a local/regional basketball skills trainer offered this on his pupil: "He’s super skilled lefty with a good mid-range game and a knack for scoring. Khufu is very athletic, a good student and great off the floor. I see him as under the radar, someone who fell through the cracks."

Here are Khufu's numbers from his play in three games at the Las Positas College Shootout held in late July:

* 6/11 fg, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 pf, 13 pts

* 4/4 fg, 0/1 ft, 4 reb, 2 blk, 3 stl, 2 pf, 10 pts

* 4/9 fg, 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 pf, 8 pts

The minutes of play weren't tracked and Khufu was positioned mostly as a wing during his court time.

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