Albany CIty Rocks Orange: My Site News
Dobbs & Philip to play in Division I at Mississippi Valley State
Cameron Dobbs heard essentially the same question — phrased a little differently — over and over since the end of the Guilderland High boys' basketball season: "Where are you going to play in college?"Dobbs, a senior point guard, finally can now provide a definitive answer.Dobbs is headed to Mississippi Valley State University, a member of the Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference, to play for new coach Chico Potts.He provided Potts his oral commitment to complete for the Delta Devils, who lost to Western Kentucky 59-58 in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio."I don't even know what to say. I'm so excited," said Dobbs, a first-team Large School All-Area selection by the Times Union in April.The Suburban Council's Most Valuable Player in 2011-12, Dobbs averaged 21.9 points and 4.0 assists per game for the Dutchmen.Dobbs is not heading to MVSU alone. Albany High senior center Wesley Pluvoise-Philip, a first-team Big 10 Conference all-star, is also set to become a Delta Devil."We got it done," said Antwan Morrison, who has worked with both players during their time with the Albany City Rocks.Dobbs and Pluvoise-Philip, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound forward, had drawn interest from Division I and II schools.Dobbs, in fact, thought his size (5-11) would ultimately limit his shot at Division I basketball."Division II is where I figured things would be," said Dobbs, who plans to major in sports management. "I went day by day waiting to see what would happen. I started to get some Division I offers. It is really humbling."
Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Dobbs-to-play-in-Division-I-3578409.php#ixzz1vn9PISzB
Friday, February 3
Daquan "Day-Day" Johnson getting offers
With all of the news media that went on locally about ex Albany star Daquan Johnson, in other cases it could have damaged a kid's life. But this did not matter for the 6'0 lefty guard because it only made things better for him. After leaving Albany for new prep school Breux Bridge Academy (LA), Daquan had offers from Doninican College- Div 2 CACC conference, Div 2 College of St Rose NE 10 Conference, Delaware State- Div 1 CIAA conference. Now with exceptional play he has gained interest and offers from Tulane University, LSU, & Northwestern & Odessa Community College- Div 1. Daquan is currently averaging 19ppg, 8 asst, 5 steals, & 2 blocks.
Friday, January 27
Kingston's 6'6 forward Jovan Coffey Joins The Rocks
Earlier this week Coach Morrison had a phone conversation with Jovan and his mentor about possibly playing for the Rocks 17 Orange team. With Jovan being a senior, he has made his mind up to enroll into a prep school for the fall which is being worked on by Coach Morrison. Jovan is the youngr brother of former Lady Rocks star and now Syracuse star Rachel Coffey.
Lewis Jackson & Green Tech Getting Shine
Wednesday, January 18
City Rocks Tryouts
Boys City Rocks Tryouts.
February 25-26 ages 14u-10u
March 10-11 ages 17u-15u
Times & Place to be announced
Thursday, January 5
Daquan Johnson Off To Prep School
This morning our own Daquan "Day-Day" Johnson boarded his flight to Louisianna to attend prepschool. Day-Day who started the season with Albany High School will return in May and will rejoin our team.
Friday, December 2
Welcome to The New Albany City Rocks 2012 Boys 17u Team
Players & Parents, Coach Morrison would like to welcome all of the new & returning players to this year's team. We are excited to get started in just a few months.
Friday, December 2
2012 Commits to the Albany City Rocks Orange Team
We are excited to announce commitment from Shaker High School Casey Hall 6'7. Casey is a longtime veteran in the City Rocks program and will be a big part of our team this year.
We are glad to announce commitment from Desonte Welch 5'8 from Green Tech Charter School. Desonte is a strong two guard with great shooting ability. He will be counted on to make some big shots.
We are glad to announce a returning commitment from Ben Mesuda 5'8 from Worchester Academy Prep. Ben is a sleeky guard who can shoot it from many spots all over the floor. He has great court vision and can pass very well. Ben played very well for us last season and we're excited to have him back.
We are glad to announce commitment from Jackson Shea 6'1 from Shenendahowa High School. Jackson is a strong combo guard who can light it up on a consistant basis. He has a tough mentally and is one of the hardest workers we have seen in the area. He will be an immediate impact for us.
We are glad to announce commitment from Chaz Lott 6'0 from (CBA) Christian Borthers Academy. Chaz is one of the smartest point guards around. He has a strong build and can shoot really well. For his size, he has the ability to post other guards.
More Commitments Soon