Pondexter’s camp open to all; McMillan commits to Washington


Pondexter camp thriving

It’s once again been a great turnout for the 7th annual Quincy Pondexter Basketball Camp, which is being held at Buchanan High School through Thursday.

Kids of all ages enjoying time with the NBA star from Fresno, along with many of his friends from the world of basketball. And there are other featured guests who have nothing to do with hoops, like Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, who stopped by the camp on Monday.

And the former San Joaquin Memorial High School star says the great thing about his camp is nobody gets denied access.

“No matter what, we have a no turn-away rule for our camp. No matter if you can afford it, or not afford it. If you show up through these doors, you’re gonna be in camp,” said Pondexter.

Over 300 kids have participated this week. The camp seems to get bigger and bigger each year, something that still amazes Pondexter.

“It’s not like I’m LeBron James, or Steph Curry, or Kevin Durant,” said Pondexter. “But I have one of the biggest camps for NBA players in the world, and it really means a lot to me.”

Memorial High football star chooses Washington

Speaking of San Joaquin Memorial High School, Tuesday was a big day for current Memorial football star Jalen McMillan.

The receiver tweeting his commitment to the University of Washington.

Mcmillan also has standing offers from many of the top programs in the country, including the likes of USC, Alabama, and Notre Dame.

A verbal commitment is non-binding, until McMillan signs a letter-of-intent, which could occur Dec. 18 at the earliest, the first day of football’s early signing period.

The major recruiting websites have McMillan ranked as a four-star recruit, and 247sports.com ranks him as the No. 4 overall receiver in the class of 2020.

As a junior in 2018, McMillan was a big part of an explosive offense that helped lead San Joaquin Memorial to a Division II Central Section championship, and to the state championship game in Division 2-A. According to Maxpreps, he caught 73 passes for 1,401 yards (19.2 yards per catch) and 19 touchdowns this past season. The stats were even better as a sophomore in 2017, when he accounted for 78 catches, 1,810 receiving yards, and 21 scores.

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