Boy's Varsity Finish Magical Season with Back to back TCC League Title, Ranked #10 in Sac Bee & Trip to CIF State Tournament
The Knights basketball team is had an historic year. They finished the season with a record of 24-6 and won a back to back TCC league titles.. The Knights also finished the season ranked #10 in the Sac Bee's Top 20 and #3 in Maxpreps San Joaquin section division 2. The Knights also qualified for a trip to the CIF California State tournament and lost in a hard fought game against NCS division 2 section champions Moreau Catholic 98-87. Coach Hernandez in his second year has accomplished a lot and has revived a program that was ready for success. "I am very proud and thankful for all the hard work that my players put into this season. They deserved the success because of that hard work. I always preached to my players that this is your program and what you do in your program while your here is all determined by your hard work you put in", Coach Hernandez said. The Knights basketball program has finished this year as one of the elite basketball programs in the Sacramento area and look to continue that success.
Nick Vue Basketball Scholarship Signing
TWO BASKETBALL KNIGHTS MOVE ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FOR 2016-17 SEASON
Two 2015-16 players from last years team will be playing college basketball this year:
Nick Vue who played point guard last year for the Knights will be playing at William Jessup University a NAIA Division 1 school in Rocklin, Ca. Nick was given a basketball scholarship for the next four years. Nick says " I am excited to play the game that I love at the collegiate level and I look forward to a great college career".
Justice Seabron who played shooting guard last year for the Knights will be staying local and playing for the American River College Beavers this year. Justice was a 3.0 student athlete and will be a big part of American River College for the next 2 years.
Coach Hernandez says, " I am very excited for both Justice and Nick as they move on to play at the next level, they were a big part of our success last year"
Head Varsity Basketball Coach Hernandez Releases 2016-17 Schedule
Head Varsity Basketball Coach George Hernandez released the 2016-17 basketball schedule today. The Knights finished last year 18-10 earning a Co-Championship TCC league title. They will set out on a quest to make noise in the Sacramento area when they open the season at Natomas High for the Foundation game at 8pm November 28th. They will be retuning to the Joe Nava Delta King Tournament Classic held in Stockton, CA. on December 1-3. The following week December 7-10 they will be back in Stockton, CA. playing in The Edison High McDonalds Classic which is a 16 team tournament with participating teams such as Grant High, Tokay High, Fresno High, Sierra High, Bethel High and more teams which made playoff appearances last year in March. "I am very excited about this years competitive schedule, the preseason games are designed to not only help our team contend for a TCC league title but also prepare us for the playoffs at the end of the year".
Coach George Hernandez brings 18 years of coaching experience to the Rio Linda High boy's basketball program, 5 years at the high school level, and 13 years at the NAIA Division 1 & 2 level and California Junior College level. Hernandez played his high school career at Tokay High School where he was a standout football and basketball player and was 1st team all-league area player and team captain his junior and senior year in basketball. Hernandez played one year at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. before transferring to Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. Hernandez was named to the all-conference team. At the age of twenty, Hernandez began his coaching career at Cabrillo College for one year before transitioning to Bear Creek High School in Stockton, CA. Hernandez coached for two years as a junior varsity assistant and a head junior varsity coach. He also coached at his alma mater, Tokay High, as the junior varsity head coach before entering the collegiate level as an assistant coach for Napa Valley College. After one year of coaching at Napa Valley College, Hernandez was offered an assistant coaching position in his hometown of Stockton, CA at San Joaquin Delta Community College. He spent eight years as an assistant coach and three of those years coaching under Sacramento State University Head Coach Brian Katz. At Delta College, he helped the team to three Big Eight championships and a California State Junior College final four appearance. Hernandez was the lead assistant coach for the William Jessup University men's basketball program from 2012-2015. Hernandez was a big part of the Warriors 2012-13 & 2013-14 seasons back to back Cal-Pac Conference Championships.