April 12, 2012
Jesuit's Pressley, River City's Ligons announce college plans

pressley.jpgBee All-Metro guard Bryce Pressley of Jesuit, left, has accepted a scholarship to the University of Portland. He helped lead the Marauders to the NorCal Division I finals as a combo guard who could score inside, outside, above the rim and defend. In one playoff game, Pressley had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots.

Pressley had received recruiting interest from across the country, including Villanova, where his father Harold played before becoming a first-round pick with the Kings and teaching his son the game.

Pressley said he has mixed feelings about going to Portland. He is thrilled at the opportunity but added, "it's mixed feelings because it's hard to know that my high school career is over."

Also, River City guard Jordan Ligons, right, who helped power the Raiders to their first-ever girls basketball league championship, will play at Point Loma University in San Diego.ligons.jpg

A point guard with speed and a good shot, Ligons was a senior stabilizing force for one of the region's youngest teams. She said her time at River City was "the time of my life."

River City tied El Dorado for the Sierra Valley Conference championship then stunned traditional power El Camino in the postseason en route to the NorCal playoffs under coach Jamie King.

-By Joe Davidson

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