Skyline College Men's Basketball
Skyline Men's Basketball is committed to fielding a team of local players. Our primary focus is Development- both on and off the court. As a result, our players are prepared for success at the four-year level. Since 2005, former Skyline players have appeared in one National Championship game, five NCAA Tournaments, been named All-American once and All-Conference six times. In addition, three former players have signed professional contracts. Of our players who have moved on to play at the four-year level, 79% have done so on athletic scholarship.
Academic success is also a key component at Skyline. A recipient of the prestigious Scholar Team Award, our program boasts a 96% graduation/transfer rate among two-year players. In addition, members of the Men's Basketball team have been named to the Dean's List eighty times.
2014-15 Season Review
The Trojans concluded its regular season with a record of 17-9 and a ranking of #9 in all of Northern California. Skyline began the season with twelve straight victories. The winning streak included wins over Columbia, Bakersfield and Lassen (who were a combined 18-2 at the time). Skyline also won the Mendocino College Tournament Championship in late November.
Once again the Coast-North was the top-rated league in Northern California. Six of the seven teams in the conference earned a spot in the state tournament, including Skyline. Over the course of the season the Trojans played one of the toughest schedules in the state. Half of its games were against playoff teams. The Trojans did not lose a game all year to a team below .500.
After a large graduating class in 2013-14, Skyline had only three sophomores on its roster this season- Elijah White (El Camino HS), Dan Afeaki (Capuchino HS), and Antonio Aguilar (St. Ignatius HS). Elijah was named 1st Team All-Conference for his efforts.
Mario Flaherty named to All-Decade Team
Former Trojan Mario Flaherty was recently named to the All-Decade Team at Houston Baptist University (HBU). Mario graduated from Skyline in 2008 after a successful two-year career. He signed a full scholarship to HBU and proceeded to lead their program to new heights as a Division-I member. Mario was a unanimous First Team All-Conference selection as a senior and led HBU to the Great West title game in their first year in the league. As a senior he recorded 12 double-double's.
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