Connect with us

Basketball

SAN NICOLAS CHOOSES WENATCHEE KNIGHTS

Playing College basketball had been just a dream for Mia San Nicolas, but Monday afternoon, she moved a step closer to making it a reality. San Nicolas signed her letter of intent to join the Wenatchee Knights, an NWAC team in Washington, for the upcoming season.

By Robert Balajadia

Playing College basketball had been just a dream for Mia San Nicolas, but Monday afternoon, she moved a step closer to making it a reality. San Nicolas signed her letter of intent to join the Wenatchee Valley College Knights, an NWAC team in Washington, for the upcoming season.

Media were invited to the signing at the Guam Basketball Training Center where San Nicolas officially signed her letter shortly after making her announcement.

“The biggest factor is that this opportunity will allow me to play basketball at the next level,” said San Nicolas on choosing Wenatchee. “I’ve also wanted to get into a sports science career, something that will allow me to stay in sports.”

San Nicolas ultimately decided on Wenatchee with three other schools also offering her a chance to play ball.

Mia officially signs her letter of intent to play basketball for the Wenatchee Knights.

Mia has a noticeable height advantage on Guam which automatically puts her in the post. She’s developed into one of Guam’s best female ballers ever in the low block, but even Mia knows her height won’t be a viable advantage when she takes her skills to college ball. Ball handling, foot work and shooting are all areas of improvement Mia intends to improve on to stay competitive.

“I have to think like a guard. I’m going to be an average size compared to the bigs there. But I’m ready for any challenge that comes at me,” said Mia.

“[Mia] is going to have to play at least the three in the states. She’s got good enough straight line speed to make it, but we’ll be working on her lateral quickness this summer. Her working with the National team this summer will give her a head start in those categories,” said Mia’s former coach Eddie Pelkey.

Pelkey, former National and Academy Cougar head coach of Mia, isn’t worried about San Nicolas adjusting to a new role. Pelkey has seen her grow into the player she is today and her high knowledge of the game will only benefit her.

“Mia is a tough kid. No matter the challenges or demands that I threw at her, she responded very well. That just goes into the kind of upbringing she had at home with mom and dad. You’ve seen it in big games, it seems like things are against the wall but then she finds a new level to get to. I’m very confident her mental toughness will get her through any obstacle,” said Pelkey.

Coach Eddie also said his phone line is always open if Mia ever needs extra coaching advice.

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

August

September 2021

October
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for September

1st

No Events
Events for September

2nd

Events for September

3rd

Events for September

4th

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for September

5th

Events for September

6th

No Events
Events for September

7th

No Events
Events for September

8th

No Events
Events for September

9th

No Events
Events for September

10th

No Events
Events for September

11th

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for September

12th

No Events
Events for September

13th

No Events
Events for September

14th

No Events
Events for September

15th

No Events
Events for September

16th

No Events
Events for September

17th

No Events
Events for September

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for September

19th

No Events
Events for September

20th

No Events
Events for September

21st

No Events
Events for September

22nd

No Events
Events for September

23rd

No Events
Events for September

24th

No Events
Events for September

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Events for September

26th

No Events
Events for September

27th

No Events
Events for September

28th

No Events
Events for September

29th

No Events
Events for September

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

Rose Munoz

An educator, triathlete, mother and Guardsman all in one! The ever active Rose Munoz almost never stops moving, but she’s found a way to balance her busy life while serving from home!

 

Polls

Do you agree with the Executive Order which has halted sporting practices as well as forced postponement of IIAAG and ISA Leagues?

View Results

COMING SOON …

IIAAG & ISA Leagues Postponed (schedules on events calendar)

Guam’s Strongest Man & Woman Competition

QUICK HITS

Captain Morgan: In his fifth pro season in the Japan Professional Basketball League, Morgan Aiken has been named the captain of the Yamaguchi Patriots.
“I’m blessed to officially be voted & named team captain for this season, year 5. Been such a long road, but trust me when I tell you hard work pays off.”
—————————————-
Josh Calvo captures black belt middleweight gold in The Revolution Tournament in Washington. It’s the biggest jiu-jitsu tournament in the Pacific Northwest region.

 

 

 

More in Basketball