The College Marin Men's Basketball Team enjoyed a great deal of success on the court as well as in the classroom in the 2017-2018 season. The young team had just two sophomores on the roster, but both Derek Morgan and Jack Soldavini provided excellent leadership throughout the year. That pair will be moving to play at the next level beginning in the fall. Freshman Garrick Sherrod is also advancing to the four-year level after one year of competition at College of Marin.
Derek Morgan had an award studded sophomore season for the Mariners. The second year forward averaged 18.1 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game in 23 contests. His rebounding numbers were exemplary as he finished the year first in California with 125 offensive rebounds and second in total rebounds per game. He was voted First Team All-Conference in the Bay Valley and was one of two student athletes in California to be named the Academic Counselors' Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Morgan will continue his education and playing career at Union College in Kentucky this fall.
Sophomore guard Jack Soldavini is continuing his playing career, and staying local. Soldavini will compete for the Holy Names University Hawks of Oakland beginning this fall. Soldavini played the role of excellent defender and team leader off the bench for the Mariners. His finest game of the past season came against College of Alameda where Jack had five points, three steals and a pair of assists in the 78-76 loss.
Garrick Sherrod is also moving on this fall. The freshman guard was the third leading scorer for College of Marin. He averaged 11.3 points per game on 38.3 percent shooting from the field. He had an excellent month of December as he averaged 14.8 points per game during the month with three 20 plus point games to his name. He will compete for Eastern New Mexico State University as a member of the Greyhounds Basketball Team.
All three players played pivotal roles for the Marin and are sure to positively impact their new teams beginning in the fall.