PORT ANGELES – Head coach Mitch Freeman, in his second year with the Peninsula College men’s basketball program, has signed three outstanding recruits from Western Washington.
Jeremiah Hobbs, a 6-5 forward from Seattle Academy, Ryley Callaghan, a 6-1 point guard from South Kitsap and Kareem Babbs, a 6-3 guard/forward from Spanaway Lake in Tacoma, signed NWAACC Letters of Intent to play for the Pirates in 2014-15.
Hobbs was a two-time Emerald City First Team All-Conference player who helped Seattle Academy to back-to-back state tournament appearances. He averaged nine points and nine rebounds per game.
Peninsula College Pirate Basketball would like to thank everyone that came to our Spring Basketball Camp this week! We hope you had fun working with the players and coaches, learning some new skils & drills, playing games, and winning all those cool prizes! We would also like to thank the City of Port Angeles for helping us put on such a great camp. We had over 20 campers throughout the week, and we're looking forward to having even more campers in the future. We believe that basketball camp is a great way to improve your game, but it's also a great opportunity to exercise, have some fun, and meet nome new friends. In fact, we like camp so much that we have two more scheduled for this summer! We have our Summer Basketball Camp that will run June 17-20, 9am-Noon each day, and we will also be offering a brand new Total Kids Camp July 14-18! The Total Kids Camp will be mroe than just basketball, there will be soccer, tennis, camp games & challenges, and even an opportunity to learn how to create and edit movies! So mark your calendars for those dates and be on the lookout for more information about camp registration. Again, one last big THANK YOU! to all those who were at spring basketball camp. Hope to see you again soon!
PORT ANGELES – Coach Mitch Freeman’s first season as a head men’s basketball coach was very successful.
Freeman, who boasts a very impressive collegiate basketball resume, was hired to take over the Pirate basketball program following a national search last summer and he managed to recruit a team that did a lot of good things. They were the only team in the NWAACC to beat top-ranked Clark; despite a lack of height, they competed well against nearly every team they played; and they represented the college well on and off the court.
“I am proud of this year's team and all the challenges that they overcame throughout the season,” Freeman said. "I am excited for the sophomores and what the future has in store for them. We have a number of returners who will be key contributors to the team next year. The future of Peninsula College men’s basketball is bright!"
Freeman is Peninsula’s fifth head coach since the program was resurrected in 1997, following Mark Amaral, Pat Foley, Peter Stewart and Lance Von Vogt.
“Coach Freeman follows a line of great coaches,” Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. “He did a great job putting together a competitive group of athletes, he assembled a coaching staff that is outstanding in Jon Ing and Fred Harrison, and he established the foundation for a program that aligns with our values of recruiting and shaping student athletes who are good citizens, good students, and athletes driven to win championships.”