Cal's Tanner Huffman going to W&J
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It's going to be strange watching California's boys basketball team play next season without Tanner Huffman running the offense.
That's because Huffman was a four-year fixture in the Trojans' lineup.
He ended his career with 1,351 points and 386 assists.
His senior year he led California to the Section 5 AA title and was a unanimous all-section selection.
Next season, he will be playing at Washington & Jefferson after committing to the Division III school over the weekend.
Phil Pergola, Huffman's coach at California, said his star guard made a wise decision.
“I think it's a good choice,” Pergola said. “They have been recruiting him since last year. He's a great student and it's a good school. He knows the coaching staff and he knows the players there.”
Huffman said he picked W&J over Juniata and University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
“I'm going to major in English and then I want to go to law school and W&J is a great academic university and their English program is near the top,” Huffman said. “Plus they wanted me for a long time and I think I have a chance to play there early if I do well.”
“He was a good player for us and I think he will be a good player for them, too,” Pergola said. “He'll probably go in there early on and be a good distributor, but as he grows in the program he will be a good scorer, too.”
Huffman was named to the Roundball Classic Class AA team as well as receiving several post season honors from various media outlets. He has received the Howard J Burnett Presidential Scholarship from Washington & Jefferson for outstanding academic performance, achievement, and citizenship.
He is also a member of the National Honor Society and maintained a 4.0 grade point average.
He is the son of Ray and Traci Huffman.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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