Castro Valley High senior Juan Anderson, rated the No. 69 basketball prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, announced Wednesday he'll play next season at Marquette.
The Trojans' 6-foot-6 forward also considered Cal, Arizona State and Oregon before settling on the Big East Conference school in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Asked why he picked Marquette, he said, "It's a great academic school, they play in the best basketball conference in the country, and the coaches really showed me they care."
Anderson said he seriously considered Cal.
"It's appealing to play in front of all your friends and family," he said. "I wanted to venture out and try something new."
Girls water polo
Campolindo 6, Acalanes 4: The defending Diablo Foothill Athletic League champion Cougars beat the Dons at the Soda Aquatic Center. It was 2-2 after the first period, but Campolindo shut out Acalanes during the middle two quarters, and the Cougars pushed their lead to 4-2. Natalie Seidemann and Kimi Klein scored twice each for the Cougars (2-0 DFAL). Megan Dietrich had two goals for the Dons (1-1 DFAL).
Boys cross country
East Bay Athletic League Center Meet No. 1: San Ramon Valley landed three runners in the top seven of a three-mile race at Pleasanton's Shadow Cliffs Park, led by winner Parker Deuel (15 minutes, 30.43
Girls cross country
EBAL Center Meet No. 1: Freshman Sophie Hartley led a 1-2 finish for Granada in the three-mile race at Shadow Cliffs Park. Hartley won in 17:31.42, and Carina Novell was second (17:59.32).
Miramonte 245, Dougherty Valley 276, Las Lomas 289: The Knights' Lauren Contreras was medalist with a 1-over 37 at Blackhawk Country Club's Falls Course, but the Matadors were victorious in the DFAL match.