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Building relationships: How the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was able to recruit through the pandemic

Freshmen basketball players Daniel Esparza and Matur Dhal couldn’t take an official visit to Cal Poly before committing to the basketball program due to the pandemic. “We would do campus visits via Zoom and take the phone around and show them how beautiful Cal Poly is,” head coach John Smith said. Despite not having a […]

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Men’s Basketball wraps up seven-man recruiting class for 2020-21 season

Cal Poly Men’s Basketball concluded their seven-man recruiting class for the upcoming 2020-21 season after adding Ryan Evans as a preferred walk-on on Apr. 22. This season, the Mustangs recruited players with a “little bit of everything,” according to assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Justin Downer. Evans joins five other high school recruits and one […]

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The loss of an icon: Men’s Basketball reflects on Kobe Bryant’s death

On Sunday, Jan. 26 Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine passengers who passed away in a helicopter crash on a Calabasas hillside.  While Kobe Bryant may be gone, his international legacy will live forever as a model for preparation, competitiveness and work ethic. These traits influenced countless members of the basketball community […]



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