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Rutgers lands former Mater Dei star

04/29/2016, 1:26pm PDT
By John Maffei

Ex-Crusader Kandiss Barber averaged 17.5 points, 9.3 rebounds for Southern Idaho last season


Kandiss Barber will play for legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer at Rutgers.

Former Mater Dei Catholic star Kandiss Barber has signed to play women’s college basketball at Rutgers.

Barber spent her college freshman season Central Arizona, where she averaged 16.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 26 games. Last season, the 5-foot-10 guard played 32 games at College of Southern Idaho, averaging 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds.

Barber will play for legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer at Rutgers. In 45 seasons as a head coach — 22 years at Rutgers — Stringer has complied a 971-365 record.

Former Ramona soccer standout Bianca Scodellaro has signed to play at Cal State San Bernardino. Scodellaro spent the last two seasons as a defender at Miramar College, playing for former Sockers standout Sean Bowers.

DeOndre Young of Palomar College has signed with Long Beach State. A weight specialist, she was the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year, winning the shot put and hammer and placing second in the discus. She has a career best of 167 feet, 7 inches in the hammer throw.

Private vs. public

Some of the region’s top seniors will be featured in private school vs. public school all-star basketball games Saturday at San Diego Mesa College.

The girls game starts at 5 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30.

Girls scheduled to play include Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines), Madison Adams (Mission Hills), Dijonai Carrington (Horizon) and Mai-Loni Henson (La Jolla Country Day).

Boys scheduled to play include T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian) and Johnny McWilliams (San Marcos).

Both games feature a 3-point shooting contest with the boys slam-dunk contest set for 6:45 p.m.

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