HOOPFEST, PART II – PREPS
The Gonzaga University summer basketball team camps are still going on, so the local high school participation in Hoopfest has taken a hit.
But there were still a few local stars hanging around.
One was former Ferris center DeAngelo Casto, who we caught up with at the media court – he wasn't there to watch that interesting brand of basketball but to chat with some friends who played on the court prior to a media game.
Casto confirmed once again he is leaving Ferris - where he helped the Saxons to a 29-0 record and a State 4A title - and transferring to Franklin High in Seattle, a transfer he hopes will help him in his ultimate goal of playing at the University of Washington.
He expects the move to come in August and until then he's playing summer basketball with Seattle Rotary Select, an AAU team.
• Despite all the rumors floating around town, don't expect Casto to be replaced at Ferris by Shadle Park's Aaron Dunn. People close to the situation told me Saturday that Dunn is staying at Shadle Park, which should make the Highlanders at least co-favorites in what should be a fun Greater Spokane League basketball race.