The 2013-2014 season saw Lassen College have a standout season. The Cougars finished 2nd place after winning the Golden Valley Conference in 2013. The 2nd place finish was good enough to make the playoffs where the Cougars lost to Cosumnes River in the 2nd round of the norcal playoffs. Coach Devin Aye is working hard this summer and plans to be just as competitive this upcoming season. “I have an assistant coach to help elevate the program to an elite level,” said Aye when asked about the 2014-2015 season. When it comes to recruiting as well, Aye and the Cougars will be ready as well. “We wanted to not only recruit talent, but talented players that came from winning programs,” Aye added. Coach Devin Aye also expects players who will put on a Cougar uniform to have a competitive edge. “I am extremely competitive,” said Aye. “I want kids that are competitive, mentally tough, and work hard,” added Aye. Lassen College basketballs culture is all about work ethic, competitiveness and also respect. Devin Aye is big on proving people wrong and wants his program to be among the best in the state. “We want our kids coming in good, and leaving great,” Aye mentioned. “We want to put out a good product and want guys to overachieve,” coach added as well.
When the 2014-2015 season opens, you should expect the Lassen Cougars to be among the top teams in Northern California. “We will have a talented team,” said coach Devin Aye. Leading scorer Marvin White returns to the Cougars. Lassen will also return “6-8” Juandrico Walker who averaged 7.8 rebounds a game. Walker also led the state of California in block shots a year ago. “6-7” T.J. McCauley will also return to the Cougars as well. Lassen will also welcome back Sammy Allen who was the Cougars second leading scorer on the Lassen team that finished 23-9. “6-6” Leroy Anderson who was an All Conference selection in 2013 also returns after sitting out as well. Coach Aye will also have “6-1” qualifier Eric Duncan (Weston Ranch Hs), high scoring “6-3” Murshid Randle (Central Hs), “6-4” Shakor Major (Washington Union Hs), “6-9” Richard Bivens (Ridgeview Hs), and “6-3” Montana State transfer Chris McCall.