Archbishop Mitty basketball has suffered a blow as star junior sharpshooter Sebastian Much has left the San Jose school to return to Orange County.
The news was first reported by Gerry Freitas of Hoop Review, who tweeted Much is at JSerra of San Juan Capistrano, according to Cubs’ coach Joedy Gardner.
That’s a big loss for the Monarchs who made the CIF-State Division II title game last season and were expected to battle defending WCAL champ St. Francis for league supremacy this season.
Said Mitty coach Tim Kennedy when asked by email about Much: “Yes, Sebastian moved because of a job in the family.”
Offered JSerra coach Gardner: "Yep, he started school today officially. He will be a fine addition to the program."
Much was injured for a good portion of the 2014-2015 regular season after transferring into Mitty from St. Margaret’s-San Juan Capistrano for his sophomore year. But by the CIF-State NorCal playoffs he was on his game, helping lead the Monarchs to a title with 17 points and then, in the CIF-State DII title game against La Mirada, tying the contest near the end of regulation with a long 3-pointer. Mitty eventually lost 71-70 in double-overtime.
In August, Much was one of 12 players from the Class of 2017 to be chosen for the Prep2Prep California All Star Classic Northern California team and performed well.
Mitty will still have center Ben Kone and a host of other good players back for the 2015-2016 season.
ost of other good players back for the 2015-2016 season.