Bay Space Native Darrion Trammell Upsets March Insanity No. 1 Seed Alabama

Marin Metropolis native and St. Ignatius alum Darrion Trammell was on the heart of the basketball universe on Friday.

Trammell, who performed at Golden State Prep, Metropolis Faculty of San Francisco and Seattle College earlier than transferring to San Diego State forward of the 2022-23 season, scored a game-high 21 factors to steer the Aztecs to a 71-64 upset of total No. 1 seed Alabama and this system’s first Elite 8 berth.

The 5-foot-10 Trammell scored the primary eight factors of SDSU’s 25-7 run that turned a 48-39 deficit right into a 64-55 lead, eliminating the Crimson Tide. He shot 9-of-16 from the sector, together with 3-for-5 from 3-point vary. He completed the sport with 5 rebounds and a pair of steals whereas committing only one turnover.

Alabama (31-6) had been thought of a villain by followers across the nation—not as a result of the college has had a lot success in soccer, however due to the choice to not punish star freshman Brandon Miller for bringing a gun to a teammate that was concerned in a deadly capturing. Miller completed with 9 factors, however shot simply 3-of-19 and dedicated six turnovers.

Oakland native Keshad Johnson, who spent his senior yr of highschool at San Leandro after spending three years at tiny Envision Academy, completed with eight factors for San Diego State (30-6).

The Aztecs will play on Sunday in opposition to both Creighton or Princeton with a shot to advance to their first Remaining 4 since changing into a Division I program.

Trammell isn’t the one Marin County native inside arm’s attain of the Remaining 4. Marin Catholic alum Joey Calcaterra scored 5 factors for Connecticut in Thursday’s 88-65 thrashing of Arkansas.