By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Bakersfield Jam coach Will Voigt and his staff will coach one of the two NBA D-League all-star teams that will square off at noon Feb. 15 at Sprint Arena in Houston, as part of the NBA All-Star weekend.
The game will air on NBA TV at noon that day.
Maine Red Claws coach Mike Taylor and his staff will coach against Voigt's squad.
Voigt was selected to coach the Prospects Team based on having the highest winning percentage with a 17-8 record in the three-division NBA D-League in games played through Jan. 27.
Taylor and his staff were selected based on their team's 17-10 record and winning a head-to-head tiebreaker with Alex Jensen and the staff of the Canton Charge, who had the same record through games of Jan. 27, for the league's second-best winning percentage.
Taylor and Voigt are each making their first NBA D-League All-Star appearance.
BC golfers place 4th
The Bakersfield College men's golf team placed fourth out of 10 teams in its season-opening, two-day Double Eagle Invitational Tournament at Seven Oaks CC and Bakersfield CC, respectively.
BC shot 781 to trail Canyons (742), Reedley (766) and Glendale (779).
BC's Neil Bautista shot an even par 72 on Tuesday. Coupled with his 76 on Monday, he shot 4-over 148 to place third. Canyons' Jake Katz (144) and Luke Kristo (146) finished 1-2.
Other BC scores were Travis Millwee 79-76--155, Paul Cooper 78-79--157, Kevin Antongiovanni 80-79--159, Zach Casberg 82-80--162 and P.J. Carmichael 87-81--168.
"We didn't play well the first day but we played well today," BC coach Bill Kalivas said. "We have a good mix of young kids. They will play well this season."
Ex-MLB pitcher Hough guest at BHS dinner
Knuckleball pitcher Charlie Hough, who had a 25-year baseball career with the Dodgers, Rangers, White Sox and Marlins, will be the guest speaker at Bakersfield High's Home Run Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Society for Disabled Children Hall, 1819 Brundage Lane.
The event starts with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7, and the program starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $50 and are available from any BHS player, by calling Cecile Shanklin at (661) 319-3851 or at Cafe Med (ask for Harlan).