SF State embraces throwback era play

Head coach Vince Inglima. Photo courtesy sfstategators.com

The San Francisco State Men’s basketball team is set to tip-off their season on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. against rival Academy of Art in San Rafael. The excitement surrounding this year’s team came when Head Coach Vince Inglima announced the new addition of five new student-athletes to the final roster in advance of the 2019-2020 calendared basketball season. The season looks to be bright for the Gators who are prepared to have six returners from last year along with five returning redshirts, who will look to ignite the sure firepower of this offense in hopes of returning to playoff basketball. Some notable talent the Gators have acquired are redshirt freshman forward Sam Kramer, a tough big-bodied defender at 6-foot-8 he can guard nicely, Kramer will play a major role this year with his prolific defensive abilities. The Encinitas native will study International Business at San Francisco State and anchor down the forward position. As well as Mike Robinson a 6-foot-2 guard from San Jose, California, prepped at West Catholic Preparatory High School back east in Pennsylvania and played on some highly talented club teams such as Splash City. He returns home to his roots in the Bay Area, where he will be studying Business Management at San Francisco State. Following the opening game against Academy of Art, the Gators will play the very next day against Dominican on Saturday Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in San Rafael, before heading to the Ron Logsdon Basketball Classic in Rohnert Park, where the Gators will take on teams SF State does not normally play such as the Angelo State Rams (New Mexico) and the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, (Alaska) both start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15th and Saturday, Nov. 16.