May 20, 2024

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Houston Mallette of Pacifica Christian narrows new choices down to four schools

Pacifica Christian’s Houston Mallette will announce his decision this week. (File photo: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone)

Pacifica Christian High School’s standout basketball player Houston Mallette plans to sign his national letter of intent on Thursday in a ceremony at the school, according to Athletic Director Brandon Gonzalez.

“He originally verbally committed to play at Penn State, de-committed over the last 10 days after their head coach Patt Chambers resigned,” Gonzalez said in an Email to OC Sports Zone Tuesday.

Gonzalez said the 6-5 Mallette has narrowed his four schools to University of Tulsa, Wake Forest, Loyola University-Chicago and Pepperdine University. Mallette is a senior at Pacifica Christian and has one more year left with the Tritons. The season is scheduled to start in March 2021.

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