June 25, 2014

Santa Clarita, CA -- Ken Sugarman didn't have to go very far to add another player to the roster for his initial season as men's basketball coach at The Master's College, signing local product Philip Webb for the 2014-15 campaign.PhillipWebb2.JPG

Webb is local only in that he attended Santa Clarita Christian School for the past two years after relocating from his home in the Cayman Islands in the fall of 2012.  Those two years, however, were vital in his development as a player with the intent of taking his skills to the next level.

Commenting on why he chose The Master's College, Webb said, "I chose the college because I want to learn more about God and be in a Christian environment.  What I'm looking forward to is working hard on the court with my teammates because I love game."

The 6-7 senior capped off his prep career this past spring, leading the Cardinals to a Heritage League title (21-7 overall, 5-1 league), a CIF Southern Section Division V championship game appearance, and a spot in the Division 5 state tournament.

pwebb1.jpgEn route to All-Heritage League first-team honors for the second year in a row, Webb averaged 9.9ppg and a league-high 11.3rpg, scoring a season-high 22 points vs. Faith Baptist and yanking down a season-best 20 rebounds against Pacifica Christian.  He pulled down 10 or more rebounds 18 times and notched 11 double-doubles.

Looking forward to having the versatile big man on his team, Sugarman commented, "Philip is a great find for us, he has played for a great coach in alumnus James Mosley who not only has helped his game develop, but has invested much into him as a young man.  His frame and long arms, combined with good hands and a sweet, left-handed stroke, give him the potential to be a real tough match-up.

He should also be a strong rebounder and interior defender for us.  Philip is an important piece for us as he fits well as a stretch four with his three-point range and diverse skill set.  We welcome Philip into the Mustang family and look forward to how God grows him through this journey."