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Palo Alto grad Lin earns all-conference basketball honors

 

Hamilton College guard and Palo Alto High grad Joseph Lin has been selected for the 2015 NESCAC men's basketball all-conference team.

Lin, a senior, was named to the second team and was one of 10 players who received all-conference honors. He was named the NESCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Jan. 12 after he handed out a team-record 16 assists on Jan. 9.

Lin led the conference with 6.4 assists per game and was ranked third with 1.8 steals per game and 12th with 13.5 points per game. He was even better in NESCAC games as he ranked fifth with 15.0 points per game, fifth with a 3.0 assist-to-turnover ratio and fifth with a free-throw percentage of 85.2 percent against conference opponents.

Lin and the Continentals finished the season with an overall record of 14-10. He finished his Hamilton career with 617 points, 291 assists and 85 steals.

Basketball

Free-agent guard Candice Wiggins signed with the New York Liberty of the WNBA. The former Stanford All-American, a seven-year veteran of the league, has averaged 9.6 points in her career while playing for Minnesota, Tulsa and Los Angeles.

Table tennis

Palo Alto High grad Lily Zhang qualified for the Pan American Games and World Championships on the second day of the USA Table Tennis team trials in Fort Worth, Texas.

Zhang, a Cal freshman and 2012 Olympian, defeated Yue Wu in thefinal. Zhang, 18, had lost in Friday's final to her India Community Center teammate Jiaqi Zheng of Milpitas.

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