According to Valencia boys basketball head coach Bill Bedgood, former Santa Clarita Christian School point guard Noah Veluzat has been cleared by the CIF-Southern Section to play for the Vikings this year.
Veluzat will be eligible to play in Valencia’s first playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
The sophomore point guard helped lead the Cardinals to the CIF Division 5 state title last season.
“I was able to accomplish a lot during my first year at Santa Clarita Christian School. From a league title to a state championship. Some unfortunate situations occurred making it time to move on from there,” Veluzat said in a message to The Signal. “I feel blessed to now be at Valencia high school building friendships and being accepted by my new teammates. These guys have worked really hard to get to this point in there (sic) season and I’m just grateful they’re allowing me to be apart of the journey.”
Bedgood is thrilled to have Veluzat on board and is looking forward to having a player with such a high basketball IQ on his squad.
“We are excited that Noah is returning to his home school to finish his high school basketball career,” Bedgood said. “He’s a talented player and a really good kid.”
When asked if Veluzat could see action in Valencia’s opening playoff game next week, Bedgood said that it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
“As far as Tuesday, we are just taking it one day at a time, but he is a very fast learner with great instincts and a high basketball IQ, so that’s not out of the question,” Bedgood said.