Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31 -- your northern California high school basketball report

In the New England Recruiting Report's New Hampshire prospect edition, Will (Sacramento High) Davis, Max (Valley Christian High) Hooper and Travis (Turlock High) Souza are ranked ninth, tenth and fourteenth respectively. Hooper is headed to Harvard while Davis and Souza have yet to make a college decision.


Per the Bay Area News Group, here are the San Mateo County prep honorees.

Glenn Reeves offers an article on Connor McGrath, the San Mateo County Player of the Year.


Bill Paterson offers the latest on former Sac High star Josiah Turner.


The ModBeePrepGuy has the latest on what the state CIF is planning for next basketball season's championship games.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An update from Keenan McMiller at Merritt College

Merritt College and Coach Keenan McMiller just finished a very solid 19-11, 8-5 basketball season and a few of the Thunderbird players already have a next destination.

* 6-foot-3 sophomore Saajid (Grant High) Polite is headed to Sacramento State to play for Coach Brian Katz

McMiller: "Saajid is on time to graduate [from Merritt] and he will redshirt his first year and begin playing in 2012-2013."

*6-foot-7  sophomore William Tolefree is headed to Texas A&M Prairie View


* 6-foot-7 sophomore Richard Walker is also headed to Texas A&M Prairie View  

Tolefree and Walker prepped in the Atlanta area.

McMiller: "William will graduate this summer and Richard will graduate on time. A coaching friend of a friend came in and watched them a few times and then the head coach and assistant coach at Texas A & M Prairie View made a trip here."

TAMPV is led by Coach Byron Rimm II and is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

McMiller also will have 6-foot-3 sophomore Roman (Rodriguez High) Robinson and  6-foot-5 sophomore Joshua (Berkeley High) Hatcher moving on but their next residences are quite set as yet. We'll post that information as soon as it is settled.

He also has what looks like another impressive set of Bay Area newcomers heading to Merritt but that's for another article/another time.

A correction

Brian Brinkerhoff offers a correction to our twining the offenses of Boyd Grant's Fresno State teams of yore and that of Frank Allocco's De La Salle squads. 
one small note -

i take issue with your comparison of DLS and Fresno State when you wrote-

"DLS's offense is very similar to that of Boyd Grant during his late 70's - early 80's tenure at Fresno State -- run time off the clock, frustrate defenders and then get a good look through a bevy of fundamental maneuvers."

having worked with Boyd Grant on a project about defense, I can tell you that a breakdown of old game tape from that era actually proved quite the opposite - Fresno State actually shot the ball faster than their opponents did on an average possession in the half court

FSU averaged a shot within 17 seconds per possession per game, whereas their opponents averaged a shot within 19 seconds per possession game-

this was due to FSU's defense approach which forced teams to burn clock in an effort to get something going on

it still frosts Boyd and Ron Adams to this day that people say they held the ball - they didn't- it was actually their opponents who burned more clock.
Brian Brinkerhoff
We stand corrected and thank Brian for reaching out. Please do so if anything appearing here deserves challenging.

Peter Diepenbrock has stepped down

Vytas Mazeika reports that Peter Diepenbrock, successful at Palo Alto High and then Cañada College, is leaving the coaching ranks -- hopefully, just for now.

Another unsung player: Rodrigo Puliceno

Rodrigo Puliceno has indeed left his mark at Burlingame High, as reported by Julio Lara. Also check out the terrific graphic that accompanies the article.

A sobering story

In the words of one of our former presidents (hard as that is to believe), "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" We would add the word 'what' after the colon.

Here's an insightful story, fortunately not based in California, on what some people will do to survive/prosper/call it whatever you wish. But this isn't just pertinent to the coaching profession as there are plenty of grifters across the vocational spectrum, Wall Street in particular. At least most coaches are honorable.
Coach Bernard Wright's talent trap
Gus Garcia-Roberts
Miami New Times
March 31 2011

The team that jogged onto a Fort Lauderdale basketball court for the regional quarterfinal playoff wearing baggy silver and blue jerseys sure didn't look like a high school squad. Their center was 6'8". Four of their guards were over 6'5". The squad had reserves coming off the bench that were 6'6" or 6'7".\

To Rick Medvin, head coach of the opposing Fort Lauderdale Christian High boys' squad — on which the tallest player was a 6'3" center — it must have felt like something from the Twilight Zone: "Attack of the Monsters From Miami." "All I remember is they were big," he says, sounding a bit dazed three years after that game in February 2008...
Go here for the remainder.

March 30 -- your northern California high school/junior college basketball report

To the surprise of nobody, Aaron Gordon is the Mercury News Player of the Year.

Alex Pavlovic also supplies the rest of the South Bay basketball honorees, kids who are relatively unknown due to geographic location.


We missed this: Kendall Jackson and Brendan Keane being selected among the Bay Area Athletes of the Week.


Dave Allen writes about Brett Tovani's departure from Dominican which has left a number of former Bay Area and northern California players on the current roster up in the air.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Kiwi and PeeWee update

Spoke with Marvin Lea, an assistant coach at Westwind Prep and a former star at Pepperdine, and he filled us in on a couple of Bay Area natives currently ballin' and studying in Phoenix. 

Lea said that Kiwi Gardner has passed his SAT exam and that Providence remains very interested in him despite the recent change in coaches (from Keno Davis to Ed Cooley).

He also informed us that Kiwi has been chosen to participate in the National High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships to take place April 1 in Texas. The competition will air on Sunday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. on CBS.

Here is a short video of Kiwi at the National Prep Showcase.

Peewee Gardner is also at Westwind Prep now and will be a junior next season. Here's a YouTube video on the younger Gardner.

March 29 -- your northern California high school basketball report

Mitch Stephens has posted his take on the state tournament held over the weekend, plus his fianl team rankings.


The Inside Bay Area (IBA) folks offer some boys basketball notes, again reflecting on the state tourney.

The IBA final team rankings can be found here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The games are done

With the games concluded, it's on to signing news and other various reports. We should have a report up tomorrow on a former Sacto area player who left town but is now headed back home.

Don't hesitate to send us anything that is missed and we will post it with full credit to the sender.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27 -- your northern California high school basketball report

Douglas Benton has all the boys game reports from yesterday as well as individual spotlights.


Mitch Stephens reports on yesterday's DLS and BOD games -- aka Black Saturday --  up in Sacramento.


Mitch is here with Salesian's loss.


Jimmy Durkin also covered the BOD loss.


Bill Paterson has the details on two of the championship games for the boys.


From the southern California perspective, Eric Sondheimer has more on the MD - DLS matchup.


Eric and Steve Galluzzo collaborate on the game reports for the LaVerne win over BOD and Windward triumph over Salesian.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

DLS falls to Mater Dei

It wasn't pretty but that doesn't matter. Mater Dei won the last two quarters, especially the fourth and beat De La Salle 41-36 tonight.

The Spartans led 9-7 at the end of one and 18-12 at the half. MD got close --- 28-27 -- at the end of three quarters and burst ahead with a 14-8 fourth quarter point differential.

In that final period, Mater Dei opened with a backdoor layup to take the lead at 29-28 but the Spartans countered with one of their own. MD then made it 31-30, 33-30 and then 35-30 before DLS managed to stem the run with a free throw at the 3:23 mark. After that, it was misses at the foul line that hampered the southlanders from extending the lead. With 24.2 seconds remaining, the Spartans scored on a layup to make it 39-36 but that was as close as DLS could make it.

DLS sophomore Elliott Pitts left the game in the first quarter with what was described as a fractured jaw.

Notes on the game:

* DLS's offense is very similar to that of Boyd Grant during his late 70's - early 80's tenure at Fresno State -- run time off the clock, frustrate defenders and then get a good look through a bevy of fundamental maneuvers.

* What was interesting tonight is the DLS got some good penetration but had to change shot attempts due to the size of Mater Dei's defenders. That didn't happen as much during the season.

* Power Balance just doesn't flow off the tongue (the arena, not the drink)

* Lorenzo Romar hung around for the final game. Did Ben Howland stay or depart after the Bishop O'Dowd game?

Two losses for NorCal so far

So far, it's Windward over Salesian 63-57 and Lutheran topping BOD 64-59, despite a 26/8 by Brandon Ashley in the latter.

Jimmy Durkin and Doug Benton are both tweeting.

D.J. Shelton to Washington State

Former Bay Area Hoosier and East Bakersfield High star D.J. Shelton has given a verbal to Washington State. He's now 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds after redshirting a season at Cal State Fullerton and then playing a year at Citrus College this year.

Go here,

Douglas Benton is all over the Mitty and SJND victories

Douglas Benton at Nor Cal Preps has lengthy game reports plus zeroes in on specific players in the Mitty win over Summit and St. Joseph Notre Dame's success against St. Bernard.

The Fresno Bee 2011 Boys Basketball All-Stars

The Fresno Bee has selected its boys basketball all stars from the area -- head here.

March 26 -- your Saturday northern California boys basketball report

Alex Pavlovic has the game report plus offers 21 photos of Mitty's win against Summit. Call it Aaron Gordon's coming out to the lower half of the state party.


Mitch Stephens covers both the Mitty success and that of St. Joseph Notre Dame -- another championship not to be forgotten.


The Inside Bay Area folks will be live-blogging every state championship game today.


Jimmy Durkin has updated his article on the St. Joseph Notre Dame triumph against St. Bernard.


Ben Enos previews tonight's DLS - Mater Dei matchup.


Joe Davidson takes a look at MD Coach Gary McKnight as well as the season for Salesian High.


Joe also reports that there is momentum for a change in the public - private schools groupings.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Archbishop Mitty win 53-50 over Summit

Behind a remarkable double -double of 17 points and 21 rebounds from Aaron Gordon, Archbishop Mitty took down Summit tonight 53-50.

St. Joseph wins state championship

St. Joseph Notre Dame took the measure of St. Bernard today, winning 47-44.

Kyle Bonagura offers his game report.

Jimmy Durkin with ditto.

This one is from the Los Angeles Times.

March 25 -- your northern California high school basketball report

Rolling on a 19-game winning streak, Mitty goes for the state championship tonight -- Alex Pavlovic has the preview.


The Sacramento Bee offers up the area all-league squads, most valuable players and coaches of the year.

Bill Paterson previews some of the games and players involved in the games of the next two days.


Jon Becker writes that he'll be liveblogging the St. Joseph Notre Dame - Playa Del Rey matchup today (Friday) beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

To live or die with the trey ball

To Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times has an article up about the state championship games. It's subject matter: teams relying on the three-pointer are predicted to struggle.

Connor McGrath is honored

John Reid has the news of Serra's Connor McGrath being named the Palo Alto Daily News Prep Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Mitch Stephens on Salesian High

Mitch Stephens covers the ups-and-downs, many more of the former than the latter, of Salesian's quirky season.

Read all about De'End Parker

Bonta Hill has a superb article up today -- journalism at its best -- about De'End Parker's remarkable rise to success despite a number of obstacles to overcome. The phrase "it takes a village..." rings loud here and credit goes to the many people who aided De'End along the way, as well as to the young man himself.

Davion Berry honored

Former Hayward High star Davion Berry is carrying on quite well at Cal State Monterey Bay. The sophomore was recently honored with his inclusion on the Division II Daktronics All-America second team -- the sole non-senior to be selected.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just what is' it'?

How do you define 'it', let alone actually explain 'it'? In the following, 'it' is summarized as "eight elements that elevate great athletes above good ones" but there's more to 'it.'

Head here to read the fascinating article. Then go here to see the eight factors.

Mark Tennis with a pair of articles

Mark Tennis offers his predictions for Friday's and Saturday's championship games. Mark also provides his divisional team rankings.

March 23 -- your Wednesday northern California hig school basketball report

Ben Enos has the scoop on how to purchase an early ticket to the DLS - MD championship matchup.

Jimmy Durkin provides the details on what is every media possibility if you wish to stay up to date on the various state championship contests on Friday and Saturday.


Joe Davidson features ex-Sac High star Chase Tapley, now at San Diego State and enjoying being in the Sweet 16.


San Fran Preps has its final poll out on the top 10 teams in The City.

That's it, at least for now.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Meet Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw is a Laker assistant coach (and most likely the next head coach) but his roots are in northern California, Oakland in particular. An alumnus of Bishop O'Dowd, Shaw was recently interviewed by David Aldridge and it's must-watch video. Go here.

Noah Springwater honored

University's Noah Springwater was named the Bay Counties League West top player -- head here for more.

Collin Chiverton drawing Hawaii's interest

6-foot-5 sophomore Collin Chiverton, another City College of San Francisco player, is receiving interest from Hawaii (and assuredly other colleges). He's a shooter, scoring 41 points on nine treys, against Santa Rosa Junior College in a playoff game.  

Here is video of that effort. For those who have been in a cave of late, CCSF won the state championship this season.

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21 -- your northern California high school basketball report

Carl Steward has posted a commentary about the Nor Cal championship games this past weekend. He also makes a point that the teams were heavily skewed with Bay Area schools (which seems to be an annual occurrence) and wonders why the event isn't held somewhere around here.


Eric Sondheimer looks at the disparity of representation between public and private schools in the upcoming state basketball championship games.


Can't remember if we posted this from Alex Pavlovic/Mercury News:

Sohn Nijor of Leigh and Stephen Anderson of Piedmont Hills shared the MVP award for the boys in the Mount Hamilton Division. Muktar Abdi of Willow Glen was the Senior of the Year, Trevor Priest of Santa Teresa was the Junior of the Year and Nate Vieira of Oak Grove was the Sophomore of the Year.

The members of the all-league first team were Deven Patterson and Trevor Peterson of Leigh, Justin Dueck of Leland, Denzal Copeland and Spencer Koopmans of Santa Teresa and Martin Greer and Jalen Robertson of Piedmont Hills.

Westmont had a pair of players named to the all-league second team in junior Nick Wahl and senior Alex Kamara. The rest of the second team included Donald Rodriguez and Vieira of Oak Grove, Nedim Mekanic of Willow Glen, P.J. Nelson of Piedmont Hills and Dylan Bell of Leland.


Former San Jose Stater and Newark Memorial High star Marquin Chandler has signed with Benfica, a club in Portugal.

From one note by Luis Filipe Cristovao on March 16:
Sport Lisboa Benfica finally found a substitute to Mike Williams. Its Marquin Chandler (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.), a 28 years old Power Forward, with 2.02m.
Chandler finished college in San Jose St. and made his pro rookie year in Philippines. Despite a try in Belgium and a year in USA, Marquin Chandler stayed almost all his career in Asia, playing in countries like Singapore, Philippines, South Korea and Bahrein, where he spent his last months, in Al Ahli Manama.
 Here's a link to his signing.


Let's close with this although the subject is college hoops:

From Dave Telep -- All-time great line by [Notre Dame head coach] Mike Brey before first game at Delaware. DT to MB: "Coach, who is your best recruit this year?" MB: "Graduation."

Supply your own rimshot.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The schedule for the California state championship basketball games

State championships, March 25-26 at Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento:

Friday, March 25

Division V Boys: St. Bernard vs. St. Joseph Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m.

Division V Girls: St. Bernard vs. Pinewood, 3:30 p.m.

Division II Girls: Rialto vs. St. Mary's, 6 p.m.

Division II Boys: Summit vs. Archbishop Mitty, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

Division IV Girls: Windward vs. St. Mary's, 9:30 a.m.

Division IV Boys: Windward vs. Salesian, 11:15 a.m.

Division III Girls: St. Joseph vs. Bishop O'Dowd, 1 p.m.

Division III Boys: La Verne Lutheran vs. Bishop O'Dowd, 2:45 p.m.

Division I Girls: Mater Dei vs. Berkeley, 6 p.m.

Division I Boys: Mater Dei vs. De La Salle, 8 p.m.

More on Jonathan Williams' committment to Wagner

Here's Adam Zagoria fleshing out his earlier tweet about former Kennedy High star and CCSF player Jonathan Williams committing to Wagner.

Here's NorCalPreps on the games of yesterday

Douglas Benton is all over yesterday's games, with game reports and descriptions of what the key players contributed (or in some cases, didn't).

March 20 -- Sunday's northern California high school basketball report

Mitch Stephens has all the scores and reports from yesterday's games in Sacramento and Folsom.


Jimmy Durkin offers a De la Salle - Castro Valley game report plus Jimmy is all over the Bishop O'Dowd triumph against El Cerrito..


Tony Gonzalez was present and accounted for in Salesian's win over St. Mary's. Tony also caught the St. Joseph Notre Dame victory versus University. Jeremy Balan c0ompletes the SJND - University coverage.


Bill Paterson was uber busy yesterday -- here he reports on the DLS and Castro Valley, here is Mitty topping Woodcreek and here is BOD proving too much for E; Cerrito.


Archbishop Mitty 67, Woodcreek 44

AM --  Kyle Toth 7-2-20 (four treys), Colin Wan 4-2-10, Aaron Gordon 5-0-10

WC -- Devin Murphy 5-3-13, John Peska 5-2-12


Joe Davidson provides a little known or maybe unknown Frank Allocco - Pete Carrill connection.


Brian VanderBeek writes that Logan Vos is the 2011 Modesto Bee Stanislaus District Player of the Year.

Here is the Bee's All-District Boys Basketball Team.


Ryan Moses presents the Santa Cruz Sentinel Most Valuable Player and All-County team.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 19 -- Saturday's northern California high school basketball roundup

Mitch Stephens goes Miss Cleo and predicts the outcomes of today's Nor Cal matchups.

Mitch also features DLS's Travis Pacos.


Jimmy Durkin previews the DLS - Castro Valley game.


East Bay Prep Corner will be liveblogging all the games today and tonight.


Bill Paterson looks at the boys pairings.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Championship game previews and predictions by Doug Benton and Lorenzo harris

Doug Benton and Lorenzo Harris of NorCalPreps weigh in on the matchups for Saturday and predict the outcomes of each game.

CCSF's Jonathan Williams makes his college choice

Adam Zagoria reports that City College of San Francisco's Jonathan Williams is headed back east. Out of Kennedy High in Richmond, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Williams was the Co-MVP of the Coast Conference North this season.

Here and here is a bit more.

March 18 -- northern California high school boys basketball report

Jeremy Balan previews the University - St. Joseph Notre Dame rematch coming up on Saturday.


Bill Paterson looks at the Woodcreek - Archbishop Mitty matchup from the band of brothers perspective.


Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News has selected Kyle Toth as the POY.


Courtesy of the Sacramento Bee:


Divisions I, II and III games at Power Balance Pavilion; Divisions IV and V games at Folsom High School

• Division I: No. 1 Castro Valley vs. No. 2 De La Salle, 8 p.m.

• Division II: No. 10 Woodcreek vs. No. 1 Mitty-San Jose, 4 p.m.

• Division III: No. 4 El Cerrito vs. No. 6 Bishop O'Dowd-Oakland, noon

• Division IV: No. 1 Salesian vs. No. 2 St. Mary's, 7 p.m.

• Division V: No. 1 St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda vs. No. 3 University, 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17 -- Thurusday's northern California high school basketball report

Jimmy Durkin has the details on coverage of the NorCal championship games up in Sacramento.


Brian VanderBeek refreshes memories of the 2000-01 Modesto Christian team that featured Chuck Hayes, Richard Midgley, Marc Pratt, David Paris and Bobby Cole II.


The Sac Bee wants you to vote on the Boys Player of the Year -- head here.

Ditto for Coach of the year -- head here.

Here are 22 photos of the various candidates.


Checking up on 6-foot-3 junior Oliver McNally, the former Branson star now at Harvard, he averaged 10.1 points per game this season on 49% overall shooting, 44% from long distance and 93% at the foul line. He grabbed 3.3 rebounds a contest and nabbed 33 steals, along with posting a 94/45 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just askin'

So Utah is checking out St. Mary's Coach Randy Bennett (who has to be assessing just what he has to do with his Gael program  in order to garner Big Dance invitee respect).

If Bennett does head to Utah (and becomes a PAC-12 head coach), will Kyle Smith, now at Columbia, consider or be considered for the opening? Smith is from New York state but his coaching tenure appears to mostly or all be western or west coast connected.

The Wednesday March 16 northern California high school basketball report

Jimmy Durkin reports on Salesian and Castro Valley getting some national love. Is Mitty next to join the show?


Will Bellamy serves up a feature on Joe Harden and Mark Payne, both grads of St. Mary's High in Stockton, who are departing from UC Davis and headed to the professional ranks.


Brenden Glapion is honored as the AAA POY.


Joe Davidson and Mike Finnerty cover Sacto area prep sports, including basketball.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kiwi Gardner is qualified and checking out schools

Anthony Ray at his Arizona Preps site has a feature up today on Westwind's Kiwi Gardner, formerly of Manteca High. Providence tops Kiwi's list (but this was before Coach Keno Davis was let go) and others include USF locally and Fresno State regionally.

Go here (and a Rivals sub is required).

Stuart Wesonga's efforts recognized

Harold Abend features and honors San Marin's Stuart Wesonga, who posted some incredible numbers this season.

Tuesday's northern California high school basketball report

Mitch Stephens features Castro Valley High and is otherwise all over northern California prep hoops.


Jimmy Durkin lauds Las Lomas' Treaven Duffy.


Joe Davidson writes about the good, the bad and the ugly he has witnessed during the playoffs with his focus is off the court.


Jeremy Balan at San Fran Preps has selected his Player of the Week.


Here are the honorees in the Marin County Athletic League.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday's northern California high school basketball report

Mitch Stephens has posted his weekly best team and individual performances.


Joe Davidson writes that just three Sac area teams (only one them them boys) are still alive.


Here are the West Catholic Athletic league honorees:

2011 Boys Basketball

Aaron Gordon, Soph.,  Archbishop Mitty


Aaron Gordon Archbishop Mitty SO
Kyle Toth Archbishop Mitty SR
Colin Wan Archbishop Mitty SR
Kristoffer Olugbode Bellarmine SR
Johnny Mrlik Saint Ignatius SR
Connor McGrath Junipero Serra SR
Josh Fox Sacred Heart Cathedral SR
Taylor Johns JR
Sacred Heart Cathedral JR


Neil Vranicar Archbishop Mitty JR
Stephen Domingo Saint Ignatius SO
Henry Caruso Junipero Serra SO
Jonny Parker Valley Christian SR
Ivan Margaretic Saint Francis SR
Sean Dawkins Saint Francis SR
Aaron Anderson Archbishop Riordan SR


Brandon White Archbishop Mitty SR
Alex Chapman Bellarmine SR
Steve Karr Bellarmine SR
E. J. Silvia Saint Ignatius SR
Dalyn Pacheco Junipero Serra SR
Drew Dickey Saint Francis JR
Kenneth Harris, Jr. Saint Francis SR
Herman Pratt Sacred Heart Cathedral SO
Zach Tapel Sacred Heart Cathedral JR
Martin Folan Sacred Heart Cathedral SR
Jordan Dougherty Archbishop Riordan SR
Zayn Kirkendoll Valley Christian SR

Sunday, March 13, 2011

CCSF is the state champion

Bonta Hill has the details of City College of San Francisco's 83-81 victory over Citrus College to win the state junior college championship.

Steve Ramirez also offers a game report.

Julian Welch headed to the Big 10

Yuba College's Julian Welch has given a verbal to Minnesota and Coach Tubby Smith.The former UC Davis and Franklin High backcourter was the most valuable player in the Bay Valley Conference this past season.

Myron P. Medcalf and Marcus R. Fuller both have the news.

Congrats to Julian.

Sunday's report of last night's northern California high school basketball scores

Ryan Silapan has the game report for Salesian's triumph over Santa Cruz High -- as does Jeff Carillo.


Alex Pavlovic offers the details on Mitty's win against Las Lomas -- this despite Treaven Duffy's 36 points.


Mitch Stephens has scores and writeups from all over northern California, including DLS's takedown of Sheldon.


Jimmy Durkin is all over Castro Valley's three-point win versus Oakland.


Here are more scores and reports from the Inside Bay Area folks. IBA has also posted about the St. Joseph Notre Dame overtime triumph.


Bill Paterson writes about El Cerrito taking it to Sacramento High.


Joe Davidson says it was off the charts physical in the DLS win over Sheldon.


Dave Carpenter provides what we want to know about Woodcreek's win over Antelope.


Jeremy Balan fills us in on University's topping of Pinewood.


John Dugan took in the San Marin - Bishop O'Dowd matchup and fills us in on the outcome.


Thomas Gase has the coverage of St. Mary's being just too much for St. Patrick St. Vincent.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

DRinCA on the CCSF - Saddleback game

Here's DRinCA with his City College of San Francisco - Saddleback College game report

DRinCA on the Fresno - Citrus game

Here's DRinCA with his Fresno City College - Citrus College game report.

It's City College of San Francisco versus Citrus College for the state championship

Fresno City College fell 94-84 to Citrus College in a final four matchup of the state junior college championships. Steve Ramirez reports from the Citrus perspective.

The Fresno Bee offers information on both the FCC - Citrus and the CCSF - Saddleback games. City College of San Francisco won 65-60, making it a CCSF and Citrus final for the state championship. Joe Curley also reports on CCSF's gaining revenge considering last season's loss to Saddleback.

Saturday's northern California high school basketball report

Mitch Stephens features Oakland High's Jabari Brown.


Jimmy Durkin has the details on the sites of the major game playoffs.


Joe Davidson has previews on the games involving Sacramento area squads.


John Gage previews the San Marin - Bishop O'Dowd matchup.


Matt O'Donnell previews the St. Patrick - St. Vincent - St. Mary's contest -- who is going to have more saint power as it looks two to one at least in names?


Ryan Moses writes that it will be Bill versus Bill in the coaching boxes of the Salesian High - Santa Cruz High game.


Go here to check out the information about joining the Sonoma Valley Cagers.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Santa Cruz now faces Salesian

Ryan Moses reports that Santa Cruz High had no trouble with Colfax -- this despite the long road trip. But the victory produced a matchup with Salesian High next. Salesian beat Orland 68-20 last night.

San Francisco City College versus Saddleback College

Here's a Saddleback College basketball link on the matchup tonight with San Francisco City College.

Here's a link from the CCSF perspective.

Inside Fresno City College's system

Jeff Davis has a look inside what makes Fresno City College basketball successful. The Rams take on Citrus College tonight at 7 p.m. in a semifinal game in Ventura for the state junior college final two teams.

Friday's report on last night's northern California high school basketball games

Alex Fischler reports on the Archbishop Mitty victory over Casa Grande. Phil Barber was also present.


Jimmy Durkin is all over Oakland's getting by Jesuit -- the latter had no answer for Jabari Brown.


Mitch Stephens fills us in on BOD's success versus Sacred Heart Cathedral, plus he features seemingly every other score and mini-write-ups. Jeremy Balan also was there at the BOD - SHC contest.


Scott Strain has the details on St. Joseph Notre Dame having little trouble with Ripon Christian.


Dave Campbell is present and accounted for on the Las Lomas win against St. Mary's of Stockton. Stephen Roberson also checks in.


Chace Bryon was at the DLS 12-point victory over Granite Bay.


Tony Gonsalez tells readers about El Cerrito's three-point triumph over Burlingame.


Steve Waterhouse has the scoop on Castro Valley beating Franklin, powered by Roderick Bobbitt's 34 points. Joe Davidson checks in from the Sacramento area perspective.


Bill Paterson has the game report about Sac High by four over Foothill.


Joe Davidson reports on Sheldon's 76-57 downing of Santa Teresa.


Josh Levine covers the University beatdown of Liberty Christian.


John Dugan writes that it was San Marin by six over Center High.


Thomas Gase tell us it was Robbie Herndon to the rescue in the St. Patrick - St. Vincent victory over Sacred Heart.


Bob Padecky has all we wnat to know about Woodcreek's triumph over Montgomery. Game video is here.


Bill Plaschke gets inside former Modesto Christian player Reeves Nelson and you'll be surprised by what you learn.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The CA junior college Final Four matchups

DRinCA has posted his game previews of the CCSF - Saddleback and FCC - Citrus Friday night game matchups in Ventura.

Brian Barbour honored

Brian Barbour, a sophomore at Columbia and a former star backcourter at Monte Vista High, was recently named to the All-Ivy League Honorable Mention team. Go here for the writeup.

Thursday's northern California high school basketball report

San Fran Preps has posted a list of the Private School Athletic League North Division all-league teams.


Here are the Monterey Bay League honorees.


Thomas Gase previews the St. Patrick - St. Vincent game against Sacred Heart Prep.


Brian VanderBeek previews the Ripon Christian - St. Joseph matchup.


Phil Barber previews Montgomery High taking on Woodcreek.


Michael Coit previews the Casa Grande High - Archbishop Mitty contest.


Bob Padecky features Montgopmery's Zac Templeton.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Kevin Galloway update

Former Sac High star Kevin Galloway, now playing for Texas Southern as a senior, recently received a pair of honors. He was named a first team SWAC All Conference honoree as well as nabbing the Newcomer of the Year selection.

John Green and Kiwi Gardner updates

Here's Cody Hatt reporting on the play of two Bay Area talents at the National Prep Championship event:
Kiwi Gardner (Westwind) - After an outstanding performance in the National Prep Showcase in November when he distinguished himself as one of the elite playmaking guards at the event, the five-foot-seven guard returned to the Northeast and the campus of Albertus Magnus College with his dynamic end-to-end speed and unique creativity off the bounce. A menace defensively with the quickness to turn and disrupt opposing ball-handlers for 94 feet, Gardner (22 points vs. New Hampton; 29 vs. Hargrave) is a constant presence on both ends who can dictate pace, find people off the dribble for easy buckets, and score the ball himself with a reliable stroke from the perimeter.
John Green (Westwind) - Another player who impressed for Westwind in its appearance in the National Prep Showcase earlier in the season, the UC-Santa Barbara-commit shook off a slow start to assert himself offensively in the second half with multiple perimeter jumpers and a variety of athletic finishes at the rim. A confident presence with a versatile inside-outside skill-set at six-foot-six, the attacking play of Green (18 points vs. New Hampton; 11 vs. Hargrave), as well as Gardner, was a primary reason why Westwind was able to erase a 12-point halftime deficit on Tuesday against New Hampton and escape with a 75-69 victory.

More northern California high school basketball items

John Baker writes that, led by Rodrigo Puliceno's 15/17 double-double, it was Burlingame High by 21 over Weston Ranch.


Santa Teresa 70, Washington-San Francisco 60

WA -- Jeremy Jetton 7-6-23 (three treys), Brenden Glapion 8-4-21

ST -- Trevor Priest 8-4-20, Spencer Koopmans 6-0-16 (four treys)


Woodcreek 55, St. Francis 54

WO -- John Peska 11-5-31 (four treys), Devin Murphy 3-4-10

SF -- Drew Dickey 5-1-11, Ivan Margaretic 2-4-10, Sean Dawkins 4-0-10

Ron Agostini reports on Adrian Oliver and Justin Graham

The Modesto Bee's Ron Agostini features Adrian Oliver (formerly of Modesto Christian) and Justin Graham (former of Ripon High):
Shooting Stars: Oliver, Graham aim to net WAC title for SJ State
Ron Agostini
Modesto Bee
March 9, 2011

Guess the odds of two basketball players raised a few minutes apart in the Central Valley manning the same backcourt of an NCAA Division I program.

A billion-to-1? Trillion-to-1? More like pick-any-number-to-1.

Adrian Oliver and Justin Graham, the twin longshots at San Jose State, can't believe it themselves. Somehow and someway, the basketball universe funneled them onto the same campus close to home, and it worked...
Go here for the remainder.

Wednesday's report on last night's northern Califonria high school games

Santa Teresa didn't need any higher power as the Saints (who would want to say they trampled Saints?) toppled Washington to continue an impressive run. Alex Pavlovic has the details.


Mitch Stephens offers some scores and a bit more from last night.


Jimmy Durkin writes that BOD had no trouble with Foothill.


The Oakland Tribune offers the writeup of Granite Bay just getting by Mack. Bill Paterson has a lengthy game report.


Bill Kolb reports that the on-the-court firm of Stafford and Duffy powered Las Lomas over Cordova.


Jeff Carrillo tells us El Cerrito was two touchdowns better than Mission. Stephen Scott also checks in with his story.


Joe Davidson serves up all the scores and more involving the Sacramento area teams.

Joe also covered the Antelope victory over Northgate.


Matt O'Donnell was present and accounts for the St. Patrick - St. Vincent triumph over Amador High.


Brian VanderBeek details the Modesto Christian fall to Orland.


Julie Jag has what we need to know about the Santa Cruz High defeat of Marin Catholic.


The Press-Democrat provides the scoop on Analy bowing to Foothill in a D-3 matchup despite 23 points from Max Fujii.


Nick Wilson was alongside Casa Grande High in going on the road and still handily defeating Pleasant Valley.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dinos Trigonis on some Bay Area players

SoCal club team basketball figure Dinos Trigonis offered some evaluations recently about a trio of NorCal ballers
"There were several outstanding players in that contest, but three that stood out were 5’10” junior Dominic Artis (Salesian), 6’5” soph Jabari Bird (Salesian) and 6’7” junior David Andoh (St. Mary’s). Artis is emerging as California’s top 2012 point guard prospect and his play that night gave me flashbacks of a young Baron Davis. Dominic is extremely crafty and his basketball IQ is off the charts.  Combine those intangibles with an excellent reaction to the ball and his ability to create for himself as well as teammates makes him a growth spurt away from being a special player. Bird is a skywalking athlete with a jump shot to match and his upside is scary to say the least. Andoh is one of the West Coast’s top 2012 high-major sleepers and his potent inside-outside scoring skills make him a versatile prospect worth taking a long look at this upcoming summer..."

Davion Berry, Nefi Perdomo, Steven Pratt and Casey Ryan honored

Cal State Monterey Bay sophomore Davion (Hayward High) Berry was recently named a First Team member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

Likewise for San Francisco State's Nefi (Skyline High) Perdomo, a sophomore.

Sonoma State junior Steven (Foothill High) Pratt was a CCAA Second Team selection.

As was Casey (Argonaut High) Ryan, a senior at UC Santa Diego

Drew Gordon honored

Drew Gordon is out in Albuquerque so he is sometimes forgotten but the former Archbishop Mitty star picked up some honors this week. Gordon was named the Missouri Valley Conference (MWC) Player of the Week, the Newcomer of the year and also selected to the All-MWC Second Team.

Tuesday's northern California high school basketball report

Alex Pavlovic empties his prep notebook and that includes a number of basketball items.


The Inside Bay Area folks do the same.


Bill Paterson offers some major love to the Granite Bay squad.


Joe Davidson serves up a Darius Nelson - DeMarcus Cousins separated-at-birth feature.


John Dugan says it's been a Roggenbuck-boost propelling Marin Catholic.


Matt O'Donnell previews the St. Patrick - St. Vincent versus Amador High matchup.


Up Chico way, here are the All Eastern Athletic League picks, headed by Sterling Smith.

Monday, March 7, 2011

All - EBAL honors

All-East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)

MVP -- Jordan Giusti (San Ramon Valley), Sr.

First team

* Jacob Contreras (Amador Valley), Sr.

* Travis Pacos (DLS), Sr.
* Amadi Udenyi (DLS), Jr.
* Chris O'Neill (Foothill), Sr.
* Tyler Padgett (Granada), Jr.
* Mark Tollefsen (SRV), Sr.

Second team

* Nate Johansen (AV), Sr.

* Noel Frazier (Cal), Jr.
* Duke DaRae (DLS), Sr.
* McKayle Harnell (Livermore), Sr.
* Mike Harris (Monte Vista), Sr.
* Tommy Garrett (SRV), Sr.

Honorable mention

* Brandon King (AV), Sr.

* Chad Bianchi (Foothill), Sr.
* Lenny Nieto (Cal), Sr.
* Bryan Marvin (SRV), Sr.
* Elliott Pitts (DLS), So.

Chico State basketballers Jay Flores and Roderick Hawkins honored

Chico State junior Jay (Jesuit High) Flores and senior Roderick (Jesuit High) Hawkins -- there seems to be a trend here -- were recently named to California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Second Team.

NorCal ballers receiving Big West Confernce honors

UC Santa Barbara junior Orlando (Palma High) Johnson landed an All-Big West first team spot as did Cal Poly senior Shawn (Bishop O'Dowd High) Lewis.

Two UC Davis players, seniors Mark (St. Mary's High - Stockton) Payne and Joe (St. Mary's High - Stockton) Harden, plus UC Santa Barbara's junior James (Weston Ranch High) Nunnally and Pacific's sophomore Allan (Merced High) Huddleston landed on the Honorable Mention list.

UC Davis' Josh (Forest Lake Christian High) Ritchart was the Co-Freshman of the Year. 

All the selections can be found here.

Former Ripon High star Justin Graham featured

Former Ripon High star Justin Graham just closed out the regular season as a San Jose State University senior and is featured in this Mark Emmons article.

A brief writeup on the CCSF - SRJC matchup

Here is Howard Senzell on the Santa Rosa Junior College loss to CCSF:

"The JC men were done in by 6-4 guard Collin Chiverton, who scored 41.
“He killed us,” coach Craig McMillan said. “He hit nine 3-pointers. We just couldn’t cover him.”
The Bear Cubs trailed 36-28 at the half and got within five with 13 minutes to go. “San Francisco is an awfully good team. We just couldn’t get it done against them,” said McMillan.
Analy’s Kevin Aronis led Santa Rosa with 19 points and Lorenzo McCloud had 17. The Bear Cubs end the season 22-9. San Francisco plays on with a 30-1 record."

March 7: Monday's northern California high school basketball report

Mitch Stephens offers his top performances of the week.


Former McClymonds star backcourter Will Cherry was honored with an All-Big Sky Conference first team selection:
"Despite being hampered by an ankle sprain for the final seven games of the regular season, Cherry is eighth in the league in scoring at 14.2 ppg, fourth in assists at 4.4, first in steals at 2.7, and third in assists-to-turnover ratio with 2.1 assists for every turnover.

"That says a lot about his impact on our team," [Montana Coach Wayne] Tinkle said. "If you look at scoring, steals, assists, assists-to-turnovers, he was - I think - hands down the best point guard in the league. We did miss him in some key games. His impact on our team was such that the rest of the coaches thought that highly of him.'"

Here are the 2011 CIF State Boys Basketball championship brackets (don't forget to scroll). Here's probably an easier to follow look. For just the games up Sacramento way, go here.


John Dugan writes about the love flowing to San Marin basketball.


Former De La Salle star Rekalin Sims is in legal trouble in Kentucky. Here is more.

Josh Akognon goes for 54

 (here is Josh representing Nigeria)

Former Casa Grande High and Cal State Fullerton star Josh Akognon is currently playing in China for the DongGuan squad and went for 54 points the other night in a 117-109 road victory over Shandong. Josh buried nine three-pointers, his second straight game with nine treys.

Check out the video highlighting #2 (with the headband).

From a December 15 article, Josh's numbers at that time were: 30.5 points, 3.5 assists, 4.0 steals

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Kiwi Gardner update

From Westwind Prep Coach Gary Trousdale's Twitter account:
"Westwind Preps 5-6 Kiwi Gardner on official visit this weekend at Providence"
We thought Kiwi was going 2012 due to academics so maybe he picked it up.

Omar Samhan revisited

Here's an Associated Press article checking in with former St. Mary's (and San Ramon Valley High) star Omar Samhan.

We can't think of a perfect description but rags-to-riches seems close. What an experience he will be able to tell his children and grandchildren.

Call it inspiring.

CCSF and Fresno CC both win and now head to the Final Four

It was Fresno City College getting past Diablo Valley College 78-72 last night over and down in the San Joaquin. DVC's Brian Goins scored 30 points.

The Rams are now in the Final Four. Here is a game report from the Fresno Bee.

It requires scrolling down to the bottom but Inside Bay Area also has details on the matchup.


Host City College of San Francisco beat Santa Rosa Junior College 82-66 last night. We have yet to locate any game reports.

Sunday's report on Saturday night's northern California high school basketball scores

Glen Reeves reports on Sacred Heart Cathedral downing Burlingame. There are also Santa Teresa - Serra plus Pinewood - Mid-Peninsula writeups included. Mitch Stephens also provides a SHC - Burlingame story, as does Jeremy Balan.


Harold Abend, John Dugan and Jimmy Durkin all offer the details on San Marin's Wesonga-powered win over El Cerrito.


Jimmy Durkin also writes about Oakland High's three-point victory over Mack.


Brian VanderBeek has the Colfax High triumph over Amador High and Bill Paterson covers the same territory.


Joe Davidson tells us about Sheldon getting past Jesuit.


Bill Paterson is all over St. Mary's of Stockton taking down Antelope.


Travis Souders says it was Sterling Smith and Kurt Kitayama leading Chico High to victory over Pleasant Valley High.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Julian Welch in Minnesota this weekend

Here's a report on Yuba College backcourter Julian Welch (Franklin High and UC Davis) tripping to Minnesota this weekend.

Another Jeremy Russotti training offer

Besides Jeremy Russotti's training class this Sunday in Rohnert Park:

For those in the Peninsula Area, our 6-week classes begin March 13th. Conducting the class will be former college player Jordan Brewer (Indiana). Jordan is the former AAU teammate to Eric Gordon, Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Josh McRoberts, and Dequean Cook. Jordan is currently head of marketing team for Josh McRoberts (Indiana Pacers).  

Class Schedules are listed below:

K-2nd Grade:  March13th-April 17th (Every Sunday) from 5:30pm-6:30pm
3rd - 5th: March 14th - April 18th (Every Monday) from 6pm-7:30pm
6th-8th Grade: March 13th - April 17th (Every Monday) from 4pm-5:30pm

All classes will be held at Jefferson High School (Daly City)

Go here to register.

Go here to check out all of Jeremy's trainings.

Mitty over St. Francis 54-36

Greg Lydon reports it was Archbishop Mitty over St. Francis last night. He also offers six game photos.

John Reid also covered the matchup. 

The All Santa Cruz County basketball selections

Head here for Ryan Moses' report on the Santa Cruz County Athletic League (SCCAL) choices of the top six players in the conference.

The latest on Will Davis

For the latest on Will Davis, the former Sac High frontcourter playing a prep season at New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire, head here. Scroll down to the fourth player highlighted from the bottom of the page.

The northern California junior college basketball semifinals are tonight

Vittorio Tafur writes about City College of San Francisco hosting Santa Rosa JC tonight, plus that De'End Parker changed his mind and now has a new PAC-10 destination.

Michael Coit (you'll need to scroll down a bit) also writes about the CCSF - SRJC matchup but from the Sonoma County perspective.


Something has to give in the host Fresno City College - Diablo Valley College matchup because FCC is the top offensive squad in the state at 97 points a game while DVC is #1 in denying scoring at 59 points per game.

Saturday's report on last night's northern California high school basketball games

Jimmy Durkin reports on Castro Valley's 18-point win over De La Salle. Mitch Stephens also checks in.


Harold Abend tell us it was Brenden Galpion-powered Washington over Mission. Bonta Hill's account is also posted. Bonta also has the scoop on the extra curricular activity once the game ended.


Matt Smith has the details of the St. Joseph Notre Dame victory against University. Jeremy Balan was also at the game.


Bill Patterson writes that it was Sac High on the shoulders of the firm of Garrett, Cameron and Boyd over Center High up state capitol way.


Bill Coit has posted his account of Montgomery High's topping of Las Lomas.


Ryan Moses was in Santa Clara for the Sacred Heart Prep topping of Santa Cruz High.


John Dugan previews today's San Marin - El Cerrito matchup.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The final four in northern California junior college basketball

DRinCA has posted his game report on Fresno City College defeat of Yuba College.

DRinCA also offers previews of the City College San Francisco - Santa Rosa JC and the Fresno City College - Diablo Valley College matchups.

Friday's northern California high school basketball roundup

Ryan Moses writes about the Santa Cruz High playing style as the Cardinals meet Sacred Heart Prep late this afternoon at Santa Clara University.


Joe Davidson features Antelope High basking in new found glory.


Carl Steward explores the De La Salle - Castro Valley High matchup which will be a fascinating contrast in styles.


Jimmy Durkin covers the Big Three leading Oakland High.


Inside Bay Area lists tonight's championship contests.


Hameed Ali is the lone basketball rep in the Inside Bay Area Athletes of the Week.


Brian VanderBeek looks again at the Modesto Christian - Amador High game, plus what's next for the Crusaders.


Michael Coit preview the Montgomery High - Las Lomas High game tonight at Santa Rosa Junior College.

A Jeremy Russotti basketball clinic in Rohnert Park this Sunday

Jeremy Russotti's 1% CLUB Basketball is having its last free basketball training clinic for a while this Sunday, March 6th at University of Sports Complex in Rohnert Park
The weekly training classes will start March 18 and run for 6 weeks. 
For those willing to travel, the Sonoma County chapter will be unique in that Jeremy Russotti will be directing and conducting every single class during these 6 weeks. This is the perfect opportunity for those who have emailed over the years wanting to work out with Coach Russotti. 

Below are free clinic times for this Sunday.

K-2: Noon - 1pm 
3rd - 5th: 1pm - 2:30pm 
6th - 8th: 2:30 - 4pm
High School: 2:30 - 4pm

Sign ups will be for the first 25 that sign up for each class (online). For more information, contact Paige Dumont at (707) 758-4786, or via email at


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Not Nor Cal-related but a fascinating read

We won't name names but there unfortunately are some northern California players the following article could be about. What can be learned, or maybe more appropriately, will be learned?
Lost in transition: Ex-prep star Alex Legion no longer a can't-miss kid
Eric Lacy
The Detroit News
March 2, 2011

Alex Legion once was considered the can't-miss kid. Now, he's just a kid who missed on countless opportunities to improve his basketball resume.

After two de-commitments from Michigan, a six-game stint at Kentucky, and transfers to Illinois and Florida International, it's unclear what the 6-foot-5, 195-pound shooting guard without a college degree will do with the rest of his life.

The uncertainty is what scares Kurt Keener, his former high school coach for three years at Detroit County Day.

"If he's lost his passion for the game, then I'm concerned," Keener said. "He's never had any other area of his life — that I knew of — other than basketball, basketball, basketball."

Considered one of the top players in the nation coming out of high school in 2007, according to Rivals, Scout and ESPN, Legion appeared to burn his bridges at every college stop.

His latest transgression was his dismissal last month by Florida International coach Isiah Thomas for an undisclosed violation of team rules...
Go here for the remainder.

Trans-Valley League Awards

Trans-Valley League Awards

Most Valuable: Anthony Pratt, Modesto Christian

Most Outstanding: Derek Evens, Modesto Christian

First Team

Modesto Christian — Ryan Riner, Raymond Bowles
Riverbank — Zack Gonzales, Rolaun Dunham
Escalon — Gino Franceschetti, Nate Peterson, Tyler Schuurman
Hilmar — Daniel Greenleaf
Ripon — Jake McCreath, Jared Ratto

Honorable Mention

* Alex Reynaga, Riverbank
* Ravonne Pious, Orestimba
* Simon Martell, Hughson
* Cole Herrin, Ripon
* Jesse Burke, Trent Goiburn, Hilmar
* Robbie Leal, Escalon

Coach of the Year: Gary Porter, MC

TravisF in the press again

Good ol' Travis Farris -- he of videography and YouTube fame -- is featured once again here. Travis' site is here.

Check out the NorCalpreps Hoops Star Watch

Go here to learn about Douglas Benton's NorCalPreps Hoops Star Watch player selections for the week.

Tri-County Athletic League 2010-2011 All-League Boys Basketball selections

TCAL ALL-LEAGUE AWARDS Boys Basketball 2010-2011

MVP:  Frankie Rogers Salinas Sr.

First Team
* Noah Allen Palma So.   
* Jack Powers Palma So.    
* Andres Jimenez Alvarez Sr  
* Cameron Yarway Gilroy Sr.    
* Cooper Sepulveda Hollister Sr.  
* Jordan Belton Hollister Jr.   
* Daniel Vann Victorino North Salinas Jr.   
* Mitchell Johnson Salinas Sr.   
* Mike Amiya Salinas Sr.

Second Team
* Matt Johnson Palma Sr. 
* Justin Regester Palma Sr. 
* Mark Farfan Alisal So.         
* Chunky Camel Alvarez So.
* Chima Ikeme Gilroy Sr.     
* Eric Elayda Hollister Sr.
* Tyler Rickard Hollister Sr.
* Lamar Aiken North Salinas Sr.    
* Arthur Caldwell Salinas Jr.
* Christian Mariscal Salinas Sr.
All Defensive Team 
* Adan Saldana Alisal Sr.
* Chima Ikeme Gilroy Sr.
* Tyler Rickard Hollister Sr.
* Cooper Sepulveda Hollister Sr.
* Frank Rogers Salinas Sr.
Sportsmanship Team
* Jay Burlison Palma So.   
* Mike Wamungu Alisal Sr.   
* Anthony Fernandez Alvarez Sr.   
* Dylan Jensen Gilroy Sr.  
* Brian Becerra Hollister So. 
* Sam Ramos North Salinas Jr. 
* Josh Murray Salinas Jr.
Freshmen of the Year: Hiram Miskin Hollister

Sophomore of the Year: Noah Allen Palma       

Coach of the Year: Joe Chappell Salinas 

The 2010-2011 Bay Valley Conference All-League team


MVP -- Julian Welch, Yuba, G, 6-3, 200, So, Elk Grove

COACH OF THE YEAR -- Doug Cornelius, Yuba


Spencer Butterfield Yuba G 6-3 205 Fr Loomis
Brian Cummings Mendocino G 6-2 So Canarsie/Brooklyn NY
Marcus Dubose Mendocino G 6-2 So Hartsville/Hartsville SC
Dominique Grant Los Medanos G 6-2 0 So Chattahochee Valley CC / GA
Wesley Hanspard Los Medanos F 6-6 0 So Oakland Tech / Oakland
Joshua Hatcher Merritt F 6-5 205 So Berkeley HS/ Oakland, CA
Curtis Malone Mendocino F 6-4 So El Dorado/Las Vegas
Mike McChristian Yuba G 6-3 200 So Vacaville
Anto Olah Yuba F 6-5 210 Fr Gold Coast
Harold Perry Alameda F 6-6 0 Fr Pinole/San Pablo
Julian Scott Yuba F 6-7 235 So Marysville
Rosevelt Smith Napa Valley G 6-3 So Fairfield/ Armijo HS

Your Thursday northern California junior college basketball report

 And then there were four.

Jeff Davis reports on Fresno City College's win over Yuba College and also CCSF's triumph over Reedley College.

Ryan Klocke looks at the FCC - YC matchup from the latter's perspective.


Matt Schwab has the details of the Diablo Valley College triumph over Chabot College.


It was Santa Rosa Junior College over Cañada College by the score of 74-59 (but we have yet to locate a game report).


So it will be CCSF against SRJC plus FCC battling DVC.

Thursday's northern California high school report

Mitch Stephens offers the big scores from last night as BOD got SW-ed.

John Dugan is all over the San Marin victory.

Mitch highlights the play of DLS's Amadi Udenyi versus San Ramon Valley.

At the Inside Bay Area site, it appears all the scores and game writeups are compiled.

David Kiefer has a feature on Mid-Pen star Lydell Cardwell.

Damin Esper has the details of St. Mary's triumph over Marin Catholic.

Thomas Gase tells us what we need to know about the St. Patrick - St. Vincent loss to Salesian.

Bill Paterson says the ghost of Josiah Turner is wisping away from the Sac High program.

Josh Levine covers the Burlingame victory over SI.

Bonta Hill reports on Washington win versus Lowell.

Brian VanderBeek reports that the king is dead -- at least for no0w as Modesto Christian was taken down by Amador.

Jeremy Balan has the scoop on Stephen Domingo receiving a national honor.


Santa Teresa 54, Piedmont Hills 52

ST -- Spencer Koopmans 5-0-14 (four treys), Tim Priest 6-1-13

PH -- Stephen Anderson 5-8-19

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Wednesday northern California high school basketball report

Alex Pavlovic says it was St. Francis over Leigh and an Aaron Gordon-led Archbishop Mitty slamming Palo Alto.

St. Francis 53, Leigh 46

SF -- Chang 7-3-17, Harris 6-2-14, Margaretic 3-3-10

Leigh -- D. Patterson 4-1-9, Nijor 4-0-9


Archbishop Mitty 60, Palo Alto 39

AM -- Toth 6-0-14, Vranicar 4-1-11, Gordon 4-2-10

PA -- Adams 6-1-13, Schmarzo 4-0-10


Mitch Stephens also provides a games article.


Bill Paterson reports it was Antelope over Woodcreek. Bill also writes it was St. Mary's (Stockton) winning over Cordova High. Stephen Roberson also was there and serves up his take.

Joe Davidson has the details about Darius Nelson's last shot winning it for Sheldon against Granite Bay. Joe also tells us about Jesuit's triumph versus Franklin.


Phil Barber lauds Analy's Max Fujii who will lead his squad against El Cerrito High.


Julie Jag offers the scoop on Santa Cruz High's win over Palma. John Devine was also there.


John Devine also covered the Sacred Heart Prep second half blasting of Carmel.


It's Skyline High 69-62 over Castlemont High.

Catch Wendell McKines on TV tonight

Former Richmond High star Wendell McKines is redshirting this season at New Mexico State because of a lingering foot injury. Aggie athletic have an 'event' planned tonight for the NMSU - Utah State game which will be televised tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Wendell will be participating. Head here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eli Holman honored

Former Richmond High star Eli Holman recently received a couple of honors. As a member of Detroit, Eli was named to the All-Horizon League second team as well as placed on the conference all-defensive squad.

Is this true?

Came across this (but can't remember where now) on CCSF's De'End Parker (who just gave a verbal to Val)"
"He is the youngest of 10 children. His mother named him De’End because he was the final child, Parker says."
That's a great anecdote.

It's DVC versus Chabot on Wednesday night

Matt Schwab writes about Wednesday's game in Pleasant Hill between Diablo Valley College and Chabot College. It features a number of former local high schoolers on both teams plus a pair of coaches who probably remember peach baskets being used. This is a must-catch game if you are anywhere near that area.

Your Tuesday northern California high school basketball report

So which high school player enjoyed the best regular season? Mitch Stephens offers up a bevy of possibilities.


Jimmy Durkin and Ben Enos offer up a piece on the realignment of the NCS.


Jimmy also has the details about the home court decided upon for the Wednesday Castro Valley High - Newark Memorial High matchup.

That seems like it for today unless we come across further links.