Basketball: Randle, Christopher in all-star win

Cal’s Jerome Randle had 12 points, seven assists and shot 7-for-7 from the FT line, helping the Reese’s squad to a 106-101 win over the Hershey’s team in the NABC senior all-star game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Patrick Christopher started the game and contributed eight points and six rebounds in the event that is part of Final Four weekend.

Dominic Calegari of UC Davis, formerly of St. Mary’s HS in Berkeley, scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench to aid in the win.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Eric

    He was named game MVP. He got rejected a few times but didn’t turn the ball over and delivered some nice passes. He did seem to get beat on defense by the Villanova guard.

    Christopher looked pretty good with a nice rebound-dunk in the first half.

  • uh oh.

    JF: Can you report on something…
    I never recall there being much talk of Randle nearly leaving Cal after Braun left. But these commentators for the game have mentioned it 3 times so far.
    Was Randle really close to leaving? Wow. What’s the real story there?

  • BlueNGold

    Uh Oh-
    Randle has talked about it in some interviews. In the one I recall, he basically said that he had serious reservations about playing for Montgomery because he did not think it was a good fit. Then he met and talked to him, and was reassured and decided to give it a go.

  • Mountain Jim

    That story has been reported constantly since Monty took over and Jerome kicked his game up to another gear.

  • Jeff Faraudo

    Jerome wondered at the time whether he should leave, because his impression was that Montgomery was a big man’s coach and he was worried he’d been made a scapegoat for some of the problems the 2007-08 team experienced. But Montgomery approached him with an open mind, consistently said positive things about him, and Randle quickly decided this was the place for him. Obviously, a good call.

  • BlueNGold

    Randle also reported that Montgomery told him ‘You are from Chicago. Play like Chicago’.

  • Mitchie V

    I missed the 3-point competition.

    How’d our boy do?