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Battle of the Best Showdown

The event previously known as the Sac vs. Bay Showdown, which is now the Best of the Best showdown to reflect the addition of an all-star team from Southern California, is coming up Saturday, June 13 at Laney College. It figures to be a great day of basketball with some talented athletes. Here’s the event schedule and local athletes participating:

12 Noon – Sac vs. Bay (Girls)
1:30pm – Sac vs. Bay (Boys)
3:15pm – 3-Point Shootout
4pm – “King of the Hill” One-on-One
5pm – Dunk Contest
5:30pm – North vs. South (Girls)
7:00pm – North vs. South (Boys)

Local athletes:

Boys

F Desmond Simmons (Salesian) 6-7 Jr.
G Brian Barbour (Monte Vista) 6-1 Sr.
G Will Cherry (McClymonds) 6-1 Sr.
F Damon Powell (McClymonds) 6-5 Sr.
G Chris Brew (St. Mary’s-Berk.) 6-4 Sr.
G Brandon Smith (De La Salle) 6-0 Sr.
F Kevin Greene (SH Cathedral/Oakland resident) 6-5 Sr.
F Eric Obeysekere (Miramonte) 6-9 Sr

Girls

F Niveen Rasheed (Monte Vista) 6-0 Sr.
F Robie Mayberry (Bishop O’Dowd) 5-11 Jr.
F/C Erica Payne (Carondelet) 6-2 So.
C Danielle Mauldin (St. Mary’s-Berk.) 5-11 Jr.
F Emily Allard (Deer Valley) 6-0 Sr.
F Marquetta Stokes (Oakland Tech) 5-10 Jr.

For more information and full rosters, visit http://www.battleofthebestshowdown.com/

Jimmy Durkin

I cover mostly San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group, but also fill in from time to time with the 49ers, Warriors, A's and Giants.