2008-09 All-East Bay basketball update

I couldn’t track down everyone, so fill us in on the ones I missed or any other East Bay players who are playing hoops in college. -Kyle


Player of the Year, Desmond Simmons, Salesian — A senior at Salesian, which is off to a 6-0 start.

First team selections

Brian Barbour, Monte Vista — Has appeared in three games, registering six minutes for Columbia (5-4) and scored five points.

Chris Brew, St. Mary’s — Has logged 29 minutes in three games as UC Santa Barbara (4-2), averaging 7.7 points in those games.

Will Cherry, McClymonds — Started 6 of 10 games for Montana. Leads the team is steals, second in assists while scoring 6.3 points per game.

Jared Cunningham, San Leandro — Played in all 8 of Oregon State’s games, starting four. Averaging 5 points per game and is second on the team in steals.

Brandon Smith, De La Salle — Has come off the bench in all 9 of Cal’s games averaging 8.2 minutes per game. Fourth on the team with 10 assists.

Second team selections

Davion Berry, Hayward — Second on Cal State Monterrey Bay (2-4) in minutes per game (26.0) and first in points per game (14.2).

Eric Obeysekere, Miramonte — Has come off the bench in 4 of 10 games for Holy Cross, registering six minutes and 2 points.

Rashad Parker, Castro Valley — Redshirting at Chico State.

Damon Powell, McClymonds — Averaging 13.3 points per game for Los Medanos College.

Jabari Brown, Salesian — Transferred to Findlay Prep-Henderson, NV. for his senior year. He is second on the team averaging 19.1 points per game.

Third team

Jefferson Powers, De La Salle — Committed to Denver, but is not listed on the roster. Possible redshirt?

Jack Cartwright, Northgate — Couldn’t find anything on him … anyone know what he is up to?

Erick Dargan, Pittsburg; Dominique Lee, St. Mary’s; Khion Sankey, Newark Memorial are now seniors.


Player of the Year, Niveen Rasheed, Monte Vista — Started all 9 games for Princeton (7-2). Leads the team in rebounding (7.2), scoring (16.7 ppg), steals and assists.

First team selections

T.J. Johnson, San Lorenzo — Unknown.

Danielle Mauldlin, St. Mary’s — Now a senior.

Robe Mayberry, Bishop O’Dowd — Now a senior.

Erica Payne, Carondelet — Now a junior.

DaNesha Stallworth, Pinole Valley — Started all 8 games for Cal (4-4), second on the team in scoring (13.5 ppg), second in rebounding (7.4).

Second team selections

Emily Allard, Deer Valley — On a softball scholarship at Northwestern.

Raeshel Contreras, Encinal — Now a senior.

Chairese Culberson, Berkeley — Now a junior.

Kelly Peterson, Northgate — Logged 9 minutes in 5 of 9 games at Lehigh.

Sarah Tamulsk, Piedmont — Unknown.

Third team selections

Brieanna Ashley, Bishop O’Dowd —Redshirting at San Jose State.

Robbie Brigham, McClymonds —Unknown

Kayla Griffin, Moreau Catholic — Has played in 3 of 7 games at Cal Poly.

Ricki Radanovich, Carondelet — Santa Clara commit is a senior now.

Patrice Saindon, Deer Valley — Has started in 2 of 7 games and played in every game at Fresno Pacific.

Kyle Bonagura

Kyle Bonagura is a Pleasanton-based prep sports writer for the Bay Area Newsgroup-East Bay.

  • Jimmy Durkin

    Jefferson Powers was running the 30-second shot clock at De La Salle’s Chris Vontoure Spartan Classic on Saturday. I don’t believe he ended up going to Denver, but not sure what he’s up to.

  • Jimmy Durkin

    Here’s a release I just received on Skyline grad Nefi Perdomo, now at San Francisco State.

    “SF State freshman guard Nefi Perdomo is one of the
    key reasons that the Gators’ men’s basketball team is off to a
    successful 8-2 record. The eight victories ties for the second most by a
    Gator men’s basketball team before the Holiday Break. SF State went 8-1
    last season. Perdomo is averaging 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.1
    steals per game for fifth-year head coach Bill Treseler’s Gators.

    The Oakland native is shooting 52.5% from the field, 44.4% from
    three-point land, and 61.9% from the charity stripe. He also has dished
    out 20 assists in the nine games he has played this season while
    averaging 24 minutes per games. Perdomo has started in seven of those
    nine games.

    He has season highs of 17 points vs. Notre Dame de Namur (December 12),
    7 rebounds vs. Simpson (December 11), four assists vs. Kentucky Wesleyan
    (October 30), two steals (three times), and three three-point field
    goals made vs. Kentucky Wesleyan (October 30) and Notre Dame de Namur
    (December 12).

    In the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s
    basketball statistics report that was released today, Perdomo is eighth
    in three-point field goal percentage, 15^th in assists, and tied for
    19^th in scoring.”

  • e_culb

    Robbie Brigham is at Midland College (JC) in Texas playing a key role. Here’s a link.


  • Bronco Fan

    Jack Cartwright is currently Head Coach of the Northgate Frosh Basketball team and going to DVC.

  • I saw Cunningham play on t.v. last week. It was really exciting to see a product of the bay area and he did really well.

  • I believe Antonio Flaggs of Mt. Diablo is playing hoops at Sac State

  • The Whole Truth

    What’s everyone think? Can Logan or Washington beat the great (let me repeat) great Cougars from Newark? As self proclaimed MVAL expert said recently right here on EB Preps they are the “MVAL team of the century” … I’m sure this is understated. Newark could be the greatest of all time but I am going to boldly predict that Logan will beat them like a rug. WHS can too.

  • murphy1

    Katie Thralls of Granada is playing At Seattle Pacific University.