Not much movement from last week until the final six spots.
BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Rank, School Rec. Pts LW
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5)* 17-4 75 1
2. Campolindo 20-2 70 2
3. De La Salle 20-2 65 3
4. Moreau Catholic 17-5 60 4
5. Monte Vista 20-2 53 5
6. El Cerrito 22-3 52 6
7. San Ramon Valley 18-4 45 7
8. Salesian 16-8 40 8
9. Berkeley 16-6 35 9
10. San Leandro 16-6 30 11
11. College Park 18-5 23 12
12. Saint Mary’s 14-9 17 10
13. Freedom 13-9 12 15
14. Albany 25-1 10 NR
15. Amador Valley 14-8 7 NR
Also receiving votes: McClymonds (14-7, 5 points), Las Lomas (15-7, 1). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.
* indicates number of first place votes
Here are the latest East Bay High School Girls Soccer rankings with an NCS Playoff picture and standings (as of Feb. 9).
Before we start, here is a feel good story.
Below is the link to watch tonight’s Bishop O’Dowd vs. Oak Hill Academy boys basketball game.
It was another busy signing day in the East Bay with a number of football recruits inking their letters of intent to top college programs. Plenty of other student-athletes signed in soccer.
Here’s our most updated list of local signees.
A feature on Clayton Valley Charter’s Kahlil McKenzie, who is rated the top recruit in the country by Scout even though he didn’t play his senior year.
And below you’ll find photos that were sent to us. Feel free to send us yours to email@example.com.
These athletes have, or are expected to, sign a national letter of intent during the signing period that began today. Email us additions, corrections or photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brady Aiello (Acalanes) Oregon
Dominic Fredrickson (Freedom) San Jose State
Bomani Hairston-Bassette (McClymonds) San Jose State
Tim Harris (Livermore) Benedictine
Stephen Johnson (San Leandro) UCLA
Kyle Kearns (Foothill) Wake Forest
JJ Koski (San Ramon Valley) Cal Poly
Isaiah Langley (Foothill) USC
Kieffer Longson (Dougherty Valley) BYU
David Lui (Pittsburg) BYU
Adam Mayer (De La Salle) Minnesota
Gabe McCoy (Pittsburg) UNLV
Kahlil McKenzie (Clayton Valley Charter) Tennessee
Namane Modise (Castro Valley) Minot State
Noah Myers (Las Lomas) Washington State
Zach Nelson (San Ramon Valley) University of San Diego
Roland Ocansey (Tennyson) UC Davis
Tyler Petite (Campolindo) USC
Ben Schrider (Saint Mary’s) Richmond
Simba Short (De La Salle) Northwestern
Ron Smith (Saint Mary’s) San Diego State
Matt Snyder (California) Nebraska
Xavier Thibodeaux (Tennyson) Western Oregon
Ernie Timoteo (Kennedy-Richmond) Sacramento State
Tyler Whisenhunt (California) Cal Poly
Javin White (McClymonds) UNLV
Contra Costa College football star Deonte Reynolds is leaning toward signing with Arizona State on Wednesday, Comets coach Alonzo Carter said tonight.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Pinole Valley High graduate is rated as a three-star defensive tackle by Scout.com. and rivals.com. Iowa State and Fresno State are also in Reynolds’ final three schools, Carter said.
Carter said that other Comets who will be signing include offensive tackle Daris Workman (North Carolina State), defensive back Marquez Mackey (New Mexico), nose tackle Brandon Wright (Jackson State) and defensive tackle James Reid (Jackson State).
Here’s our latest East Bay girls basketball poll. Results are through Saturday, Jan. 31.
|1. Miramonte (5)
|t4. Bishop O’Dowd
|6. St. Mary’s
|8. James Logan
|9. Clayton Valley
|11. Valley Christian
|12. Castro Valley
|t14. Oakland Tech
|t14. Mission San Jose
Also receiving votes: Deer Valley (10-9, 4 votes), Liberty (15-5, 1), Oakland (13-5, 1). The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday, Jan. 31.
Coaches and athletic directors — If you haven’t done so already, please send us a list of your athletes who are signing national letters of intent on Wednesday or any time during this signing period. We will also post photos from signing ceremonies across the region to our East Bay Prep Corner blog, so feel free to send those along, too. You can email us at email@example.com.
College Park pitcher Joe DeMers.
A pair of local pitchers are earning recognition as two of the best high school baseball players in the country. College Park’s Joe DeMers and De La Salle’s Justin Hooper were recently named to the 30-player preseason All-America list by MaxPreps.com.
DeMers signed with Washington and Hooper with UCLA during the early signing period in November, but both are potential early round MLB draft picks.
Here’s what MaxPreps has to say about DeMers, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior who has been a longtime USA Baseball star: College Park could be one of the top teams in the country this year thanks largely to the all-around play of DeMers, who has earned MaxPreps Underclass All-American honors three years running. He posted a 12-2 record last year with 94 strikeouts and a 0.65 ERA in 86 innings pitched. He also batted .373 with 32 RBIs. He has committed to Washington.
De La Salle pitcher Justin Hooper
And here is MaxPreps’ assessment of Hooper, who is 6-foot-7, 230 pounds and the younger brother of Stanford tight end Austin Hooper: Considered the nation’s top lefthanded pitcher, Hooper posted a 6-3 record with a 2.04 ERA and struck out 58 batters in 44.2 innings pitched for the Spartans.