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Simply Basketball: BATTLE OF NORCAL

The Battle of NorCal was held Saturday afternoon on August 20th at Modesto Christian HS. There were four teams, three from the large regions of NorCal. The 209, The Bay, and Team 916 players from Sacramento, while the Central Valley Team consisted of players from the Fresno Area.

MOP: Jamari Phillips 6'4 2024 SG Modesto christian HS.

Game 1: The 209 defeated Team 916 85-70

209 was led by NorCal's #1 player and Nationally Ranked 2024 prospect Jamari Phillips with a team high of 26pts, while the 916 groups, Jalen Glenn dropped 29pts and was game1 high scorer.

Game 2: The Bay Team defeated Team Central 91-89.

It was an exciting game that saw Central holding a 12 point lead, before the Bay made a nice comeback to seal the deal. Zion Sensley 6'7 SG NorCals #2 ranked prospect in the 2024 class and a Prolific Prep player led the Bay with 19pts, while Central's hot shooting 6'4 2023 Forward from Santa Cruz HS Aden Curry dropped 20pts including long range 3's.

Game 3: Consolation game The 916 73, Team Central 71.

A bit low scoring, but a close one by the numbers saw a rising prospect from Team 916 Mark Larvenov 6'7 2025 of Rockling HS lead this group in scoring with a game high of 22pts. Central's 2023 6'8 versatile big man Mike Davis Jr of San Joaquin Memorial scored 12pts.

Game 4: Championship The 209 took down The Bay, final score 102-74 to be crowned Battle NorCal Champions this year. BJ Davis 6'2 2023 #3 in NorCal's 2023 Class led all scorers with 19pts. Derek Sangster 6'7 a Cornell University commit led The Bay Team with 16pts respectively.

Overall it was a good day for Northern California Basketball. There's plenty of prospects in NorCal that can play basketball at the next level DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, or Juco

Here are the Team rosters

Team 209: Jamari Phillips 6'3 Guard 2024 Modesto Christian HS BJ Davis 6'2 Combo Guard 2023 Modesto Christian HS Prince Oseya 6'10 Center 2023 Modesto Christian HS Elijah and Elliot Mobley (AKA The Twins) 6'1 guards 2023 Weston Ranch HS Leon Mills 6'2 PG 2023 Edison HS of Stockton Jalen Brown 6'2 Combo Guard 2023 Modesto Christian HS Lloyd French 6'4 SG 2023 Downey HS Malachi Miller 6'3 SG 2023 Central Catholic Anthony Moore 6'5 SF 2025 Lincoln HS, Stockton Junior Adams 6'5 PF 2023 of Edison HS, Stockton Caden Ward 6'3 Guard 2024 of St. Mary's HS, Stockton

Team Bay: Ryan Beasley 5'11 PG 2023 Dougherty Valley HS AJ Harris 6'5 F 2023 Piedmont Tyler Harris 6'7 SF 2023 Zion Sensley 6'7 SG/SF 2024 Prolific Prep Kellen Hampton 6'5 Guard 2025 Moreau Catholic HS Derek Sangster 6'7 SF 2023 Archbishop Mitty HS Money Williams 6'4 SG 2023 Oakland HS Andrew Mckeever 7'0 Center 2023 Granada HS Donvan Cooks 6'0 PG 2023 Dublin HS Zion Wilburn 6'6 2024 SF Pinole Valley HS Jonathan Chapple 6'2 SG 2024 Pinole Valley HS

Team Central: Connor Amundson 5'11 PG 2024 of Clovis North HS JJ Howard 6'6 SF 2023 Mission Prep HS Rippen Gill 6'6 SF 2024 Centinenial HS Mike Davis Jr 6'8 PF 2023 San Joaquin Memorial HS Isaac Martinez 6'0 PG 2023 Clovis West HS Jaden Haire 6'5 SF 2023 Hanford West HS Jackson Young 6'2 SG 2024 Clovis West HS Aden Curry 6'4 SF 2023 Santa Cruz HS Julius Olanrewaju 6'5 SF 2025 San Joaquin Memorial HS Jaylen Bryant 6'5 SF 2023 Clovis North HS Luis Marin 6'5 G 2024 St. Joes HS Jordan Espinoza 6'4 SF 2023 Clovis North HS

Team 916: Ben Roseborough 6'4 SG 2024 Monterey Trail HS Verick Lewis 6'3 SG 2023 Monterey Trail HS Jalen Glenn 6'5 SG 2023 Inderkum HS Jermaine Haliburton 6'1 PG 2023 Inderkum HS Logan Stuben 6'8 PF 2023 Inderkum HS Micah Johnston 6'0 PG 2023 Folsom HS Yaqub Mir 6'3 CG 2023 Granite bay HS Edric Dennis 6'7 F 2023 Vanden HS Tyler Thompson 6'5 G 2024 Vanden HS Mark Larvenov 6'7 PF 2025 Rocklin HS

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