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As expected, the games did not disappoint. Here are the results of this year’s NorCal Tip Off Classic over Thanksgiving weekend.

Game 1: Las Lomas 60, St. Ignatius 43

Leading Scorers: Las Lomas- Nathan Robinson 23

 St. Ignatius- Darrion Trammell 17

Player of the Game: Nathan Robinson

Game 2: Berkeley 71, Dublin 68 in Overtime

Leading Scorers: Berkeley- Ben Baker 23

 Dublin- Robbie Beasley 23

Player of the Game: Ben Baker

Game 3: Lincoln (Stockton) 77, Newark Memorial 57

Leading Scorers: Lincoln- Andre Kelly 17

 Newark Memorial- Jamal Frenchwood 

Player of the Game: Andre Kelly

Game 4: San Joaquin Memorial 78, Moreau Catholic 67

Leading Scorers: San Joaquin Memorial- Dameane Douglas 36

 Moreau Catholic- Amir Fields 16

Player of the Game: Dameane Douglas

Game 5: Folsom 75, St. Joseph-Notre Dame 49

Leading Scorers; Folsom- Eljay Gallegos 17

 St Joseph-Notre Dame- Cameron Ba 17

Player of the Game: Mason Forbes of Folsom

Game 6: Rancho Christian 84, Capital Christian 63

Leading Scorers: Rancho Christian- Isaiah Mobley 28

 Capital Christian- Zach Chappell 24

Player of the Game: Isaiah Mobley

Game 7: Bishop O’Dowd 58, Fairfax 56

Leading Scorers: Bishop O’Dowd- Naseem Gaskin 20

 Fairfax- Jamal Hartwell Jr 22

Player of the Game: Naseem Gaskin



SportStars INSIDER, Gerry Freitas shares his insights –

Players to Watch at NorCal Tip Off Classic, Nov. 25th, Newark Memorial High School, Newark:

St. Ignatius:

6’1”Brandon Beckman2018DII
6’7”Neal Begovich2019DI/DII
6’1”Matt Redmond2018DII
6’7”Sam Nangle2019DI/DII
6’0”Wren Robinson2019DI
5’9”Darrion Tramell2018DI
6’5”Teddy Snyder2018DII

Las Lomas:

6’4”Nathan Robinson2018DI/D II
6’0”Robert Prince2018DI/D II
6’3”Devin Payne2018Low DI/ High DII
5’10”Jason Holman2018DII/NAIA
6’4”Jackson Kravets2018DII/NAIA
6’5”Kasif Gobir2018DII/NAIA


6’1”Robbie Beasley2020Mid/High DI
6’1”Conner Jackson2018DII
6’5”Grant Manning2019DII
6’6”Jack Nielson2018DII
6’4”Kyle Brown2018DI
6’3”Cole McMahon2019DII
5’8”Jaden Saunders2020DII
5’10”Devon Jackson2020DII
6’1”Elijah Alonso2020DII
5’10”Nick Costello2020DII

Newark Memorial:

6’2”Caleb Beltz2019DII
6’3”Jamal Frenchwood2018DII


6’4”Ben Baker2018DI/ DII
5’11”Kyree Brown2018DI/DII
6’4”Avery Burt2018DII
5’9”Jamir Thomas2020
6’7”Luke Erdtmann2019DII


5’10”Andre Kelley2018DI (Cal)
6’5”Ezekial Holman2018DII
5’10”Sam Smith2018DII/NAIA

Moreau Catholic:

5’10”Glenn Byrd2019DII
6’5”Amil Fields2019Low DI
6’5”Dallas Rider2020Mid DI
5’9”Junious Poole2019DII
6’5”Daniel Combs2019DII
6’5”Leonard Turner2019Low DI
6’3”David Hector2019Low/Mid DI
6’2”Mahda Fallay2021Mid DI
6’0”Donovan Tynes2021Low DI

San Joaquin Memorial:

6’3”Lunden Taylor2018DI
6’6”Jonah Geron2018(Walk-on Washington)
6’6”Dameane Douglass2018DI (Loyola Marymount)
6’4”Justin Huelskamp2019Hi DII/ Low DI
6’6”Jalen Green2020High DI

St. Joseph – Norte Dame:

Julian Vaughns2019DI
Cameron Ba2018DII
Adam Campos2019DII
Anthony Yu2020DII


6’8”Mason Forbes2018DI (Harvard)
6’3”Jayce McCain2018Hi DII/ Low DI
6’3”Martis Johnson2018DII/ NAIA
6’4”Isaiah Jones2018DII/ NAIA
5’8”Eljay Gallegos2018DII/ NAIA

Capital Christian:

6’3”Zach Chappell2018Mid DI
6’5”Rick Barros2018Low DI
6’4”Micah Filer2019DII/ NAIA
5’11”Trey Jones2019Low DI/ High DII
6’4”Evan Johnson2020Mid DI

Rancho Christian:

6’9”Isaiah Mobley2019High DI
6’10”Evan Mobley2020High DI
6’0”Jordan Montgomery2021Low DI
6’5”Luke Turner2021Mid DI
6’0”Stephen Park2018DII/DIII
6’3”Isaiah Knox2018DII
6’3”KJ Redfield2018DII/ NAIA
6’8”Yousef Johnson2018DIII/ NAIA

Bishop O’Dowd:

6’2”Elijah Hardy2018High DI (Washington)
6’4”Naseem Gaskin2018High DI (Utah)
6’9”Raymond Hawkins2019High DI
6’1”Iniko McNeil2019Low DI/DII
6’2”William Chavarin2019Mid/Low DI
6’1”Brenden Patrick2019High D II


5’11”Jamal Hartwell Jr2018Mid DI
6’7”Kirk Smith2018Low DI
6’1”Ethan Anderson2019High DI
6’3”Rob McRae2019Mid DI
6’6”Daylen Williams2019Low D1
6’2”Mehki Kimble2018D II
6’1”Ron Mitchel2019D II
6’3”Shawn Booker2018D II

Bishop O’Dowd vs. Fairfax Highlights 11th Nor Cal Tip Off Classic

The eleventh annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark.

The event is designed to promote/showcase Northern California basketball to college coaches, media/scouts and the general public.

There will be seven games on the day beginning at 11:00 am. High-profile programs such as San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno, Dublin, Moreau Catholic-Hayward, Capital Christian-Sacramento and Berkeley will be featured. The event will culminate with the marquee matchup at 8:30 pm between national powers Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland and Fairfax-Los Angeles.

Bishop O’Dowd is led by high level 2018 guards Elijah Hardy and Naseem Gaskin and 2019 post man Raymond Hawkins. Fairfax is lead by four Division I prospects: 2018 guard Jamal Hartwell, 2019 guards Ethan Anderson and Robert McRae and 2018 forward Kirk Smith.

Other elite prospects in the event are 2020 wing Jalen Green (San Joaquin Memorial) who is ranked #2 nationally in his class by ESPN and 2019 forward Isaiah Mobley (Rancho Christian-Temecula) who is ranked #41 in his class by ESPN.

Promising 2020 players with elite potential are forward Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian) who is a Top 5 Cal-Hi Sports prospect in his class and guard Robbie Beasley of Dublin who is a Top 10 Cal-Hi Sports prospect.

Moreau Catholic was a 2017 state finalist while Folsom and San Joaquin Memorial were NorCal quarterfinalists and St. Ignatius was a NorCal semifinalist. St. Joseph-Norte Dame and Capital Christian both were NorCal Open Division participants and Fairfax was a SoCal quarter finalist.

Four players participating in the event are currently committed to a Division I four-year school (all 2018): combo forward Andre Kelly of Lincoln-Stockton (Cal), Hardy of Bishop O’Dowd (Washington), Gaskin of Bishop O’Dowd (Utah) and forward Mason Forbes of Folsom (Harvard).

11th annual Nor Cal Tip Off Classic Schedule

Saturday November 25, 2017 at Newark Memorial High School

Game 1: 11:00 AM St. Ignatius (San Francisco) vs Las Lomas (Walnut Creek)

Game 2: 12:30 PM Dublin vs. Berkeley

Game 3: 2:15 PM Newark Memorial (Newark) vs Lincoln (Stockton)

Game 4: 3:45 PM Moreau Catholic (Hayward) vs. San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno)

Game 5: 5:30 PM St. Joseph’s-Notre Dame (Alameda) vs Folsom

Game 6: 7:00 PM Capital Christian (Sacramento) vs Rancho Christian (Temecula)

Game 7: 8:30 PM Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) vs. Fairfax vs (Los Angeles)

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