TTA Athletes Nominated for All-California Boys Hoops Team

It’s a mix of scoring phenoms from small schools and reliable starters from teams that played in last weekend’s CIF state championships

Richard Longrus and Brandon Ashley
Richard Longrus and Brandon Ashley of Bishop O’Dowd


Note: This is the first step in the selection process for the 2011 all-state boys basketball teams, which we’ve been producing for more than 30 years.

This list is not intended to be final in any way. It is posted so that coaches, parents and users can submit additions, corrections and make comments (anonymously of course) about which players should be selected when all information is received.

Please don’t wait until after all of the teams are announced to complain about a selection. Nominations are always welcome.

What We’re Looking For: You can send a nomination with each athlete’s height, position, year in school, significant statistics. Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: or FAX (209) 463-1219 or call (209) 608-1317.

Also, be aware that not all freshmen, sophomores or juniors we are considering for all-state underclass may be on this list. We also normally wind up choosing players who aren’t on this list for some of the smaller CIF enrollment divisions as well. These players will come to light when all of the various major newspaper-based honor squads are released.

Format: Ten players will be chosen all-state overall first team with 10 more on second team and 10 more on third team. Each of the first 30 players are written up. There also are 10 players each for first team all-state and second team all-state for Division I, Division II, Division III, Division IV and Division V. The all-state underclass team will consist of juniors (20), sophomores (15) and freshmen (10).

Don’t assume we know all there is to know about a player on the list, either. Send us info to make sure all facts are turned in and placed into our files.

Here are the nominations currently on our board for the various 2011 all-state boys basketball teams:

CIF North Coast Section


Juan Anderson (Castro Valley) Sr.
Kendall Andrews (Newark Memorial, Newark) Sr.
Dominic Artis (Salesian, Richmond) Jr.
Brandon Ashley (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Jr.
Myles Babbitt (Albany) Sr.
Jabari Bird (Salesian, Richmond) Soph.
Roderick Bobbitt (Castro Valley) Sr.
Glen Boral (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Jr.
Isiah Brown (Richmond) Jr.
James Davis (Arroyo, San Leandro) Sr.
Treaven Duffy (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek) Jr.
Zio Enriquez (University, San Francisco) Sr.
Max Fujii (Analy, Sebastopol) Sr.
Robbie Herndon (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) Sr.
Jabri Jenkins (El Cerrito) Sr.
Brendan Keane (St. Joseph, Alameda) Sr.
Richard Longrus Jr. (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) Sr.
Michael Meiswinkel (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma) Sr.
Eric Nelson (El Cerrito) Sr.
Travis Pacos (De La Salle, Concord) Sr.
Joey Rodriguez (Casa Grande, Petaluma) Sr.
Bobby Sharp (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) Sr.
Noah Springwater (University, San Francisco) Sr.
Mark Tollefson (San Ramon Valley, Danville) Sr.
Amadi Udenyi (De La Salle, Concord) Jr.
Stewart Wesonga (San Marin, Novato) Sr.
Jacari Whitfield (St. Joseph, Alameda) Sr.
Trace Yager (Point Arena) Sr.

CIF San Francisco/Oakland Sections

Jabari Brown (Oakland) Sr.
Brendan Glapion (George Washington, San Francisco) Sr.
Theoatis Hill (Marshall, San Francisco) Sr.
Jamaree Strickland (McClymonds, Oakland) Jr.
Dominic Taplin (Oakland) Sr.
T.J. Taylor (Oakland) Sr.

CIF Central Coast Section

Noah Allen (Palma, Salinas) Soph.
Aaron Anderson (Archbishop Riordan, San Francisco) Sr.
Rob Anderson (Branham, San Jose) Sr.
Lydell Cardwell (Mid-Peninsula, Menlo Park) Sr.
Freddie Eberhardt (Bellarmine, San Jose) Sr.
Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Soph.
Colin Gruber (Harbor, Santa Cruz) Sr.
Taylor Johns (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) Jr.
Will McConnell (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) Sr.
Connor McGrath (Serra, San Mateo) Sr.
Josh Mooney (Monte Vista Christian, Watsonville) Jr.
Johnny Mrlik (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) Sr.
Kristoffer Olugbode (Bellarmine, San Jose) Sr.
Trevor Priest (Santa Teresa, San Jose) Jr.
Rodrigo Puliceno (Burlingame) Sr.
Kyle Toth (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Jr.
Colin Wan (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) Sr.