Basketball - Men's

No. 1 Ben Simmons and No. 5 Ivan Rabb

Nearly two years ago when Ben Simmons made the 12-hour flight from Australia to the U.S. to enroll at Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) he mentally stored the list of the top basketball players in the 2015 class to give himself a goal to aspire to.

Atop that list? Ivan Rabb, a center at Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.).

“I wanted to see which players I needed to play against to be considered the best,” said Simmons, an LSU signee. “I love competition and I was pretty eager to matchup with those guys. Ivan was the No. 1 player; I definitely remember that.”

Now it’s Simmons who’s the marked man, holding down the No. 1 spot in the ESPN 100; Rabb checks in at No. 5. Read more…

Photos of O’Dowd Men’s Basketball vs Archbishop Riordan

Photos courtesy of Shavon Jennings

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Basketball Team Ranked No. 7 in Nation

The O’Dowd boys basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the nation following a 64-55 win over Bishop-Gorman Las Vegas last weekend. Ivan Rabb ’15 led the charge with 28 points, 20 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.

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O’Dowd and Riordan Co-Host Merv Booker Classic

Archbishop Riordan High School and Bishop O’Dowd High School are co-hosting the 1st annual Merv Booker Classic at Kezar Pavilion this Saturday, Dec. 6.

This special event is named in honor of coach Merv Booker, a longtime AAU, high school and collegiate coach, who passed away in the spring. Affectionately known as “Cell Phone Merv,” Booker was a longtime ambassador for the San Francisco Pro-Am League.

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O’Dowd Basketball Featured in Sportstars

O’Dowd Men’s Basketball Takes on Bishop Gorman

Powerhouses to Face Off at NorCal Tip Off Classic

The highly anticipated basketball game between nationally ranked O’Dowd and Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas is set for Nov. 29, at 8 p.m., at Newark Memorial High School.

Tickets for the game will be sold on Friday, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., in the large gym during the Alumni Game. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children. Only 100 tickets will be available for purchase.

Tickets will be sold at Newark Memorial the day of the game, but it’s advised that you arrive 2 to 3 hours before the O’Dowd-Bishop Gorman tip off to ensure admission. Get more details about the Classic…

National Letter of Intent Signing Nov. 13

The Bishop O’Dowd High School Athletic Department celebrated and honored six student-athletes from the Class of 2015 who signed National Letters of Intent on Nov. 12, 2014. They included (from left to right in photo):
Asha Tyler-Thomas, basketball, UC Berkeley
Aisia Robertson, basketball, University of Kansas
Paris Austin, basketball, Boise State University
David Kyriacou, baseball, University of Kansas
Brianna Karsseboom, volleyball, UC Davis
Gray Strandberg, crew, UCLA

Ivan Rabb Featured on KTVU

One of the top high school basketball players in the country is from the Bay Area.

17-year-old Bishop O’Dowd senior Ivan Rabb starts his day at the high school gym with a basketball in hand. Peek into one of their practices and you just see a bunch kids playing a game they love.

But Rabb knows that all eyes are on him.

“I just want to set a good example,” explained Rabb.

His Coach Lou Richie told KTVU that Rabb is a unique student and player.

“We’ve never had a young man like Ivan in the program,” said Richie.

Ivan Rabb is ranked by ESPN as one of the top high school draft picks in the country, but Richie says the ranking doesn’t tell the whole story.

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The Next Great Baller – San Francisco Magazine

Ivan Rabb’s day would make a stumping politician sweat: up before dawn, a workout at 7 a.m., breakfast, school from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., study hall until 5:30 p.m., another workout, practice until 7 p.m., then back home for dinner and another few hours of schoolwork. Thing is, he’s only 17. But you don’t become ESPN’s number one high school junior basketballer in the country without hustling. A lot.

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Team Manager with Health Issues Nails ‘Trey Heard ‘Round Bay’

by Dominic Drury

OAKLAND CA – When one walked into sold-out Bishop O’Dowd gym Friday night, most people expected a grudge match between the two best teams in the WACC-Foothill league. The O’Dowd Dragons (18-4) and Berkeley Yellow Jackets (21-2) are two very physical teams, and although it was Valentine’s Day, do not have much love for one another.

O’Dowd easily defeated Berkeley 99-64, as Berkeley was down from the start. But the story of the game was not Ivan Rabb’s double-double or on all the talent the Dragons have this year, it was about O’Dowd’s team manager Lucas Cortez.

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Men’s Basketball History

League Championships

West Alameda County Conference – Foothill League
2013, 2014

Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL)
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012

Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League (ACCAL)
1994, 1995

East Shore Athletic League (ESAL)
1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993

Catholic Athletic League (CAL)
1956, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

North Coast Section (NCS) Championships

NCS – 1st Place
1979 (3A), 1980 (3A), 1981 (3A), 1982 (3A), 1983 (3A), 1984 (3A), 1986 (3A), 1988 (Div. I), 1994 (Div. I), 1996 (Div. I), 2003 (Div. I), 2004 (Div. III), 2010 (Div. III), 2012 (Div. III), 2013 (Div. III), 2014 (Div. III)

CIF – Northern California Championships

CIF Open Division – 1st Place

CIF Division I – 1st Place
1981, 1983, 1986, 1988

CIF Division III – 1st Place
2004, 2007, 2010, 2011

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Final State Rankings (1978 – 2005)

2004 (4th – Div. IV)
2000 (16th for all divisions)
1997 (8th – Div. I / 18th for all divisions)
1994 (7th – Div. I / 12th for all divisions)
1992 (6th – Div. I)
1991 (10th – Div. I)
1988 (3rd – Div. I)
1987 (6th – Div. I)
1986 (3rd – Div. I)
1983 (2nd – Div. I)
1982 (2nd – Class 3A)
1981 (3rd – Class 3A)
1978 (9th – Class 4A)

Other CIF Records/Honors (thru 2005)

4th in the state for most appearance in state finals
6 appearances

Most Games played in a season – 38
1965, 1970, 1978

Most Games played in a season – 39
1967, 1975

Best record in the 1980′s

Most wins in the 1980′s

Most wins in the 1960′s

Most wins all-time (1954 – 2005)

Most 30-win seasons (1959-1988)
10 seasons

Most 20-win seasons (1978-2005)
45 seasons

Most consective 20-win seasons (1978-2005)
28 seasons

Most consective section championships (1979-1984)


2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedules & Results

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2014-15 Schedules / Results / Scores

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2014-15 Men’s Basketball Rosters


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No. Name (First & Last) Height Grade Position Previous School
2 Elijah Hardy 6′ 9 G St. Lawrence O’Toole School, Oakland
3 Paris Austin 5′ 10″ 12 G Montera Middle School, Oakland
5 Naseem Gaskins 6′ 9 G St. Leo the Great School, Oakland
10 Cameron Patterson 5′ 11″ 11 G Head Royce School, Oakland
11 Austin Walker 5′ 10″ 12 G St. Raymond School, Dublin
20 Je’Quari Baggett 6′ 1″ 10 G Principled Academy, Oakland
22 Alex Zhao 6′ 6″ 12 F St. Raphael Academy, Rhode Island
23 Ivan Rabb 6′ 10″ 12 F Montera Middle School, Oakland
24 Jeevin Sandhu 6′ 2″ 12 G Alvarado Niles Middle School, Union City
25 Will Campbell 6′ 2″ 11 G St. Lawrence O’Toole School, Oakland
30 Franklin Longrus 6′ 4″ 12 F St. Leander School, San Leandro
32 Mike Hauser 6′ 10″ 11 C Iron Horse Middle School, San Ramon
33 Isaiah Thomas 6′ 9″ 12 F Kipp Bridge College Prep School
34 Arinze Chidom 6′ 8″ 12 F Assumption School, San Leandro
Coaching Staff
Lou Richie – Head Coach
Dante Patterson – Assistant Coach
Tony Frecerro – Assistant Coach
Mike Bannister – Assistant Coach
Pat Durgin – Assistant Coach
Manuel Cortez – Assistant Coach

Junior Varsity

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No. Name (First & Last) Height Grade Position Previous School
1 Reginald Conley 6′ 9 PG/SG Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley
10 Michael Shilliday 5′ 9″ 10 PG St. Theresa Elementary School, Oakland
12 Yonatan Messay 5′ 11″ 10 PG Assumption School, San Leandro
14 Trevor Olofson 5′ 11″ 10 SG/SF St. Theresa Elementary School, Oakland
20 Noah Han 5′ 10″ 10 SG/SF Lincoln Middle School, Alameda
24 Nicholas Desler 5′ 10″ 10 SG Corpus Christi Elementary School, Piedmont
25 Kenneth Tompkins 6′ 5″ 9 PF/C Pleasanton Middle School
30 Walter Brostrom 6′ 3″ 10 SF/PF Prospect-Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito
33 Francisco Rabuy 6′ 10 SF/PF Alvarado Niles Middle School, Union City
34 Matts Benson 6′ 2″ 10 SG/SF Willard Middle School
40 Jalen Scott 5′ 11″ 9 SG/SF St. Joseph School, Pinole
42 William Huntington 6′ 6″ 10 PF/C St. Theresa Elementary School, Oakland
52 Miles Owens 6′ 5″ 9 PF/C Montera Middle School, Oakland
Coaching Staff
Gerald D. Bennett- Head Coach
David Simril – Assistant Coach


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No. Name (First & Last) Height Grade Position Previous School
2 Brian Turner Jr. 5′ 4″ 9 G Gale Ranch Middle School
3 Jason Brown 5′ 7″ 9 G John Muir MIddle School
5 Darryl Walker 5′ 5″ 9 G St. Leo the Great School, Oakland
11 Aaron Chang 5′ 6″ 9 G Assumption School, San Leandro
13 David Champion 5′ 7″ 9 F Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley
15 John Wade 5′ 7″ 9 G Montera Middle School, Oakland
21 Terique Owens 5′ 6″ 9 G Gale Ranch Middle School
23 Alex Oakley 5′ 7″ 9 F St. Theresa Elementary School, Oakland
31 Javier Perez 5′ 8″ 9 F St. Felicitas School, San Leandro
32 Reginald McFadden 5′ 9″ 9 F Montera Middle School, Oakland
35 Shane Dolan 6′ 9 F Corpus Christi Elementary School, Piedmont
41 Marcos Santa Cruz 5′ 8″ 9 F Saklan Valley School
45 Andrew Crudo 5′ 6″ 9 G Corpus Christi Elementary School, Piedmont
55 Samuel Showalter 6′ 4″ 9 C Alameda Community Learning Center
Coaching Staff
Kareem Jackson- Head Coach

Thank you for helping us keep our records current. If you have any updates or additions to our list, please email Carlos Arriaga, Associate Athletic Director at . Go Dragons!

Player Name Year Grad University
Sebastian Flores 2014 San Francisco State
Victor Davis 2013 Dominican University
Brandon Ashley 2012 University of Arizona
Josh Crum 2012 Holy Names University
Marcus Green 2012 Merritt College
Kendall Jackson 2012 Columbia University
Richard Longrus Jr. 2012 Washington State
Anders Haas 2011 Iona University
Lorenzo Manag 2011 University of California, Merced
Phil Redmon 2011 University of Hawaii Hilo
Jordan Barton 2010 Chico State
Nick Cappiti 2010 West Valley State
Julian Redmon 2010 University of Hawaii Hilo
J.T. Thomas 2010 California State University, Monterey
Justin Yeargin 2010 Diablo Valley College
Justin Brue 2009 University of California, San Diego
Daniel Koches 2008 Santa Barbara City College
Jordan Turner 2008 University of Pacific
Sean Lewis 2007 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Brandon Walker 2007 Loyola Marymount / University of Alaska-Anchorage
Evan Sanzo-Davis 2006 Las Positas / Seattle University
Jesse Byrd 2005 University of San Francisco
Chris Cobb 2005 Menlo College
Tommy Arnold 2004 San Diego City College / Seattle Pacific University
David Brower 2004 Fresno State
Lance Holloway 2003 San Jose State University
Johnnie Bryant 2003 University of Utah
Jamil Muchell 2003 San Francisco State University
Dave Brutocao-Kemp 2002 University of California, Berkeley
Will Bonner 2001 Chico State University
Garry Hill-Thomas 2000 University of Nevada, Reno
Tony Champion 1999 Sacramento State University
Justin Logan 1999 Idaho State University
Derek Lambeth 1999 Sacramento State University
Mike DeGrazia 1998 University of California, San Diego
Jono Metzger-Jones 1997 University of Pacific, Stockton
Tony Freccero 1996 Cal State University, Hayward
Scott Darmstadt 1996 University of California, Davis
Reggie Jackson 1996 Cal State University, Hayward
Brian Smith 1995 Claremont, McKenna (Los Angeles)
Alan Villela 1995 Lewis & Clark (Oregon)
Eddie Abram 1994 Dominican University
Kevin Taylor 1993 Cal State – Northridge
Jamie Rachal 1993 Dillard University
Kareem Jackson 1992 Washington State University
Ivan Dodic 1992 Saint Mary’s College
Zuri Williams 1991 University of California, Irvine
Damon Covington 1991 Stanislaus State
Jason Powell 1990 San Diego Statetate
Eric Robinson 1990 University of Nevada at Reno
Eric Bjornson 1990 Univ. of Wash. New England – NFL
Lou Richie 1989 Clemson U
Bart Ensley 1989 Louisiana Tech
Steve Smith 1988 University of California – Davis
Mike Dones 1988 Howard University
Meredith Bell 1988 Yale University
Kason Jackson 1988 University of California – Santa Barbaraí
Tony Nicholas 1987 Weber State – Utah
Matt Muehlebach 1987 University of Arizona
Eric Fisher 1986 San Francisco State University
Mark McCathrion 1985 University of San Francisco
Karl Larsen 1985 Santa Clara University
Craig Wallace 1984 Menlo College
Chris Gray 1984 University of Pacific
Tony Ronzone 1983 Nevada, Reno and Long Beach State
Kevin Maas 1983 Cal Berkeley, N. Y. Yankees – Baseball
Eric Holloway 1983 Arizona State University
Brian Shaw 1983 U.C. Santa Barbara, L.A. Lakers – NBA
Tony Jackson 1982 DePaul Universitysity
Marvin Harris 1981 Cal State – Bakersfieldield
Andre Rivers 1981 University of California – Davis
Dr. Kent Hagan 1980 Weber State, Utah
John Shaddle 1979 Carroll College, Montana


Varsity Head Coach
Lou Richie
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Junior Varsity Head Coach

Gerald Bennett
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Freshmen Head Coach

Kareem Jackson

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