Posted On: 11/11/19 10:04 AM

Oakland, CA. The Nor Cal basketball season has begun, I traveled to Oakland Saturday morning to see a scrimmage game between top ten programs Salesian Prep vs Bishop O'Dowd. Below are five takeaways from both teams first scrimmage of the season.

Bishop O'Dowd Dragons

Dragons defense was on display. At the beginning of the scrimmage the Dragons picked up full court, with 5'9 2021 Taj Phillips hounding the ball handler, Bowser and Roberson both long armed wing players were denying long passes can move and guard out on the wings, both deflected quite of few passes that lead to baskets off turnovers. The willingness to extend on defense might have something to do with 6'8 Jalen Lewis 2023 in the back to help defend the rim.  Overall O'Dowds defensive commitment was noticeable in the first scrimmage. 

Monty Bowser 6'6, 2020 Wing (Cal Bears commit) By no means did Bowser have a dominating performance, but he did show glimpses of what he's capable of this season. The bouncy wing was involved on both ends of the floor finishing with nice moves around the basket, and knocking down a few 3's in the corner. On defense the long extended arms of Bowser

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