Warriors Announce 2018 AAU Schedule

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 2018 Bay Area Warriors Schedule (17U, 16U and 15U)


Dates                           Event                                                   Location


March 18                     Work-out                                             UHS

March 25                     Work-out                                             UHS

March 30                     Work-out                                             UHS


April 7-8                      Lakeshow/Oakland Rebels                 East Bay


April 13-15                  Oakland Soldiers Extravaganza          East Bay


April 20-22                  SoCal Hoop Review                           Orange County

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)

                                    (16s and 15s play local)


April 27-29                  NorCal Spring Showcase                    Oakland

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)


May 18-20                   The City Championship                      San Francisco (CCSF)


May 26-28                   Hoop Review Memorial Day              Various Sites


Please note that we are taking most of June off so everyone can spend time with their high school teams and/or go to basketball camps


?????                           Work-outs                                           UHS


July 13-14                   NorCal Summer Tip-Off                     Livermore

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)               


July 19-21                   Pangos Cream of the Crop                  Orange County

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)(17s and 16s)


July 25-29                   BigFootHoops Las Vegas Classic      Las Vegas

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)


Any questions, please call Coach Randy (415) 418-4568






13th Annual Sunday Mini-League Champs


The White team, coached by Spencer Spivy and Tark Duggal won the 13th Annual Sunday Mini-League Championship over the Gold Team coached by Julian Manyika.  All the games were high-scoring competitive and fun!  Congrats to the White Team!

In the 13 years the Bay Area Warriors have run the league there have been many great players play in the league including 8 who have gone on to play at D1 level  (see below).  


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Mini-League Alumni



Noah Springwater - UHS, Columbia University (D1)

Johnny Mrlik - SI, Vassar College

Ikenna Nwadibia - SHHS, Kenyon College

Stephen Domingo - SI, Georgetown, Cal (D1)

Harold Getz - UHS, Lewis & Clark College

David Medoff - UHS, Haverford College (D1)

Samson Donnick - Redwood, M.I.T.

Taylor Johns - SHCP, UC Riverside (D1)

Jack Gale - UHS, Pomona College

Tony Caletti - BHS, Vassar College

Joe Slocum - SHCP, Alaska Fairbanks

Jiday Ugbaja - Riordan, Sacramento State (D1)

Jaren Yang - SI, Gordan College

Trevor Dunbar - SI, Washington State (D1)

Troy Rike - SI, Wake Forest (D1)

Kyle Roach - MA, Whitworth College

Sean Gilmore - UHS, Colby College

Mattie Mrlik - UHS, Vassar College

Andre Campbell - Urb, Oberlein College

Micah Elan - LW, Pomona College

Henry Feinberg - BHS, Williams College

Will Emery - SI, Dartmouth College (D1)


Warriors 17s, 16s and 15s Have Terrific 2017

The Bay Area Warriors closed out an impressive season with a 5-1 record and Final Four appearance in the Platinum Division of the BigFootHoops Las Vegas Classic.  The prior wknd the Warriors had some impressive showings nearly upsetting some shoe company sponsored power programs including the Indiana Elite and Compton Magic in the Pangos Cream of the Crop Challenge in Orange County.  In both of those games the Ws led in the 4th quarter but could not hang on.  See video link below


In the first wknd of the summer evaluation the Ws went an impressive 4-0 in the HoopReview NorCal Showcase at CCSF.  On the Season the 17s went a very impressive 28-9 with almost all the losses being close games to sponsored powers.  The 17s also won two tournament Championships including the prestigious Oakland Rebels Easter Invitational.  Congrats to the 17s on a great season. 

The Bay Area Warrior 16s also had a productive season including going a strong 7-6 in the July Evaluation period in NCAA Sanctioned events.

They Bay Area 15s ended the year with an overall winning record and two tournament Championships including an NCAA Sanctioned NorCal Live event in April.

Congrats to the Warriors teams on a great 2017 Season!!!




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Warriors 17s in Vegas Final Four

The Bay Area Warriors travelled to Las Vegas 7/26-30 to play in the NCAA Sanctioned BigFootHoops Las Vegas Classic.  The Blue and Gold went an impressive 5-1 versus high level competition from around the country winning their pool and advancing to the Final Four of the Platinum Division.  The Warriors played before a lot of college coaches and had a lot of fun in a most productive trip.  The Warriors ended the Summer Evaluation period with a 11-4 record.  They were 28-9 for the Spring and Summer combined with almost all of the losses being close games to shoe company sponsored teams.  Congrats on a great trip to Las Vegas! 

Warriors Ready for July Evaluation Period

All 3 Warriors teams will be active in July.  The Bay Area Warriors will be playing in the following NCAA sanctioned events in July


Nor Cal Summer Tip-Off at CCSF in San Francisco - 7/14-15


Full Court Press Cream of the Crop Challenge at MAP Sports Complex in Garden Grove, CA - 7/20-22


Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic - 7/26-30


Please see our roster below.  All of our players are strong academically.  Note Nate Robinson (6'4" guard 2018 Las Lomas) and Eric Donaldson (6'4" forward 2019 Antioch) will not be with us in July since they are overseas playing on the England 18U and 16U National Teams.  If you want more information on any of our players, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Coach Randy Bessolo

415 418 4568





Class of 2018:


Spencer Spivy - University HS, 6'5" combo guard.  Spencer is long, very skilled, great feel for the game and can really shoot it with range and off the dribble.  Spencer was BCL-West Player of the year averaging 18.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.9 apg and was 90/212 = 42.5% on 3s.   He is ranked in NorCal top 40 prospects and is getting D1 interest.  Great student who is looking to go to high academic school.


Spencer Spivy Class of 2018 UHS



Spencer Spivy Class of 2018 UHS

6'5" Guard from University High School




Watida Mukukula - Riordan HS, 6'2" point guard.  Watida is from Zimbabwe, Africa and was in the Africa top 50 camp before coming to the US.  He has not been eligible to play in HS yet so is unknown but is a D1, D2 and D3 prospect.  He is exceptionally quick, fast and skilled.  Very vocal and positive leader.  Very good student in the classroom.  Good test score.


Walter Lum - Lick-Wilmderding HS, 5'9" point guard.  Walter is lightning quick and exceptionally skilled.  Great feel for the game and can really shoot it and create is his own shot at all times.  Fun player to watch (search him on youtube) He is very athletic and can dunk the ball.  Very good student. 


5'8 guard Walter Lum has BOUNCE! In Game Bangout



5'8 guard Walter Lum has BOUNCE! In Game Bangout

Point Guard for Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco pulled off an in game dunk using his bounce. Like S...



Sam Onche - Contra Costa Christian, 6'6" forward.  Sam is from Nigeria and is a very good student and Senior Class President.  He is very strong and super athletic.  He loves to block shots and rebound.  Very good post passer and finisher close to the hoop.


Julian Manyika - University HS, 6'4" shooting guard.  Julian can really shoot it with range and quick release.  Last season he was 87/208 = 41.8% on 3s.  Very good defender too.  Great student who wants to go to high academic school.


Junior Year highlight tape



Junior Year highlight tape




Landon Gregg - Redwood HS, 6'5" forward.  Strong body and good skills. 


Kalil Freeman - Heritage HS, 6'3" guard.  Long and versatile.  Very good shooter.  Very good student.


Kevin Fok - Lowell HS, 5'11" point guard.  Strong, smart, skilled, good shooter and tough.  Very good student


Class of 2019:


Tyler Woods - St. Joseph Notre Dame, 6' point guard.  Strong and quick point guard.  Dynamo ball hawk on defense


Max Fried - University HS, 6'4" point guard.  Strong and athletic big guard who does it all.  Last season as a sophomore was 1st team All-League - 8.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.9 spg and 22/51 = 43.1% on 3s.  Great floor vision and projects as a big point guard.  


Charley Moore - University HS, 6'4" shooting guard.  Long scorer who can shoot the 3 with range and get to the hoop and finish.


Bay Area Warriors 17s,16s and 15s Have Strong Spring Showing

All three Bay Area Warriors teams had strong showings in the Spring.  Each team played in 6 tournaments including both NCAA evaluation wknds in April.

The 17s set the pace with 17-5 overall record.  The Bay Area Warriors 17s won two tournament championships (Oakland Rebels Easter Tourney and Saints Invitational) and advanced to the Championship game of the City Championship Tourney.

The 16s had their best showing in the recent City Championship Tourney where they advanced to the Final Four in the 30 team single elimination brackets.

The 15s won two tournament Championships including the NCAA sanctioned NorCal event and the Saints Invitational.

All three teams will focus on playing with their high school teams in June and then regroup in July to play in the three NCAA sanctioned wknds.

Until then, great job Warriors!




Tyler Johnson Elite takes Elite Division in 10th Annual City Championship

We had a lot of great games at CCSF and St. Ignatius in the 10th Annual City Championship with 74 teams participating.

After a tight come from behind win over Oakland Soldiers 16s EYBL in the Quarterfinals, Tyler Johnson Elite rolled to the Elite Division Championship with wins over Lakeshow 17s Elite in the Semis and the Bay Area Warriors 17s in the Championship game.

In the Varsity Division Championship Lakeshow 16s Elite won the crown over Nor Cal Power (NCP)

In the JV Division BayCity 16s Red took home the hardware with a win over Oakland Soldiers Grey 16s in the final game.

Thanks to all the teams that participated. We look forward to hosting the 11th Annual City Championship in 2018.

10th Annual City Championship Schedule

The Final Schedule for the 10th Annual City Championship has been released.  We will have 74 teams in 3 Divisions including: Elite (28 Teams); Varsity (30 Teams); and JV (16 Teams).  In all the 3 Divisions teams will advance through pools and bracket play until we crown a single 2017 City Champion.  The games will start Friday (5/19) at CCSF at 6 pm and continue on Saturday (5/20) and Sunday (5/21) at CCSF and St. Ignatius HS starting at 9 am.  We have a great field of teams including many of the top programs in NorCal such as Soldiers EYBL, Team Lillard, Tyler Johnson Elite, Lakeshow, Arsenal, WVBC, etc.  Come out and see some great match-ups which will get better as the top teams advance through bracket play until the Championship games at 3:00 pm on Sunday.   If you want to be emailed a complete schedule, feel free to send a request to coachrandal@yahoo.com or 415 418 4568

17s and 15s Both Win Saints Invitational Championships


The Bay Area Warriors 17s and 15s both travelled to Merritt College on 5/13 to play in the Saints Invitational and both went undefeated and brought home to the City the Championship hardware.  It is the 2nd tourney championship for both teams.  All three Bay Area Warriors teams will be back in action 5/19 to 21 at the 10th Annual City Championship Tournament at CCSF and St. Ignatius, which is hosted by the Bay Area Warriors.

15s Win NorCal Live Spring Showcase Championship

All three Bay Area Warriors teams were in action in NCAA Sanctioned events to kick off the April Evaluation period.

The 17s travelled to Orange County to play in the SoCal Hoop Review Showcase at the Next Level Sports Complex before a lot of college coaches.  The team went a respectable 2-2 against a high level of competition and the guys had the opportunity to impress some coaches and help their recruitment.

The 16s and 15s stayed in the Bay Area and played in the NCAA Sanctioned NorCal Live Spring Showcase.  While the 16s went a respectable 2-2 the 15s swept the field going 5-0 and winning the Championship. 

Go Dubs!




Warriors Announce 17s Roster

In 2017 the Bay Warriors 17s will be coached by Randy Bessolo and Jason Greenfield.  The roster includes the following:

Watida Mukukula - Riordan, 6'2" guard (class of 2018)

Walter Lum - Lick-Wilmerding, 5'10" guard (2018)

Nate Robison - Sacred Heart Cathedral, 6'4" guard (2018)

Dempsey Roggenbuck - Prolific Prep, 6'4" guard (2017)

Sam Onche - Contra Costa Christian, 6'6" forward (2018)

Spencer Spivy - University, 6'5" guard (2018)

Julian Manyika - University, 6'4" guard (2018)

Max Fried - University, 6'4" guard (2019)

Eric Donaldson - Antioch, 6'5" forward (2019)

Tyler Woods - St. Joseph Notre Dame, 6' guard (2019)

Landon Gregg - Redwood, 6'5" forward (2018)

Jason Holman - Los Lomas, 5'10" guard (2018)

Kalil Freeman - Heritage, 6'3" guard

Kevin Fok - Lowell, 5'11" guard

Warriors Announce 16s Roster

The 2017 Bay Area Warriors Team will be coached by Jeff Facter and Jordan Davis.  The roster includes the following:

Marshall Lott  - California , 5'11" guard

Skylar Robinson - California, 6'7" forward

Brody Steinhart - California, 6'3" forward

Christian Pitcher - Berean Christian, 6'6" forward

Brandon Radu - Redwood, 6'3" forward

Dean Watson - Redwood, 6'5" forward

Jake Matthews - Redwood, 6' guard

Zac Quanico - Riordan, 5'6" guard

Ian Idolyantes - Riordan, 5'10" guard

Daniel Camacho - Riordan, 6'3" forward

Marquez Castiniano - Westmor, 5'10" guard

Johnny Yu - St. Ignatius, 5'10" guard

Finn McCarthy - St. Ignatius, 6'3" forward


Warriors Announce 15s Roster

The Bay Area Warriors announced its 2017 Roster for its 15s Team.  They will be coached by Alex Smith who starred at the Menlo School and Claremont College and Christian Manoli who starred at Terra Linda HS and Carnegie-Mellon University.  The roster includes the following players:

Steven Austria - St. Ignatius, 5'10" guard

John Samonte - St. Ignatius, 6'2" guard

Lucas Gilliam-Corbett - St. Ignatius, 6'2" center

Whitner Reichman - University, 5'11" guard

Xavier Coloyan - Sacred Heart Cathedral, 5'10" guard

Nathan Ly - Lowell, 5'10" guard

Julius Alcantara - Serra, 6'4" forward

Dominic Wilson - Terra Nova, 6'5" forward

Jesse Mateo - Eastside Prep, 5'10" guard

Justin Miller - Riordan, 6'1" guard

Marc Montgomery - Bay, 6'3" center

Jonny Elliott -Bay, 6'3" forward

A.J. Smith - Burton, 6'2" forward

Cal Ladine - Burton, 6' guard

Class of 2017 Shines Bright in City All Star Game

The 10th Annual City All Star Game was a lot of fun for the Class of 2017 and there were a lot of bright stars.  We also took time to remember the late Lincoln Coach Mike Gragnani. 

The White Team led by the State Champion Mission Bears pulled out a 107 to 106 thriller over Red which was led by a great performance by SHCP point guard Mello Dunbar.  In addition to the Mission stars who made big plays down the stretch, White was paced by Surrey Hackett of Wash who hit 7 3-pointers in the game.  There were a lot of dunks throughout the game and a lot of back and forth non-stop action.  Niamey Harris of Mission was the Game MVP.

The Girls Game was won 92 to 72 by Red but the game was close throughout with the White Team leading in the 2nd half until University of Cincinnati commit IImar'I Thomas (SHCP) took over and dominated down the stretch with help from Ayzhiana Basallo (SI) and Sali Longa (Oceana).  IImar'I was the Game MVP

Ayzhiana Basallo of St. Ignatius was the Girls' 3-Point Champion and Daniel Begovich of St. Ignatius won the Boys' 3-Point Contest

Emanuel Nwabueze electrified the crowd and won the Slam Dunk Contest.  Emanuel also had some spectacular dunks in the game.

Best of luck to the Class of 2017.


Warriors 17s Win Oakland Rebels Tourney Championship

All 3 Warriors Teams including the 17s, 16s and 15s kicked off the Spring Season in Oakland Rebels Easter Invitational.  The 17s Squad went undefeated and captured the Championship in the top Division.  The key win was a 55-43 win in the Semifinals over SF based Play Hard Work Hard.  All the Warriors played great but had especially great efforts from leading scorer Dempsey Roggenbuck of Prolific Prep and the rest of the starting line-up including Walter Lum of Lick, Watida Mukulula of Riordan, Spencer Spivy of University and Sam Onche of Contra Costa Christian.  The Warriors also received great performances off the bench from Julian Manyika of University, Tyler Woods of St. Joes, Landon Gregg of Redwood, Kevin Fok of Lowell, Kalil Freeman of Heritage, Brody Steinhart of Cal HS, Skylar Robinson of Cal, Marshall Lott of Cal and Christian Pitcher of Berean Christian.  The Warriors Will be in Action next in the Oakland Soldiers Tournament April 7-9.

10th Annual City All Star Game - Thursday 4/6

The Bay Area Warriors and Golden City will be hosting the 10th Annual City All Star Game on Thursday April 6th at CCSF.  The game will again be held in Memory of the late Lincoln Coach Mike Gragnani who passed away in 2010.  We will have a Girls' game at 6:00 and the Boys' Game at 7:30.  We will also have a 3-point shooting Contest and a Slam Dunk Contest.  The Girls 3-point contest will start at 5:30 before the Girls Game.  The Boys 3-point contest will be after the Boys Game.  The Slam Dunk contest will be before the Boys Game.  Please see the rosters of invitees below.  Per CIF rules the game is limited to Seniors only. Invitees please confirm with Coach Randy that you can participate.  We will provide the players with a t-shirt uniform that they keep and there will be trophies for the contest winners and the game MVP's.   The players participate for free but we do charge $5 for admission  for fans which covers the cost of the uniforms, trophies, referees and facility. We typically draw a good and lively crowd and the Seniors have a lot of fun.   It is a great way for us to bring the San Francisco basketball community together and for the Seniors to play a final fun game to end their high school careers.  If you have questions or want to confirm your participation, please contact Coach Randy at 415 418 4568.

Boys All Stars


Niamey Harris, Mission

Jamian Wright, Mission

Jayden Foston, Mission

Tyrese Johnson, Mission

Isaac Finestone, Lowell

Amaan Shaikh, Lowell

Devin Dador, Washington

Surrey Hackett, Washington

Benson Chu, Washington

Dmer Johnson, Lincoln

DJ Manalang, Lincoln

Anton Arellano, Lincoln

Matthew Huang, Lincoln

Sam Minor, Balboa

Moises Sandovil, Riordan

Sean Palaad, Riordan

Daniel Begovich, SI

Arjun Gujral, SI

Nico Maclean-Vernic, SI

Romello Dunbar, SHCP

Ramzi Carter, SHCP

Jake Tulchinsky, University

Gunnar Black, University

Avi Leung, Lick

Chip Thompson, Lick

Izak Sheinfeld-Kandel, Urban

Darna Stewart, Stuart Hall

Jaden Newman, Stuart Hall

Jeremiah Sullivan, Stuart Hall

Owen Hackel, Stuart Hall

Nedu Anigbogu, Gateway

Nick Kossman, Gateway

Emmanuel Nwabueze, International

Drew Okimoto, International

Wayland Leung, Wallenberg

John Fiman, Bay

Ryan Treais, Bay





Girls All Stars (note we will also be adding some Girls All Stars from the PAL)


Iimar'i Thomas, SHCP

Edina Del Rosario, SHCP

Ayzhiana Basallo, SI

Maggie Burke, SI

Rika Baba, Washington

Samantha Lui, Washington

Jessica Nakano, Washington

Monica Tep, Washington

Larissa Wu, Lincoln

Angie Wong, Lincoln

Savanna Andrews, Lincoln

Madison Toy, Lowell

Audrey Ng, Lowell

Erin Li, Lowell

Erin Wilson, Mission

Kaliyah Hopkins, Mission

Alyssa Alvarez, Convent

Gia Monachino, Convent

Ally Arora Convent

Maya Burris, Lick

Zeli Ggrey, Lick

Claire Beckstoffer, Urban

Kaylah Breiz, Urban

Sara Starks, Drew

Scout Lansing, International

Amelia Belote-Broussard, Gateway

Noemi Franco, Gateway

Katie Partington, Bay

K. Bufka, Mercy

M. Jajeh, Mercy

S. Carrosco, Mercy

Jadyn Padrone,ICA

Richelle Matthews, ICA

Esther Liu, Balboa

Desiree Damian, Balboa

Demesha Boxley, Burton




Bay Area Warriors and Golden City Announce Partnership Alliance

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Golden City and the Bay Area Warriors, two San Francisco based basketball clubs, are teaming up to better serve the Bay Area Boys Basketball community.  Golden City will continue to take leadership for its excellent 14U-10U program but will graduate its players to the Bay Area Warriors 17U-15U high school program.  Each program will then be able to focus on its core strength and work together to help each other grow stronger. 


The Bay Area Warriors run by Randy Bessolo are in their 13th year serving the Bay Area Basketball community and have had over 20 alums go on to play at the NCAA Division 1 level and many others play at the NCAA Division 2 and 3 levels as well as NAIA and Junior Colleges.  You can find out more about the program and its history at www.bayareawarriors.org


The Golden City Program run by Armando Pazos and Vince Coloyan has been serving the Boys and Girls basketball community since 2012.  With over 25+ years of coaching experience between both Armando and Vince, Golden City’s philosophy is about developing a great work ethic both on and off the court. You can find out more about the program at www.goldencitysf.com


Both Golden City and the Bay Area Warriors are committed to teaching positive values and life skills via basketball.  Both programs are focused on teaching fundamentals, developing players and helping them reach their full potential both in basketball and in life.  Working together they will be able to serve more players more effectively and better serve the Bay Area Basketball community.


If you would like to learn more about either program and the partnership alliance, please contact either Armando Pazos at 415 505-4871 or Randy Bessolo at 415 418-4568.


2017 Schedule Announced

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If you are interested in playing with the Bay Area Warriors in the 2017 Season, contact Coach Randy at 415 418 4568.

 2017 Bay Area Warriors Schedule (16U and 17U)


Dates                           Event                                                   Location


March 19                     Work-out                                             UHS

March 26                     Work-out                                             UHS


April 1-2                      Oakland Rebels Tourney                    Oakland


April 7-9                      Oakland Soldiers Extravaganza          Oakland


April 21-23                  SoCal Hoop Review                           Los Angeles

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)


April 28-30                  NorCal Spring Showcase                    Oakland

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)


May 19-21                   The City Championship                      San Francisco (CCSF)


May 27-29                   Hoop Review Memorial Day              Various Sites


Please note that we are taking most of June off so everyone can spend time with their high school teams and/or go to basketball camps


?????                           Work-outs                                           UHS


July 14-15                   NorCal Summer Tip-Off                     CCSF

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)               


July 20-22                   Pangos Cream of the Crop                  Los Angeles

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)


July 26-30                   Las Vegas Classic                               Las Vegas

                                    (NCAA sanctioned)


Any questions, please call Coach Randy (415) 418-4568




Red Wins 12th Annual Sunday League

We consistently had competitive and high scoring games.  The guys seemed to have fun and hopefully we helped prepare them for their school season.


Congrats to the Red Team (see photo) for winning the Championship in a thrilling 63-62 win over the White Team.


Please note we will again host our Summer Camp for 7th and 8th Graders from 6/12-18.  I will send out some more info in the spring.


Best of luck to all in the upcoming season!