2021 Tournament, May 22,23 2021/cancelled

10/22/2020 update:

Due to the continued uncertainty of Covid19 virus and HS basketball season moving into the Spring 2021 months,  the 2021 East Bay Rising Suns tournament has been cancelled.  

3/16/2020 update:

Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus and how impactful it has and will continue to be on our community,  the East Bay Rising Suns May 16, 17, 2020 will be cancelled. 



See everyone at our 2020 19th Annual Tournament will be May 16, 17, 2020. (3rd weekend in May)

6/2/19 update:  Thanks out to Jack Lin our 2019 Tournament chairperson…  as well as all the coaches,  team managers, division tournament coordinators,  parents, players, and all participating organizations who helped make our 2019 18th Annual Tournament a success!!!

10th B Barons Oct 2021



5/22/19 Tournament update: This past week,  we lost the use of Martinez Middle School due to PGE work in area that will take power out of school.   As we looked for alternative gym sites,  we found that Tice Valley (3 courts) would be available.     We made the following moves to bring 3 divisions to Tice Valley as well as move our 9 grade girls division to Korematsu Middle,  El Cerrito.  (note, there is also a  Korematsu Middle in San Leandro)  Please see gym site updates below


2019 East Bay Rising Suns Tournament Program

2019 Final Program rev may 28

2019 Rising Suns Tournament Hotel link:

2019 Rising Suns Tournament Hotel

2019 Rising Suns Tournament Gyms:

11th grade boys/6th grade boys

11B – 6 team bracket 190522

Hercules High School


8th grade boys/6th grade boys

6B – 4 team bracket 190522

8B – 6 team bracket 190522


Pinole Middle School



7th grade boys,  9th grade boys, 8th grade girls,  6th grade girls exhibition game:

Tice Valley Gyms,  courts 1, 2, 3

Tice Valley schedule by court

Tice Valley Community Gym
  • Address: 2055 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
  • Phone: (925) 256-3572



9th grade girls:

9G – 6 team Bracket 190522

7125 Donal Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
View Map


Located in El Cerrito, Fred T. Korematsu Middle School (formerly Portola Middle School) is part of the the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). =======================================================

2019 18th Annual Tournament Raffle is as follows:

1st prize:  50/50   50% of the raffle proceeds collected will go to the 1st prize winner.

2nd prize:  signed Steph Curry Golden State Warriors jersey

3rd prize: signed Jerry Rice 8×10

4th prize: signed Magic Johnson 8×10

5th prize:  signed Jeremy Lin 8×10

6th prize:  signed Manny Pacquiao 8×10

7th prize:  signed Jason Richardson 5×7

8th prize: signed Jason Kidd card

9th prize:  signed Steve Kerr signed card

10th prize:  signed Dell Curry signed card

11th prize:  signed Steve Young signed card

12th prize:  signed Vince Carter (FHOF) signed card

tickets=1.00 each..   discounts if you buy more…

buy tickets at each of the gym venues the weekend of tournament or from players before the tournament begins..

Raffle drawing will be held on Sunday June 2, 2019 at Tice Valley,  court 2 between games 3 and 4 that day.  (We have to get tickets from the 3 other gym sites that Sunday and drive them over to Tice Valley)


Our 2019 Tournament chairperson is: Jack Lin

  2019 Tournament Coordinators    
Grade/Division Boys/Girls Name email
11 Boys Jack Lin jyelin1@gmail.com
9 Boys Lisa Ng/Robert Chan lo.rob@att.net
9 Boys   lisang21@yahoo.com
8 Boys Stan Kim stanjkim@hotmail.com
7 Boys Gregg Lee gregglee@sbcglobal.net
9 Girls Ryan Chinn ryanchinn@berkeley.net
8 Girls Lyn Hirahara/Eric Yabu lehirahara@yahoo.com   
8 Girls   ericyabu@gmail.com

We would like to thank the following for supporting the 2019 18th Annual tournament:

2019 tournament program



Playland Japan

Dragon Terrace

Infinite Training

Julita S. Patil, DDS

Barry G. Kami, DDS

Anne L. Wong, DDS

Royal Sun Shave Ice

Axelrode Orthopedics

Aaron H. Nakahara, CPA

Payton’s Place Basketball

Wang’s Acupuncture Center

1400 Bar and Grill and Pizza

Pan Pacific Management Inc

Unlimted Potential Basketball

Dean F. Okamura, LMO Homes

Mark Nihei, International Realty

Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics

Christian A. Ignacio, Real Estate Appraiser

Eric Lim,   Gallagher and Lindsey Realtors

Tina Frechman, Dudum Real Estate Group

Diablo Japanese American Club, Summer Festival









Below is summary of our 2018 tournament held May 2018:

The 2018 Rising Suns tournament just completed on weekend of May 5/6, 2018.  Thanks out to the coaches, team managers,  division coordinators,  parents, players, and fans for making the 2018 tournament a success.   Thanks out to all of the participating organizations/teams for attending/supporting the event.    Special thanks out the Randy Fujii, 2018 Tournament Chairperson with Mike Yatabe, along with Division Coordinators, Lyn Hirahara, Eric Yabu,  Ryan Chinn, Stan Kim, Robert Chan, Marble Yee,  Craig Kuwahara,  Jack Lin,  Lori Chan, and Larry Kuang.   Ray Tamura and Steve Tanaka who helped with administration activities in support of the tournament leadership efforts.

Also,  all the sponsors who helped contribute by placing ads in our Tournament program:

East Bay Evolution Basketball, WCBBA Basketball, Premier Auto Body of Berkeley, Julita Patil, DDS, Pan Pacific Manufacturing, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Mark Nihei/International Realty, Jettix, Gary Stafford, DDS, NCAPOA, Dennis Sakurai/McNally Financial, UPBasketball Training, Bigman Orthodontics, Looking Glass Optometry, California Bank of Commerce, CAI Appraisals, Infinite Training, Diablo JA Club, Axelrode Orthodontics, Dragon Terrace Restaurant/Hercules, NorCal Courts, Kei Sugaoka, Barry Kami, DDS, Steve Chin/MKmedica, MVP Sorts, and the cities/towns of Danville, Albany, Walnut Creek, Orinda, and the Albany and San Ramon Valley Unified School Districts!

Pictures/vids on our Rising Suns Tournament here:



Good luck to the Rising Suns teams as each finishes up their spring season soon!!!!

Below are winners from our 2018 RS fund raising raffle where 50% of the money collected went to the 1ST place winner.   The other 50% goes to the RS teams/org to pay for the yearly expenses incurred by each team…  Thank you to all who have sold or bought tickets (or both)….  in helping with this Rising Suns fund raising event.

Our 7th grade Girls team was MVP as they came in 1st place in selling tickets as well as 1st place in their bracket!!!!!!

Any winner listed that had not picked up their prize…  email RS so item can be mailed to you…..     Thanks again to everyone for participating in the Raffle!!

1st place cash winner  
briana t 9634605
2nd place steph curry signed jersey  
tao okura 6973128
jerry rice signed 8×10  
wu 973748
magic johnson signed 8×10  
robyn nishimura 6973844
jeremy lin signed 8×10  
aki muraoka 6973057
jason kidd signed 8×10  
leisan legaspi 6973611
steve young signed card  
curtis uemura 561005
buster posey signed card  
jason siu 7945
charles barkley signed card  
yao 859867
dr j signed card  
a yamamoto 179630


2018 East Bay Rising Suns 50/50 Raffle Plus


The Rising Suns players will be selling 50/50 Raffle tickets for a drawing which will be held on Sunday – May 6th after the second game at Nor Cal Courts

You do not need to be present to win and the winning numbers (and names if provided) will be posted at each gym and on the Rising Suns web-site and prizes can be mailed

Raffle Prizes to be awarded are as follows:

1st Place – 50% of the Cash Collected $$$

2nd Place – Autographed Steph Curry jersey

Autographed 8×10 pictures of Jerry Rice,

Magic Johnson, Jeremy Lin and Jason Kidd

Other prizes include Autographed cards of Steve Young, Buster Posey, Charles Barkley and Dr. J


The 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold by our Rising Suns players or parents at the gyms throughout both days

$1 per Ticket; 6 Tickets for $5

13 Tickets for $10; 30 Tickets for $20


The Rising Suns very much appreciates your support


below is link for 2018 Rising Suns Tournament bracket/schedules:




Rising Suns 2018 Tournement Raffle items






Tournament Chairpersons

Randall Fujii

Mike Yatabe

2018 Division Coordinators

Girls Division Coordinator Email
7th Grade Lyn Hirahara lehirahara@yahoo.com
Eric Yabu ericyabu@gmail.com
8th Grade Ryan Chinn ryanchinn@berkeley.net
Boys Division Coordinator Email
7th Boys  Stan Kim  stanjkim@hotmail.com
8th Boys Robert Chan lo.rob@att.net
9th Boys Mable Yee myee05@yahoo.com
  Craig Kuwahara ckuwahara@yahoo.com
10th Boys Jack Lin jyelin1@gmail.com
11th Boys Lori Chan lo.rob@att.net
12th Boys Larry Kuang larrykuang99@gmail.com

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