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NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings

Long Beach Poly is this week’s only newcomer and goes in at No. 14 after upset win over previous No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs. By Friday, if no upsets, it should be No. 1 Sierra Canyon vs. No. 3 Bishop Montomgery and No. 2 Chino Hills vs. No. 4 Mater Dei...

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Super 8 Boys State Rankings Update

No. 1 Sierra Canyon avoids being a stunning upset victim in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs, but previous No. 7 Alemany does not. Joining the Super 8 therefore is previous No. 9 Sheldon of Sacramento.

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Boys BB: Updated ’17 Player Rankings

We continue our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club members with a look at the state’s top college prospects in the senior (2017) class since we last updated our player rankings in September. Our winter Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 shows nine newcomers from our post-summer edition.  Our final rankings for the 2017 class will be...

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Kawhi’s Mr. Basketball writeup (2009)

Here’s a look at the article we did in 2009 when we chose Riverside M.L. King’s Kawhi Leonard as the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year. It might seem today as if it was an easy choice at the time. It wasn’t. Leonard was not a McDonald’s All-American and he was lower...

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NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings

For the second consecutive week, there is only one newcomer to this week’s rankings at No. 20, but this time we pull up the next NorCal team instead of one from down South. Of the 16 teams in the CIF Southern Section Open Division, 11 are state-ranked and we break down Friday’s first round matchups...

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Super 8 Boys BB State Ranks Update

No changes in this week’s Super 8, but the race for top seeds in section playoffs has begun with Sierra Canyon getting it in the insanely loaded CIF Southern Section Open Division and Birmingham of Lake Balboa getting it in the L.A. City Section. We think it should be Woodcreek in the Sac-Joaquin, but it […]

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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Predictions

We break down the 16 teams in boys basketball that should be selected for the CIF Southern Section’s Open Division playoffs. It’s the fourth year for the massive section’s open division and it should include all 11 of the section’s teams ranked in this week’s Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20. There are not as many […]

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Melo Ball Scores 92 Points

One game and thee nights after Chino Hills sees its 60-game winning streak come to an end, sophomore LaMelo Ball goes off with a 92-point performance in a 146-123 victory over Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga. It’s the No. 2 individual single-game scoring output in state history, according to Cal-Hi Sports.It’s also the most points […]

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NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings

Sierra Canyon tightens its grip on the No. 1 ranking after results from another memorable Nike Extravaganza, but still may have to get past defending CIF Open Division state champ Chino Hills in the CIF Southern Section Open Division. This week’s pecking order also sees a three-spot rise into the top 10 for both Sheldon...

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Super 8 Boys BB State Ranks Update

After the first big four from the CIF Southern Section, there are some other tantalizing potential section playoff matchups from other places, especially the Sac-Joaquin with No. 5 Woodcreek and a team just outside the Super 8. NOTE: Our updated State Top 20 with lists of many other teams on the bubble will be posted […]

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