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Mr. Basketball 2017: Ethan Thompson

State’s top honor goes to versatile guard from Bishop Montgomery of Torrance whose skill level, work ethic and leadership led his team to coveted CIF Open Division state crown. Team success helps one of the best players ever from L.A.’s South Bay region edge UCLA-bound point guard Jaylen Hands and junior standouts Marvin Bagley and Jordan […]

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FINAL Boys BB Expanded Top 40

As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings, this time covering the 2016-17 season. The team getting a bump based on the CIF state finals is D2 state champ Esperanza of Anaheim. Did D3 champ Mission of San Francisco make the cut? Only one team...

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Saturday Boys BB State Finals

California’s Knights of the roundball table and Kings of the court are from Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, which won in the first-ever CIF Open Division state final played at the Golden 1 Center over Woodcreek of Roseville. Look for Bishop Montgomery’s final coronation as State Team of the Year coming on Monday. In the D2 […]

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Friday Boys BB State Finals

By winning CIF state titles on Friday, Corona Roosevelt’s Steve Singleton (D1) and Rolling Hills Prep’s Harvey Kitani (D5) make history by becoming the second and third coaches to win state championships at two different programs. Mission of San Francisco (D3) makes history of its own by becoming the first public school from the City […]

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Boys BB: Open-D1 State Predictions

It’s too hard to choose against the SoCal teams once again in this year’s top two games of the CIF State Basketball Championships, which will be held this weekend at Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. But there are unknowns. Bishop Montgomery didn’t exactly light the gym on fire when it opened the season in […]

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NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings

It will be No. 1 Bishop Montgomery vs. No. 4 Woodcreek in Saturday’s Open Division state final to see which school will win its first Open state crown. The only other state final that will match two ranked teams will be in Division I with No. 8 Roosevelt of Eastvale taking on new No. 20...

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Super 8 Boys BB State Ranks Update

Woodcreek can still steal the final No. 1 ranking at the end, but for now still has to be fourth heading into CIF Open Division state title game behind No. 3 Chino Hills. SoCal D1 champ Roosevelt of Eastvale also moves up into the eighth spot. NOTE: Our updated State Top 20 with lists of […]

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Boys BB: SoCal Open & D1 Finals

It didn’t gain any style points in doing so, but CIFS Southern Section Open Division champ Bishop Montgomery of Torrance will play for the CIF Open Division state crown next week vs. Woodcreek of Roseville after downing Mater Dei of Santa Ana, 60-53. THe Knights use big fourth quarter to overcome 36-33 deficit heading into […]

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NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings

The big four from the CIF Southern Section is down to the big three as Sierra Canyon loses to San Diego St. Augustine and drops to No. 6 in this week’s rankings. All four of the CIFSS teams in the SoCal Division 1 semifinals also are ranked, led by top seed and No. 8 Damien....

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Super 8 Boys BB State Ranks Update

St. Augustine moves from No. 7 to No. 4 after big win over Sierra Canyon in CIF SoCal Open Division. Damien of La Verne also is now at No. 8 and looking strong in CIF SoCal Division I bracket. NOTE: Our updated State Top 20 with lists of many other teams on the bubble will […]

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