Preseason National boys basketball rankings compiled by Cal-Hi Sports Managing Editor Ronnie Flores in midst of being published. CIF Southern Section programs Redondo Union and Chino Hills two California clubs that crack preseason GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50 rankings — so far.
The boys basketball FAB 50 national rankings, previously published under the Student Sports and ESPN umbrella, among others, is continuing. The FAB 50, published for 16 consecutive seasons in a 50-team format, is a continuation of the National Prep Poll (Top 25) originated by retired Hall of Fame journalist Doug Huff for the 1987-88 season. The FAB 50 was directed by Cal-Hi Sports’ Ronnie Flores and Mark Tennis for the past two seasons. This year those rankings will be published on GrassrootsHoops.net, Flores’ national basketball site.
Flores will continue to provide his boys basketball California team and player rankings on Cal-Hi Sports.
The 2014-15 preseason Grassroots Hoops FAB 50 is being released in three parts, and on Sunday afternoon part one (teams No. 31-50) was published.
Chino Hills, which advanced to the CIFSS Open Division title game (where it lost to four-time defending CIF state champ Mater Dei of Santa Ana) is ranked No. 43. Redondo Union, which lost to the Huskies in the CIFSS Open Division semifinal round, checks in at No. 40.
Chino Hills returns Cal-Hi Sports State Sophomore of the Year Lonzo Ball, a UCLA commit. The Sea Hawks also return a sophomore all-state selection in guard Leland Green and have added talented sophomore Billy Preston, who played for a time last season at St. John Bosco of Bellflower and checks in at No. 3 in Flores’ latest 2017 state player rankings.
Part two (teams No. 16-30) will be released on Monday a.m. PT and part three (teams No. 1-15) will be released on Tuesday a.m. PT.
Please check back then for the final two parts (which will include other California clubs) and bookmark GrassrootsHoops.net for national boys basketball coverage. Make sure to follow Flores on Twitter as well (@RonMFlores) as he tweets out other basketball notes and tidbits on a daily basis.