Our Managing Editor Ronnie Flores, who takes the lead on our boys basketball content as well, was an analyst and producer for the recently-released “Preseason FAB 50 Show” by Ballislife.com. The three plus-hour show broke down the boys basketball preseason FAB 50 National Team Rankings Flores produces each year (CLICK HERE to view rankings). This is the 36th consecutive season for the FAB 50, which started as the National Prep Poll by high school hall of fame journalist Doug Huff of West Virginia in 1987-88. Cal-Hi Sports Editor Mark Tennis combined forces with Huff to create the FAB 50 for the 1999-2000 season and the trio worked on it together until the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season.
The show’s other analyst was Texas scout Ani Umana and it was hosted by former San Diego State standout Chelsea Hopkins, who spent some time in the WNBA and currently plays professionally in Israel.
The California teams in the preseason FAB 50 this year were defending CIF open champ Corona Centennial at No. 9, North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake at No. 15, defending NorCal Open champ Modesto Christian at No. 27, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon at No. 32 and a third Mission League team, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, at No. 38.
Look for Flores’ Region-By-Region Top 20 Rankings (including the West Region) on November 9 and for our preseason state rankings by November 11. The 2022-23 season will be the 43rd consecutive season that Cal-Hi Sports/ CalHiSports.com will provide state rankings in boys hoops.