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 hour and a half long show broke down the boys basketball preseason FAB 50 National Team Rankings Flores produces each year (CLICK HERE to view rankings). This is the 37th 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 is Texas scout Ani Umana and it’s hosted by former San Diego State standout and WNBA player Chelsea Hopkins.
The California teams in the preseason FAB 50 this year are defending CIF open champ North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake at No. 11, Bellflower St. John Bosco at No. 19, Santa Ana Mater Dei at No. 42, Eastvale Roosevelt at No. 44, and Chatsworth Sierra Canyon at No. 46.
Look for Flores’ Region-By-Region Top 20 Rankings (including the West Region) on November 7 and for our preseason state rankings by November 9. The 2023-24 season will be the 44th consecutive season that Cal-Hi Sports/ CalHiSports.com will provide state rankings in boys hoops.