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Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills and NorCal Player of the Year James Akinjo of Salesian are headliners for the 40th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball teams. This post includes writeups of all 10 on the first team. The Big O is the only junior to be this […]
Here’s where to go to check out all of the writeups for those who are second team overall and third team overall on the 40th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Boys Basketball Teams. Many of those on second team almost were on first and it’s an elite group that any college coach would love to have. […]
Congrats to James Akinjo (NorCal) and Onyeka Okongwu (SoCal) as recipients as our regional players of the year for the 2017-18 season. Of course half of these selections are California Mr. Basketball honorees. Check out the all-time list to see many of the greats who just missed out on being named Mr. Basketball, or just […]
State’s top honor goes to Onyeka Okongwu, a multi-dimensional center from Chino Hills whose skill level, defensive ability, team-first attitude and approach made him second-to-none in California this season. A D1 state crown helps the junior big man edge senior James Akinjo of Richmond Salesian.
As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings, this time covering the 2017-18 season. With Sheldon losing in the CIF State Open final, we adjust some open division teams with L.A. Westchester and Santa Ana Mater Dei getting upward bumps. Find out where D2 champ...
Saturday’s CIF state boys basketball finals at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento ends with Sierra Canyon taking its first Open Division crown with a win over hometown Sheldon. We also have writeups and photos of the two other CIF state boys finals played on Saturday won by Pleasant Valley of Chico (D3) and Santa […]
Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth retains its No. 1 ranking and will face Sheldon of Sacramento in the CIF Open Division state championship game on Saturday evening in Sacramento. Find out how high Sheldon moved up in this week’s State Top 20 after defeating previous No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland in the NorCal Open Division...
With a player like Duke’s Marvin Bagley, it was supposed to be last year’s team at Sierra Canyon going to the CIF Open Division state final. The Trailblazers booked their ticket to this year’s final with a come-from-behind win over Etiwanda. In the CIF NorCal Open title game, Sheldon of Sacramento won its second regional […]
Previous No. 1 and No. 2 went down and what did it create? A No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown this week in the SoCal Open semifinals between two teams that have already split games this season. All four SoCal D1 teams still alive are now ranked, but did any NorCal D1 team make it...
The various section championships around the state brought two newcomers to this week’s State Top 20, including a San Joaquin Memorial team that didn’t know if it was going North or South for the regional brackets. With the NorCal and SoCal regional brackets released on Sunday, we see that all but two of the 16...