Category Archives: Boys Basketball Blog

Salute to Leo Allamanno

The former Fremont of Oakland boys basketball coach, who won more than 400 games with most of those wins in the glory days of the Oakland Athletic League in the 1960s and 1970s, died this week at age 99. He’ll always have a special place in the history of Cal-Hi Sports and this website for […]

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State’s Best Prep Sports Archives Expand Once Again

As the Coronavirus pandemic has worsened exponentially in the state with high school sports on hold likely until March at the earliest (with some teams practicing in mid-February), we’re continuing our focus on the CalHiSports.com website to add as much historical context, state records, all-state teams and more into our archives section. As it relates […]

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Two MVPs Who Were Calif Teammates

All high schools can boast of a legendary athlete, the one who made it all the way to the big leagues in their chosen sport. Every so often, however, a school produces that player who ascends to the elite level of superstardom, to be ranked among the best of the best. McClymonds High School of […]

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Irish hoop star headed to Cal

In the wake of hoping to strengthen up their team, the University of California Golden Bears have seen an Irish basketball player, Sam Alajiki, committing to them, earning a spot in their Class of 2021. The Irish prospect was previously reported to have sparked interests from several NCAA Division I schools in the past few […]

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Top 5 NFL, NBA, MLB Calif. Coach Wins

With head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs moving into the top five on the NFL all-time wins list (playoffs included), we were inspired to look up the top five from California high schools in the major sports of football, basketball and baseball. Reid, who is a graduate from Marshall High of Los […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo MVP

The 25-year-old power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, was named the 2019/20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player as announced last weekend. Giannis became the 12th prolific player to win the NBA award in consecutive campaigns; this is also Antetokounmpo’s second straight KIA Most Valuable Player Award in his basketball career. The […]

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Boys BB: Major Showcase Schedules

The release of our 2020-21 Cal-Hi Sports boys basketball state rankings will be like no other season before because of COVID-19. The official start to the season is March 12, 2021, but fans are trying to figure out what tournaments will actually take place this upcoming season and our state’s coaches are trying to line […]

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Top 5 Lakers of All-Time

When it comes to sports excellence, there are few teams in the NBA that have seen more All Star talent than the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are unlike any other sports franchise, as they have maintained a certain level of excellence and a lineage that seems to pass on from one player to the […]

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Boys BB: SoCal Top 20 Seen

This list is different than the statewide Top 25s we recently published, as it only includes the greater Los Angeles metro region. Baron Davis, the former NBA All-Star guard and 1997 Mr. Basketball at Santa Monica Crossroads, inspired these lists on social media as he wanted to hear from various media pundits and other players about […]

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3 Reasons Sports Leagues Recruit International Players

The National Hockey League (NHL) is, arguably, the most international sports federation in North America. Despite the word ‘national’ in its name, its players come from different regions all over the globe, ranging from Great Britain to the Czech Republic. THe NBA also has become more dependent on international players, including Luca Doncic of the […]

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