Category Archives: Boys Basketball Blog

Best Calif Teams in NCAA Tourney

Another NCAA tournament is upon us, and we will soon have another national champion. Some fans have a favorite team or teams they are rooting for. Others are hoping their favorite team’s bracket doesn’t get busted. California has up to 26 basketball teams participating in conferences like the West Coast, Pac-12, Big West, WAC, etc. […]

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Boys BB State Team of Year 2023

Before Sierra Canyon came along in 2018, the only team in state history from the San Fernando Valley region of Southern California to finish No. 1 in the state in boys basketball was the team in 1997 from Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. After Harvard-Westlake won the CIF Open Division state title last Saturday, the Wolverines […]

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NorCal Tip-Off Classic Recaps

Here’s the results and recap from the 15th Annual NorCal Tip-Off Classic at Dublin. Preseason NorCal No. 1 and state No. 3 Modesto Christian fell for the second consecutive night in a loss to No. 5 Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (which also had fallen in its first game last week).

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Boys BB: 2022-23 Transfer Rundown

Here’s a quick-hitting list of transfers that will impact this year’s boys basketball state rankings. It’s been a hectic off-season and we offer a rundown of where some of California’s elite players ended up, including some who left the state, and some who just transferred as recently as the past week. Look for our preseason Cal-Hi […]

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Boys BB: Preseason FAB 50 Show

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 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 […]

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Boys BB: Major Showcase Schedules

In November, we will begin the release of our preseason 2022-23 Cal-Hi Sports boys basketball state rankings. As a preview to how things could shake out, here is a list of the major 2022-23 tournaments and classics involving California teams that figure to be ranked. The 2022-23 season officially begins November 14. The CIF state […]

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Bill Russell & the Greatest of All-Time in every CIF sport

With the death on Sunday at age 88 of NBA icon Bill Russell, the tributes to him include being called perhaps the greatest team sports champion of all-time since he was part of 11 NBA titles for the Boston Celtics. Russell played as a high schooler at McClymonds of Oakland (where one of his teammates […]

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NBA Final Alums 2022

After a year in 2021 in which the Phoenix Suns did not have a player from a California high school, both the Golden State Warriors & Boston Celtics for 2022 each have at least one. The Warriors, of course, have a player who is headed to the Hall of Fame and who was inspirational in […]

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All-State Boys BB Patch List

For those just wanting to check to see about a particular player on this year’s All-State Underclass Team for boys basketball without being a subscriber, here is a simple alphabetical list. If you want the full presentation and are not Gold Club, please check out getting a membership today.

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Best Cali NBA College Grads of All Time

Some of the NBA’s best players of all time studied and honed their basketball skills in California. The following are arguably the top college graduates from the Golden State who have gone on to find success in the pro league. Kawhi Leonard Born in Los Angeles, Kawhi played his high school basketball at Canyon Springs […]

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