Category Archives: Boys Basketball Blog

Boys BB: Major Showcase Schedules

In November, we will begin the release of our preseason 2021-22 Cal-Hi Sports boys basketball state rankings. As a preview to how things could shake out, here is a list of the major 2021-22 tournaments and classics involving California teams that figure to be ranked. Of course, the timetable for these events and this year’s […]

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All-State Boys BB Patch List

For those just interested in seeing the names of players who are on the Gold Club post for this year’s All-State Underclass Team for boys basketball 2021 without having to pay us any money, here is a simple alphabetical list. If you want the full presentation and are not Gold Club, please check out getting […]

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NBA Finals Alums 2021: Just Two

There’s only a pair of ex-California high school players who’ll be in this year’s NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, but they’ve both been all-stars and were instrumental in the Bucks winning the Eastern Conference title after their No. 1 player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, went down with a knee injury. RELATED: ALL-TIME NBA […]

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SoCal Boys/Girls BB Pairings Reaction

It’s been very hard for anyone looking at all these teams playing limited schedules to evaluate them so we don’t want to be too critical of the CIF in how it seeded teams for the upcoming CIF Southern California regional championships, which are starting Tuesday with the first round. The most important point is that […]

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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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