Category Archives: boys basketball
All-Time All-State Honors
With the winter season completed, we’re in the process of gathering the material for our 44th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State boys basketball team and our 43rd annual team for girls hoops. We’ll be naming Mr. and Ms. Basketball, coaches of the year, players of the year by class and CIF Division and much more, including our overall 30-player elite […]
FINAL Boys BB State TOP 40 Rankings
As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final State Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings for the 2022-23 season, the first season with no COVID-19 issues since 2018-19. There is some movement from our previous weekly Top 25 update, as teams in strong leagues deserve to move up and more D2...
FINAL Boys BB Division State Ranks
Final end-of-season state rankings by divisions for boys basketball also goes back nearly 40 years. It’s just the number of divisions and formats that have changed. We remain committed to doing them no matter how complicated the CIF continues to make its playoffs. With these rankings needing to match the final, expanded overall State TOP...
State Stat Stars of the Week
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. It’s now mostly baseball & softball players getting into the spotlight, but there are some wraps as well for basketball, especially with where Lynwood’s Jason Crowe Jr. has been added into the state record book. We also have our first...
Boys BB: CIF Saturday Finals
In a year with a lot of individual players in the state getting major media attention, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City proved what a great team can do as it wins the CIF Open Division state title. The Wolverines defeated St. Joseph of Santa Maria in a game that the Knights kept within 10 points for […]
Boys & Girls BB: CIF Friday Finals
On the first day and night of the CIF state championships at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, there were no games that were decided in the final minutes. Favored teams Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (boys) and Oakland Tech (girls) completed their tasks with the Tech girls also making history with their fifth state title […]
CIF State Basketball Picks & Previews
As is another custom of ours going back more than 30 years, here are the predicted scores, what to watch for and more for each of the 12 CIF boys and girls basketball state title games this weekend in Sacramento. This is done with the best of wishes for all 24 teams, but the goal […]
NEW Boys BB State TOP 25 Rankings
When it’s all said and done after pouring over the results of the regional brackets from Saturday, it looks like regardless of what teams advance to this weekend’s CIF state championships, the South will be favorites in Open, D1 and D2, especially if this week’s new boys basketball State TOP 25 is any indication. All...
NEW Boys BB Division State Ranks
Here’s the second of three divisional state rankings for the 2022-23 season. It’s after the Saturday night CIF regional semifinals but before the regional finals. The third of the divisional rankings will be the final ones done (expanded in each division) after next weekend’s CIF state championships in Sacramento. No. 1 teams after Saturday are...
Boys BB All-State Nominations (Part 1)
It’s only a few weeks after we got wrapped up with all of the all-state teams in football, but now it’s time to start the process toward selecting the 44th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in boys basketball. This is the first list of nominees based on all of our sources, but there will be […]