Christmas Day is a big day for the NBA so we thought it would be fun to create a trivia quiz for our users to enjoy. We did this one thinking about recently departed McClymonds of Oakland stars Bill Russell and Paul Silas. But there’s also plenty to be happy about, including the Brooklyn Nets […]
Boys BB: State 30 Greatest Teams (1-15)
It had to be one of the undefeated teams from McClymonds of Oakland between 1958 and 1962 or one of the two unbeatens from Compton (1968, 1969) sitting at the top of these rankings. We also felt strongly about putting the two 35-0 teams from the CIF state championship era (which began in 1980) way...
Top 25 Boys Hoops Players We’ve Seen
This list is different than the top 50 we just did of the best football players we’ve seen in our more than 40 years of doing Cal-Hi Sports in various platforms. It’s different because it’s the top 25 of our longtime boys basketball analyst and Southern California grassroots regular Ronnie Flores and also a different […]
Boys BB: CA’s All-Time Best Honor Roll
In addition to state records in various sports, we have also maintained alumni lists of those from California high schools who’ve collected major awards and honors for college and the pros. For boys basketball, we have Hall of Fame members, U.S. Olympic Team members, first and second team All-NBA players, college players of the year […]
State’s Top 25 NBA Player Rankings
After conclusion of the 2019 NBA playoffs, we present our picks of the top 25 players from California high schools. This list had to be revised quite a bit from the first time we did it after Kahwi Leonard of M.L. King (Riverside) led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title. Kahwi of course also […]
Boys BB State Player Records
Here is a collection of updated state records in player or individual categories. DeMarcus Nelson is still state’s all-time leading scorer while Darnell Robinson is still state’s all-time leading rebounder. These also are the categories that relate most closely to the Ball Brothers at Chino Hills, including La’Melo’s 92-point game and Lonzo’s assists and steals...
Deeper Look: Lonzo vs. Jason Kidd
There has been a lot of discussion this season about Lonzo Ball’s place among the great point guards California has produced over the years. We take a more detailed look at the player he is often compared to — future NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd. We also have his final, accurate season and career...
Boys BB: State Ranks By Divisions
Heading into Saturday’s regional championships at Sleep Train Arena, The Walter Pyramid, American Canyon High and Colony High (Ontario), our No. 1 teams are Crespi of Encino (D1), J.W. North of Riverside (D2), Ayala of Chino Hills (D3), Viewpoint of Calabasas (D4) and St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda (D5). These rankings also were done...
All-State Boys BB Nominees (Part 1)
It’s time to ramp up the process toward selection of the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in boys basketball. It begins with first list for parents, coaches and fans to look over and offer any additions, corrections. A second updated list also will be posted before this year’s selections are made.
Friday CIF Boys Finals
Monte Vista bombards Centennial with 3-pointers early and wins Division I championship of first-time finalists. Chaminade tops Drake for first crown in Division III while St. Joseph Notre Dame becomes first NorCal school to reach five state titles with win in Division V final.