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Boys BB State Team of the Year 2024

Harvard-Westlake officially added to the all-time list of State Teams of the Year that goes back more than 120 years. It’s the second straight selection, but doing that is not unusual at all in historical terms. Doing it without any transfers, however, we think has only been done two other times since first official CIF […]

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Boys BB Saturday CIF State Finals

Harvard-Westlake completes its mission of winning CIF Southern Section Open Division & CIF Open Division state titles with a victory over Salesian of Richmond. It wasn’t easy, though, as the Pride had the lead in the fourth quarter with less than two minutes left. Also earning CIF state titles on Saturday were Monterey (D4) and […]

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Boys BB CIF State Previews & Picks

It was sub-par year for us doing predictions of state finals last year at 9-3 after a 11-1 showing from 2022. It’s time to take a crack at the 2024 lineup of games for boys basketball that will be played this weekend at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. We do this with respect to […]

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Boys BB All-State Nominees (Part 1)

CIF state championships are about to be decided so it is a perfect time to get the process going for the annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams for boys basketball. These honors have been done by us for well more than 40 years. These lists of honorees were first posted on March 2 and are the […]

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NEW Boys BB State TOP 35 Rankings

The regional finals are set for Tuesday and for the second time in two weeks, it will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the Boys Basketball State Top 35 facing off and this time it’s in the SoCal open final. No. 1 Harvard-Westlake is one of six San Fernando Valley teams participating in a...

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Boys BB: NEW Division State Ranks

These have been updated through Saturday night’s regional semifinals. New No. 1 teams are St. John Bosco (D1) and Alemany of Mission Hills (D3). Still No. 1 is Harvard-Westlake (Open), Heritage Christian of Northridge (D2), Cleveland of Reseda (D4) and Athenian of Danville (D5). FOR THE SECOND GIRLS HOOPS DIVISION RANKINGS, CLICK HERE. Note: This...

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State Stat Stars of the Week

This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. More than lists and numbers, we can provide historical context since we’ve maintained state records in California for more than 40 years. This week we have a mix of boys & girls hoops with the first writeups of the spring...

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Boys BB: Divisional State Rankings

We don’t do divisional state rankings until the CIF does its regional pairings and then we have to wait until the first round of the regional playoffs is complete to do the first one. This is why they don’t match our State TOP 35 rankings from earlier this week. We just like to take our […]

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NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

For our final week this season of honoring one girl and one boy each from Southern and Northern California as our basketball players of the week we have some real hidden talent that would only see local honors if not for these awards. Also, in a bit of a twist we personally saw the SoCal […]

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NEW Boys BB State TOP 35 Rankings

The regional playoff brackets are set and the top two seeds in both the North and South open brackets receive byes, but after that there is a mixed bag of seedings that don’t really match our boys basketball weekly State Top 35. We’ll run down why and how some of the seedings don’t follow the...

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