Recent Sierra Canyon grad (now at USC) gains one last big honor for high school as she’s selected as the 2022-23 State Athlete of the Year. Juju has been compared to many of the state’s all-time greats for basketball and now the national player of the year joins them on another all-time list. She’s also […]
If there was any doubt that Sierra Canyon’s multi-talented Juju Watkins shouldn’t be considered one of California’s all-time great players, her now being a repeat winner as Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year ends that doubt. The accomplishment puts her in a group with some of the best players in women’s hoops history, especially […]
For the 51st year in which there has been a Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year in the Golden State, we have a true Golden girl of talent as the honoree. It could only be the multi-faceted junior Juju Watkins from CIF Open Division state champion Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth. She may take even […]
Teams connected to one of the greatest players in women’s basketball history and the winningest head coach in state history were considered for the No. 1 position, but the team that has landed that ranking just clicked too many boxes to be denied that honor. We also have other teams in the top group from...
Just like the boys, 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 girls basketball analyst and California girls hoops evaluator Harold Abend […]
Two weeks after we updated and posted all of our exclusive boys basketball state records on this site, we’re now ready to add the same for the girls. We now have all California high school girls basketball records online and available at any time for the first time ever and they are completely updated through...
Even though her senior season in softball was cut way short by the Coronavirus pandemic, Norco’s Sarah Willis did more than enough in her two sports of softball and basketball to earn overall girls state athlete of the year honors. She’s the first from the Inland Empire to be named in nearly 30 years and […]
Turns out that the recent Archbishop Mitty of San Jose graduate isn’t quite done with high school honors as she’s getting ready for her freshman basketball season at Stanford. She now joins a list of State Girls Athletes of the Year that includes two previous honorees from Mitty and others from women’s hoops such as […]
It’s almost with a sense of relief we are able to announce this year’s Ms. Basketball for California is Haley Jones from Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. She’s without question one of the best players in Northern California history so if for various reasons — including an official’s controversial call or two — she hadn’t […]
It’s been Oracle Arena in Oakland since 2006, but the Oakland Coliseum Arena has been home to the four-time world champion Golden State Warriors since 1971. It’s also been the site of some historically significant high school basketball games (both boys and girls). With the Warriors moving to San Francisco after this season and the […]