Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills and NorCal Player of the Year James Akinjo of Salesian are headliners for the 40th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball teams. This post includes writeups of all 10 on the first team. The Big O is the only junior to be this […]
With a player like Duke’s Marvin Bagley, it was supposed to be last year’s team at Sierra Canyon going to the CIF Open Division state final. The Trailblazers booked their ticket to this year’s final with a come-from-behind win over Etiwanda. In the CIF NorCal Open title game, Sheldon of Sacramento won its second regional […]
No, they don’t call the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys basketball playoffs an Open Division bracket, but thanks to several years of the smaller private schools being moved up in divisions it’s just about the same as others that are officially labeled as open divisions. And the finishes over the past two years involving […]
The postseason is upon us in some sections around the state, but don’t expect too much change until we get deeper in the playoff brackets. Of course, the 8-team CIF Southern Section Open Division bracket will have a big impact on that movement, but none of the teams would drop out if they lose in...