Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year Amari Bailey of state power Sierra Canyon and two terrific seniors from the CIF Southern Section’s Baseline League headline the 42nd annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball teams. Go inside to see why these 10 have finished their careers as First Team Overall honorees out of the thousands […]
Boys BB: More State Players of the Year
Here’s where to go to see the Cal-Hi Sports 2021 honorees for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. State Team of the Year Corona Centennial has added a state player honor. With our Mr. Basketball being a junior, we also had to choose a senior of the year separately, and similar […]
FINAL State TOP 40 Boys BB Ranks
As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final State Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings, this time covering the shortened 2020-21 spring season. There is not too much movement from our previous weekly update among the Top 25 because there were no NorCal regionals, so many teams played their last game...
Boys BB State Team of Year 2021
After three straight years of Sierra Canyon finishing on top of the state, and in a season unlike any other with no official CIF state champions for the second straight year, this year’s selection is claimed by Centennial of Corona. The Huskies didn’t win a CIF SoCal Open Division title on Saturday night, but No. […]
Boys BB: State Ranks By Divisions
Historically, these have been done for many years according to the CIF’s and our own five divisions. For this year, we are combining the teams in the SoCal regional brackets (AA & A) into one division and then injecting where the NorCal teams would fit in based on our own criteria. There are at least […]
NEW State TOP 25 Boys BB Rankings
There are three new teams in this week’s boys basketball State Top 25, one each from the CIF Central, San Diego and Southern Sections. Many teams took a loss last week but a lot of those teams also weren’t at full strength. The rankings also reflect the volatile nature of the season with the backdrop...
Boys BB Schools of Century (So Far)
Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) plus football, girls basketball, softball and baseball, here’s the final list of this series for boys basketball. The No. 1 total, by a wide margin, was compiled...
State Roundup: Games Overshadowed
We wish we were writing about Corona High, Corona Centennial or Corona del Mar, but Saturday’s CIF regional semifinals in both boys and girls basketball were eclipsed in significance by off-the-court developments relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Two-time defending CIF NorCal Open Division champion Sheldon of Sacramento (boys) thought on Saturday that its season ended […]
NorCal/SoCal Open Div. Breakdowns
After all of this weekend’s CIF section championships in basketball are complete, the CIF will meet on Sunday morning to finalize its pairings for this year’s state playoffs. The biggest questions always surround which teams will be in the Open Division and which ones should get a first-round bye. We have both boys and girls...
NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings
Sierra Canyon is still No. 1, but from a national perspective CIF teams take it on the shorts nationally over MLK weekend. So just how good are our teams this season? While there isn’t much change at the top, there are plenty of results that cause change in the middle of the pack of this...