As the CIF regional playoffs reach the semifinal round in all divisions on Saturday night, here’s a look back at the NorCal and SoCal regional players of the year, as selected last April by Cal-Hi Sports. One of the 2018 honorees, Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills for SoCal, is still tearing in up for the […]
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 […]
Here’s where to go to see the Cal-Hi Sports 2018 selections for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. The most difficult choices ended up for the freshmen and for Division IV. We also had to choose a senior of the year for the first time since 2012 since this year’s Mr. […]
To get going on this year’s selection for Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year and Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year, we decided not to give away so many of our eventual picks for first team all-state and have gone with a lower total of finalists than from years past. This year, we […]
For the second consecutive week, results in the competitive Trinity League in Southern California cause changes in the state rankings. No. 1 Bishop Montgomery, meanwhile, continued to put its clamps on the No. 1 ranking with another showcase win. More boys basketball CIF Open Division favorites in the South and North also are beginning to...
There is a change in the top five after Bishop Montgomery’s impressive win over Sierra Canyon, but still not at the top. We continue to reward teams that are playing tough schedules, but we’re getting to the point in the season where we are starting to seriously consider unbeaten teams or those with one tough...
As the major holiday tournaments heat up, we are updating our boys basketball rankings from the preseason order. Our next update will be January 2 after those tournaments provide us key results. Mater Dei of Santa Ana holds on to the top spot but has a slew of tough upcoming games. Rancho Christian also makes […]
Sierra Canyon tightens its grip on the No. 1 ranking after results from another memorable Nike Extravaganza, but still may have to get past defending CIF Open Division state champ Chino Hills in the CIF Southern Section Open Division. This week’s pecking order also sees a three-spot rise into the top 10 for both Sheldon...
Junior guard James Akinjo leads state-ranked Salesian (Richmond) past Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) in double overtime thriller at the Valley Grind Session event in Napa that mostly involved basketball-academy type matchups.
With Bishop O’Dowd already owning a win over nationally ranked Bishop Montgomery, Northern California’s preseason No. 1 team also will be looking to start strong when it opens its season on Thursday. Go inside for the full rundown on the Pride and for links to the NorCal and SoCal basketball preview issues (both boys and […]