California’s 50th player to appear in an NBA All-Star Game was Klay Thompson in 2015. In honor of that total, we decided to start a new NBA All-Star Alumni list for our exclusive state record book. It has now been updated through the 2023 All-Star Game....
Eleven from CA on NBA 75th Team
The highlight of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend two weeks ago was the celebration of the all-time best players throughout the 75 years of the league. The NBA named and honored the players, but they weren’t ranked in any particular order. There were 11 from California high schools who were presented. Here’s our ranking of […]
CA Schools With Most NBA Players
There’s still less than 500 players ever from California high schools to play in the NBA, which shows how hard it is to do it, but we have updated this list through the 2021-22 season so far. With nine players, Mater Dei of Santa Ana still has the most who have logged NBA minutes, but...
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...
All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 2)
We present this all-time all-L.A. County team with a heavy heart since learning on Saturday that one of the all-time greats, guard Paul Westphal, had died at age 70 from brain cancer. As mentioned in our first part of this series, for boys basketball, we have to present L.A. County as a separate county or...
State’s 30 Greatest Teams (16-30)
Another of Mater Dei’s CIF state title teams leads off this group of all-time great units. We also have the first of the L.A. Crenshaw squads, but it might surprise you which one has landed among this bunch. Others earning all-time greatest writeups include our best from the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, two teams we wish...
State’s Alums In NBA Playoffs
Including the two teams involved in the play-in for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, there are three schools in the state with two alums in this year’s NBA playoffs. Two of those three schools, of course, represent brothers from the Lopez and Holiday families. The other is Leuzinger of Lawndale. There are […]
Boys BB: CA’s All-Time Best Honor Roll
In addition to state records in various sports, we have also maintained alumni lists of those from California high schools who’ve collected major awards and honors for college and the pros. For boys basketball, we have Hall of Fame members, U.S. Olympic Team members, first and second team All-NBA players, college players of the year […]
Clash of Californians in NBA
Many think it’ll be the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers playing each other in this year’s NBA Western Conference finals. But for a real clash of Californians, the Clippers meeting the Houston Rockets is more correct. Both of the leading two players for the Clippers and Rockets are from Southern California high schools […]
State’s Top 25 NBA Player Rankings
After conclusion of the 2019 NBA playoffs, we present our picks of the top 25 players from California high schools. This list had to be revised quite a bit from the first time we did it after Kahwi Leonard of M.L. King (Riverside) led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title. Kahwi of course also […]