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All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 4)

This is the final installment of a series checking out the all-time best players from California’s CIF sections plus select counties and regions in boys basketball. We’re ending with the CIF North Coast Section, CIF San Francisco Section and the Inland Empire area of the CIF Southern Section. All three teams feature at least one...

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Boys BB: State 30 Greatest Teams (1-15)

It had to be one of the undefeated teams from McClymonds of Oakland between 1958 and 1962 or one of the two unbeatens from Compton (1968, 1969) sitting at the top of these rankings. We also felt strongly about putting the two 35-0 teams from the CIF state championship era (which began in 1980) way...

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Top 25 Boys Hoops Players We’ve Seen

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 boys basketball analyst and Southern California grassroots regular Ronnie Flores and also a different […]

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ALL Boys Hoops State Records Updated

FOR ALL OF THE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM STATE RECORDS, CLICK HERE. It took a couple of days, but all of the exclusive state boys basketball records on this site have now been completely updated with approximately four times the categories as before, including individual all-time leaders for scoring, free throw shooting, three-pointers, rebounds, assists, steals,...

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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 […]

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Top 5 List: State’s Worldwide Icons

The coronavirus pandemic might have thrown an almighty spanner in the works of sporting events but rather than speculate over what might be, here’s a change of pace and look at some of the biggest names to have emerged from California high schools. These are five men who’ve led the world — and one who […]

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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 […]

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Gary McKnight’s HOF numbers

All of the information below was done in support of Santa Ana Mater Dei boys basketball coach Gary McKnight getting a positive vote as a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame nominee. He has been nominated for the Class of 2018 and his high school accomplishments are more than comparable to the high school coaches […]

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Boys BB State Player Records

Here is a collection of updated state records in player or individual categories. DeMarcus Nelson is still state’s all-time leading scorer while Darnell Robinson is still state’s all-time leading rebounder. These also are the categories that relate most closely to the Ball Brothers at Chino Hills, including La’Melo’s 92-point game and Lonzo’s assists and steals...

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State Hoop History’s Huge Crowds

After the two CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals played on Friday at USC’s Galen Center attracted a sellout crowd of more than 10,000, we thought it was a good time to go through a recollection of what we believe are the biggest crowds to have watched high school basketball in state history. We hope […]

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