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UPDATED Elite 24 Playground Legends

In honor of the “Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend” documentary finally dropping and his unique story getting out to the basketball world, we thought it would be a good time to update our California Elite 24 Playground Legends list that we first compiled over 10 years ago. Note: We hope you enjoy this free story on […]


Boys BB: SoCal Top 20 Seen

This list is different than the statewide Top 25s we recently published, as it only includes the greater Los Angeles metro region. Baron Davis, the former NBA All-Star guard and 1997 Mr. Basketball at Santa Monica Crossroads, inspired these lists on social media as he wanted to hear from various media pundits and other players about […]

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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 […]


12 New Inductees To Enter SJS Hall

Four in the athlete category, three coaches plus five others will be inducted into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame in October. Elk Grove’s Lance Briggs, who should get some consideration as an NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, is among the group. The section also is honoring a longtime referee who was killed in […]

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Jordan Brown: 26 pts in MCDAAG

The output of former Woodcreek High (Roseville) standout Jordan Brown during Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta had us checking the record books for the most points scored by a California player in the prestigious event.

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Saco retiring as CIFSJS commissioner

With his career as a coach, athletic director and section commissioner nearing 35 years, it wasn’t a surprise that the announcement made on Thursday at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section office in Lodi about commissioner Pete Saco’s “future plans” was that he would be retiring.

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Boys BB: Ex-preps shine at Drew

On Tuesday, another Drew League season was put in the books when Hank’s Blazers defeated Kings of LA, 104-99, in the 2013 Drew League championship before an overflow crowd at L.A. King-Drew Magnet School off Manchester Boulevard. It capped the 40th anniversary for the long-running pro-am league that began in 1973 with six teams in […]

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Is Jason Kidd State’s All-Time Best?

Including what he did in high school, the answer could be yes. If it’s just about the NBA, state’s best alum is Bill Russell. We are introducing new concept this week with this post: all-time player rankings....

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