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All-NBA: Cali rules, but where’s Klay?

This year’s All-NBA teams were announced earlier this week and it’s just another example of the great players from California high schools who are making this such a golden era for the Golden State (pun intended). The first team, second team and third team of five players each is based on voting by media members […]

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Mr. Basketball 2019: Big O Repeats

For the second consecutive season, the state’s top honor goes to Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills. The USC-bound center has a skill level, defensive ability, and clutch post-season performances over four years that puts him in rare company as a two-time Mr. Basketball winner. It’s all just enough to help him edge guard Cassius Stanley […]

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DeRozan & Leonard Do SoCal Switch

NBA all-stars both from Southern California high schools still getting used to being on their new teams after block-buster trade earlier this week. The reactions of basketball fans in Toronto and San Antonio have ranged from shock to resignation to giddiness after the trade earlier this week of DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors to […]

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Californians in NBA: Spectacular

On NBA All-Star Weekend, it’s a good time to realize that this may be the best time ever for California players in the NBA. No less than three of the league’s top four MVP candidates are from Southern California and there’s also a strong contingent of players from Northern California as well. To see how […]

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Mr. Basketball 2016: Lonzo Ball

State’s top honor goes to point guard from Chino Hills whose statistical dominance is only matched by his team’s success. Becoming state’s all-time assist leader and leading the Huskies to the mythical national crown helps the UCLA-bound 6-foot-6 dynamo edge future college teammate T.J. Leaf.

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NBA Alums: SJM trio still leads way

Since Quincy Pondexter from the University of Washington became an NBA player in 2010, Fresno’s San Joaquin Memorial High has led the state by having more current NBA players than any other school. Go inside to see which two NBA teams are the only ones that don’t have any California players on the roster and […]


Prep Notes With A Twist

Look for this feature and more prep columns coming soon on this web site. It will be a great way to engage more fans on the most impactful topics in California high school sports. We have the NBA on our minds this week with the Golden State Warriors clinching the title, including a list of...

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Kawhi Leonard Joins Rare Company

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs joins rare company as the fourth NBA Finals MVP from a California high school. Read why this award is a good omen for the 2009 Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Basketball from King of Riverside and why there is one all-time NBA great missing from the short list.

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State’s NBA stars in playoff mode

California’s current collection of NBA alums is borderline spectactular. Here’s our look at the 10 most important California high school alums as the NBA playoffs are getting into high gear.

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2008-09 All-State Teams (OVERALL)

Headlining the first elite group of 10 players are Kawhi Leonard, Renardo Sidney, Brendan Lane, Michael Snaer and Jeremy Tyler. Second team overall topped by Will Cherry, Chase Tapley and Gary Franklin. Third unit includes Jordin Mayes, Luke Evans and Jared Cunningham. All 30 players are written up in this post. Note: The very first […]

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