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....
State Stat Stars of the Week
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. We skipped last week to get out Super Bowl alums, final all-state football teams and preseason state baseball rankings. That’s why this week’s edition has more stat stars than usual. For boys hoops, we have just the second freshmen ever...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
Boys BB: (1989-2012 Final Overall Rankings)
Welcome to the online Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book & Almanac. These state rankings lists are for the final overall state top 20 dating from 1989 (when those rankings began) until 2012. For final rankings from 2013 to 2019, separate links can be found HERE. For more on late Cal-Hi Sports record book founder Nelson Tennis,...
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 […]
State Stat Stars of the Week
With a 7-foot, 445-pound player getting attention, how about one who’s 5-foot-2 and 128? Meet Jordan Benoit of Lakewood Artesia, who shined with a 300-yard rushing game. Also highlighted this week are players from a 76-55 game and a running back from Canoga Park who apparently can count an NFL Hall of Famer as a […]