Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, who scored 37 points to lead Santa Margarita to a CIF D3 state title, became the 50th player from a California high school who has been selected to an NBA all-star team in 2015. In honor of that total, we decided to start a new NBA All-Star Alumni […]
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 […]
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 […]
This was year two of doing our traditional Cal-Hi Sports All-State Divisional Boys Basketball Teams with the CIF’s switch to competitive equity-based playoff divisions. These teams are based on the CIF state divisions (not sections) and in some cases we had to extrapolate where teams would have been placed for the CIF state playoffs to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Daniel Sayre of Seaside earns this week’s NorCal accolade for defense by returning his fifth interception of the season for a TD during a CCS playoff win. Others selected for this week are from Lawndale, Riverside, Mission Viejo, Rohnert Park and Sutter.
New teams on the SoCal board this week are Santa Ana Mater Dei (now projected to play De La Salle in Open Division), St. Augustine of San Diego, Northview of Covina, Valley Christian of Cerritos, Leuzinger of Lawndale and Crawford of San Diego. We will run these simulations each week through the various section playoffs....
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.
Russell Westbrook’s alma mater makes the most noise this week with a jump to No 5 in Division III. Redondo also goes way up in D2 despite 10-8 record. This week’s rankings don’t include results from this week but hard to miss Crespi’s huge win over Loyola.