The 2020 NBA Draft went down on Wednesday at ESPN headquarters in Connecticut with many hoop fans from California focusing on where former Chino Hills High teammates LaMelo Ball and Onyeka Okongwu were picked. We knew it would be in the lottery and it was with Ball going at No. 3 to the Charlotte Hornets […]
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...
All of the exclusive state boys basketball team records on this site have now been completely updated with more categories added, including three-point shooting for a season, perfect free throw shooting for a game and what happened in a 1975 game that ended 2-2 in regulation. We have lots of mentions for Mater Dei, Chino...
Inspired by a comment from longtime Etiwanda head coach Dave Kleckner, we have now finally finished going through the last 50 years of California boys basketball and have selected a Public School State Team of the Year for each season. Kleckner’s team this year would be one of them, but it’s not his only one....
We’ll have a separate post coming on Thursday containing the actual all-decade all-state boys basketball teams for the 2010s, but for this first announcement we’re taking care of the major awards: State Player of the Decade, State Coach of the Decade, State Team of the Decade and State Game of the Decade. Mater Dei of […]
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 […]
It’s a second straight State Team of the Year finish for Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth. And the way in which the Trailblazers showcased all of their talent during their win against Sheldon of Sacramento causes them to join the mix as one of the historically great teams in California. But how high? We haven’t done […]
State’s top honor goes to Onyeka Okongwu, a multi-dimensional center from Chino Hills whose skill level, defensive ability, team-first attitude and approach made him second-to-none in California this season. A D1 state crown helps the junior big man edge senior James Akinjo of Richmond Salesian.
It’s been a common joke whenever the CIF Southern Section has competitive equity playoffs in whatever sport that the team that loses in a No. 4 vs. No. 5 seed quarterfinal for its highest classification automatically becomes a favorite to win the CIF Division I state championship. Note: We hope you enjoy this free post […]
Linden’s Aaron Judge gets more MLB all-star votes than anyone as his amazing season continues. We look back at the honors he got in his senior season for the Lions in 2010 and the advice he got from his football coach. In this column, we also have an updated list of state’s all-time leaders in […]