In a season with a lot of uncertainties, there was one certain: the constant, spectacular play of Sierra Canyon’s Amari Bailey. Today, the elite junior is named California Mr. Basketball by Cal-Hi Sports, becoming the second straight honoree from the well-known San Fernando Valley private school power. Can he now become a two-time Mr. Basketball […]
Boys BB: All-State Primer
Here’s a quick-hitting list of transfers that impacted the now completed 2020-21 boys basketball season. These transfers impacted our state rankings all season and will effect our upcoming all-state team. It was arguably the most hectic off-season we can ever recall because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and because of the scheduled late start to the season. We offer a rundown […]
Top Takeaways From Latest CIF Moves
This post is more of an opinion about what could come next regarding the latest delay in California high school sports, and what to look for as it impacts state rankings, all-state teams and this web site in the coming weeks. We also reveal the results of a recent football coaches survey we did which […]
NBA Draft: Melo, O go No. 3, No. 6
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 […]
State’s All-Time NBA 1st Round Picks
At some point there will be an NBA Draft this summer and there’s growing consensus that two of the very top choices will be former Chino Hills High teammates Onyeka Okongwu and LaMelo Ball. As a prelude to that draft and to match a list we did a few weeks ago that featured every first-round...
All-Decade Boys BB 2010s: Teams
With 2019 coming to a close, we are proud to present the Cal-Hi Sports 2010s All-Decade All-State Teams for boys basketball. Thirty players made the cut, five clearly stand out from the rest and it was very difficult for the last few spots, including deciding what to do about Melo Ball. We also have added...
Boys BB: Final ’19 Player Rankings
We continue our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club members with a final look at the state’s top college prospects in the senior (2019) class. Our final 2019 Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 shows eight new players and plenty of movement for those who excelled late into the post-season. Our final 2018-19 rankings for the 2020,...
’19 Ballislife A-A Game Set For May 4
The 2019 Ballislife All-American Game presented by Eastbay is set for May 4 at the Long Beach Convention Center and features seven players recently named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State team. The national high school all-star game begins at 4:15 p.m. PT/7:15 p.m. ET and is preceded by The BIL Slam Dunk Contest presented by […]
Boys BB: All-State Best of Best 2019
Two-time Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills and NorCal Player of the Year Jalen Green of San Joaquin Memorial are headliners for the 41st annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball teams. Go inside to see why these 10 have finished their careers as First Team Overall honorees out of […]
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 […]