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....
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 […]
All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 2)
We present this all-time all-L.A. County team with a heavy heart since learning on Saturday that one of the all-time greats, guard Paul Westphal, had died at age 70 from brain cancer. As mentioned in our first part of this series, for boys basketball, we have to present L.A. County as a separate county or...
Boys BB: State 30 Greatest Teams (1-15)
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...
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...
Jordan Brown: 26 pts in MCDAAG
The output of former Woodcreek High (Roseville) standout Jordan Brown during Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta had us checking the record books for the most points scored by a California player in the prestigious event.
NEW Boys BB State Top 20
There are two new teams in this week’s State Top 20 for boys basketball, including a section consolation champion who makes a big splash and a first-round section loser whose earlier wins can’t be ignored. There’s also a CIF section champion who had to drop to make way for one of the newcomers. Note: There...
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 […]
CIF 100th All-Century Team (Winter)
SACRAMENTO – The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) on Thursday announced its 100th Anniversary Winter All-Century Team. The top 100 former student-athletes that received the most votes are included. (Please see below or attached document for a complete list of honorees.) “California has arguably the best high school student-athletes in the nation and I think this […]
1994-95 All-State Teams (OVERALL)
First Five Shomario Richard (Nogales, La Puente) 6-1 Sr. G Finished fourth on all-time state list for most assists in a career and averaged 27.6 ppg. Frank Knight (Fremont, Oakland) 6-2 Sr. G Soared for 32 points in NorCal Div. I final and hit for 17 in fourth quarter comeback vs. Mater Dei in CIF...