Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills and NorCal Player of the Year James Akinjo of Salesian are headliners for the 40th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state boys basketball teams. This post includes writeups of all 10 on the first team. The Big O is the only junior to be this […]
It took us a couple of years to adjust our annual divisional all-state teams in basketball to the CIF having an Open Division. Now they’ve changed things again with competitive equity based divisions and team placements. If competitive equity means that the Open Division and Division I is that much stronger than the other divisions, […]
To get going on this year’s selection for Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year and Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year, we decided not to give away so many of our eventual picks for first team all-state and have gone with a lower total of finalists than from years past. This year, we […]
It turned out to be the perfect week to do Oak Park’s Riley Battin for this feature since he only needs two rebounds in Friday’s game to reach 1,500 for his career and thus join a very select group of just three others in all of California prep history to have more than 2,500 points […]
SoCal No. 1 Bishop Montgomery of Torrance and NorCal No. 1 Salesian of Richmond both record big showcase wins over the weekend while the team Salesian beat is the only one to fall out of the boys basketball state Top 20 this week. The lone newcomer is a NorCal club that is still unbeaten in...
As the major holiday tournaments heat up, we are updating our boys basketball rankings from the preseason order. Our next update will be January 2 after those tournaments provide us key results. Mater Dei of Santa Ana holds on to the top spot but has a slew of tough upcoming games. Rancho Christian also makes […]
The 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State boys basketball teams roll on with this roll out of the those written up and featured prominently on second & third team overall. Some of those on these teams may be obvious, but we also are trying to find a few players who may be great down the road […]
Barring any last-minute nominations coming in (which is still possible and we still accept them), this is the final list of names we’ll be working off of to choose the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State boys basketball teams. We’ll have our super elite first team, second team and third team of 10 players each and...
It’s time to launch our winter basketball content on CalHiSports.com and we are doing it with a preseason State 35 ranking of the top boys teams from all across the state. This group is led by Foothills Christian and its fantastic guard Jaylen Hands and includes the rest of teams down to No. 35 Bellarmine...
It’s a huge night for the CIF North Coast Section in NorCal as Berkeley and Bishop O’Dowd knock off Jesuit and Weston Ranch, but there were even more NCS winners than that…..Riley Battin’s 47-point night was one of the big stories in the south, along with wins by state No. 10 Crespi and state No. […]