There is a section of categories in our state record book listing former California high school players who’ve gone on to win major honors in the NBA.
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s a look at the article we did in 2009 when we chose Riverside M.L. King’s Kawhi Leonard as the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year. It might seem today as if it was an easy choice at the time. It wasn’t. Leonard was not a McDonald’s All-American and he was lower […]
NBA all-stars both from Southern California high schools still getting used to being on their new teams after block-buster trade earlier this week. The reactions of basketball fans in Toronto and San Antonio have ranged from shock to resignation to giddiness after the trade earlier this week of DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors to […]
There haven’t been any major shockers in the early going of the 2018 season, but there may be this weekend as several significant tournaments will be held. The biggest of those is the annual gathering at the Nevada-Arizona border for the Dave Kops TOC in Bullhead City, Ariz. There’s a good chance that if the […]
The big question all season is the possibility of state No. 2 Clovis West (which was No. 1 in the nation for several weeks in January) being moved to the NorCal Open Division instead of where the Golden Eagles have been for many years. After talking to the CIF, it’s still possible but if there’s […]
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.
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 […]