We continue our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club members with a final look at the state’s top college prospects in the senior (2023) class. Our final 2023 Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 shows many changes and 10 newcomers. This will be the final position for these players since we first saw many of them as...
All-State Girls BB: Best of the Best 2023
Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year Juju Watkins plus State Junior of the Year Kennedy Smith, State Sophomore of the Year Alijahna “Puff” Morris and newly named NorCal Player of the Year McKenna Woliczko headline the 43rd annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams. Go inside to see why these 10 have finished their […]
FINAL Girls BB State TOP 40 Rankings
After a huge portion of the season where there was almost no movement in the first five spots of the state rankings, the results from the last two rounds of the CIF Open Division state playoffs created a scenario where we finished with the same cast of characters, but none of the five finished in...
NEW Boys BB State TOP 25 Rankings
When it’s all said and done after pouring over the results of the regional brackets from Saturday, it looks like regardless of what teams advance to this weekend’s CIF state championships, the South will be favorites in Open, D1 and D2, especially if this week’s new boys basketball State TOP 25 is any indication. All...
Boys BB: 2022-23 Transfer Rundown
Here’s a quick-hitting list of transfers that will impact this year’s boys basketball state rankings. It’s been a hectic off-season and we offer a rundown of where some of California’s elite players ended up, including some who left the state, and some who just transferred as recently as the past week. Look for our preseason Cal-Hi […]
NEW Baseball State TOP 35 Rankings
Losing one game at the National High School Invitational does not drop Orange Lutheran from the No. 1 California ranking. There also were no changes this week until No. 8. Three teams all playing in this week’s NorCal part of the annual Boras Classic – Palo Alto, Cardinal Newman and Woodcreek – all got big...
NEW Baseball State TOP 35 Rankings
Santa Margarita sweeps JSerra to go to 12-0 and replaces Servite with No. 2 state ranking behind No. 1 Orange Lutheran. No, they don’t play each other this week, but both have tough three-game sets in the Trinity League. Others getting big bumps include new No. 6 California of San Ramon and new No. 10...
FINAL Boys BB State TOP 40 (Part 1)
As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final State Top 40 overall boys basketball team rankings for the 2021-22 season, the first with CIF state championships since 2018-19. There is not a lot of movement from our previous weekly Top 25 update, but NorCal teams don’t drop much because of Modesto Christian’s...
Girls BB State Team of Year 2022
It’s an obvious situation to list our annual State Team of the Year in girls hoops as the same as the CIF Open Division state champion. After COVID wiped out the 2020 and 2021 championships, however, this year’s honoree, Sierra Canyon, also represents a return to normalcy. The Trailblazers also just happen to be same […]
Girls BB: CIF Saturday Finals
When the CIF last staged staged state championships in basketball in 2019, the Open Division girls champion was Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth. Much has changed in the world since then due to COVID, but the Trailblazers have returned to the top of California girls hoops with an impressive win over Archbishop Mitty of San Jose. […]