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Boys BB: All-State Best of Best 2018

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 […]

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State Player of Year Finalists

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 […]

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Salesian & Mater Dei both stunned

The first night of the CIF Open Division boys basketball state playoffs saw both top seeds from the north and south suffer elimination upset losses. State No. 1 Salesian of Richmond lost in overtime to Folsom while state No. 2 Mater Dei of Santa Ana was tripped up by Fairfax of Los Angeles. Read on […]

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Boys BB: Mater Dei Wins 23rd Title

State No. 4 Mater Dei of Santa Ana wins its first CIF Southern Section Open Division title since the Stanley Johnson era with a thrilling 55-53 victory over state No. 2 Sierra Canyon. With the win, Mater Dei will receive the top seed in the SoCal Open regional bracket set to be released Sunday afternoon. […]

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Boys BB: All-State 2nd, 3rd Overall

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 […]


Boys BB: SoCal Open & D1 Finals

It didn’t gain any style points in doing so, but CIFS Southern Section Open Division champ Bishop Montgomery of Torrance will play for the CIF Open Division state crown next week vs. Woodcreek of Roseville after downing Mater Dei of Santa Ana, 60-53. THe Knights use big fourth quarter to overcome 36-33 deficit heading into […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

It’s a mix of big schools and small schools this week with both of the SoCal choices going to large school players but both of the NorCal picks going to small. This week’s honorees also are from Santa Ana, Ripon, Long Beach and Lower Lake. We hope you enjoy this free story on Cal-Hi […]

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NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings

After all the results of the major holiday tournaments have been analyzed, it’s evident there are four teams statewide a cut above the rest and that NorCal will be a big underdog in the CIF Open Division state title game. Read on to see why we didn’t drop Sierra Canyon after losing its first game...

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Preseason Boys BB Ranks (1-15)

It’s time to launch our winter basketball content on and we’ll do it with our preseason boys basketball state rankings. Bishop Montgomery of Torrance has all five starters returning from a SoCal Open Division finalist team and is the preseason No. 1 team for the 2016-17 season. Sierra Canyon starts out at No. 2 […]


State’s Boys BB Teams In FAB 50

Oak Hill Academy of Virginia and La Lumiere Academy of Indiana are in the No. 1 and No. 2 preseason positions for this year’s FAB 50 national boys basketball rankings. These rankings, and many others, were topped last year by unbeaten Golden State squad Chino Hills. There are four California teams in the top 25 […]

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