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...
All of the exclusive state boys basketball team records on this site have now been completely updated with more categories added, including three-point shooting for a season, perfect free throw shooting for a game and what happened in a 1975 game that ended 2-2 in regulation. We have lots of mentions for Mater Dei, Chino...
We’ll have a separate post coming on Thursday containing the actual all-decade all-state boys basketball teams for the 2010s, but for this first announcement we’re taking care of the major awards: State Player of the Decade, State Coach of the Decade, State Team of the Decade and State Game of the Decade. Mater Dei of […]
It’s a second straight State Team of the Year finish for Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth. And the way in which the Trailblazers showcased all of their talent during their win against Sheldon of Sacramento causes them to join the mix as one of the historically great teams in California. But how high? We haven’t done […]
As the CIF regional playoffs reach the semifinal round in all divisions on Saturday night, here’s a look back at the NorCal and SoCal regional players of the year, as selected last April by Cal-Hi Sports. One of the 2018 honorees, Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills for SoCal, is still tearing in up for the […]
All of the information below was done in support of Santa Ana Mater Dei boys basketball coach Gary McKnight getting a positive vote as a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame nominee. He has been nominated for the Class of 2018 and his high school accomplishments are more than comparable to the high school coaches […]
Four-time state champion Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei highest Californian taken in the 2015 NBA Draft at No. 8. Four other Californians taken, including two who weren’t considered elite in high school.
The 6-foot-11 center didn’t need to make a game-winning free throw in the CIF Open Division state title game to become the winner of one of the state’s most prestigious honors, but it sure helped. Rabb is the first Mr. Basketball from the CIF North Coast Section and East Bay since Jason Kidd in 1992 […]
It’s down to six who can be considered finalists for prestigious honor that lists winners back for more than 100 years. Two juniors have joined four seniors. This year’s Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year will be announced on Monday, April 13.
Power forward-center Ivan Rabb of Oakland Bishop O’Dowd is chosen for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American boys team.