It’s finally time to present the 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state elite boys basketball teams. These are the teams selected regardless of CIF division or year in school. Every player is written up and profiled. It’s a group with 22 seniors, seven juniors and one sophomore.
We choose honorees for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. The most difficult was for Division IV since two of our Mr. Basketball finalists both fall into that classification. Two of this year’s winners also had to be picked twice.
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.
Maranatha of Pasadena wins its first boys basketball CIF Southern Section title in school history with a 59-53 victory over Campbell Hall of North Hollywood in 4A title game. Star guards for both teams score 25 points, but it’s the Minutemen role players who come up big.
Based on this week’s hot scorers, UC Irvine has got a dandy class coming in led by Brandon Smith & Max Hazzard. For the girls, Freedom of Oakley’s Cydnee Kinslow makes the state record book for blocking 16 shots in one game.
We continue our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club members with a look at the state’s top college prospects in the senior (2015) class since we last updated our player rankings in early October. Our winter Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 shows 13 newcomers from our post-summer edition. Our final rankings for the 2015 class will...
It’s been the joy of Christmas all season at Oceanside and the 6-foot-5 senior has his biggest week yet. We also have a 48-point outburst from Long Beach Jordan point guard. Among the girls, Dijonai Carrington has another head-turning total for rebounds while Emery’s Antuanisha Wright pours in 40 and 34 points in back-to-back outings.
Power forward-center Ivan Rabb of Oakland Bishop O’Dowd is chosen for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American boys team.
Maranatha’s Tyler Dorsey continues to pump up scoring average above 30 points Monte Vista’s Mitu hits for 36 in win over Folsom. A freshman girl, meanwhile, who has begun her career with 38, 37 and 34 points also makes it onto this week’s honor roll.
Two boys players get into a shootout and both hit the 50-point mark while one of our girls honorees gets listed with a 42-point, 14-steal, 12-assist triple-double. That girl, though, San Bernardino Arroyo Valley’s Tamera Trigg, is on a team now in the hot seat for winning 161-2 earlier this week.