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Marvin Bagley, Ethan Thompson, LiAngelo Ball in USA Today All-USA California team

Are we surprised? Don't think so. Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III was named USA Today's California boys basketball Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season. Bagley, was also included in USA Today's All-USA team in March, which spans across the nation. The 6-foot-10 junior was also named our L.A. Daily News Player of the Year. Read [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Marvin Bagley, Ethan Thompson, LiAngelo Ball in USA Today All-USA California team

2016 SCPL Coach of the Year Jeff Sink entering final season, retiring

Jeff Sink confirmed Tuesday that the 2017-18 season will be his final one coaching the Brea Olinda girls basketball team. Sink, who will turn 66 on Saturday, has coached the Ladycats to 10 CIF-Southern Section championships and five state titles. Sink was also the recipient for SoCal Prep Legends Coach of the Year in 2016 [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Basketball|Comments Off on 2016 SCPL Coach of the Year Jeff Sink entering final season, retiring

Sierra Canyon boys basketball head coach Ty Nichols resigns

Sierra Canyon announced Monday that head boys basketball coach Ty Nichols would be resigning to pursue other endeavors, a surprising decision given that Nichols stated in March he would remain as coach.. FULL STORY Stay tuned, more to come.. Per several sources, Andre Chevalier will be the new head boys basketball coach at Sierra Canyon. [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Basketball|Comments Off on Sierra Canyon boys basketball head coach Ty Nichols resigns

Redlands East Valley’s Kim Aiken Jr. looks back on his journey

A car ride changed everything. The last memory Kim Aiken Jr. has of his childhood home in Long Beach is leaving it to climb into the car with his father, Kim Aiken Sr., and his older brother, Deshawn Aiken. As was common for the then sixth-grader, Kim Jr. fell asleep as his father steered the [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Redlands East Valley’s Kim Aiken Jr. looks back on his journey

Bishop Montgomery wins CIF State Open Division title

SACRAMENTO >> It took about four minutes for Bishop Montgomery’s student section to reach peak cheering form. At the 3:54 mark of the first quarter against Woodcreek on Saturday, Bishop Montgomery’s Ethan Thompson effortlessly slipped through the Woodcreek defense and slammed a two-handed dunk in transition. “It’s too easy!” chanted the Bishop Montgomery student section, [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Basketball|Comments Off on Bishop Montgomery wins CIF State Open Division title

Rolling Hills Prep boys win first CIF State title

SACRAMENTO >> Rolling Hills Prep’s Harvey Kitani has the winning formula. The secret is bagels. Kitani won his third CIF State title Friday, coaching Rolling Hills Prep to a 47-46 win over Watsonville’s St. Francis in the Division V championship in Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center. Kitani added Friday’s championship to his two he won with [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Basketball|Comments Off on Rolling Hills Prep boys win first CIF State title

Roosevelt wins CIF-State Division I boys basketball championship

SACRAMENTO >> It took less than four minutes for Eastvale Roosevelt head coach Stephen Singleton to ditch his blue suit jacket. It took him nearly all night to crack a smile. But when he finally did, in the last 45 seconds of Roosevelt’s 54-45 win over Union City James Logan in the CIF State Division [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Basketball|Comments Off on Roosevelt wins CIF-State Division I boys basketball championship

Bishop Montgomery wins SoCal Regional crown over Mater Dei

LONG BEACH >> Mater Dei’s quest for a 12th boys basketball state championship ended with one of the more bizarre losses in the school’s spectacular boys basketball history. The Monarchs lost to Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, 60-53, Saturday in the CIF Southern California Regionals Open Division championship game at the Pyramid at Long Beach State. Mater [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Bishop Montgomery wins SoCal Regional crown over Mater Dei

LaVar Ball and sons changing basketball landscape; ESPN feature

CHINO HILLS >> A storm is raging, the fiercest Southern California has seen in years, but outside of the Chino Hills High gym on a Friday night in February, hundreds stand in line anyway, soaked but undeterred, their barricade of umbrellas snaking around the building. They’ve come to catch lightning in a bottle, to gaze [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on LaVar Ball and sons changing basketball landscape; ESPN feature