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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

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 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

MUST-WATCH: Ethan Thompson dunks on Bol Bol, lifts Bishop Montgomery to Open title

Have mercy, Ethan Thompson!Killer crossover followed by the posterizing dunk on 7-foot Mater Dei center Bol Bol. @BMHSHoops @BMHSKnights pic.twitter.com/5rQP2RcHIj— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) March 5, 2017 Ethan Thompson finished with 23 points and eight rebounds for No. 4 Bishop Montgomery in a 70-55 win over Mater Dei in the CIF Southern Section Open Division boys [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on MUST-WATCH: Ethan Thompson dunks on Bol Bol, lifts Bishop Montgomery to Open title

Braelee Albert game-winner delivers Brentwood 3AA title over Burbank

Sophomore Braelee Albert tallies 27 points and 11 rebounds in an overtime thriller against Burbank in the CIF Division 3AA final. His performance included an epic game-winning 3-pointer to send the Brentwood faithful into pandemonium, and the Burbank fans into utter shock. GAME STORY PHOTO GALLERY

By | March 3rd, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Braelee Albert game-winner delivers Brentwood 3AA title over Burbank

Mater Dei punches ticket to Open finals with overtime win over Chino Hills

Mater Dei defeated Chino Hills 83-80 in overtime and it was a total team effort. The Monarchs Bol Bol had 14 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocks, while point guard Spencer Freedman contributed with 17 points, and 9 assists. Chino Hills’ LiAngelo Ball had 26 points, while brother LaMelo had 28 points respectively. FULL GAME [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Mater Dei punches ticket to Open finals with overtime win over Chino Hills

Bishop Montgomery shocks Sierra Canyon in Open Division semis at Galen Center

Bishop Montgomery's Jordan Schakel was the clutch performer Friday night. Schakel made back-to-back threes down the stretch that extended the Knight's lead from three to nine with just three minutes left in the final frame. Oregon State signee Ethan Thompson pitched in 21 for Bishop Montgomery in the 70-63 shocking win over No. 1 Sierra [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on Bishop Montgomery shocks Sierra Canyon in Open Division semis at Galen Center

ICYMI: CIF Boys Basketball Playoff Highlights

The following highlight packages were made from the Prep Staff of the Southern California News Group: Open Division first-round thriller between No. 1 Sierra Canyon and No. 16 Heritage Christian. GAME STORY No. 2 Chino Hills rolls to easy victory over JSerra in Open Division first-round. GAME STORY Bishop Montgomery and Oak Park face off [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Basketball, VIDEO|Comments Off on ICYMI: CIF Boys Basketball Playoff Highlights