SBLive’s California Top 25 high school boys basketball rankings: Canyon-Anaheim debuts
Two weeks into the season, listed here are SBLive’s statewide boys high school basketball rankings. Centennial-Corona, final 12 months’s Open Division state champion, nonetheless sits at No. 1.
California Boys Basketball Top 25 Rankings (as of Nov. 26)
1. Centennial-Corona (4-1)
Last week: 1
The Huskies have misplaced two video games in two years with each losses coming in opposition to Duncanville (Texas). Until California faculties dethrone them, Corona Centennial will keep at No. 1.
2. Harvard-Westlake-Studio City (5-0)
Last week: 2
On paper, that is the most effective workforce coach David Rebibo has ever had at Harvard-Westlake, and thru 5 video games the Wolverines have performed like him. Their greatest two wins have come in opposition to Crossroads and Guyer (Denton, Texas).
3. West Ranch-Valencia (4-0)
Last week: 9
Beat no. 4 Notre Dame 66-64 on Nov. 19 strikes the Wildcats as much as No. 3. Jazz Gardner scored 20 factors and Andrew Meadow added 19.
4. Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks (4-1)
Last week: 4
Notre Dame bounced again from its 66-64 loss in opposition to West Ranch to beat No. 7 Modesto Christian 98-72.
5. Bishop Montgomery-Torrance (5-0)
Last week: 6
Big man Xavier Edmonds and guard Kelcy Phipps have led the Knights to a 5-0 begin, which incorporates a formidable 81-53 win over Village Christian.
6. Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth (2-1)
Last week: 3
The Trailblazers will want time to mix a brand new look roster collectively. Last week, Sierra Canyon fell to No. 13 Rancho Christian 63-60. Senior Ashton Hardaway, a Memphis commit, didn’t play resulting from sickness.
7. Modesto Christian (0-2)
Last week: 5
Despite the 0-2 begin, Modesto Christian can be nice. Coming off a Northern California Open Division title, the Crusaders return one of many nation’s high junior guards in Jamari Phillips, who averaged 23.0 factors per sport as a sophomore, in addition to a lot of different key gamers. MC’s two losses have come in opposition to Coronado (Henderson, Nevada) and No. 4 Notre Dame.
8. Mater Dei-Santa Ana (2-0)
Last week: 7
The Monarchs are younger however excellent. Senior ahead Zack Davidson is the workforce’s greatest participant. He has led Mater Dei to a 2-0 begin.
9. St. Bernard-Playa del Rey (3-0)
Last week: 16
A 67-65 win over No. 13 Rancho Christian pushes the Vikings into the highest 10.
10. Archbishop Riordan-San Francisco (1-0)
Last week: 20
The defending Central Coast Section Open champions return the reigning San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Year in dynamic scorer King-Njhsanni Wilhite, a 6-2 taking pictures guard. The different 4 starters for the Crusaders are younger, albeit gifted, together with 6-6 Christian Wise, who had 17 factors, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks Saturday.
11. St. John Bosco-Bellflower (3-0)
Last week: 15
Can the Braves win the Trinity League this season? It’s attainable. Super sophomores Elzie Harrington and Kade Bonam will lead the cost for St. Louis. So far, the Braves have blown it.
12. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose (1-0)
Last week: 13
Led by first-team All-WCAL Princeton-bound guard Derek Sangster, Mitty misplaced simply two seniors from final 12 months’s league champion. The Monarchs opened their season with a 59-48 win over Clovis North.
13. Rancho Christian-Temecula (2-2)
Last week: 10
It’s been an up and down begin for Rancho Christian. The Eagles dropped video games to Foothill and No. 9 St. Louis. Bernard, however beat No. 5 Sierra Canyon.
14. JSerra-San Juan Capistrano (4-0)
Last week: 18
Aidan Fowler has had a superb begin to the season for the Lions. He scored 25 factors in JSerra’s 77-54 win over Villa Park final week.
15. Granada-Livermore (2-0)
Last week: 14
With the addition of former Salesian-Richmond Tyler Harris, a 6-7 wing and three-star recruit, to affix 7-foot heart Andrew McKeever, a robust group of guards and 6-5 small ahead all EBAL, Jonathan Mitchell, Matadors are a pressure. They have confirmed this via two video games beating Northgate and Vanden. Kevin Grant scored 14 factors within the fourth quarter in opposition to Vanden.
16. Clovis West (1-0)
Last week: 11
The Golden Eagles misplaced only one participant off final 12 months’s squad to commencement as they cruised to a Central Section Open Division championship. Among the highest returning gamers are Isaac Martinez, Marshel Sanders — additionally a high soccer recruit — and Jackson Young, a 6-1 junior guard.
17. St. Augustine-San Diego (5-0)
Last week: 17
Five video games into the season, St. Augustine has 5 shutouts. The Saints appear to be the workforce to beat within the San Diego Section.
18. Canyon-Anaheim (6-0)
Last week: No.
Canyon is off to an important begin to the season with wins over La Mirada, Rolling Hills Prep, Eastvale Roosevelt and no. 21 Rancho Verde.
19. San Ysidro-San Diego (1-2)
Last week: 8
The Cougars have one of many hardest schedules within the nation, however they must compete with Mikey Williams and JJ Taylor within the lineup. Losing to unranked El Camino 74-70, even with a number of gamers lacking, was a shock.
20. Etiwanda (2-0)
Last week: 21
Season opener: Nov. 19 vs. No. 25 Narbonne
Point guard Jimmy Baker and wing Curtis Williams are actually each seniors. The duo has in depth varsity expertise – they are going to set the tone for Dave Kleckner’s workforce this season. In two video games, the Eagles are 2-0 with a win over No. 25 Narbonne and Redlands East Valley.
21. Rancho Verde-Moreno Valley (1-2)
Last week: 12
Rancho Verde’s two losses have come in opposition to No. 1 Corona Centennial and No. 18 Canyon. Don’t let the 1-2 file idiot you, Johnhny Dukes workforce remains to be among the finest within the state.
22. Heritage Christian-Northridge (4-0)
Last week: 23
Junior guard Seven Bahati and senior guard Giovanni Goree, two transfers, make up a stable backcourt for the Warriors. Tae Simmons, a 6-foot sophomore, is an incredible athlete who defends at a high degree. The Warriors have the potential for a breakout season and have proven it up to now with 4 straight wins.
23. Santa Margarita-Rancho Santa Margarita (4-0)
Last week: 22
Senior energy ahead Rockwell Reynolds has developed into one of many best high school basketball gamers in California. The Eagles are 4-0 thanks to a few blowout wins and a 51-50 victory over Orangewood Academy.
24. Pacifica Christian-Newport Beach (4-0)
Last week: 24
The Tritons have quite a few gamers who will go on to the Division 1 degree after their high school careers. Senior level guard Parker Strauss is dedicated to Northwestern and sophomore combo guard EJ Spillman has acquired scholarship presents from Pepperdine, the University of Portland and Fordham. The workforce brings again different impactful returners from final 12 months as effectively in Tanner “Sarge” Deal and Salim Semaan. Pacifica Christian’s greatest wins have come in opposition to Valley Christian and Lakewood.
25. Narbonne-Harbor City (0-1)
Last week: 25
The Gauchos are the highest workforce within the LA City Section due to switch Marcus Adams and his freshman brother Maximo. Both Marcus and Maximo are wings with high ceilings as subsequent degree prospects. Narbonne misplaced 45-42 to No. 21 Etiwanda within the opener.
Next 5: Fairmont Prep-Anaheim, De La Salle-Concord, Inderkum-Sacramento, Santa Ana-Foothill and Village Christian-Sun Valley