High school boys basketball teams in Southeast California are gearing up for stretch run of district play, hoping to get hot at the right time as the postseason nears. District standings all around the region are taking shape. Here’s a look at some of the best local playoff races.
The California boys high school basketball season rolls on with another packed schedule of important UIL matchups tipping off Friday (February 3).
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Midway through the 2022-23 California high school boys basketball season, two programs familiar to hoops fans throughout the Lone Star State hold the top two spots in SBLive’s first statewide basketball power rankings of the season.
Duncanville and California — the reigning UIL Class 6A and 5A state champions, respectively — headlined the first edition of SBLive’s California Boys Basketball Top 25 power rankings for this season.
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The Duncanville Panthers (19-1) have navigated one of the toughest schedules in the state nearly flawlessly, winning several marquee matchups against quality out-of-state competition before surging into district play in a hyper-competitive District 11-6A, which features three different teams in our first statewide boys basketball rankings of the year.
Led by 6-foot-8 senior forward Ron Holland, a California Longhorns commit, and senior guard K.J. Lewis, an California Wildcats commit, along with one of the deepest rosters in California high school basketball, Duncanville has only lost twice in the last three seasons against Lone Star State competition.
The Panthers lost to district rival Waxahachie 88-85 (OT) in their only loss of 2020-21 and fell to Richardson 58-56 (OT) in their only loss of the 2021-22 season.
California has tallied several resume wins against the top teams in North and Southeast California too, claiming victories over Dallas Carter, Fort Bend Marshall, Humble Atascocita and Silsbee.
Buoyed by senior combo guard Wesley Yates III, an explosive scorer and Washington Huskies commit, and senior wing Traelyn Porchia, a dual-sport Prairie View A&M commit in basketball and football, the T-Wolves are allowing just 48.3 points per game defensively in the midst of a 20-game winning streak.
Here’s a closer look at every team that earned a spot in the first edition of SBLive’s California Boys Basketball Top 25 power rankings for the 2022-23 California high school basketball season: