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Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 20-6 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs won the Trinity League championship with a 9-1 record and enter the Open Division playoffs with a home game against Crespi.

2 2 20-6 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles finished second in the Trinity League; begin the Open Division playoffs with a road game against Etiwanda.

3 3 18-8 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions took fourth in the Trinity League and earned an at-large berth in the Division I playoffs. JSerra will open the postseason against Villa Park on the road.

4 4 25-3 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches won the Crestview League and enter the Division 2AA playoffs as the No. 2 overall seed and a first-round bye.

5 5 23-6 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars won the Sea View League championship and host Viewpoint in the first round of the Division 2AA playoffs.

6 6 25-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers ran through Orange Coast League competition, earning the league title with a 10-0 record. Laguna Beach opens the Division 3AA playoffs at home against Santiago of Corona.

7 7 22-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions won the Empire League with an unscathed 10-0 mark and host Burbank in the first round of the Division 2A playoffs.

8 9 22-5 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves won the Pacific Coast League with a 9-1 record and earned a first-round home game against San Clemente in the Division 2AA playoffs.

9 10 23-5 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors won the San Joaquin League title and enter the Division 3AA playoffs with a home game against Whittier Christian.

10 11 20-7 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)

Outlook:

The Wolverines fell to Trabuco Hills and Tesoro to close the season and finished tied with Trabuco Hills for the South Coast League championship. Aliso opens the Division 2AA playoffs at home against Tahquitz.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
10 8 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
11 12 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
12 13 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
13 15 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
14 14 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
15 17 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
16 18 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
17 16 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
18 19 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
19 22 La Habra La Habra ()
20 20 University University (Greg Dineen)
21 21 Servite Servite (John Morris)
22 Foothill Foothill (Zach Johnson)
23 24 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
24 25 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 18-6 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs won all three of its games last week. First, a league win over JSerra, then over Heritage Christian and Chino Hills at the Nike Extravaganza.

2 2 18-6 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles beat St. John Bosco in a Trinity League game and followed that up by beating Corona Centennial at the Nike Extravaganza.

3 3 18-6 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions fell to Mater Dei in a league game and Rancho Christian at the Nike Extravaganza.

4 4 24-2 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches beat El Modena in a Century Conference cross-game and Foothill in a Crestview League game.

5 5 21-6 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars defeated Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills in Sea View League play, then fell to Westchester by two at the Nike Extravaganza.

6 7 23-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers beat Godinez and Costa Mesa in Orange Coast League play.

7 8 20-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions outlasted Valencia before blowing out Western to remain perfect in the Empire League.

8 9 21-6 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)

Outlook:

The Wolverines defeated El Toro and Tesoro in South Coast League play.

9 10 20-5 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves beat Woodbridge and Corona del Mar to stay atop the Pacific Coast League.

10 6 20-5 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors beat Webb and Pacifica Christian in San Joaquin League play, then downed Servite at the Nike Extravaganza, before falling to Pacifica Christian at home Saturday.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 11 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)
12 12 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
13 13 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
14 14 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
15 15 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
16 16 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
17 19 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
18 18 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 20 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
20 17 University University (Greg Dineen)
21 21 Servite Servite (John Morris)
22 22 La Habra La Habra ()
23 23 El  Toro El Toro ()
24 24 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
25 25 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 15-6 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs beat Santa Margarita on the road and St. John Bosco at home.

2 2 16-6 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles lost to Mater Dei Wednesday before bouncing back with a win over Servite Friday.

3 3 18-4 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions won both their Trinity League games against Servite and Orange Lutheran and then took down Cantwell-Sacred Heart at the St. Pius showcase Saturday.

4 4 22-2 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches remained undefeated in the Crestview League with a win over Esperanza and won a Century Conference game over Villa Park.

5 5 19-5 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars defeated San Juan Hills and Dana Hills last week.

6 6 17-4 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors beat Orangewood Academy and Capistrano Valley Christian.

7 7 21-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers rolled through Saddleback and Calvary Chapel.

8 8 18-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions remained undefeated in the Empire League with wins over Pacifica and Tustin.

9 9 19-6 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)

Outlook:

The Wolverines needed OT to beat Tesoro and crushed Laguna Hills.

10 10 18-5 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves regrouped after a loss to Beckman with wins over Irvine and University.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 11 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)
12 13 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
13 12 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
14 14 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
15 17 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
16 18 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
17 15 University University (Greg Dineen)
18 19 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 16 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
20 21 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
21 22 Servite Servite (John Morris)
22 24 La Habra La Habra ()
23 23 El  Toro El Toro ()
24 20 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
25 25 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 13-6 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs defeated Orange Lutheran and Servite last week and continue Trinity League play against Santa Margarita and St. John Bosco this week.

2 2 15-5 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles beat JSerra and Orange Lutheran, host Mater Dei and Servite this week.

3 4 15-4 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions scored a 59-44 upset of then State No. 5-ranked St. John Bosco on Friday, will host Servite and Orange Lutheran.

4 3 20-2 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches opened Crestview league play with wins over Foothill and Yorba Linda. Canyon is on the road at Esperanza before hosting Villa Park.

5 5 16-5 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars beat Dana Hills and Mission Viejo by 22 and 21 points, respectively.

6 6 15-4 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors fell to San Gabriel Academy before beating Maranatha last week, open San Joaquin League play against Orangewood Academy this week.

7 8 19-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers have yet to be tested in Orange Coast League play yet, beating Estancia by 33 and Costa Mesa by 35.

8 9 16-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions won both their Empire League games last week against Kennedy and Western.

9 10 17-6 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)

Outlook:

The Wolverines beat San Clemente by three and Trabuco Hills by four, are on the road at Tesoro and Laguna Hills this week.

10 7 16-5 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves defeated Corona del Mar before being upset by Beckman, 60-59.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 11 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)
12 12 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
13 13 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
14 14 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
15 15 University University (Greg Dineen)
16 16 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
17 17 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
18 18 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 21 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
20 19 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
21 22 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
22 24 Servite Servite (John Morris)
23 23 El  Toro El Toro ()
24 25 La Habra La Habra ()
25 20 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 11-5 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs had their 69-game Trinity League winning streak snapped by St. John Bosco, but bounced back with a win over JSerra. Mater Dei takes on Montverde Academy of Florida Monday at HoopHall in Springfield, MA.

2 2 13-5 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles beat Servite, 59-33, on the road before falling to St. John Bosco, 75-70, on Friday. Santa Margarita takes on JSerra and Orange Lutheran this week.

3 3 18-1 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches defeated Brea Olinda and El Dorado last week. Canyon will play a nonleague contest against Cathedral of Los Angeles in the Mike’s Long Shot Challenge event at Corona del Mar before opening Crestview League play against Foothill at home Tuesday.

4 4 13-3 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions beat Orange Lutheran and lost to Mater Dei last week; play host to Santa Margarita and St. John Bosco this week.

5 5 15-4 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars lost a tough road game to Aliso Niguel, 65-62, last week, but bounced back with a blowout of Laguna Hills. Capo plays St. Anthony of Long Beach, Dana Hills and Mission Viejo this week.

6 7 14-3 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors beat Temecula Valley, 57-47, at the Rancho Christian Showcase Saturday. SVC plays two nonleague games this week against San Gabriel Academy and Maranatha of Pasadena.

7 8 15-4 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves won their first two Pacific Coast League games over Woodbridge and University. Northwood continues league play this week against Corona del Mar and Beckman.

8 9 16-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers opened Orange Coast League play with wins over Godinez and Calvary Chapel. Laguna plays Rancho Mirage in the Mike’s Long Shot event at Corona del Mar Monday.

9 10 14-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions won their first two Empire League games over Tustin and Valencia and continue league contests against Kennedy and Western.

10 13 15-6 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)

Outlook:

The Wolverines scored a major win over Capistrano Valley in last week’s Game of the Week, but then fell to El Toro, 65-62, on Friday in a South Coast League opener. Aliso continues league play this week against San Clemente and Trabuco Hills.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 6 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)
12 12 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
13 14 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
14 15 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
15 17 University University (Greg Dineen)
16 18 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
17 19 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
18 23 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 11 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
20 16 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
21 20 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
22 21 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
23 El  Toro El Toro ()
24 24 Servite Servite (John Morris)
25 La Habra La Habra ()

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 10-4 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs beat Trinity League rival Santa Margarita before losing to nationally-ranked Gonzaga of Washington D.C. at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, W.V.

2 2 12-4 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles lost to Mater Dei in a Trinity League opener, but bounced back with a win over Crossroads at the Take Flight Challenge.

3 3 16-1 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches beat Buena Park in a non-league game and followed that up with a win over Palos Verdes at the Ron Massey Memorial Showcase.

4 4 12-2 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions won their Trinity League opener 46-38 over Servite

5 5 14-3 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars fell to Riverside Notre Dame, 64-61, at the Riverside Poly Showcase.

6 6 14-3 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)

Outlook:

The Mustangs beat Dana Hills and Beckman last week.

7 7 13-3 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors won the Antelope Valley Tournament with a 58-52 win over Newbury Park.

8 8 13-4 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves beat Fountain Valley and lost to Long Beach Jordan at the Ron Massey Memorial Showcase.

9 9 14-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers open Orange Coast League play Wednesday at Godinez.

10 10 12-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions beat Ocean View, 88-77, in a nonleague home game on Saturday.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 11 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
12 12 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
13 13 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
14 14 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
15 15 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
16 16 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
17 18 University University (Greg Dineen)
18 22 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 17 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
20 19 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
21 20 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
22 21 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
23 24 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
24 25 Servite Servite (John Morris)
25 23 Marina Marina (Nick Racklin)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 9-3 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs advanced to the Les Schwab Invitational championship game in Portland where they fell to Oak Hill Academy, 67-55.

2 2 11-3 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles took third at The Classic at Damien, beating St. John Bosco on Saturday Santa Margarita lost to St. Bernard, 60-50, in the semifinals.

3 3 14-1 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches won the Orange Holiday Classic with a 64-52 victory over Diamond Ranch.

4 4 11-2 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions won the SoCal Holiday Prep Classic with a 56-36 win over Woodside Priory of Portola Valley.

5 6 13-2 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars won the Nike Division championship at the Rancho Mirage Invitational, beating Kamiak (WA), 85-76.

6 5 12-3 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)

Outlook:

The Mustangs fell to Los Osos in the first round of the Tustin Classic, but finished out the week with three straight wins.

7 7 8-3 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors were off last week, but resume action this week in the Antelope Valley Tournament.

8 16 12-3 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)

Outlook:

The Timberwolves won the Tustin Classic with a 69-47 decision over Los Osos. Jacob Huynh scored 32 points.

9 9 14-3 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers took third in the Governors Division of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.

10 10 11-4 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions went 2-2 at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic, falling to Poway by 1-point and Oaks Christian by 8. Cypress defeated La Jolla Country Day and Cathedral Catholic.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 8 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)
12 11 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
13 13 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
14 14 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
15 12 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
16 15 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
17 20 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
18 22 University University (Greg Dineen)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 17 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor (Robert Torribio)
20 18 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
21 19 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
22 23 Troy Troy (Aaron Mason)
23 Marina Marina (Nick Racklin)
24 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
25 Servite Servite (John Morris)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 6-2 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs dropped two of three games at the City of Palms Classic. The first was a double overtime loss to University of Fort Lauderdale and second to Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC).

2 2 8-2 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles are back in action in the Platinum Division of the loaded Classic at Damien field.

3 3 10-1 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches beat Westminster in a nonleague home game last week; play in the Orange Holiday Classic this week.

4 4 7-2 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions resume action at the SoCal Holiday Prep Classic in San Diego.

5 5 10-2 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)

Outlook:

The Mustangs beat Mission Viejo, 62-34, in a nonleague game last week. Trabuco is at the Tustin Classic this week.

6 6 9-2 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars beat Pacifica Christian, 78-48, at the North/South OC Challenge. Capo plays in the Rancho Mirage Invitational this week.

7 8 7-3 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors beat Cypress, 69-50, at the North/South OC Challenge; will play in the Antelope Valley tournament starting on Jan. 2

8 7 4-3 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)

Outlook:

The Spartans went 1-2 at the Tarkanian Classic; play in McClintock Invitational in Arizona this week.

9 9 11-2 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers beat Upland, 69-58, in a nonleague home game last week. Laguna plays in the Governors Division at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.

10 10 8-2 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions fell to Saddleback Valley Christian at the North/South OC Challenge. Cypress is in the Senators Division of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 11 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
12 13 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
13 12 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
14 14 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
15 15 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
16 18 Northwood Northwood ()
17 21 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor ()
18 16 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 17 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
20 20 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
21 19 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran (Josh Beaty)
22 22 University University (Greg Dineen)
23 23 Troy Troy ()
24 Tustin Tustin ()
25 24 Foothill Foothill (Zach Johnson)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 1 5-0 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs end a long break Tuesday in Ft. Myers, Florida at the City of Palms Classic. Mater Dei takes on the winner of Mountain Brook (AL) and Canterbury (FL).

2 2 8-2 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles split a two-game set in Northern California, dropping one to Moreau Catholic, 69-58, before beating Archbishop Mitty, 64-47.

3 5 9-1 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches finished third at the North Orange County Championships, beating Saddleback Valley Christian, 91-75, Saturday. Canyon’s only loss of the tournament (and the season) came in the semifinals against tournament-champions Mayfair.

4 3 7-2 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions dropped the Gary Raya Classic championship game to Northwood, 51-41, Saturday night.

5 6 9-2 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)

Outlook:

The Mustangs beat Mission Viejo, 62-32, behind 14 points from Chase Anderson.

6 10 9-2 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars advanced to the championship game of the North Orange County Championships, falling to Mayfair, 60-56. Senior guard Dawson Baker had a huge week, including a 30-point effort in the title game.

7 7 3-1 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)

Outlook:

The Spartans are in Las Vegas this week for the Tarkanian Classic.

8 8 6-3 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors fell to No. 3 Canyon and No. 6 Capo Valley at the North Orange County Championships.

9 16 10-2 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)

Outlook:

The Breakers won the Westminster Tournament with a 42-41 win over Orange Lutheran.

10 19 8-1 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)

Outlook:

The Centurions won the Bellflower tournament over Los Altos without one of its best players in Jared Brown. Cypress’ only loss of the season came against St. John Bosco.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 9 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)
12 18 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
13 4 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)
14 13 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
15 11 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
16 14 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
17 17 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
18 Northwood Northwood ()
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 12 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran (Josh Beaty)
20 22 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
21 21 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor ()
22 25 University University (Greg Dineen)
23 Troy Troy ()
24 23 Foothill Foothill (Zach Johnson)
25 24 Servite Servite (John Morris)

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 - 5-0 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs were off last week and don’t resume action until Dec. 19 at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida.

2 - 7-1 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles won the Beach Bash at Corona del Mar with a 68-57 win over Leuzinger on Saturday. Santa Margarita beat Costa Mesa, Mira Costa and Trabuco Hills to advance to the championship game.

3 - 4-1 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions had a week’s worth of rest and will participate in the SoCal Elite/Gary Raya Classic this week, beginning with a match-up against Irvine Tuesday.

4 - 2-4 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)

Outlook:

The Lancers beat St. Monica of Australia, 78-35, Saturday night. OLu will begin its Charlie Wilkins Memorial tournament slate against Buena Park Monday at Westminster High.

5 - 5-0 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches open the North Orange County championships Monday against La Serna after eight days off.

6 - 8-2 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)

Outlook:

The Mustangs wrapped up a third-place finish at the Beach Bash with a 52-43 win over Compton. Trabuco Hills two losses came at the hands of No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 Santa Margarita, the latter a close 54-52 decision Friday at CdM.

7 - 3-1 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)

Outlook:

The Spartans are in the midst of an 18-day layoff between games and get back on the floor Dec. 20 against Bountiful (UT) in Las Vegas at the Tarkanian Classic.

8 - 3-1 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors open the North Orange County Championships Tuesday against Mountain View of El Monte.

9 - 4-1 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)

Outlook:

The Titans beat La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad, 57-43, last week in a one-off home game. Tesoro takes on Valencia of Placentia Tuesday in a SoCal Elite/Gary Raya Classic opener.

10 - 4-1 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars begin the North Orange County Championships against Brea Olinda Monday.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
12 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran (Josh Beaty)
13 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
14 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
15 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)
16 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)
17 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
18 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)
20 Mission Viejo Mission Viejo (Chris Zeller)
21 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor ()
22 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
23 Foothill Foothill (Zach Johnson)
24 Servite Servite (John Morris)
25 University University ()

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('17-18) League ('17-18) School (Coach)
1 - 5-0 Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

The Monarchs sprinted to the Diablo Inferno championship, defeating Foothill, Eisenhower, Mission Viejo, Compton and Trabuco Hills by an average margin of 40-plus points per game. Spencer Freedman took home tournament MVP honors.

2 - 3-1 Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The Eagles advanced to the Ryse Williams Pac Shores championship game with wins over Rancho Dominguez, St. Anthony and Redondo Union before falling to Westchester in the title game. Santa Margarita resumes action this week at the Corona del Mar Beach Bash.

3 - 3-1 J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

The Lions only loss at the Jim Harris Classic came at the hands of one of the best teams in the state of Colorado in ThunderRidge. Transfer D.J. Rodman and center Joel Mensah both looked to be in mid-season form.

4 - 1-3 Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)

Outlook:

The Lancers played one of the most difficult four-game slates to open the season, beating Great Oak before dropping three straight to Corona Centennial, Etiwanda and Santa Clarita Christian at the BattleZone tournament.

5 - 5-0 Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comanches went 5-0 and won the AutoNation Invitational championship hosted by Crean Lutheran. Canyon beat La Salle of Pasadena 77-62 in the championship game and ran through the tournament relatively unchallenged.

6 - 0-0 Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)

Outlook:

The Chargers open their season against Trabuco Hills Monday at the Corona del Mar Beach Bash.

7 - 3-1 Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)

Outlook:

The Spartans put together a solid effort in the San Dimas tournament, dropping a close decision to Rancho Cucamonga, 65-59, in the championship game.

8 - 3-1 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)

Outlook:

The Warriors nearly pulled off an upset of St. John Bosco in the championship of the Buena Park tournament, but fell to the Braves, 57-52.

9 - 3-1 Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)

Outlook:

The Titans only loss at the Buena Park tournament came at the hands of eventual champion St. John Bosco in the semifinals.

10 - 3-1 Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The Cougars were on the brink of falling out of the top 10 after a one-point loss to Newport Harbor in the Godinez tournament, but we’re going with it just being an early season hiccup. Still, Capo fell seven spots in this week’s rankings.


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)
12 Esperanza Esperanza (Mark Hill)
13 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran (Josh Beaty)
14 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
15 Laguna Beach Laguna Beach (Bret Fleming)
16 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
17 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
18 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)
20 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
21 Mission Viejo Mission Viejo (Chris Zeller)
22 Foothill Foothill (Zach Johnson)
23 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)
24 El Toro El Toro (Nick Sainato)
25 Newport Harbor Newport Harbor ()

Team Rankings

Rank Previous Record ('16-17) League ('16-17) School (Coach)
1 - 33-3 10-0 Trinity Mater Dei Mater Dei (Gary McKnight)

Outlook:

Mater Dei went wire-to-wire as Orange County's top ranked team last season and this year should be no different, even in the light of recent news regarding the transfers of 7-foot-2 center Bol Bol and recently added P.J. Fuller. The Monarchs return four starters in Harvard-bound point guard Spencer Freedman, Southern Utah commit Harrison Butler, Penn-pledge Mike Wang and athletic wing Reagan Lundeen. Mater Dei added the brother guard duo of senior B.J. and freshman Devin Askew, along with two of the more talented young big men in SoCal, freshmen Wilhelm Breidenbach and Harrison Hornery.

2016-17 Playoff Result

Lost to Bishop Montgomery, 70-55, in CIF-SS Open Division championship. Lost to Bishop Montgomery, 60-53, in CIF State Open Division Southern Regional Final.

Key Returning Players

SF Harrison Butler (6-4, 205, Sr.); Clay Donohue (6-5, 190, Jr.); PG Spencer Freedman (6-0, 160, Sr.); F Reagan Lundeen (6-5, 210, Sr.); G Aidan Prukop (6-4, 155, So.); F Michael Wang (6-9, 215, Sr.)

2 - 21-9 7-3 Trinity Santa Margarita Santa Margarita (Jeff Reinart)

Outlook:

The preseason loss of Pearson Parker to a hip injury hurts this Santa Margarita team in a big way, but not enough to knock it off the No. 2 spot. Senior Brenden Cormie could inherit the starting point guard duties, but look for the Eagles to deploy a platoon system at the position. Jake Kyman and Jordan Guest provide Santa Margarita with experience and leadership, while sophomore Ryan Evans provides a much needed outside shooting presence. The real key for Santa Margarita is how impactful Max Agbonkpolo will be. The 6-foot-6 wing has all the upside in the world, but needs to turn that corner from upside to production for the Eagles to compete with Mater Dei.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Bishop Montgomery, 57-54, in CIF-SS Open Division quarterfinals; Lost to Vista, 97-94, in CIF State Division I first round.

Key Returning Players

F Max Agbonkpolo (6-6, 175, Jr.); G Brenden Cormie (6-3, 175, Sr.); PF Jordan Guest (6-8, 225, Sr.); SG Ryan Evans (6-2, 185, So.); SF Jake Kyman (6-7, 180, Jr.)

3 - 25-7 8-0 Sea View Capistrano Valley Capistrano Valley (Brian Mulligan)

Outlook:

The run for Capo’s “Big Four” of Baker, Beeman, Draper and Lipovic is down to its final season and what a journey it has been. The Cougars are the reigning CIF-SS Division 2A champions and return four starters from that team. Baker is not only one of the premier scorers in all of Orange County, but he’s also one of the best all around players in the area, evidenced by his 21.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game averages. In order for Capo to realize similar success as it had last season, big contributions from Beeman, Draper and Lipovic will be of the utmost importance.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Won CIF-SS Division 2A championship, 41-31, over Oxnard. Lost in CIF State Division III first round to Orange Glen of Escondido.

Key Returning Players

SG Dawson Baker (6-3, 180, Sr.); F Grayson Beeman (6-5, 180, Sr.); G Nick Draper (6-1, 165, Sr.); G Nic Lipovic (6-2, 175, Sr.); G Daniel Ramsey (6-1, 170, Sr.)

4 - 18-12 5-5 Trinity J Serra J Serra (Zach Brogdon)

Outlook:

Coach Brogdon lost a huge piece in forward Sebastian Much, now at Princeton, who averaged a team-high 20.2 points per game last season, but returns his next five leading scorers, including athletic and active 6-11 center Joel Mensah. Robinson and White battled injuries last season, but are potent scorers when fully healthy. JSerra benefitted from one of the biggest moves on the waiver wire this fall, landing Corona del Mar transfer D.J. Rodman. Rodman, a 6-foot-4 wing, averaged better than 20 points a game last season.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Chino Hills, 105-74, in CIF-SS Open Division first round; Lost to Taft of Woodland Hills, 63-49, in CIF State Division I first round.

Key Returning Players

G Jordan Alvarado (6-3, 175, Sr.); C Joel Mensah (6-10, 200, Sr.); F Abdul-malik McClain (6-4, 230, Sr.); G Munir McClain (6-4, 200, Jr.); G J.T. Robinson (6-3, 165, Sr.); G Kevin White (6-4, 205, Jr.)

5 - 11-17 2-8 Trinity Orange Lutheran Orange Lutheran (Chris Nordstrom)

Outlook:

We’re getting close to the time where we can call the young group of Lancers veterans. Anderson, Griffin, Jervis, Montrose, Pope and Potter all have a full year of varsity experience under their belts and will be prepared for everything thrown their way this season. Coach Nordstrom does not shy away from a difficult schedule, however, so don’t be shocked if the Lancers go through some growing pains early in the year. The key for this team will be the health of talented shooting guard Josh Griffin, who missed much of last season with a wrist injury.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Missed playoffs

Key Returning Players

G Trey Anderson (5-10, 140, Jr.); G Josh Griffin (6-1, 165, Jr.); G Cooper Jervis (6-2, 190, Jr.); F Jordan Montrose (6-6, 205, So.) G Isaiah Pope (6-3, 175, Jr.); F Cade Potter (6-7, 210, Jr.)

6 - 16-12 4-2 Crestview Canyon Canyon (Nate Harrison)

Outlook:

The Comaches have a ton of varsity experience returning from last season, led by Lucas Holden, A.J. Perry and Jordan Williams. The key factor for Canyon could be the progression of sophomore guard Justin Williams, who had many standout performances across the camp and fall league scene over the last few months. If there’s one thing you can always say about the Comanches, it’s that they are always well-coached and disciplined which goes a long way at the high school level.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Riverside King, 82-74, in CIF-SS Division 1A first round.

Key Returning Players

F Lucas Holden (6-6, 175, Sr.): G Justin Liles (6-1, 170, Sr.); G A.J. Perry (5-8, 155, Jr.); G/F Jordan Williams (6-1, 185, Sr.); G Justin Williams (6-0, 160, So.); G Matt Williams (6-2, 150, Sr.)

7 - 23-5 9-1 Sunset League Edison Edison (Rich Boyce)

Outlook:

The Chargers lost its three top scorers from last season in Randall Walker, Nate Matthews and Matt Serven, but coach Rich Boyce always seems to have a “next man up” mentality within his program. Josh Phillips is one of the best shot blockers and rebounders in Orange County and David Atencio brings a heady point guard presence and football toughness to the point guard spot. Spencer Serven’s contributions, along with the depth of the bench, will be the deciding factors if Edison is to remain a top 10 team.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Tahquitz, 78-64, in CIF Division 1AA second round

Key Returning Players

G David Atencio (6-2, 175, Sr.); G McCade Barrett (5-9, 165, Sr.); F Josh Phillips (6-8, 190, Sr.); G/F Spencer Serven (6-2, 175, Sr.)

8 - 27-7 6-0 North Hills League Villa Park Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds)

Outlook:

Julien Franklin is one of the best all-around players in Orange County, and for this version of the Villa Park Spartans to remain among the county’s best teams, he’s going to have to be very, very good. Franklin has some help, especially on the defensive end, with the returns of Isaiah Williams and Matthew Lanzone for their senior seasons. There’s also some assistance gained by way of transfer. Villa Park added 6-foot-7 forward Maxx Hazely (El Toro), 6-foot-3 wing Maceo Reddick (Brea Olinda) and 5-foot-10 point guard Calin Whitney (Pacifica Christian) to provide reinforcements offensively.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Colony, 74-70, in CIF-SS Division 2AA championship game; Lost to Mission of San Francisco in overtime, 82-75, in CIF State Division III championship game.

Key Returning Players

G/F Julien Franklin (6-6, 180, Jr.); F Matthew Lanzone (6-3, 220, Sr.); G Isaiah Williams (6-1, 180, Sr.)

9 - 22-7 9-1 Sunset Los Alamitos Los Alamitos (Eddie Courtemarche)

Outlook:

The Griffins return plenty of players who earned solid varsity minutes last season, but senior Jacob Eyman needs to be the guy who makes them go. Eyman is one of the best shot blockers and rebounders in Southern California and will be the Griffins go-to guy offensively, as well. Trinidad and Ruiz provide a solid backcourt duo, while Henriksen is a knockdown 3-point shooter. Sophomore guard Kevin Kent earned a varsity spot this season and has a lot of potential to contribute right away.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Etiwanda, 69-54, in CIF-SS Division 1AA second round.

Key Returning Players

F/C Jacob Eyman, 6-9, 215, Sr.); G William Henriksen (6-2, 170, Sr.); G Edwin La Crosse (6-2, 190, Jr.); G Zach Ruiz (6-1, 170, Sr.); G Duke Trinidad (5-8, 150, Sr.)

10 - 17-11 2-6 South Coast League Tesoro Tesoro (Steve Garrett)

Outlook:

Coach Garrett has one of the biggest front-line’s in all of Orange County with Honetschlager (6-8), along with talented sophomore big man Hugo Clarkin, who stands at 6-feet-10. Add in a solid mix of returning varsity lettermen in the Broughton brothers, Willy Duggan and Noah Honetschlager, and you have the recipe for a very good OC team. Another player to watch for Tesoro will be coach’s son Kaden Garrett, who has a ton of natural ability and good shooting touch.

2016-17 Playoff Results

Lost to Riverside King, 60-52, in CIF-SS Division 1A second round.

Key Returning Players

G/F Tristan Broughton (6-2, 185, Jr.); G/F Tyler Broughton (6-2, 185, Jr.); G Willie Duggan (6-1, 170, Sr.); F/C Noah Honetschlager (6-8, 190, Jr.); G Matt Jones (5-9, 160, Jr.); Ryan Perkovich (6-3, 180, Sr.)


Rank Previous School (Coach)
11 Saddleback Valley Christian Saddleback Valley Christian (Tom Lewis)
12 Crean Lutheran Crean Lutheran (Josh Beaty)
13 Buena Park Buena Park (Aaron Riekenberg)
14 Ocean View Ocean View (Tim Walsh and Roger Holmes)
15 Corona Del Mar Corona Del Mar (Ryan Schachter)
16 Trabuco Hills Trabuco Hills (Sean Sullens)
17 Aliso Niguel Aliso Niguel (Keith Barnett)
18 Cypress Cypress (Derek Mitchell)
Rank Previous School (Coach)
19 Mission Viejo Mission Viejo (Chris Zeller)
20 Foothill Foothill (Zach Johnson)
21 San Clemente San Clemente (Mark Popovich)
22 Beckman Beckman (John Goins)
23 El Toro El Toro (Nick Sainato)
24 Northwood Northwood (Tim O'Brien)
25 Sunny Hills Sunny Hills (Joe Ok)

Top Players

Player School Comment
Alex Bray Bray is a 30-point scoring threat each and every night with the fast pace that University plays with and his 3-point shooting ability.
Brendan Harrick With Kezie Okpala off to Stanford, this is Harrick’s team and he’s more than capable of stepping up to that challenge, especially with his 3-point shooting.
Brennan Hellmers Intriguing skill set at 6-feet-6. Can score inside and out and has a potent turn around mid-range jumper.
Cameron Dashiell Physical and heady point guard who knows how to run a basketball team. Lockdown on-ball defender.
Chase Anderson One of the most potent 3-point and mid-range shooters in the area. Anderson is poised for a breakout season.
D.J. Rodman Rodman will test his game against the best OC has to offer, transferring to Trinity League competitor JSerra. The 6-foot-4 junior was one of the top scorers in the county last season at Corona del Mar.
Dawson Baker One of the toughest combo guard covers in all of Orange County. Baker is a three-level scorer who can also create for others off the bounce.
Demetrius Jackson Athletic and crafty scoring guard bound for Metro State University. Jackson will lead a new-look El Toro side.
Dominick Harris Dynamic combo guard with a knack for putting the ball in the basket. Scores in a variety of ways with playmaking ability, to boot.
Dylan Thoerner The 6-foot-4 junior averaged better than 18 points per game last season and with his ability to shoot from deep and mid-range, this year should be no different.
Grayson Beeman A gritty forward/wing who always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Capo relies on Beeman to be a jack of all trades on offense and versatile on defense.
Harminder Dhaliwal Dhaliwal is one of the more skilled big men in Orange County. He can finish around the basket with either hand and can step out and knock down a perimeter jumper.
Harrison Butler Athletic slasher who is always looking for a poster dunk. Butler is the Monarchs best perimeter defender.
Isaiah Johnson Johnson has shown increased aggressiveness on offense and his combination of size, skill and athleticism makes him one of the more intriguing young prospects in Orange County.
Isaiah Pope The smooth operating junior has taken his game to another level and could emerge as the Lancers top scorer this season.
Jacob Eyman The 6-foot-9 forward is a double-double threat every time he steps on the floor and the UTEP commit one of the best interior defenders in SoCal when engaged.
Jake Kyman Kyman is a multi-dimensional player who can fill it up from the perimeter. The 6-foot-7 wing is poised to take the next step in his game.
Jakob Alamudun Heading into is third season as a varsity starter. Alamudun is a versatile forward who stuffs the stat sheet.
Jared Brown Lethal left handed combo guard who can score from anywhere on the court. Brown has the ability to takeover a game at any point.
Joel Mensah Active, high motor and athletic big man who never gets outworked. Mensah, who’s committed to San Diego State, provides JSerra with energy and toughness on both ends.
Jordan Guest The Boston University commit is that guy everyone loves to play with but hates to play against. Guest is one of the more skilled forwards in the area.
Jordan Taylor Taylor one of few 6-10-plus players left in Orange County and made a lot of progress with his game over the summer. Taylor is active on the glass and works hard on both ends of the floor.
Josh Griffin Griffin returns from a wrist injury looking as strong as ever. The junior is a consistent 3-point and mid-range shooter.
Josh Phillips One of the more vertically gifted players in all of SoCal. Phillips, who is committed to the University of Portland, makes his mark on the defensive end with shot blocking and rebounding.
Julien Franklin The 6-foot-6 wing has taken his game to another level with improved ball skills and aggressiveness. The Spartans need Franklin to embrace a newfound leadership role.
Kevin Kobrine Kobrine, who is committed to UCLA for volleyball, has the ability to be a Division I basketball player if he focused on it full time. A big time athlete with crafty ball skills and a high basketball IQ.
Lucas Holden Smooth shooting lefty who is really coming into his own. Holden is a multi-skilled prospect who could see his recruitment pick up with a solid season.
Lucas Parks Embodies the term “floor general” on both ends of the floor. You’ll rarely find a moment where Parks makes a mistake.
Mehkel Harvey One of the fastest-rising recruits around. The young senior has a ton of natural ability and used the summer time to extend his range to behind-the-arc.
Michael Wang The 6-foot-9 forward has seen an uptick in his consistency from 3-point range. If the University of Pennsylvania commit can continue with that shooting, Mater Dei will be very tough to beat.
Spencer Freedman Still the best point guard in the county, the Harvard-bound Freedman makes the Monarchs go with his vision, basketball IQ and ability to spread the floor from 3-point range.
Tristan Williams The rangy 6-foot-6 Williams acts as a stretch four for coach Chris Zeller, but can also use a shot fake and get to the basket and finish.

Players to Watch

Player School
A.J. Perry
Abraham Negrete
Adrian Cooper
Adrianne Maboloc
Aiden Gilbert
Alec Sinek
Anthony Nguyen
B.J. Askew
Brenden Cormie
Brooks Mallory
Cade Potter
Calin Whitney
Charlie Lee
Chris Kane
Chris Karraa
Dalton Sloniger
Daniel Thatcher
David Atencio
Dean Keeler
Devin Askew
Devin Owens
Diego Noffal
Dylan Dickerson
Edward Williams
Elijah Jones-Church
Erik Papke
George Urrutia
Harrison Hornery
Hugo Clarkin
Isaiah Lee
Isaiah Williams
J.T. Robinson
Jacob Huynh
Jacob Nemeth
Jeff Yan
Jesus Silva
John Humphreys
Jon Illeleji
Jon Scherer
Jonah Tolmaire
Jordan Alvarado
Jordan Montrose
Jordan Nowden
Jordan Williams
Joseph Kitaen
Josh Alcindor
Josh Gray
Joshua Lee
Julian Almazan
Julian Bruce
Player School
Justin Brodt
Justin Williams
Kaden Garrett
Kevin Kent
Kevin White
Kyle Johnson
Langston Redfield
Lucas Everett
Luke Hosozawa
Maceo Reddick
Matt Jones
Matthew Lanzone
Max Agbonkpolo
Maxx Hazely
Michael Hyun
Nathan Hewitt
Nic Lipovic
Nick Draper
Noah Aguilar
Noah Honetschlager
Omar Almoukdad
Paul Head
Quentin Watts
Reagan Lundeen
Reilly Caya
Riley Coleman
Ryan Evans
Ryan Perkovich
Ryan Sprosty
Ryen Perry
Sagel Simon
Seth Mishler
Shengzhe Li
Spencer Serven
Stone Sinek
Trent Harper
Trey Anderson
Tristan Broughton
Tyler Broughton
Tyler Clark
Wilhelm Breidenbach
William Henriksen
Willie Duggan
Zach Ruiz
Zack Mowers

League Predictions

League Champion
Crestview League Canyon
Empire League Cypress
Freeway League Buena Park
Golden West League Ocean View
North Hills League Villa Park
Orange League Savanna
Orange Coast League Laguna Beach
Pacific Coast League Corona del Mar
San Joaquin League Saddleback Valley Christian
Sea View League Capistrano Valley
South Coast League Tesoro
Sunset League Edison/Los Alamitos
Trinity League Mater Dei

Top OC Tournaments/Events

  • Grizzly Invitational (Godinez) November 27 - December 2
  • 2017 AutoNation Invitational (Crean Lutheran) November 25 - December 2
  • Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions (Ocean View) November 27 - December 2
  • Buena Park Coyote Classic November 27 - December 2
  • Diablo Inferno (Mission Viejo) Nobember 27 - December 2
  • Corona del Mar Beach Bash December 4 - 9
  • Charlie Wilkins Memorial (Westminster) December 11 - 16
  • North Orange County Championship December 11 - 16
  • SoCal Elite/Gary Raya Classic December 11 - 16
  • North/South OC Challenge (Tesoro) December 22 - 23
  • Orange Holiday Classic December 27 - 30
  • Orange Lutheran Hoopfest January 15
  • Nike Extravaganza (Mater Dei)February 2 - 3
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