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Southland high school boys' basketball rankings

The top 25 prep teams in the Southland, as ranked by The Times' Eric Sondheimer.

November 25, 2013|By Eric Sondheimer
  • Stanley Johnson, center, and Mater Dei are once again among the Southland's best basketball teams.
Stanley Johnson, center, and Mater Dei are once again among the Southland's… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)

The top 25 high school basketball teams in the Southland:

1. MATER DEI. Arizona-bound Stanley Johnson is best player in California.¿

2. ETIWANDA. Point guard Jordan McLaughlin has already proved he can beat Monarchs.¿

3. ST. JOHN BOSCO. The trio of Tyler Dorsey, Daniel Hamilton and Vance Jackson will be tough to stop.¿

4. LOYOLA. If 7-footer Thomas Welsh continues his development, beware of Cubs in March.¿

5. CORONA CENTENNIAL. Point guard Sedrick Barefield and 6-5 Deontae North lead Huskies.¿

6. COMPTON. Isaiah Bailey will make alumnus DeMar DeRozan proud.¿

7. GARDENA SERRA. Tavrion Dawson and Ronnie Freeman are ready for big seasons.¿

8. CHAMINADE. Eagles have lots of ability with their 6-10, 6-9, 6-7 front line.¿

9. EL CAMINO REAL. Experience is key for City Section title favorites.

10. WESTCHESTER. Comets' chemistry means they will win lots of games.¿

11. CHINO HILLS. Lonzo Ball and Bishop Mency are a terrific duo.¿

12. RANCHO CUCAMONGA. Will have very strong guard play.¿

13. REDONDO. Ian Fox can help get team another championship.¿

14. CRESPI. Max Heidegger is ready to be a top scorer.¿

15. LONG BEACH POLY. Chris Sullivan's leadership will be critical.¿

16. BISHOP MONTGOMERY. Guard duo of Justin Bibbins and Stevie Thompson is fabulous.

¿17. L.A. WINDWARD. Junior Roman Davis is a rising prospect.¿

18. CANTWELL-SACRED HEART. Two players from Serbia provide big boost.¿

19. SIERRA CANYON. Freshmen phenoms will show the way.¿

20. ORANGE LUTHERAN. C.J. Hankins is a very good junior point guard.¿

21 . CALABASAS. Marmonte League title favorites.¿

22. VILLAGE CHRISTIAN. Transfers will make Crusaders tough in January.

23. SANTA MONICA. Everyone will learn about junior guard Nuwr'iyl Williams.¿

24. JSERRA. Lots of size and a top point guard.¿

25. VIEW PARK. With 6-11 Chance Comanche, a state title is possible in Division V.

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