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February 14, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION OPEN DIVISION PLAYOFF FIELD (16 teams) Opening-round pairings to be announced Sunday. Mater Dei Loyola Corona Centennial Etiwanda Chaminade Chino Hills Redondo Bishop Montgomery Sierra Canyon St. John Bosco Compton Riverside North Cantwell-Sacred Heart Gardena Serra Cathedral Mayfair         GIRLS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION...
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November 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 On ESPNU's recruiting special on Friday afternoon, Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei confirmed that he will attend Arizona in the fall. The 6-foot-7 Johnson, last season's player of the year by The Times, held up a pair of Arizona shoes to let viewers know his school of choice. Arizona continues to pull away top players from Southern California. Loyola point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright is also expected to sign with the Wildcats.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Monday is freedom day for winter transfer athletes who have been sitting out the past month of the season, and there's going to be some big-time impact players in basketball. Brayden Lenius, who moved to West Hills Chaminade from Canada, becomes eligible. He already showed the type of athlete he is in football, emerging as a college prospect at receiver in helping the Eagles win the CIF state championship Division II bowl game. He can jump and dunk with the best, and adding athleticism to the Eagles lineup will only help a team that has four transfer students on its roster.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The play was designed for Kobe Bryant. The Lakers had squandered a 17-point lead over New Jersey and held only a one-point advantage at 88-87 with 10 seconds remaining. Matt Barnes delivered the ball to the team's star. Bryant, coming off of a screen, shot a 26-foot three-pointer, which bounced seven times on the rim before falling through the net, allowing an anxious Staples Center crowd to celebrate instead of reel over what otherwise could have been an inconceivable loss.
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February 23, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant has one more year left on his contract after this season. While he hasn't said outright if he'll continue his career beyond the 2013-14 season, he did talk about life after basketball Friday night. "I think finding the area before you retire ... I think that's really the biggest challenge for any athlete is to find something that you really want to do," said Bryant. "A lot of us wait until the last year until you retire trying to figure that out, then it takes five or whatever years and some never figure it out. " Bryant is currently in his 17th season.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Senior point guard Jeremy Lieberman of Calabasas has committed to Wyoming, Coach Jon Palarz said. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
October 2, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Three-on-three street basketball returns to Southern California on Saturday with the Hoop It Up tournament at Pasadena La Salle. Teams for 16-18U, 14-15U and 11-12 U are available. Two-on-team teams for 10U also can compete. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 12, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Name; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Previous school; Comment Jordan Adams; SG; 6-5; 205; Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy; One of the top perimeter shooting prospects in the country should boost Bruins' three-point accuracy. Kyle Anderson; PG; 6-8; 215; Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony; A versatile talent who can play the one to the four but will probably utilize exceptional basketball IQ as starting point guard. *Larry Drew II; PG; 6-2; 180; North Carolina; Played two full seasons and part of a third for Tar Heels.
SPORTS
February 22, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS DIVISION 2AA First round, Saturday Thousand Oaks 72, Eastside 44   DIVISION 4A Second round, Saturday St. Anthony 65, Yeshiva 24   DIVISION 5AA Second round, Saturday San Gabriel Academy 62, Coast Union 31   DIVISION 5A Second round, Saturday Orangewood Academy 79, Lancaster Baptist 36 Shalhevet 58, Valley Torah 41
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout senior point guard Robert Cartwright from Flintridge Prep has committed to Stanford. He was admitted to school on Wednesday and immediately committed. Cartwright was one of the top point guards on the West Coast based on his spring and summer play. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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