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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.
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.
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March 7, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Harold Miner pulls up in a black Cadillac Escalade, rolls down a window and extends his right hand to greet a visitor. Later, the publicity-shy former USC basketball All-American is friendly and engaging. He shows no sign of discomfort as he recalls the pain of failed expectations and explains why he has mostly strayed from the public eye since his surprisingly unremarkable NBA career short-circuited 15 years ago. Smiling and laughing easily, he appears thoroughly at ease. This is a recluse?
SPORTS
January 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Santa Ana Mater Dei basketball player Mario Soto, who transferred to Saddleback Valley Christian, is now seeking a hardship waiver of CIF transfer rules in an attempt to gain immediate eligibility. He did not have a valid change of residency, so gaining a hardship waiver is his last resort to being able to play in his senior season.  It is now under consideration, according to the CIF. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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August 22, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Highly regarded incoming freshman point guard Spencer Freedman still hasn't decided where he'll be attending school this fall. He is considering Santa Monica, St. Monica and Mater Dei. But he also could end up studying in Europe and delay his first year of high school. He was a standout on the Maccabiah youth team this summer in Israel. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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
April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Point guard Kyron Cartwright of Compton has committed to Providence. He previously was a Loyola Marymount signee.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS DIVISION 5AA Semifinal, Saturday San Gabriel Academy 101, Pacifica Christian 44   DIVISION 5A Semifinal, Saturday Renaissance Academy 52, Orangewood Academy 29
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