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SoCalHoops HS Top 20
Division I-AA--
(Revised Dec. 16, 2000)

socalogominitop20.gif (2380 bytes)Preseason Southern Section D-IAA Top 20
( revised Dec.16, 2000)
1 El Toro Underrated team over-achieved last year, and this year if everyone returns could be a contender. Ashkan Nazeri, Matt Green, Ken Tanaka, and Chris Parrish should be back for Elite 8 finisher.
2 Crescenta Valley James Jenkins, Jimmy Goffredo, and Chris Tarne all return and CV could contend for the top spot, and vying to go undefeated this season in league and preseason play.
3 San Clemente Handed their first preseason loss in an overtime game against Crescenta Valley, this team could also challenge for a section title behind the scoring of Tim Burnette and some clutch play from Eli Owens, James Hartman, Matt King, Jordan Fleener and Curtis Bush. 
4. Glendora Mike Mehanna, Spencer Foster, Evan Lynch and a few other returnees will keep Glendora near the top of the division.  How near is the question.
5 Aliso Niguel Graduated 3 starters accounting for 34 ppg, but return some talented guards like Dino Lamela, Shaun Garcia, Brandon Sievers, Ramy Farag, Don Nguyen, and big scorer Zach Zanolli, along with Ricky Ebel, Brandon Alconcel, Scott Sporleader Kyle Hanson, Chris Buchert.
6 Warren Lost Curtis Williams (18.7 ppg), but return big scorers Julian Assibey and Aaron Hobbensiefken, as well as several other solid role players like  Jimmy Shull, and Harold Fairweather. Will rebuild, but have a good base.
7 Rancho Verde Oregeon State signee JS Nash will again lead a team which made it to the Southern Section Semi-finals, losing to Simi last year in the playoffs. So far, have not played up to their potential when Nash has been out, but capable of big things with him in the game. 
8 Cajon Team loses Blake Walker to graduation and Paul Roby to prep school but they return Donovan Morris, Nick Norman, Larry Dew, Tony Danridge, Rummel Clark, Romale Porter, Mike De Arman, Andre Clark, Kris Silvas, Danial Cooper, Andre Payne and Dmytry Lewis.  A solid crew.
9 Thousand Oaks Lose big scoring Tim Chevalier, but return Kyle Kegley who led team at 16.8 ppg, David Anderson (9.2ppg) and some other tough guards.
10 Mission Viejo Lost four seniors, but return a big junior class in Travis Niesen (6'-7" Jr. PF), Erik Engstrom (6'-6" Jr. C), David Johnson (6'-6" Sr. C), and solid guards like Mykel Valentine, Brad Campbell, Osvaldo Gudino, Greg Villanueva, and Joel Zamora.
11 Quartz Hills Tony Johnson has been an excellent scorer for Quartz Hills in the preseason, and teammate Josh Porter has contributed some solid play as well.
12 Loyola Omar Wilkes, Sean Crosner, Matt Llewellyn lead this group of very under-rated, and as yet unproven players.
13 Marina Return Beau Brown (13 ppg), and Chris De Luca, but loses high scorer Dustin Kaatz (24 ppg); complete rebuilding year, but a team to watch
14 Montclair Milton Stanley has been a prolific scorer, while Demetris Walk has played great defense and provided some offense as well..  Teammate Quincy Fields has provided depth on the boards, both offensively and defensively.
15 Murrieta Valley Dan Larsen, CJ Richardson, and several others have played well in the early preseason.
16 Irvine David Cox and Massud Naderi have had the hot hand for the Vaqueros in the early pre-season.  
17 Camarillo Camarillo had guard Ian Campbell, forward Jared Jungwirth and Jimmy Alstot who will lead the team this year.
18 Moreno Valley Moreno Valley has been spotty in the preseason. Ron Howard has shot the ball well, but the team has been inconsistent with turnovers.
19 Nogales Led by senior guard Jeremy Mack and Gary Castillo, Nogales has played some good teams in the preseason. Should be improved.
20 Valencia (V) Scott Jones and Emanuel Ortega have led the Tigers to a respectable and promising preseason thus far.

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Southern Section
Others Not Ranked
(In alphabetical order)

Coachella Valley
Don Lugo

Jurupa Valley
North, JW
San Gabriel
San Gorgonio
Santa Ana Valley
Temecula Valley
West Covina