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SoCalHoops HS Top 20
Division I-A--
(Nov. 24, 2000)

socalogominitop20.gif (2380 bytes)Preseason Southern Section D-IA Top 20 (as of November 24, 2000)
1.   Mater Dei Top in the division again, and maybe in the country. Cedric Bozeman (UCLA), Jamal Sampson (Cal), Ricky Porter, Brian Baker, Shaun Michel, Mike Strawberry, and top soph Harrison Schaen are just a few of the weapons for the Monarchs.
2.   Santa Barbara Dommanic Ingerson (Michgan) will lead the Dons back to the playoffs again, with Trey Putnam, Chris Koester, Dante DeRose, and Dante Bogan all returning.
3.   Corona Centennial New Mexico signee Jamal Williams will lead this team, along with Bryan Gonzales, David Sybesma, Bryan Williams J.R. Reese, and Mater Dei-transfers Erik and Lance Soderberg
4.   Claremont Shaddean Aaron, Ian Maxwell, Shane O'Connor,
5.   Villa Park Even without Martin Iti, the Spartans are one of the top team with Matt McGinnis, Corey Miller, Kyle Egkan, Sean Phaler, Eric Tadeja, Brice Prather and some new incoming players.
6.   Simi Valley Gonzaga-signee Dustin Villepigue leads the Pioneers, who will depend on new guards and forwards to replace Brandon Fullove (UCSB) and Brett Michel (Azusa Pacific); Shaun Michel is now at Mater Dei. Bellafontaine brothers Danny (5'-10" Sr. G), and Casey (6'-5" Jr. C)  will help as will Jered Weaver (6'-4" Sr. F) and Ryan Bradshaw (6'-2" Sr. G).
7.   Rancho Verde Oregeon State signee JS Nash will again lead a team which made it to the Southern Section Semi-finals, losing to No. 7 Simi. 
8. Ventura Will return leading football player Tyler Ebel, as well as Trevor Robinson, Bryan Easterly, Jason Bruger, Treveor Prophet, an dJared Godinez who can hopefully fill the missing offense lost by graduatin of Mike Derse.
9 Cajon Team loses Blake Walker to graduation and Paul Roby to prep school but they return Morris, Donovan , 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.
10 El Dorado They lose Quinn Hawking's 20+ppg, but return David Patten, Nick Nehnert, Mike Wulff, Evan Bull and Kyle Miller as well as Kevin Cook. Whether they deserve a top 10 ranking is something a lot of people will argue about, but hey, it's our list.
11 Mira Costa Glenn Marx' squad returns 4 of 5 starters in Jake Insler, DeWayne Morris Archie Wiley and Blake Anderson. League championship two years ago, possible title contenders this year. 
12. St. John Bosco Only three seniors graduated in June, and they return Giovanni St. Amant (18.7 ppg,) Tyrone Wiliams, Donald Quiroz (10 ppg) and a group of other excellent players.
13. Burbank Team will be led by solid point guard Frank Reed (15 ppg),  Ben Kinzel (6'-5" Sr. C), Romeo Joudi (6'-1" Sr. G), Suren Arzumanian (6'-3" Jr. F), Nick Chitta (6'-2" Jr. F), and Trent Cleveland (6'-1" Jr. G) (10 ppg).
14. 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.
15. Woodbridge Leading scorer Danny Lambert returns, as does Brian Thompson, Doeg Koeller, and two solid scorers, Tahaan Forehan-Kelly (6'-1" Sr. SG), and Aaron Szekel (6'-6" Sr. F).
16 Riverside Poly Josh Dunaj, Joe Salazar, Jeremy Lopez , Sali Vance, Ronny Tyson, and rumors of a new transfer abound. Could be a top 20 team, or might not.  Right now from what we hear, they are.
17 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.
18 Sunny Hills Return Tony Gonzalez, Adam Castillo, Clay Carmody, Anthony Van Wyk, Michael Kintzle, Gerard Rivera, John Shaw and Brent Campanelli
19 Arlington Lost only three players to graduation; return Bakari Heru, Rafael Simon, Rashawn McAllister, Logan Willman, Richard Glover, Adam Aguirre, Kenyaun Christie,  Chad Carter (11 ppg) and Charles Tangert.
20T Victor Valley All-CIF Ryan Dillon signed with Cal State Fullerton and is gone, but they stil have Josh Dillon, Jason Colins, Ronald Chavev, Matt Barron, Steve Thompson, Mark Snow and Aaron Edwards.
20T 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

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Southern Section
Other Promising Possibilities
(In alphabetical order)

Anaheim, Damien,  Garey, JW North, Loara,  Moreno Valley, Pacific, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Saugus, Silverado,