The Times' high school boys' basketball rankings: Sierra Canyon emerges

Eric Sondheimer
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CHATSWORTH, CA - APRIL 22: Culver City's Naby Ngom dives to knock away the ball from Sierra Canyon's Amari Bailey during fourth quarter play on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Chatsworth, CA. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Culver City's Naby Ngom dives to knock away the ball from Sierra Canyon's Amari Bailey during fourth-quarter play on Thursday in Chatsworth. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

The Times' top 25 high school boys' basketball rankings.

Rank, School, Comment, Last week

1. SIERRA CANYON (2-0); Shy Odom, Amari Bailey look good in debut; 2

2. ETIWANDA (2-0); Big win over Damien in opener; 5

3. MATER DEI (10-0); Nick Davidson is playing well; 3

4. SANTA MARGARITA (6-0); Faces Mater Dei on Friday; 17

5. ST. JOHN BOSCO (9-1); OT loss to Santa Margarita; 1

6. CORONA CENTENNIAL (5-1); Sophomore Jared McCain is thriving; 6

7. DAMIEN (17-1); USC signee Malik Thomas is a standout; 4

8. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (8-2); Wolverines need to get healthy; 8

9. WINDWARD (6-1); Scheduled to start league play this week; 9

10. RIBET (0-0); Waiting for season to begin; 10

11. LONG BEACH POLY (2-0); The Moore League favorite; 11

12. EASTVALE ROOSEVELT (5-0); Showdown at Centennial on Thursday; 11

13. BIRMINGHAM (2-1); David Elliott is driving more; 13

14. ST. ANTHONY (5-0); 3-0 start in Del Rey League; 15

15. COLONY (7-1); 1-0 in Palomares League; 16

16. CAPISTRANO VALLEY (6-0); Beating up on Orange County teams; 18

17. CHAMINADE (6-1); KJ Simpson granted release from Arizona signing letter; 14

18. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (9-3); Injuries taking toll; 7

19. WESTCHESTER (0-0); Practicing outside for another week; 19

20. WEST RANCH (2-0); Impressive Foothill League debut; 20

21. FAIRFAX (0-0) Should begin next week; 21

22. ROLLING HILLS PREP (2-0); OT win over Brentwood; 25

23. LAGUNA BEACH (7-0); Breakers keep winning; NR

24. GARDENA SERRA (4-4); Guard play has been good; 22

25. LOS ALTOS (5-0); Jazz Gardner is impressive sophomore.

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