2018 Basketball Preview

The winter of 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting one for Long Beach basketball fans, with Poly, Wilson and St. Anthony all getting love in the CIF Southern Section rankings. All three have a legitimate shot at a CIF title this year depending on how the playoff brackets shake out, and the Saints are the runaway favorite in Division 3AA.

Long Beach Poly

The Long Beach Poly boys’ basketball team isn’t big on the roster this year, but they talk a big game on the floor — and the Jackrabbits back it up, too.

St. Anthony

The Saints were the top-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA preseason polls.

Wilson

The Bruins have the best overall record in the league, and already has an Artesia Tournament championship under their belt.

Millikan 

The Rams have finished in second or third place in the Moore League every year for the last five years.

Jordan 

The first week of the Moore League schedule gave Jordan fans a good look at the floor and ceiling for this year’s Panthers team.

Lakewood

The Lancers have had a roller coaster campaign under third-year coach Duane Cooper.

Compton

The Tarbabes are a team in transition, and 11-year coach Tony Thomas has been waiting all preseason to find his best offensive options.

Cabrillo 

At Cabrillo, Dwayne Williams said he is trying to build the basketball program while changing the culture.

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