Wanted: Scouting Co-Pilot

Maxpreps.com released their top 25 teams in California list Thursday, and I am not surprised by it at all.

1. Mater Dei
2. Cajon
3. Brea Olinda
4. St. Mary’s
5. Hanford
6. Long Beach Poly
7. Foothill
8. Clovis West
9. Carondelet
10. Troy
11. Santa Monica
12. Inglewood
13. Sacred Heart
14. Bishop O’Dowd
15. St. Paul
16. Oak Ridge
17. Summit
18. St. Ignatius
19 Archbishop Mitty
20. St. Paul’s
21. Bishop’s
22. Millikan
23. Deer Valley
24. Bellarmine-Jefferson
25. Monte Vista

(Full link: http://www.maxpreps.com/california/state.aspx?state=ca&urpath=,national)

In fact, I had already scoped out a game between Cajon and Brea Olinda on Jan. 24, at Cajon. I must check out these squads, as well as the outstanding Brea freshman who was named to the TOC First Team a couple weeks ago. And it’s here where I’m throwing out an offer.

My main basketball friend doesn’t seem interested in attending high school games, for whatever reason. So I am looking for someone who might like to go to some games with me, to scout and report on teams. I’ve created a want ad for this job. Anyone can apply, as the job is not necessarily limited to one person.


Complete Hoophead – Batwoman seeks Batgirl or Batboy for high school girl’s basketball game consumption 1-3 times per week. Candidate must possess full-throttle passion for the women’s game on all playing levels, from AAU to WNBA. Strong game knowledge required; moderate high school team knowledge accepted. Candidate must be outgoing, able to tolerate Batwoman’s tendency to shut down and hunch over into the fetal position during close games, be a watcher and pick up little things, and contribute to overall report. Voracious basketball appetite and ability to sit through multiple games (such as in tournaments) a must. Age, sex, race, sexual orientation, spiritual philosophies unimportant. Sanity a must. Applications are taken in the comments section.

Link to maxprep rankings, which change every few days or so: