Boys' basketball: The Times' preseason top 25 rankings

Fairfax senior is ready for big season

With the basketball season beginning in a week, here's The Times' preseason top 25 rankings.

1. CORONA CENTENNIAL. Point guard Sedrick Barefield leads talented starting five.


2. SIERRA CANYON. Twin towers Cody Riley and Ira Lee combine with point guard Devearl Ramsey.

3. MATER DEI. MJ Cage is capable of rising up and leading the Monarchs to prominence.


4. BISHOP MONTGOMERY. Stephen Thompson Jr. and teammates received lots of experience winning state Division III title.

5. REDONDO. The arrival of 6-9 sophomore Billy Preston will create excitement and success.

6. ETIWANDA. Kameron Edwards and lots of defense make the Eagles tough to beat.

7. CHINO HILLS. Brothers Lonzo Ball and LiAngelo Ball don't like losing _ ever.


8. ALEMANY. Daron Henson and Shacquille Dawkins are juniors ready to make impact.

9. LONG BEACH POLY. Point guard KJ Feagin won't let his team fail.

10. CATHEDRAL. Kobe Paras from Philippines and Lucas Siewert from Brazil lead Phantoms.

11 MARANATHA. Arrival of Tyler Dorsey and Trevor Stanback changes everything.

12. COMPTON. If chemistry matters, Tarbabes will surprise plenty, led by Robert Lewis.

13. FAIRFAX. Lions are loaded with quality guards, led by Lindsey Drew.

14. WESTCHESTER. Coach Ed Azzam is planning a few surprises for opponents.

15. DAMIEN. Five starters are back, led by Jeremy Hemsley.


16. RIVERSIDE NORTH. You've heard of the Lion King, and his name is point guard Dikymbe Martin.

17. SONORA. Point guard Josh Rodriguez is ready to score in large numbers.

18. CANTWELL-SACRED HEART. A pair of 6-10 big men can pound the boards.

19. ST. JOHN BOSCO. Junior Vance Jackson has the talent to lead the Braves.

20. LAWNDALE. Chimezie Metu and Brodricks Jones are imposing Twin Towers.

21. PRICE. Ready to contender for state Division V championship.

22. ORANGE LUTHERAN. Veteran guards in Rogers Printup and CJ Hankins.

23. VILLAGE CHRISTIAN. Bennie Boatwright is best three-point shooter around.

24. CHAMINADE. Michael Oguine is about to be turned loose.

25. LOYOLA. Seniors Max Hazzard and Stone Gettings should have big seasons.

Others to watch: Santa Monica, Westlake, Anaheim Canyon, Oak Park, Mayfair, Santa Margarita, Servite, Corona Roosevelt, Crespi, Gardena Serra.