The best ball in this part of the Golden State is played at McClymonds
High School. These Warriors nearly ran the table for the second year
running, and settled for merely being the best team in Northern
California. And this isn't one of those honors that comes with caveats
about "schools this size" or "in this demographic." We're talking
Division 1. The Black and Orange, led by Coach Brandon Brooks, take on
all comers, public and private. The West Oakland school has always had
a disproportionately strong impact on the sports scene, but roll over
Bill Russell, Curt Flood, and Vada Pinson. History is happening now.
Look for the names of Will Cherry and Damon Powell in your college box
scores soon. And will the loss of stars knock down the Warriors?
Unlikely. At McClymonds, they don't rebuild, they reload.