California is an undisputed high school basketball hotbed. The Golden State has produced 55 players who were on active NBA rosters during the 2021-22 season, including DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Jrue Holiday, Kawhi Leonard, Damien Lillard, Paul George, Klay Thompson and Russell Westbrook among many others.

The Golden State also produced the No. 2 team in high school basketball this year in Centennial (Corona), which went 33-1 en route to its first state championship.

That led us to question where Centennial stacks up against the top teams in the state since the turn of the century. Evaluating resumes, national rankings and talent on the roster, we put together a list of the top teams in California since 2000. ...

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