Point guard K.J. Smith, the son of former NBA player Kenny Smith, is transferring to Mater Dei from Oaks Christian of Westlake Village, Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight confirmed today.
Smith's tr... Full story
Gary McKnight of Mater Dei is the National High School Coaches Association boys basketball coach of the year, the association announced today.
McKnight coached Mater Dei to its fourth consecutive CIF State championship this past season, his 32nd coa... Full story
The story detailing the rise of Godinez basketball player Brandon Smith is one that is not scripted.
Unlike other Division I college basketball recruits, Smith doesn’t play at a high-profile high school, but instead made his name at a small sc... Full story
Andrew Tisdale used to sit in the Santa Ana Bowl stands and wonder why he wasn’t one of the young men in red and white helmets on the field in front of him.
Tisdale, a former Mater Dei basketball player, originally came to the school for its r... Full story
Mater Dei guard Rex Pflueger has packed his summer schedule so thoroughly he hasn’t been able to stay in one place for long.
Heading into his senior year, Pflueger has taken all the requisite steps to ensure that he gets exposure to the top co... Full story
In last season’s CIF-SS Division 1AA second-round boys basketball playoff loss against Long Beach Poly, Orange Lutheran was able to go toe-to-toe defensively with the eventual champion Jackrabbits, but the Lancers didn’t pack enough scori... Full story
Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson is the Register's Boys Athlete of the Year.
BY STEVE FRYER
It has been said that the best athletes are basketball players.
To succeed at the game, a basketball player needs to have hand-eye coordination, speed, quickness, strength, stamina and the will to win.
Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson possessed th... Full story
Santa Margarita water polo player/swimmer Haley Wan and Mater Dei basketball player Stanley Johnson on Tuesday night were named Orange County athletes of the year by the O.C. athletics directors.
The Princeton-bound Wan was selected first-team ... Full story
Troy Roelen confirmed Saturday night that he has resigned as boys basketball coach at Mission Viejo because of a Saddleback Valley Unified School District policy that does not allow a coach to serve as the athletic director at the same time.
Roelen ... Full story
The following is the most obvious sentence you will read all day.
Stanley Johnson is the Register’s Orange County boys basketball player of the year.
Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior at Mater Dei, led the county in scoring at 25 points a game. He a... Full story
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mater Dei, Guard, 6-7, Sr.
Season highlights: The Register’s Player of the Year, Trinity League player of the year, the CIF-SS Open Division player of the year, state player of the year, national player of ... Full story