Top 50 Southern California high school boys basketball teams countdown: Nos. 50-46

With the 2019-20 high school basketball season tipping off the week of Nov. 18, Scorebook Live California is previewing the Top 50 teams in Southern California. Our Top 50 list spans the Southern, L.A. City and San Diego Sections.

Here are numbers 50 to 46 in our team rankings.

50. Leuzinger Olympians | 2019-20 schedule

Head coach: Arturo Jones

Last year’s record: 10-16

Division: Southern Section Division 2AA

Top player: Amound Anderson

Outlook: Senior point guard Amound Anderson will lead Leuzinger this season. Also expect contributions from underclassmen Amire Jones and Brayden Dillon. The Olympians finished fifth in the Bay League last season, but should fare much better in 2019-2020.

49. Peninsula Panthers | 2019-20 schedule

Head coach: Ryan Quinlan

Last year’s record: 18-12

Division: Southern Section Division 2A

Top player: Caleb Hall

Outlook: Senior forward Caleb Hall is Peninsula’s top player. The Panthers are trying to win their first Bay League title since 2011. JD Plough and Luke Frasso, two other seniors, will be big pieces as well for Peninsula this season.

48. Oak Park Eagles | 2019-20 schedule

Head coach: Aaron Shaw

Last year’s record: 18-11

Division: Southern Section Division 2AA

Top player: Clark Slajchert

Outlook: UPenn commit Clark Slajchert is one of the top players in Ventura County. He averaged over 30 points per game a season ago for the Eagles. With Camarillo graduating a fantastic senior class, Oak Park will be favorites to win the Coastal Canyon League in 2019-2020.

Makai Richards, Ryan Engelhart, Leo Beath, Justin Ebor, and Isaiah Williams make up the rest of the impact players for a deep Eagles team.

47. Renaissance Academy Wildcats | 2019-20 schedule

Head coach: Alon Margalit

Last year’s record: 11-17

Division: Southern Section Division 4AA

Top player: Koat Keat

Outlook: Led by 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Koat Keat, 6-foot-8 senior forward Evans Kipkemoi and 7-foot-1 center Nico Anei, Renaissance has size that is rare for a Division 4 team. Margalit has scheduled an extremely tough non-league slate for his group. He expects his team to contend for a Southern Section championship.

46. El Camino Real Conquistadors | 2019-20 schedule

Head coach: Joe Wyatt

Last year’s record: 18-11

Division: City Section Division 1

Top player: Ben Todd

Outlook: The Conquistadores are a senior-heavy team, which bodes well for head coach Joe Wyatt. Big man Ben Todd will be the key man in the middle finishing in the paint and grabbing rebounds. Calabasas transfer and Navy commit Kyle Braun is a sharp-shooter and Tai Rutledge is a tenacious defender. The West Valley League is the best in the City and ECR will be a tough matchup this season for Taft and Birmingham, the traditional league powers.

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