Eric Sondheimer, 2021

He has been a newspaper fixture on the Southern California prep basketball scene for almost 50 years and is currently in charge of all high school coverage for the “Los Angeles Times” sports department. He has worked there the past 25 years after previously working locally for the “LA Daily News” and as the West Coast correspondent for the “National Sports Daily” earlier in his career.

He has been honored seven times by the California Prep Sportswriters Association for his work. He has appeared for years on a weekly televised prep show with Randy Rosenbloom and now has a weekly newsletter on high school sports that is read around the country. The Cal State Northridge graduate, who is a member of the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, yearly covers the California State Basketball Tournament and has seen in person almost every SCBBHOF male and female player and coaching selection through his years of covering basketball.