How Southern California highschool soccer and basketball arrange the Pac-12 convention

Eric Sondheimer has been reporting on high school sports in Southern California for 40 years. The Los Angeles Times writer joined me on the national radio show Thursday to discuss the impact California college sports had on the Pac-12 conference.

Listen to the full interview with Sondheimer here.

Sondheimer spoke about the coverage of the brothers Ball and Bagley in basketball. He also spoke about the influx of talent in football and basketball in recent years, including the son of star NBA players like LeBron James. Sondheimer believes that UCLA, USC and Oregon are particularly positioned to benefit directly from the talent pool.

It was a fascinating discussion about college sports and the Pac-12. Sondheimer is the expert and has had rare glimpses including a discussion of the Oregon State’s Elite Eight run in basketball.

“There was so much emphasis on Southern California and what it did for the Pac-12 in the NCAA tournament,” said Sondheimer. “… UCLA, like five players, had star players from Southern California … I wasn’t surprised, so many players had moved to Southern California and stayed there.”

The full interview with Eric Sondheimer can be found here:

Comments are closed.