VIDEO: Relive the Compton boys’ basketball classic 2015 CIF Southern Section championship

In this installment of’s Classics video series, we look back at the 2015 CIF Southern Section championship for Compton boys’ basketball. It is the first and only CIF title for the school since 1969.

After an inconsistent regular season, Compton got hot in the playoffs and absolutely dominated the CIF-SS Division 2A championship game against Redlands at Honda Center 63-48.

“This game means a lot to me,” Thomas said. “The school hasn’t won it in 46 years, and to watch the city go from the 60s and 70s with all the drugs and the gangs. After all that transition, for us to pull it through—we’re the hub of the city. This means a lot.”

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