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Basketball (B)

Westchester is home to one of the best boys' basketball programs--2018 Los Angeles City Open Divsion Champions--but also in the Country(#1 Public HS team in the Country 2002). With the help of a fine coaching staff and many outstandanding players over the years, Head Coach Ed Azzam has accumulated over 800 wins in his 37 years at the helm of this legendary program.

The Comets have 6 California State Division I titles, 14 Los Angeles City titles, and 21 Western League titles. Even more impressive is that Westchester's basketball program has graduated over 80 students who have gone on to receive Division I NCAA scholarships.

Many former Comet basketball players have gone on to play in the National Basketball Association. Three former players are currently experiencing success in the NBA. Trevor Ariza and Bobby Brown (Class of 2003) play for the Houston Rockets, and Amir Johnson (Class of 2005) plays for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Coach Azzam's primary focus is to build character and to develop student athletes who become fine young men. More important than wins and losses, Westchester players have a willingness to learn, which makes teaching more enjoyable for all involved. Expectations are always high for Comet basketball players, in the classroom as well as on the court.

When school starts in August, we expect our student athletes to come to school in shape, prepared for our pre-season conditioning program and classes. Tryouts for returning and new players are held the first two weeks of school. At that time, players are selected for the Comet basketball teams (Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh/Soph).

Boys Basketball Schedule 2018-19


11/26-12/1 2018 Trevor Ariza Tip-Off Classic (Varsity) Westchester HS TBA  
Mon 12/3/18 University HS Westchester HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Wed 12/5/18 Venice HS Westchester HS 2:30/4/5:30  
12/18-23/18 Iolani Classic Honolulu,HI TBA  
12/26-31/18 Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach, SC TBA  
Sat 1/5/2019 Westchester Basketball Challenge Westchester HS TBA  
Mon 1/7/19 Venice HS Venice HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Wed  1/9/19 Palisades CHS Palisades CHS 2:30/4/5:30  
Fri    1/11/19 Hamilton HS Westchester HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Mon 1/14/19 LACES Westchester HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Wed 1/16/19 University HS University HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Fri    1/18/19 Fairfax HS Fairfax HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Fri    1/25/19 Fairfax HS Westchester HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Mon 1/28/19 Palisades CHS Westchester HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Wed 1/30/19 Hamilton HS Hamilton HS 2:30/4/5:30  
Fri      2/1/19 LACES LACES 2:30/4/5:30  
Fri      2/8/19 First Round Open Divsion Westchester 7pm  
Sat   2/16/19 Semi-Finals Roybal LC TBA  
Sat   2/23/19 Open Finals Southwest College 5:00pm    


Ed Azzam, Head Coach

Coach Ed Azzam has built Westchester's legendary basketball program,beginning in 1979-80 to the present, and has been developing student-athletes at Westchester for more than 38 years. He has accumulated more than 800 wins, and in 2010, Azzam was named the MaxPreps National Coach of the Year. Westchester has 6 California State Championships and 14 Los Angeles City Titles. He has developed numerous student athletes into college and professional players and instilled a discipline into many that have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, and other responsible citizens. 

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