Craig Meyer's feature on the Central Valley boys basketball team.
"With his team a game away from playing for the state championship, Brandon Ambrose had already seen what the Central Valley boys' basketball program could accomplish.
But on Monday, walking into the school's gym, he saw the sort of impact that his team has made this season, the kind that perhaps even he hadn't anticipated.
Ambrose was doing a workout with a group of seventh, eighth and ninth graders getting ready for AAU ball and was surprised to see about 30 of them in the gym. To him, that unusually large turnout happened for a reason.
"That says a lot about the way they're inspired by what the older kids are doing," Ambrose said. "Typically, you don't have that type of attendance in the offseason and already, you've got young kids ready to play because they watch these guys. They want to be a part of it and hope that someday, that might be them.""