Varsity Boys Basketball

Coaches

Head coach: Keith Larsen  (fourth season)
Assistant coaches: Kai Bell, Darryl Wong, Josh Brumm

2017-18 Season Records

Overall: 25-4. West Bay Athletic League: 14-0. Champions

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Fri 11/17 Burlingame - scrimmage Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Mon 11/20 St. Ignatius - Sportsmanship Game St. Ignatius   5:00pm 7:00pm  
Fri 11/24 Alumni Game Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     2:30pm  
Wed 11/29 Palo Alto - scrimmage Palo Alto HS   6:15pm 7:30pm  
Sat 12/2 M-A Menlo Atherton HS   meet there 7:00pm W 59-47
Tue 12/5 Burlingame Tournament vs Stuart Hall Burlingame HS   3:20pm 5:00pm W 64-49
Wed 12/6 Burlingame Tournament vs Aragon Burlingame HS   4:30pm 6:30pm W 69-44
Fri 12/8 Burlingame Tournament final vs. Palo Alto Burlingame HS   5:30pm 8:00pm W 58-52 Tournament champions
Wed 12/27 Orange HS Tournament vs Paramount Hope International University   6:30am 5:10pm W 64-45
Thu 12/28 Orange HS Tournament vs. Valley Christian-Cerritos Hope International University   TBA 5:10pm W 65-53
Fri 12/29 Orange HS Tournament semifinals vs Canyon-Anaheim Hope International University   TBA 6:50pm L 72-68
Sat 12/30 Orange HS Tournament vs La Mirada (third-place game) Hope International University   TBA 6:50pm W 63-55
Wed 1/3 Pinewood* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 66-38
Fri 1/5 Eastside Prep* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 69-44
Tue 1/9 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep   5:15pm 6:30pm W 62-42
Thu 1/11 Harker* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 68-35
Sat 1/13 Piedmont Shootout vs Mission SF Piedmont HS   12:45pm 3:00pm W 62-47
Tue 1/16 CSUS* Crystal Springs Uplands School   4:50pm 6:30pm W 66-21
Fri 1/19 The Kings Academy* The Kings Academy   4:45pm 6:30pm W 65-39
Tue 1/23 Priory* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 64-43
Fri 1/26 Pinewood* Pinewood   4:30pm 6:00pm W 61-24
Tue 1/30 Eastside Prep* Eastside Prep   3:35pm 5:00pm W 66-55
Thu 2/1 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:30pm W 55-40
Sat 2/3 University SF Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:30pm W 68-57
Tue 2/6 Harker* Harker   5:30pm 7:30pm W 65-40
Fri 2/9 CSUS* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm W 71-40
Tue 2/13 The Kings Academy* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:00pm W 67-41
Thu 2/15 Priory* Priory   4:05pm 5:30pm W 58-29
Fri 2/23 CCS Open 1st Round vs Mitty Fremont HS   TBA 5:30pm L 80-58
Thu 3/1 CCS Open Consolation vs St. Ignatius Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:00pm L 80-48
Wed 3/7 Nor Cal Playoffs vs Clayton Valley Charter Home: Athletic Center - West Court   TBA 7:00pm W 65-61
Sat 3/10 Nor Cal Playoffs vs Central - Fresno Central High School   11:30am 6:00pm W 64-56
Tue 3/13 Nor Cal Semi Finals vs Palo Alto Palo Alto HS   TBA 7:00pm L 54-47
Sat 3/17 Possible Nor Cal Finals Santa Clara University   2:00pm 4:00pm  

About the Team

The Menlo boys’ basketball program has re-established the tradition of success it began in the 1980s. After winning the league title, the 2017 Knights brought home the Central Coast Section championship—its first since 2013 and its eighth in school history. Menlo then advanced to the second round of NorCals. Beginning with an 18-win season in the 2004 season, highlighted by the Peninsula Athletic League North Championship and a trip to the CCS Div. IV playoffs, the team went on to win five consecutive league titles, each with 20-victory seasons in 2005-2009. The Knights captured CCS championships in 2008, 2009, and 2013, advancing to the CIF state NorCal quarterfinals in each of those seasons. In 2014, Menlo advanced to the CCS Div. IV championship.

About the Coach

Keith Larsen (fourth season)

Keith LarsenLarsen, a former Stanford men’s basketball
assistant coach, brings a wealth of experience in the high school and collegiate ranks in his return to the Peninsula.

Larsen spent many years coaching high school basketball - as well as volleyball, softball, track and field, golf and nearly every sport. He was tapped to join the Stanford staff in 1992 under coach Mike Montgomery. After five years on The Farm, he became the athletic director, basketball and golf coach at Menlo College where he directed the Oaks to two berths in the NAIA Basketball Tournament. Following his tenure at Menlo College, Larsen coached the Cal State Stanislaus men’s team.

Most recently, Larsen coached the girls’ team at Pitman High in Turlock, and before his collegiate turn, had led teams at Woodside and Mills.