Posted On: 03/29/18 1:46 PM
This was a no-brainer. Ellis dominated San Diego competition this year en route to the school’s first Open Division championship. The junior lead guard averaged 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game, and vaulted himself to the top prospect in the 2019 class in the process, notching a USC offer during the season. The Buccaneers are poised to repeat as Open champions next year with every major contributor returning.
Damien Miller, 5-10 2018 PG, Orange Glen – The All-Coastal League selection averaged nearly a triple-double per game (16 points, 9.2 rebounds, 9.3 assists), and led an upstart Patriots team to a Division 1 semifinals appearance despite graduating four starters from last year’s team.
Finn Sullivan, 6-5 2018 G, Torrey Pines – Sullivan became one of the biggest surprises not only in San Diego, but the entire state. The lanky combo guard averaged 18.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game and was named Player of the Year in the Avocado West. Along the way, he notched late Division 1 offers from Brown, American and Richmond.
Taurus Samuels, 6-0 2018 PG, Vista – The Dartmouth-bound point guard led his team to a second consecutive Open Division and state playoff appearance while averaging 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. He finished his career with a 31-point effort against Rancho Christian in the state playoffs.
Kody Clouet, 6-4 2018 SG, San Marcos – Named the Avocado East Player of the Year, the senior sniper averaged 20 points and 6 boards while leading San Marcos to the Open Division playoffs and State Division 2 playoffs.
Jalen Flanagan, 6-3 2018 G, El Camino – Likely going down as the leading career scorer in Wildcats history, Flanagan averaged 23 points and 8 rebounds per game for the team, which made it to the Division 1 finals.
Trey Anderson, 6-7 2018 F, Mater Dei Catholic – Anderson, the Metro Mesa Player of the Year, averaged 16.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, leading the team in both categories. The Crusaders completed its third consecutive undefeated league run in the South Bay.
Warren Washington, 6-11 2018 F, Mission Hills – Averaging 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks per contest, the Oregon State-bound forward led his team to a Division 1 semifinals appearance, an OT loss to eventual champs Santa Fe Christian.
Derrick Carter-Hollinger, 6-5 2019 F, Foothills Christian – The vastly improved junior forward doubled his outputs from last year, averaging 17 points and 9.2 rebounds per game to help his team make the Open Division Finals for the second time in three years.
Bryce Pope, 6-2 2019 SG, Torrey Pines – The Falcons leading scorer averaged 22.3 points and had several huge games, including 36 points against Poway and 35 against St. Augustine and Vista.
Ryan Langborg, 6-4 2019 G, La Jolla Country Day – Talented scoring guard led the Torreys scoring 22 points per game while adding 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the Torreys to the CIF Open Division and the Division 3 playoffs.
Cameron Barry, 6-0 2018 G, West Hills – Prolific scorer averaged a section-leading 33.3 points and 8.7 rebounds for the undermanned Wolfpack. Set the school’s scoring record twice during the season.
Chibuzo Agbo, 6-6 2020 F, St. Augustine – Powerful and versatile forward led a sophomore led Saints team to the Open Division playoffs.
Yassine Gharram, 6-2 2020 PG, Foothills Christian – The sophomore transfer averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and came up huge for the Knights in the CIF Open Division championship game, notching 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Nashom Carter, 5-11 2018 PG, Christian – The compact point guard led the team in scoring (14.6) and assists (6.2) and was second in rebounds at 7.4 per contest to lead the Patriots to the Division 2 finals and a deep run in the CIF State Division 4 playoffs.
James Allen, 5-9 2018 PG, Mt Miguel – The heart and soul of the surprising Matadors squad led his team to the CIF Division 3 championship. Led his team in assists and scoring.
JC Canahuate, 6-1 2018 G, Army Navy – The crafty scoring point guard averaged 27.8 points per game (second in the region) and was named to the All Coastal League first team despite his team’s 8-20 record.
Matt Stevenson, 6-4 2018 F, Santa Fe Christian – All Coastal League first teamer led his team to back-to-back Division 1 championships. Exploded in the championship game with 21 points in the second half.
Beon Ja Riley, 6-5 2020 G, Mater Dei Catholic – Second leading scorer (15.2) and rebounder (6.7) and team leader in assists (4.0) was a mismatch on the perimeter all season for the Crusaders.
Ronnie Latting, 6-7 2019 F/C, Mission Bay – Arguably the strongest player in the section, Latting led the team (and likely the section) in rebounds for the Open Division champs.
Isaiah Morris, 5-11 2018 PG, Vista – The Panthers emotional leader averaged 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals per game. He’s headed to CSU Dominguez Hills.
Thomas Marcus, 6-3 2018 G, San Diego
Jalnn Harrington, 6-2 2018 G, Hoover
Timmy Crawford, 5-11 2018 PG, Montgomery
Alex Cho, 6-2 2018 G, La Jolla Country Day
MJ Metz, 6-5 2018 F, Canyon Crest
Kyle Paranada, 5-5 2019 G, Montgomery
Marquise Edwards, 6-5 2019 W, Mount Miguel
Ryan Flowers, 6-2 2018 G, Serra
Jackson Larsen, 6-6 2019 F, Christian
Phillip Willis, 6-3 2018 G, Maranatha Christian
Jonathan Watts, 6-1 2018 G, Rancho Bernardo
Honorable mention: Jordan Hilstock, Vista; Joshua Tawhiao, Mater Dei Catholic; Reggie Jackson, Mater Dei Catholic; Isaiah Williams, Olympian; Graham Cook, LCC; Jaren Nafarette, Foothills Christian; Kimo Ferrari, Parker; Matt Bender, Parker; Christian Rose, Bishop’s; Andres Tovar, Orange Glen; Jaden Holloway, Henry; Christian Choice, Henry; Charlie Gal, La Jolla; Aaron Acosta, Canyon Crest; Tyler Elsom, Canyon Crest; Michael Pope, Torrey Pines; Adam Sevier, Poway; Patrick McLachlan, RBV; Ricardo Hopping, Westview; Kobe Gatti, Westview; Cody Mathis, San Marcos; Kyle Johnson, Point Loma; Noah Tumblin, Mira Mesa; Chris Stanek, Otay Ranch; Daron Traylor, Mount Miguel; Jaylen Hinson, Helix; Amari Green, Helix; Carter Plousha, Carlsbad; Isaiah Ramos, Carlsbad; Chris Modica, Hoover; Gage Sanders, Steele Canyon; Deondre McHayle, Monte Vista; Ethan Davis, Escondido Adventist; Daniel Thomas, San Diego; Chris Howell, San Marcos; Alex Bell, Serra; Akil Parrish, Morse; Nate Middleton, Mt. Carmel, Ryan Green, Escondido; Ryan Silva-Bradley, EC Southwest; Grant Hansink, EC Southwest; Anthony Mendoza, Bonita Vista; Jay Norton, Mission Bay; Dru Morgan, Oceanside; Jacob Camargo, Oceanside; Jayson Taylor, La Jolla Country Day; Neilryan Pangilinan, Sweetwater; CJ McMillan, Sweetwater; Justin Wilson, Hilltop; Diego Edwards, SD Southwest; Nate Berhalter, Santana; Rayquan Everett, Lincoln; Torrance Farr, Lincoln; Jack McRoskey, SFC, TJ Askew, SFC