Posted On: 03/23/19 12:50 PM
Freshman of the Year: Dimitrius “DJ” Dudley, 6-2 G, San Ysidro
Dudley arguably had the biggest impact on his team of any of his peers. The Cougars’ leading scorer at 24.8 points per game was also the region’s leading scorer based on programs that posted their statistics on Maxpreps. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game, and had several huge games en route to a Division 3 quarterfinals appearance, including a 40-point game against league rival Sweetwater. He was named to the All San Diego Section 2nd team by coaches and media.
Dudley wasn’t alone, though, as San Marcos Freshman Devon Arlington and La Jolla Country Day twin brothers John and James Hapgood had major seasons (against arguably tougher schedules), but Dudley’s dominance earns him the Full-Time Hoops Freshman of the Year honors.
San Diego All-Freshman 1st Team
Devon Arlington, 6-2 G, San Marcos
Emerged as the second leading scorer on the Open Division Knights squad, averaging 12.9 points per game.
Alexis Marmolejos, 6-1 G, Army Navy Academy
Averaged 17 points per game in the Coastal League, arguably the section’s toughest league, for the Warriors.
John Hapgood, 6-2 G, La Jolla Country Day
A starter from Day 1 for the Torreys, has had huge games down the stretch during the team’s state Division 3 title run.
James Hapgood, 6-2 G, La Jolla Country Day
Emerged as a starter along with his brother, and has contributed as a scorer, rebounder and defender for the Torreys.
Vinny Ferrari, 5-10 G, Francis Parker
Broke into the starting lineup halfway through the season and became the Lancers’ fourth leading scorer at 8.1 points per game.
Vinny Signorelli, 5-9 G, Christian
The sharpshooter proved a valuable piece for the Patriots, averaging 8.3 points while shooting 41 percent from three.
Nick Payne, 6-2 W, Escondido
The Cougars freshman started from Day 1 and averaged 9.6 points per game for the Valley League champions.
Justin White, 6-3 W, Mission Hills
A starter for the Grizzlies as a freshman, White provided energy and defense during his solid freshman campaign.
Jaden LeBel, 6-2 G, Foothills Christian
Emerged as a team’s sixth man during its playoff run, averaging 3.6 points on a team that was the top seed in the Open Division playoffs.
Max Raulston, 6-2 F, La Jolla
Big time rebounder and energy guy for the Vikings, which translated to earning player of the game honors at the Battle at the Bay in February.
Cameron Marshall, 6-1 G, Mater Dei Catholic
Had a solid season as a reserve and made some big shots down the stretch for the Crusaders.