Posted On: 05/22/19 4:01 PM
Onyeka Okongwu, a key element in the formula for three Chino Hills High state titles in four years, is the choice as Southern California’s top senior for the 2018-19 season.
The 6-foot-9, USC-bound Okongwu, helped the Lonzo Ball-led Huskies go 35-0 while bagging Southern Section and State Open Division crowns as a freshman during the 2015-16 seasons.
The Huskies lost only three times the following season – to national powerhouse Chino Hills in the Nike Extravaganza and to Mater Dei in the SS Open semifinals and Bishop Montgomery in the State Regional Open semifinals.
Onyeka & Co. won State Division I championships over the past two Marches.
He’s the most complete and accomplished “post” over a four-year stretch in Southern California since Tyson Chandler attended Dominguez High (1997-2001).
The all-Southern California first team for the Class of 2019 also included the L.A. City (Ethan Anderson) and Southern Section (Cassius Stanley) Open Division Players of the Year.
Okongwu, a two-time Cal-Hi Sports State Player of the Year, was also the BurlisonOnBasketball top Freshman, Sophomore and Junior in his first three prep seasons.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Onyeka Okongwu 6-9 Chino Hills USC