Posted On: 11/26/19 1:18 AM

The State Player of the year is one of the most prestigious awards a prep player can take home in his career. No POY race in recent memory has had as many potential candidates as this one. Throughout the season PH will keep you updated with the POY race. In this article, we take a look at the preseason candidates.

 Favorites:

Jaden Hardy 6'4 PG Coronado 2021 (#1 2021) - Has a chance to end up being the best player on the best team.

Noah Taitz 6'3 SG Bishop Gorman (#3 2020) - After losing their top two bigs, BG is going to need a big year from Taitz in order to repeat.

Zaon Collins 6'1 PG Bishop Gorman 2021 (#2 2021) - Ditto

Julian Strawther 6'6 SF Liberty 2020  (#2 2020) - Should be among the leading scorers in the state and Liberty is going to be one of the contenders.

Daishen Nix 6'5 PG Trinity International 2020 (#1 2020) - His 42 point performance in a win against Compass last week has him as the early favorite.

Contenders

Donavan Yap 6'2 SG Arbor View 2020 (#5 2020) - Arbor View has title aspirations, if Yap is the catalyst

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