Posted On: 09/23/21 3:09 PM

After a year off, the H.S season is around the corner. I have been diligently out on the road, checking in on programs and players, preparing an in-depth preview of the upcoming season The 5A division possesses some of the state’s heavy hitters, however, the clear-cut favorite for POY is up for debate. In this article, we take a look at some darkhorse candidates for 5A player of the year. 

DJ Thomas DJ Thomas 6'0" | PG Liberty | 2024 State NV 6’0 PG Liberty 2024 (#1PHN 2024) - Thomas is only a darkhorse because he’s yet to play a college game. The PG checks a ton of POY boxes. He’s going to be one of the top players on one of the best teams. He’ll probably have to share the scoring load, but his ability to create and find players should land him among the state leaders in assist.  

Darrion Williams Darrion Williams 6'6" | SF Bishop Gorman | 2022 State NV 6’6 SF Bishop Gorman 2022 (#5PHN 2022) (featured image) - After his recent performance this weekend, Williams probably moves from darkhorse, to legitimate candidate. The Versatile forward already took home 1 MVP award this season, taking home the honors at the Ron Massey Invitational this weekend. One of the top players on a powerhouse

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