Roosevelt High center Bryson Williams, who has signed with Fresno State, has made Cal-Hi Sports’ Elite All-State boys basketball team.
The 10-player team is the most distinguished by Cal-Hi, which has several levels of All-State recognition, such as Underclass and teams by division and enrollment.
Williams, The Fresno Bee’s Outstanding Offensive Player, averaged 33.8 points per game – No. 2 all-time in section history, according to historian Bob Barnett.
Williams was also named All-State Division III first team by MaxPreps.
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Other Cal-Hi All-State basketball honors for section athletes:
▪ Elite second team: Colin Slater II, senior, Immanuel.
▪ Large Schools third team: Chris Seeley, senior, Central; Trey Semien, senior, Clovis East.
▪ Underclass: Darrin Person Jr., junior, Immanuel.
▪ Sophomore first team: Lunden Taylor, Memorial.
▪ Elite third team: C.J. West, senior, Garces.
▪ Large Schools first team: West, Garces.
▪ Large Schools second team: Megan Anderson, junior, Clovis West; Danae Marquez, junior, Clovis West.
▪ Large Schools third team: Rodjanae Wade, senior, Edison.
▪ Medium Schools first team: Madison Kast, senior, Redwood.
▪ Medium Schools second team: Janelle Sumilong, junior, Hanford.
▪ Small Schools second team: Rebecca Galis, senior, Kern Valley.
▪ Underclass Juniors second team: Anderson, Clovis West; Marquez, Clovis West.
▪ Underclass Freshman first team: Madison Campbell, Clovis West.
Baseball – Five years after finishing top-ranked nationally in baseball by ESPN RISE, Buchanan is there again, only this time in USA Today’s Super 25 Computer Rankings.
The 27-1 Bears, Bryant-Arkansas (27-2) and Blessed Trinity (31-1) of Roswell, Ga. are 1-2-3 in the USA Today rankings.
In addition, Buchanan has climbed to No. 2 nationally behind Deer Park-Texas (32-0) in CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Baseball Rankings entering a section D-I quarterfinal at home against Liberty-Bakersfield (17-12) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Bears, defending champions, are top-seeded and the Patriots of the Southwest Yosemite League No. 8 entering a game whose starting time was moved from 4:30 p.m.
Other top seeds playing at home in Thursday 4:30 p.m. quarters will be Mt. Whitney against No. 8 Fresno (D-II), Kerman against No. 8 Garces (D-III), Firebaugh against No. 9 Yosemite (D-IV), Central Valley Christian against No. 8 Caruthers (D-V) and Sierra against No. 8 Fresno Christian (D-VI).
Clovis Unified Hall of Fame – The district unveiled its first class Wednesday in a Spring Media Day at the Clovis Unified Professional Development Building.
▪ Floyd “Doc” Buchanan: The district’s late 31-year superintendent championed competition, teamwork and accountability while shaping a district athletic power that has been hailed nationally.
▪ Daryle Lamonica, Class of the 1960s: Clovis High graduate and namesake of the school’s football stadium, he went on to play quarterback at Notre Dame, the Buffalo Bills (1963-66) and Oakland Raiders (1967-74). He was a two-time American Football League Player of the Year and two-time All-Pro.
▪ Dennis DeLiddo, Class of the 1970s: Coached Clovis wrestling to three state titles, five section championships and a 145-7-1 record.
▪ Ruth Lawanson, Class of the 1980s: Starred in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Clovis West before making All-America at Fresno State in volleyball. Was a member of the USA bronze-medal Olympic team in 1992.
▪ Amanda Scott, Class of the 1990s: Clovis pitcher was named Cal-Hi Sports Miss Softball California Player of the Year in 1996 before becoming a four-time All-American at Fresno State and leading the Bulldogs to the 1998 NCAA title.
▪ Chris Hernandez, Class of the 2000s: Clovis West basketball star was named State D-I Player of the Year before making all-conference in the Pac-10 three times at Stanford.
▪ Tim Simons, Class of 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s: Compiled 249-94-7 record with five section titles and 11 league championships in a 30-year football coaching career. That featured a 218-61-6 (.775) record in 24 seasons at Clovis. The second winningest coach in section history closed his career at Clovis North last fall. He was named Cal-Hi Sports California Coach of the Year in 1984.
▪ Clovis 1968 boys basketball team: Won the district’s first North Yosemite League title in any sport.
▪ Clovis 1970 football team: Won the district’s first section football championship.
Section historian Barnett provided the district’s selection committee all statistical data.