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Highlight: Among section's elite point guards, the All-West Yosemite League selection averaged 21.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.5 steals and stung eventual D-II champ Clovis North in quarters with 24 points in 68-62 OT loss.
Highlight: Near-miss first-teamer routinely made impact baskets, pounded boards and, above all, contributed 17 points, six rebounds, two steals and huge fourth quarter as third-seeded Knights rallied past No. 1 Clovis West 54-51 for section D-I title — their first in 15 years. On 27-7 team difficult to defend because of its balance, he averaged team-high 14.2 points along with 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
Highlight: If there was section All-Glue team, he'd be MVP. Unanimous North Yosemite League averaged 15 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists overall as D-III Patriots (24-7) captured their first section title in 23 years. Most meaningful, however, were his December averages of 18 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists after being involved in automobile crash that injured four other starters. Three-year “heart-and-soul of program,” according to coach Nick French, scored more than 1,000 points for his career.
School: Clovis North
Highlight: On a 24-12 D-II championship team that asked stardom out of no one, he nonetheless provided offensive and defensive core, averaged 13.5 points and 8.0 rebounds and helped Broncos beat three section titlists – Bullard (D-I), Hoover (D-III) and Washington (D-IV) – in addition to state-ranked Compton in SoCal Regionals.
School: Mt. Whitney
Highlight: West Yosemite League Player of the Year operates in city shadow of CVC's two-time Bee All-Star Grant Verhoeven, but he's an established impact player pointing to distinguished senior getaway after averaging 21.5 points (57% shooting), 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as junior.
Highlight: Admired by not only his own coaches but opposition's, too, because of his stability, the 5-6 County/Metro Athletic Conference MVP averaged 11.1 points and 2.5 steals and proved demoralizing on defense against likes of section stars Tyrone Wallace of Bakersfield and Denzel Johnson of Clovis West as third-seeded Knights conquered No. 2 Drillers on road in semifinals and then No. 1 Eagles on a neutral court in the final.
Martin Arambula, senior, Buchanan
Quinton Duckett, senior, Clovis North
Carl Goodman, senior, Bullard
Mike Hill, senior, Bullard
Ben Huffman, senior, Clovis North
Andrew Johnson, senior, Central Valley Christian
Brady Lee, junior, Fresno Christian
David Love, senior, Tulare
L.J. Moore, sophomore, Central
Patrick Pinkard, senior, Sanger
Murshid Randle, freshman, Central
Ben Ross, senior, Hoover
Sean Stell, senior, Washington
Ryan Swain, junior, Buchanan
Rich Tesmer, senior, Clovis North
Charlie Thompson, junior, Clovis West
Lance Van Grouw, senior, Central Valley Christian
Donnell Vercher, senior, Clovis
Keonta Vernon, sophomore, Tulare
T.J. Viney, sophomore, Edison
Derek Walters, senior, Clovis West
Antwoun Whitfield, senior, Clovis East