All-Bee Athletes

Boys basketball second team

Second team

Ivory Easley

School: Redwood

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

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.

Jajuan Hammond

School: Bullard

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

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.

Jesse Jimenez

School: Hoover

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

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.

Ethan Lenox

School: Clovis North

Year: Senior

Position: Center

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.

Will Nelson

School: Mt. Whitney

Year: Junior

Position: Center

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.

Anthony White

School: Bullard

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

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.

HONORABLE MENTION

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

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