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All-SoCalHoops Teams: D-IVA Southern
Section Top Players--(Mar. 22, 2001)

Later tomorrow (Friday) the Southern Section of the CIF will release the SCIBCA "All-CIF" lists.  There will be one or two players of the year in each division and 8 first team players, and 8 second team players selected from all of the teams and players in each of the divisions (actually D-VAA and VA will have 10 and 10, but that's because they are the only two divisions with more than 45 teams, in fact they both have 75 teams each).

The selections below are not  the All-CIF lists.  While we've tried to use some of the same criteria in making our selections (i.e., this is not an "All-Tournament" team, but is meant simply to honor those who have had particularly good seasons), obviously we've selected many more players than you will eventually see on the CIF's lists when they are released.

We also want to stress the fact that,  as we write this,  we have no idea who has been selected by the Southern Section for their honors. But we know who we think deserves special recognition.  So we've put together "All-SoCalHoops" teams for every division.   In doing so, we have not limited the selections in first team or second team to any artificial number.  If we thought someone deserved to be first team and there happened to be more than 8 players so be it.  If there were more players than "spots" for those who deserved second team honors, we created more spots.  Hey, these are our lists and we can do what we want, right?  Oh, and just to stress the inclusiveness of what we're trying to do, we also created a category of "Honorable Mention."  We figured if it's good enough for the AP College All-American selection committee to have such a category,  it's good enough for us.

In any event, some people will obviously disagree with our selections, and others will agree.  Can't please everyone, and by the way, we're not trying to either.  These lists are about the players.  

To all who made this a great high school season, congratulations from SoCalHoops.

Division IV-A

Player of the Year

Isaiah Fox    6'-9" Sr. F     Crossroads

All-SoCalHoops D-IVA First Team

Joe Abrahams   6'-2" Jr. G   Crossroads
Sean Cole   6'-7" Sr. F   St. Monica
Darrell Jenkins   5'-9" Jr. G   Orange Lutheran
Derek Jones   6'-6" Sr. F   Providence
Jack Kalmeta   6'-0" Sr. G   Mary Star
Anthony Locke   6'-0" Sr. G   Crossroads
David Newkirk   6'-5" Sr. F   Maranatha
Jamayne Potts   6'-0" Sr. G   St. Monica
Brian Sanders   5'-10" Sr. F   LA Baptist

All-SoCalHoops D-IVA Second Team

Jonas Blankenship   6'-2" Sr. F   Silver Valley
Brandon Brooks   5'-9" Sr. G   St. Bernard
Fred Escobedo   6'-0" Sr. F   Providence
Nick Forman   5'-9" Sr. G   Crossroads
Ricky James   6'-2" Sr. F   Silver Valley
Mike Madigan   6'-2" Sr. C   LA Baptist
Jon Milgrom   5'-10" Jr. PG   Milken
Hampton Nunley   6'-3" Jr. G   St. Monica
Andrew Petersen   6'-1" Sr. F   LA Baptist
Andy Richards   6'-4" Sr. F   Crossroads
Jordan Rush   6'-6" Jr. F   Crossroads
Marquis Taylor   6'-5" Sr. F   St. Bernard
Marcus Shelby   6'-6" Sr. F   St. Monica
Marc Troyer   6'-3" Jr. F   Orange Lutheran

All-SoCalHoops D-IVA Honorable Mention Team

Troy Brown   6'-1" Jr. G   Crossroads
Darren Cole   6'-9"  Sr. C   St. Bernard
Darryl Ellis   6'-2" Sr. G   Village Christian
Josh Fisher   6'-0" Sr. F   Milken
John Gregorich   6'-6" Jr. C   Maranatha
Matthew Gurvitz   5'-10" Jr. G   Milken
Matt Helm   5'-10" Sr. G   Orange Lutheran
Maurice James   6'-0" So. G   Silver Valley
Darrin McMillon   5'-10" Sr. F   Silver Valley
Donald Penn   6'-5" Sr. C   St. Bernard
Jeff Quebral   5'-9" Sr. G   Providence
Robert Rakestraw   5'-11" Sr. G   St. Monica
Jason Taylor   5'-9" Jr. G   Orange Lutheran
Eric Vaca   5'-10" Sr. G   Providence
Lance Washington   6'-1" Sr. G   St. Monica
Kaenan Whitman   5'-9" Sr. G   Providence

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