2017-2018 Signal The Light Basketball All Southern California teams

Southern California Coach of the Year

Steve Spencer (Orange Coast): Spencer led Orange Coast to an Orange Empire Conference championship and an appearance in the Elite Eight this past season. The Pirates won 22 games and came out of nowhere to have a standout season. After starting the season 2-5, the Pirates ended the rest of the way going 20-3 and winning the Orange Empire Conference. Orange Coast went 11-1 in conference action and had a 13 game winning streak to end the regular season. The Pirates won the Orange Empire Conference and picked up the six seed in the Southern California post season. The Pirates picked up a home win against Mt. San Jacinto in the 2nd round and followed that win up with a road win against Citrus to advance to the Elite Eight. Orange Coast lost in the Elite Eight against Fresno but the Pirates had a year to remember. Steve Spencer is our coach of the year in Southern California.

Southern California Player of the Year

Rodney “Rocket” Henderson “6-5” sophomore Bellflower, CA (Santiago Canyon): Henderson led first year program Santiago Canyon to 21 wins this season after the sophomore wing averaged 27.1 points and 9.6 rebounds. Henderson was an offensive force this season as the sophomore shot 47% from the floor, and 41% from downtown in the 2017-2018 season. Henderson scored over 30 points sixteen times and had a season high of 44 points in a home win against Copper Mountain on January 5th. Henderson scored it in a variety of ways and the sophomore was able to get to line 252 times this season and made a state high of 193 free throws. Henderson was 1st in the state in defensive rebounds (219), 3rd in the state in total rebounds (298) and first in the state in total points. The “6-5” sophomore had a standout season for the Falcons and  Henderson is our state player of the year in Southern California.

First Team All Southern California

G: Jason Richardson “6-2” sophomore Hawthorne, CA  (Fullerton): Richardson emerged as a top guard in the state after having a standout season for the Hornets. The Cal State Northridge transfer averaged 18.6 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.9 rebounds for Fullerton this past season. Richardson shot 49% from the floor and the sophomore guard shot 75% from the free throw line and was the leading scorer for the Hornets. Richardson scored in double figures 27 out of 28 games and had a season high of 34 points against Mt. San Jacinto on November 10th. Richardson scored over 20 points eleven times last season and posted a season high of 11 assists against Chaffey on December 11th.

G: Jeremy Smith “6-0” sophomore Temecula, CA  (Citrus): Smith had a standout season for the Owls for the second year in a row as the point guard averaged 21.6 points, 5.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds in his sophomore season. Smith was a score first point guard and scored over 20 points nineteen times last season and had a season high of 41 points against West Los Angeles on January 3rd. Smith scored in double figures in 30 of his 32 games and the sophomore standout shot 44% from the floor, 38% from downtown and lived at the free throw line as he was fourth in the state in free throws made as the sophomore made 168 free throws on the year. The point guard shot 84% from the line and ended his career at Citrus scoring 1182 points, 303 assists and made 122 three pointers in two seasons. Smith has committed to play at Cal Baptist next season and is on our first team for the second straight season.

G: Rodney Henderson (Santiago Canyon): See Above

F: Robert McCoy “6-7” sophomore Chicago, IL (San Diego): The sophomore stepped up his game for his sophomore campaign as his numbers almost doubled in his second season. McCoy averaged 16.8 points and 7.4 rebounds as a sophomore for the state runner ups. McCoy shot 49% from the floor, 34% from downtown and score in double figures 30 out of 36 games in his sophomore campaign. McCoy scored a season high of 32 points twice last season and the sophomore posted 8 double doubles on the season. McCoy was sixth in the state in block shots and was 7th in the state in free throws made last season. In his two seasons for the Knights, the standout from Chicago scored 947 points, 414 rebounds, and had 86 blocks. McCoy played in two state championship games and helped lead the Knights to a 64-8 record in two seasons.

C: Armstrong Ojunkwu “6-9” sophomore San Diego, CA (San Diego Mesa): Ojunkwu had another standout for the Olympians this past year as the sophomore averaged 15.3 points and 10.1 rebounds. Ojunkwu scored in double figures in 20 out of 24 games and had a season high of 38 points against Los Angeles Harbor and scored over 20 points five times last season. Ojunkwu shot 55% from the floor and had double digits in rebounding eleven times during the 2017-2018 season. Ojunkwu had a season high of 19 rebounds against Bakersfield and recorded 18 against Los Angeles Harbor. The sophomore big man posted eleven double doubles on the season and in two seasons for the Olympians scored 799 points, 473 rebounds and (166 offensive) in 50 games.

Second Team All Southern California

G: D’Mauria Jones “6-3” sophomore Los Angeles, CA  (Antelope Valley): Jones had a spectacular sophomore season as the wing averaged 19.8 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Marauders this past season. Jones shot 49% from the floor, 33% from downtown and made 115 free throws last season. Jones scored 20 points or more 15 times last season and the standout from Antelope Valley scored a season high of 39 points against El Camino. In that game, the sophomore was 18 from the floor and was 2 of 3 from the three point line. The sophomore standout scored 997 points, 313 rebounds and 141 assists in his two seasons at Antelope Valley. Jones is expected to sign in the next couple of weeks as the wing has been receiving interest from division one schools around the nation.

G: Jakari McClain “6-4” sophomore Fresno, CA  (Oxnard): The sophomore guard from Fresno was an elite scorer and had a standout season for the Condors. McClain averaged 30.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in his sophomore campaign and he led the state in points per contest this past season. The guard shot 49% from the floor, and shot 44% from downtown in his sophomore campaign. McClain scored 30 or more points ten times last season and recorded a season high of 44 points twice last season (Porterville and Bakersfield). McClain posted three double doubles last season and recorded a season high of 11 assists against Cuesta on February 10th. Mcclain scored 1014 points, 206 rebounds, 128 assists in 42 games in two seasons at the college.

F: Demetrius Thomas “6-7”sophomore Bassick, CT (Cerritos) Thomas played a big role for the Falcons final four team this season. The sophomore led Cerritos in scoring and rebound this season and helped lead the Falcons to 27 wins this season. Thomas averaged 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Falcons. Thomas shot 57% from the floor and 41% from downtown this season. Thomas scored over 20 points thirteen times this season and the sophomore had 13 double doubles this season. Thomas scored a season high of 27 points against Allan Hancock and the sophomore had a standout season for the Falcons.

F: Roderick Williams “6-7” sophomore Los Angeles, CA (East Los Angeles): Williams had a stellar season for the Huskies for the second year in a row as the sophomore sensation averaged 19.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Williams shot 60% from the floor but struggled from downtown shooting 16% for the Huskies. Williams scored over 20 points fourteen times last season and the sophomore scored a season high of 40 points against Cerro Coso. Williams had 8 double doubles on the season and finished out his career at East Los Angeles scoring 1070 points, grabbing 405 rebounds, and having 97 steals for the Huskies.

C: Joshua Davis “6-5” Freshman Oakland, CA (Orange Coast): The freshman had a standout season for the Pirates this past season. Davis averaged 18.3 points and 9.2 rebounds in his first season for Orange Coast. Davis shot 61% from the floor and helped lead the Pirates to an elite eight appearance and a Orange Empire Conference title. Davis scored in double figures 26 out of 30 games and had a season high of 35 points against Santiago Canyon. Davis was second in the state in offensive rebounds with 123 rebounds for the Pirates. Davis scored over 20 points eleven times last season and scored a season high of 33 points against Los Angeles Trade Tech.In the Elite Eight, Davis posted a 27 point and 8 rebound game against Fresno. Davis had a season high of 19 rebounds against Santiago Canyon and the freshman posted 10 double doubles in his freshman season for the Pirates.

Honarable Mention

Shane Carney (Allan Hancock), Wonder Smith (San Diego), Osi Nwachukwu (Antelope Valley), Tucker Eenigenburg (Bakersfield), Jaylunn English (Bakersfield), Henry Galinato (Bakersfield), Will Pierce (Barstow), Ron Neezy (Barstow), Michael Kalu (Canyons), Keshaun Mack (Cerritos), Jason Carter (Cerritos), Riley Hamilton (Cerritos) Tyler Ginyard (Chaffey), Miles Crawford (Citrus), Chris Townsell (Compton), L’Kielynn Taylor (Compton), Murshid Randle (Copper Mountain), Ronald Bell (Copper Mountain), Noah Saunders (Cuesta), Brennon Palmer (Cypress), Phillips Salawa (Desert), Frank Bertz (East Los Angeles), Isiah Armstead (El Camino), Khalil Stevenson (Fullerton), Kendall Lauderdale (San Bernardino),  Chris Daniels (Glendale), Serigne Athj (Glendale), Ronald Blain (Grossmont), Bryce Parsons (Grossmont), Perry Cromwell (Imperial Valley), Daniel Hernandez (Irvine Valley), Joel Anderson (LA Harbor), Jordan Newt (LA Pierce), Chance Cole (LA Pierce), D’Lano Beckles (LA Southwest), Dejwan Walker (LA VAlley), William English (Long Beach), Cody Hicks (Mira Costa), Cole Micek (Moorpark), Davon Sanders (Mt. San Jacinto), Kupaa Harrison (Orange Coast), Lloyd Wright (Orange Coast), Lavale Coleman-Bell (Palomar), Jackson Strong (Palomar), Matt Meyers (Palomar), Kyle Mitchell (Pasadena), Kenyatta Louder (Rio Hondo), Brae Ivey (Riverside), Andre Wilson (Riverside), Kevin McNeal (San Bernardino), Kendall Lauderdale (San Bernardino), Wonder Smith (San Diego), Chirs Jones (San Diego Miramar), Takoda Browne (San Diego Miramar), Dallas Haupt (San Diego Miramar), Deion Alston (San Diego Miramar), Cameron High (Santa Ana), Xaiver Gunter (Santa Ana), Drayten Howell (Santa Barbara), Michael Fry (Santa Monica), Joe Robinson (Santa Monica), Emilio Arellano (Southwestern), Isiah Reyes (Ventura), Jacob Alonzo (Ventura), Zach Christian (Victor Valley), Tristan Angelo (Victor Valley), Trevor Blackmon (West Los Angeles), Corey Jackson (West Los Angeles), Traonte Jones (West Los Angeles)

Southern California All Freshman team

Southern California Freshman Player of the Year

Joshua Davis (Orange Coast): The freshman had a standout season for the Pirates this past season. Davis averaged 18.3 points and 9.2 rebounds in his first season for Orange Coast. Davis shot 61% from the floor and helped lead the Pirates to an elite eight appearance and a Orange Empire Conference title. Davis scored in double figures 26 out of 30 games and had a season high of 35 points against Santiago Canyon. Davis was second in the state in offensive rebounds with 123 rebounds for the Pirates. Davis scored over 20 points eleven times last season and scored a season high of 33 points against Los Angeles Trade Tech.In the Elite Eight, Davis posted a 27 point and 8 rebound game against Fresno. Davis had a season high of 19 rebounds against Santiago Canyon and the freshman posted 10 double doubles in his freshman season for the Pirates. Davis is our Freshman of the Year for Signal The Light Basketball.

1st Team All Southern California Freshman Team

G: Antoine Jenkins “5-10” Freshman Los Angeles, CA (Santiago Canyons): Jenkins had a spectacular freshman campaign as the guard put up big time numbers for the Hawks. The “5-10” freshman averaged 25.8 points and 4.8 assists for Santiago Canyon and helped lead the Hawks to a sweet sixteen appearance. Jenkins made 69 three pointers and shot 44% from downtown and the guard went to the line 198 times while shooting 83% last season. Jenkins went for 39 against El Camino in his second game of his career and followed it up the next night against Bakersfield with a 38 point performance. Jenkins scored over 20 points twenty-one times last season the freshman eclipsed the 30 point mark seven times. In playoff action, the freshman torched East Los Angeles for 28 points and 11 assists and made five three pointers against the Huskies. Jenkins ended his season with 644 points and 120 assists and the freshman point guard had a solid first season for the new program.

G: Quincy Pinkard “6-2” Freshman Lawndale, CA  (Los Angeles Harbor) Pinkard had a solid season for the Seahawks as the freshman averaged 17.1 points  and 4.6 rebounds. Pinkard shot 53% from the floor and scored in double figures 25 out of 28 games this past season. Pinkard scored a season high of 28 points against Cerritos this past season as he became a solid player for Los Angeles Harbor last season. Pinkard scored over 20 points nine times last season and the freshman posted two double doubles last season. Pinkard added 77 steals to his impressive numbers as the freshman was fifth in the state in that category. Pinkard

F: Ethan Esposito “6-7” Freshman Naples, Italy (San Diego): Esposito played a big role in the Knights success this season as the freshman averaged 10.1 points and 5.9 rebounds this past season. Esposito scored in double figures sixteen times this past season and scored a season high of 28 points against Long Beach in the post season. Esposito shot 51% from the floor and scored in double figures in two of three games at the Elite Eight. Esposito had four double doubles on the season and the freshman had a standout season for the Knights.

F: Jordan Robinson “6-7” Freshman Riverside, CA  (Riverside): Robinson had a solid season for the Tigers as the post player averaged 14.3 points and 9.4 rebounds last season. Robinson was 17th in the state in rebounding and the forward scored in double figures 19 out of 22 games this past season. Robinson scored a season high of 25 points against Long Beach and had a season high of 15 rebounds against East Los Angeles. Robinson posted double doubles in five of his last six games and posted 11 of them on the season. The forward from Riverside shot 57% from the floor and will need to improve his touch at the free throw line as the forward shot 34% from the line in his first season.

C: Joshua Davis (Orange Coast) see above

2nd Team All Southern California Freshman Team

G: Quincy Ferebee “6-1” Freshman San Diego, CA (Southwestern): Ferebee had a standout season for the Jaguars in his first season. The freshman guard averaged 11.7 points and 7.2 assists this past season for Southwestern. Ferebee did average in double figures but had six games this season where he was in double digits in assists. The freshman point guard had a season high of 13 assists twice last season and scored a season high of 22 points against Santiago Canyon. The freshman from San Diego shot 44% from the floor and will need to improve his outside stroke as the “6-1” guard shot 28% from downtown in his first season but was 2nd in the state in assists in his freshman campaign for the Jaguars.

F: Jose Serrano “6-7” Freshman Barinas, Venezuela (Southwestern): The freshman had a solid campaign for the Jaguars as the versatile wing averaged 13.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in his first season. The Southeast Missouri State commit shot 44% from the floor and shot 77% from the line. Serrano scored in double figures 17 out of 23 games and scored a season high of 25 points against San Diego Miramar on November 16th. Serrano posted four double doubles in his freshman campaign and had a solid season for the Jaguars.

G: Glenn Jordan “6-1” Freshman Tacoma, WA (Allan Hancock): Jordan had a solid season for the Bulldogs as the freshman averaged 10.6 points and 4.3 assists. Jordan helped lead the Bulldogs to an elite eight appearance and to a 23 win season. Jordan shot 41% from the floor and scored in double figures 20 times last season for the Bulldogs. Jordan scored a season high of 20 points against Moorpark and posted double figures in scoring in all four games in the post season. Jordan had a season high of 8 assists against Ohlone and played a big role for the Bulldogs all season long.

F: Jacob Tryon “7-0” Freshman Temecula, CA (East Los Angeles): Tryon had a solid first season for the Huskies as the seven footer averaged 12.0 points and 5.9 rebounds for East Los Angeles. Tryon shot 56% from the field and shot 50% from downtown (19 of 38) this season. Tryon scored a season high of 25 points against Citrus and scored in double figures in 18 games last season for the Huskies. Tryon scored over 20 points four times last season and the freshman had five double doubles in his first season. Tryon played a solid season for the Huskies and was fourth in the state in blocks with 66 on the season.

C: Christian Hodge “6-8” Freshman Los Angeles, CA  (Los Angeles Valley): The Big man had a standout season for the Monarchs as the freshman averaged 15.2 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest this past season. Hodge made a name for himself as he averaged a double double and shot 58% from the floor in his first season. Hodge scored in double figures in 22 out of 25 games and scored a season high of 28 points twice last season. Hodge was 11th in the state in rebounding as he had a season high of 15 against El Camino on November 17th. Hodge posted 13 double doubles on the season and had a solid season for the Monarchs. Hodge posted a season high of 19 rebounds against Miramar and the “6-8” freshman averaged a double double for the season.

Freshman Honorable Mention

Spirit Ricks (Allan Hancock), Julian Payton (Antelope Valley), Greg Floyd (Antelope Valley), Paul Vilela (Barstow), Denzel Lipson (Barstow), Anthony Simone (Canyons), Cody Wilkes (Cerritos), Isaiah McCullough (Chaffey), Derrius Ennis (Compton), Jaylen Million (Compton), Austin Clarke (Citrus), Jailen Moore (Copper Mountain), Jaleel Simmons (Copper Mountain), Josh Wilson Murry (Cuesta), Saiyeed Mershon (Cuyamaca), Mike Magee (Cypress), Andre Allen (Desert), Arion Stevenson (Desert), Solomon Hunt (East Los Angeles), Tristan Egans (El Camino), Justin Chambers (El Camino), Justin Reyes (El Camino), Ronne Readus (Fullerton), Vaj Rice (Fullerton), Maurice White (Imperial Valley), Jake Linsky (Irvine Valley), Chris Jackson (LA Harbor), Randle Lacey (Los Angeles Pierce), Isaiah Hawk (Los Angeles Southwest), Jermiah Sadler (Long Beach), Jamiu Akinbile (Long Beach), Matthew Wooten (Long Beach), Xaiver Allison (MiraCosta), Marc Howard Jr. (Mt. San Antonio), David Thompson (Mt. San Jacinto), Al Stubbs (Oxnard), Anthony Rios (Rio Hondo), J.J. Overton (Saddleback), Shawn Stith (Saddleback), Caleb Giordano (Miramar), Blake Seits (Miramar), Aaron Mejia (Santa Barbara), A.J. Garrity (Santiago Canyon), Joseph Davis (San Diego Mesa), John Williams (Ventura), Joseph Riley (San Diego)