Chavez named Signal The Light Norcal Player of the Year

Northern California Coach of the Year

Justin Labaugh (San Francisco): Labaugh led the Rams to the state championship and a 31-2 record in the 2018-2019 season. San Francisco started the season with 14 straight wins before losing a game against Cabrillo. Following that loss, the Rams picked up a non conference win against Gavilan and went undefeated in Coast North Conference action. In the post season, the Rams picked up wins against Cosumnes River, Canada, Santa Monica and Citrus before losing in the state championship against Fullerton. Justin Labaugh is our Northern California Coach of the Year.

Northern California Player of the Year


Skylar Chavez ”6-5” Sophomore San Anselmo, CA  (Santa Rosa): The sharp shooting sophomore was one of the most elite scorers we have saw at this level as the wing averaged 27.8 points, 6.9 rebounds this past season for the Bearcubs. Chavez shot 53% from the field, 39% from downtown and 87% from the free throw line. Chavez scored 30 points or more 9 times, scored 20 or more 23 times and scored a season high of 45 points against Cosumnes River in Big 8 Conference action. During a five game span at one point in January the sophomore averaged 37.6 points per game. Chavez made 66 three pointers and led the state in points per contest. In his last game of his standout career, Chavez had 28 points and 9 rebounds in the Elite Eight against Fullerton. Chavez is our Northern California Player of the Year.

Northern California Signal The Light Basketball First Team


G: Georgie Dancer “6-4” Sophomore Modesto, CA (Fresno): The point guard had a standout season for the Rams as Dancer was a huge part of the success Fresno had this past season. Dancer averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds for the Rams. The head of the snake for Ed Madec seemed always in control and was tough to rattle as the guard shot 53% from the floor, 47% from downtown and 74% from the line. Dancer had 22 games where he posted 5 or more assists and had a season high 12 assists twice last season. Dancer scored a season high of 27 points against Porterville and the guard was named most valuable player in the Central Valley Conference.

G: Trey Whitley “6-0” Sophomore Santa Cruz, CA (Cabrillo): The combo guard had a solid season for the Seahawks after averaging 17.4 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds last season for Cabrillo. Whitley was a big part of the Seahawks success after the guard shot 49% from the floor, 43% from the three point line and 77% from the line. Whitley made 72 three pointers and scored over 20 points eight times last season. Whitley scored a season high of 30 points against Gavilan and had six games where he made four or more three pointers in a game.

F: Skylar Chavez (Santa Rosa): SEE ABOVE

F: Malcolm Johnson “6-5” Sophomore Bakersfield, CA (San Francisco): The sophomore transfer from CS Dominguez Hills had a stellar season for the Rams in his sophomore season. Johnson averaged 13.5 points and 8.4 rebounds this season for the 31-2 Rams. Johnson shot 58% from the floor, and 39% from the three point line.  Johnson posted 11 double doubles and posted a season high of 24 points against Canada and had a season high of 16 rebounds against Foothill in Coast North Conference play. Johnson was 10th in the state in offensive rebounding and also posted 71 steals on the season for San Francisco in his sophomore campaign.

C: Ethan Richardson “6-10” Sophomore Madera, CA (Fresno): The second Ram in our top five as the big man was one of the toughest covers in the state last season. Richardson averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds for Fresno in his sophomore campaign. The big man shot 64% from the floor and scored over 20 points or more nine times last season. Richardson posted two games where he was 11 of 11 from the floor and posted six double doubles in his sophomore season. Richardson scored a season high of 33 points against Sacramento in the post season and had a solid season for the Rams.

2nd Team All Northern California


G: Keshawn Gibbs “6-2” Sophomore Atlanta, GA (Sequoias): Gibbs helped lead Sequoias to an Elite Eight appearance after the sophomore had a standout season. The sophomore guard averaged 16.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the Giants. Gibbs scored 20 or more points nine times and posted a season high of 25 points against Fresno. Gibbs shot 44% from the field and 80% from the line for the Giants. Gibbs went to line freqently as the guard had a niche to get to the line as he was 6th in the state in free throws attempted with 208 in his sophomore campaign.

G: Raazhel Watkins “6-1” Sophomore Pleasant Hill, CA (Los Medanos): Watkins proved to be one of the best scorers in the state as the guard had a standout season for the Mustangs. The sophomore averaged 21.3 points, 6.3 assists and 5.6 rebounds in his second season for Los Medanos. Watkins shot 49% from the floor, 84% from the line and 51% from the three point line. Watkins made 42 three pointers, had five games where he scored 30 or more points, and had 14 games where he scored 20 or more points. Watkins scored a season high of 33 points twice including in the post season against Sequoias on the road.

G: Michael Hayes “6-4” Freshman Tracy, CA (Las Positas): SEE BELOW

F: Daylon Potts “6-6” Sophomore Fresno, CA (Gavilan): Potts was one of the most versatile players in the state as the forward helped lead Gavilan to a 27-3 record. The forward from Fresno averaged 9.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists last season for the Rams. Potts was a key member of the Rams and posted two triple doubles last season and had eight double doubles on the season. Potts recorded 18 rebounds twice last season and had a season high of 24 points against against Ohlone. Potts will continue his career at Ottawa University in Arizona next season.

F: Spencer Montiero “6-6” Sophomore Lodi, CA (San Joaquin Delta): The forward had a big season and helped lead the Mustangs to a Big 8 Conference title and a post season appearance. Montiero averaged 17.7 points and 10.2 rebounds for the Mustangs in his sophomore campaign. Montiero recorded double figures in rebounds 17 times and had a season high of 20 against Shasta. The forward had a season high of 29 points against Cosumnes River and had 18 double doubles on the season for the Mustangs. Montiero shot 57% from the floor, 71% from the line and made 65% from the three point line (13 of 20)

Honorable Mention: Parker Haven (American River), Tommy Edwards (American River), Kehmarr McMillian (Butte), Eric Boose (Butte), Yeskin Williams (Cabrillo), Kaden Bradley (Canada), Josh Blueford (Canada), Sean Orr (Canada), Jordan McGlory (Chabot), Maurice Woods (Columbia), Yosnier Cobas (Columbia), Eric Jones (Contra Costa), Isaiah Attles (Contra Costa), Evan Thompson (Contra Costa), Khari Hutt (Cosumnes River), Paul Ohiri (Cosumnes River), Darien Davis (De Anza), Ajay Singh (De Anza), Anthony Haskett (Diablo Valley), Will Fitzpatrick (Folsom Lake), Matt Lyon (Folsom Lake), Zethan Dumpson (Folsom Lake), Jamar Gaddis (Foothill), Blake Henry (Foothill), Jared Small (Fresno), DJ Burgess (Gavilan), Xander Bowers (Gavilan), Ibn Zaid (Gavilan), Deion Ellis (Gavilan), Spencer Conrad (Hartnell), John Ketchel (Las Positas), Alafia Olowosogo (Las Positas), Theo Howard (Lassen), Tarren Storey-Way (Lassen), Charles Jones (Los Medanos), Joey Potts (Marin), Eric Mireri (Marin), Jared Strate (Mendocino), Gabe Knight (Mendocino), Kesean Warren (Merced), Chris Roberson (Merced), Benny Simi (Modesto), Anthony Dennis (Monterey), Talili Leaea (Monterey), Elijah Cardenas (Porterville), DJ Wilson (Porterville), Ruben Parks (Reedley), Kyle Williams (Sacramento), Austin McCullough (San Francisco), Deschon Winston (San Francisco), Cameron Pieters (San Joaquin Delta), Jalen Valverde (San Joaquin Delta), Ryan Perez (Santa Rosa), Tristan Forsyth (Sequoias), T.J. Givance (Sequoias), Zach Thompson (Shasta), Aidan Cantwell (Sierra), Alex Velasquez (Siskiyous), Steven Thomas (Solano), Anthony Johnson (West Hills-Coalinga), Ricardo Time (West Hills-Coalinga), Dylan Gonzalez (West Hills-Lemoore), Devante Johnson (West Valley), Isaiah Bates (Yuba). 

Northern California Freshman of the Year


Michael Hayes “6-4” Tracy, CA (Las Positas): Hayes was one of the most exciting players to watch in the state as the freshman erupted on the scene this past year in Northern California. Hayes averaged 23.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in his first season for the Hawks. Hayes shot 59% from the floor, 31% from three point range and 69% from the line for Las Positas. Hayes scored in double figures in all 28 games he played, had 21 games where he scored 20 or more points, scored 30 or more points 5 times, had a season high of 38 points against De Anza and posted six double doubles as a freshman for the Hawks. Hayes was also named to our 2nd team All Northern California and is our Northern California Freshman of the Year.

1st Team All Northern California Freshman Team


G: Masie Mohammadi “6-1” San Mateo, CA (Skyline): Mohammadi had a standout season for the Trojans as the guard from San Mateo averaged 18.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 rebounds in his first season. The freshman guard shot 42% from the floor and the three point line and shot 85% from the line. Mohammadi scored in double figures 23 out of 26 games and had a season high of 35 points against Modesto. The freshman scored 20 or more points 11 times in his first season and hit 4 or more three pointers in a game 17 times.

G: Greg Milton III “6-2” Elk Grove, CA (Sacramento): The high scoring guard had a standout season for the Panthers in his first season. Milton averaged 19.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season for Sacramento. The guard from Elk Grove shot 45% from the floor, 40% from downtown, and 75% from the line. Milton scored 20 or more points 19 times, scored 30 or more six times and had a season high of 39 points against West Valley in the post season.

G: Seth Coddington “6-1” Fort Lauderdale, FL (Columbia): Coddington had a spectacular first season in Sonora for the Claimjumpers. The guard averaged 13.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Central Valley school. Coddington scored in double figures 20 times and scored a season high of 22 points twice last season for the Claimjumpers. Coddington rebounded well from his guard position and posted a season high of 14 rebounds against Reedley and in that same game had 7 assists as well. The guard shot 50% from the floor, 69% from the line but struggled from the three point line shooting 29% from behind the arc. Coddington played well and helped Columbia to a post season bid.

F: Michael Hayes: SEE ABOVE

F: Walter Urbina “6-7” Fresno, CA (San Francicso): Another exciting player to be named to our all freshman team after the wing had a standout season for the state runner ups. Urbina averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in his first year for the Rams. Urbina scored in double figures 16 times in his freshman campaign and scored a season high of 25 points against Cabrillo. The high flyer shot 43% from the floor, 34% from three point range and 64% from the line in his first season and the former Clovis West Golden Eagle rounds off our first team.

2nd Team All Northern California Freshmen Team

G: Cornell Greenwood “6-2” Marysville, CA (Yuba): One of the best rebounding guards in the state had a stellar season for the 49ers. Greenwood averaged 13.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in his first season for Yuba. Greenwood shot 48% from the floor, and 75% from the free throw line last season for the Bay Valley Conference champions. Greenwood scored in double figures 23 times in his freshman season and posted a season high of 26 points against Napa Valley. The guard posted 10 double doubles in his freshman season and had a season high of 15 rebounds against Alameda.

G: Marcus Robinson “6-4” Elk Grove, CA (Cosumnes River): One of the most versatile freshman in the state as the guard had a standout season for the Hawks. Robinson averaged 13.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists for Cosumnes River. Robinson shot 51% from the floor, 38% from downtown, and 74% from the line in his first season. Robinson scored in double figures in 25 games and scored a season high of 28 points against Lassen in the post season. The slasher played a big role and finished 20th in the state in assists and had 11 games where he finished with 5 or more assists last season for the Hawks.

G: Noah Zoppi “6-3” Corning, CA (Butte): The guard had a solid first season for the Golden Valley Conference champs. Zoppi averaged 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in his first season for the Roadrunners. The freshman shot 41% from the floor, 37% from downtown and scored in double figures in 23 out of 28 games for the Golden Valley Conference champions. Zoppi scored over 20 points six times and had a season high of 28 points against Sierra in his freshman campaign. Zoppi made a three pointer in 24 out of 28 games and made 53 threes on the season.

F: Jordan Pumphrey “6-4” Bakersfield, CA (Cerro Coso): The forward had a standout season for the Coyotes in his first season on board. Pumphrey averaged 18.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in his freshman campaign. The first year player shot 56% from the floor, 40% from downtown and 75% from the free throw line. Pumphrey scored in double figures in 25 games and scored a season high of 31 points against Sacramento. The forward scored 20 or more points eight times in his first season for the Coyotes. Pumphrey made 47 three pointers and posted five double doubles last season.

F: Emeka Udenyi “6-6” Oakland, CA (San Francisco): One of most versatile defenders in the state as Udenyi helped lead San Francisco to a state runner up finish this past season. Udenyi averaged 9.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in his first season. The forward shot 57% from the flooor but struggled from the line but still had an impact in so many areas for the Rams. Udenyi scored in double figures 17 times in his freshman season and posted a season high of 16 points on four different occasions. The forward posted five double doubles and had a standout season for the Rams.

Honorable Mention: Patrick Washington (Alameda), Julian Taylor (Alameda), Savon Crawley (Alameda), Kareem Clark (American River), Noah Zoppi (Butte), Jamie Ochoa (Butte), Dymond Hanks (Cabrillo), Colyn Waldron (Cerro Coso), Kyle Brown (Chabot), Isiah Thomas (Cerro Coso), Landis Spivey (Columbia), Akili Daniels (Chabot), Elijah Canales (Contra Costa), Dominic Simpkins (De Anza), Mitchell Smith (Diablo Valley), Darius Jackson (Diablo Valley), Jordan Garner (Feather River), Jacoby Simon (Feather River), DeAndre Jones (Feather River), Devon Lee-Hyde (Foothill), Carl Snyder (Fresno), Patrick Fisher (Gavilan), Daniel Bost (Hartnell), Mike Green (Hartnell), Taylor Cox (Hartnell), Wesley Burse (Las Positas), Zamaria Odom (Marin), Alexander Stewart (Merced), Solomon Brand (Merritt), Sherab Nyima (Merritt), Isaiah Harris (Modesto), Tommy Williams (Modesto), Braxton Adderly (Napa), Tomas Gomez-Espana (Napa), Kirmarje Trent (Ohlone), Aidan Graham (Ohlone), Dominic King (Porterville), Treager Wallace (Porterville), Elysha Jackson (Redwoods), Uriah Carter (Reedley), Khalid Wilkins (Reedley), Austin Harris (San Francisco), Dale Currie (San Francisco), Tabari Pope (Sacramento), Jimmy Beltz (San Joaquin Delta), Travis August (San Joaquin Delta), Jared Bailey (San Jose), Nick Cole (Santa Rosa), Damian Wallace (Santa Rosa), Micaheal Plunkitt (Shasta), Kam Goraya (Sierra), Khalil Curtis (Sierra), James McCarthy (Sierra), Montell Willis (Siskiyous), Deandre Churchill (Siskiyous), Jordan Adams (Solano), Bryce Hernandez (West Hills-Lemoore), Jacquez Walker (West Valley), Champreet Bansal (Yuba), Brandon Recik (Yuba).