2017-2018 Signal The Light Basketball Norcal Awards

Northern California co coaches of the Year

Dallas Jensen (Gavilan): Jensen had a season to remember and helped turn around a program that won four games the season before and lead the Rams to a Coast South Conference championship and win 24 games in his first season as head coach.The Rams went 9-3 in Coast South Conference action and were in our Signal The Light Basketball Northern California rankings consistently following their hot start. Gavilan won their first ten games of the season and continued to role all season long.  Gavilan picked up a seven seed in the post season and picked up a playoff victory over Modesto before losing in the sweet sixteen against Fresno on the road. Jensen helped lead his team to 24 wins as the Rams had won 11 in the previous three seasons combined.

Craig McMillan (Santa Rosa): McMillan led the Bearcubs to a 25-5 record, an undefeated Big 8 Conference championship, an Elite Eight appearance in the 2017-2018 season. Santa Rosa had a standout season but what makes this season more spectacular was the job that McMillan done following the Northern California wildfires that hit before the regular season started. The Bearcubs put together a memorable season that included 21 straight wins and going 16-0 in Big 8 Conference action. McMillan and the Bearcubs were seeded 4th going into the post season and picked up playoff wins against Las Positas and Foothill before falling to state runner up San Diego in the Elite Eight.

 

Northern California Player of the Year

Terrell Brown “6-0” sophomore East Oakland, CA (San Francisco): The transfer from San Jose State had a standout season for the state champion Rams as the guard averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in his sophomore campaign. Brown shot 50% from the floor and shot 47% from downtown in his sophomore season. The sophomore made 79 three pointers and went to the line 183 times where he cashed in at a 85% rate for his sophomore season. Brown scored in double figures 29 out of 33 games and had a season high of 28 points against North Idaho. Brown had a season high of 9 assists against Sierra and also posted a season high of 9 rebounds against Hancock in the Elite Eight. Brown had 63 steals in his sophomore season and was an elite guard in the state in his sophomore season.

First Team All Northern California

G: Terrell Brown (San Francisco): see above

G: Jamarlin Jackson (Mendocino) “6-0” sophomore Holy Grove, AR (Mendocino): Jackson had a standout season for the Eagles this past season. The high scorer from Arkansas averaged 25.6 points and 9.3 rebounds this past season for the Eagles. Jackson helped lead Mendocino to 18 wins and the sophomore guard scored in double figures in all 26 games that he played in this past season. Jackson scored a season high of 37 points twice last season (Los Medanos and Marin) and the guard scored over 30 points nine times and scored over 20 points nine times last season. Jackson shot 49% from the floor and was 3rd in the state in field goals made with 253 makes. Jackson made 61 three pointers and at the defensive end the sophomore picked up 73 steals which was good for 6th in the state. Jackson was one of the best rebounding guards in the state as the sophomore averaged 9.3 rebounds per contest last season. Jackson had a season high of 14 rebounds and the sophomore posted 13 double doubles for the Eagles.

W: Jemeil King “6-5” sophomore Oakland, CA (Modesto): The wing had a standout season for the Pirates averaging 17.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in his sophomore campaign. The Pirates finished 2nd place in the Big Eight Conference and shot 44% from the floor and 38% from downtown while making 74 last season. King scored in double figures in 24 out of 29 games and scored a season high of 31 points against Sacramento City College in conference action. The sophomore scored over 20 points ten times last season and the wing posted 30 points twice in games last season. At the defensive end, the wing had 54 steals and the sophomore had a standout season for the Pirates.

F: Gerard Andrus “6-5” sophomore Lafayette, CA (Feather River): The sophomore had a standout season after sitting out last season after having a standout season at Cosumnes River. Andrus averaged 26.0 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. The sophomore shot 54% from the field and was first in the state in field goals made with 307. Andrus was 11th in the state in offensive rebounds with 101 and 22nd in the state in total rebounds with 249 on the season. The sophomore helped lead Feather River to a playoff appearance and posted double figures in all 28 games he played in. Andrus scored a season high of 41 points against Redwoods and scored 40 or more points three times last season, and scored over 20 points twenty-two times for the Golden Eagles. Andrus posted 13 double doubles in his sophomore campaign as he was an elite force in the state in his final season.

C: Linton Acliese “6-7” sophomore Manvel, TX (Cabrillo): The sophomore had another standout season for the Seahawks in his second season. Acliese averaged 20.0 points and 9.7 rebounds in his second season shooting 51% from the floor and 39% from the three point line. Acliese made 204 field goals and the sophomore scored in double figures in 26 out of 27 games last season. Acliese scored a season high of 31 points against Siskiyous and scored over 20 points sixteen times in his sophomore campaign. Acliese had 15 double doubles and the sophomore standout had a season high of 16 rebounds against Siskiyous. Acliese was 8th in the state in offensive rebounds as the forward had 109 rebounds and the sophomore was 13th in the state in rebounding.

Second Team All Northern California

G: Marquell Hubbard “6-2” sophomore Palm Beach, FL (Columbia) Hubbard had a standout season for the Claim Jumpers as the guard averaged 19.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Central Valley Conference team. The guard from Florida was named Conference player of the Year was 21st in the state in made three pointers as the sophomore made 78 of them this past season. Hubbard scored in double figures in 20 out of 23 games and scored a season high of 38 points against Sacramento on November 4th. Hubbard scored 20 or more points thirteen times and was an elite guard in the state. Hubbard made six or more three pointers in games five times last season and the guard shot 82% from the free throw line in his sophomore campaign. Hubbard also grabbed 10 rebounds two times last season and the sophomore helped lead the team to a 17-8 record and a second place finish in the Central Valley Conference.

G: Brian King  “6-2” sophomore Fresno, CA (Gavilan): King played a vital part in the turn around in the Rams program in the 2017-2018 season. The sophomore transfer from San Jose City College averaged 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in his sophomore season. King was one of the most all around guards in the state as the sophomore shot 39% from the floor but shot 37% from the three point line for the Rams. King scored in double figures in 26 out of 29 games and the sophomore scored a season high of 34 points against Hartnell. King scored over 20 points eleven times and the sophomore made a season high of 7 three pointers against San Jose on February 16th. King recorded a season high of 13 rebounds against Chabot and had a season high of 9 assists against Las Positas in non conference.

G: Alex Gil-Fernandez “6-4” sophomore Palo Alto, CA (Foothill): Gil Fernandez had a standout season in his second season as the sophomore averaged 18.8 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Owls. Fernandez shot 54% from the floor and 36% from downtown and helped lead the Owls to a 21 win season. Fernandez was 11th in the state with 216 field goals made and the sophomore scored in double figures 27 out of 29 games. The sophomore scored a season high of 38 points against Canada and posted 20 or more points twelve times last season. Fernandez posted eight double doubles in his second season as the sophomore had a season high of 13 rebounds three different times last season. Fernandez was 10th in the state in blocks as the sophomore posted 52 blocks and was a standout for the Owls this past season.

F: Darae Elliott  “6-4” sophomore Inglewood, CA  (Butte): The sophomore had another standout season for the Roadrunners after averaging 14.4 points and 9.3 rebounds in his second season. Elliott shot 52% from the floor and scored a season high of 25 points against Siskiyous on January 20th. Elliott scored in double figures 22 out of 25 games and played a huge role for Butte in the 2017-2018 season. Elliott was 22nd in the state in rebounding as the sophomore had a season high of 18 rebounds and posted ten double doubles for the Roadrunners. Elliott was 17th in the state in blocks as the sophomore had 47 for the Roadrunners. In two seasons, the sophomore scored 780 points and posted 551 rebounds for Butte.

C: Anand Hundal “6-10” sophomore Manteca, CA  (Las Positas): Hundal had a standout season for the Hawks as the sophomore averaged 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. Hundal shot 56% from the floor and was 12th in the state in offensive rebounding (100), 4th in defensive rebounding (199) and 2nd in the state in total rebounds with 299 in the 2017-2018 season. Hundal scored in double figures 24 out of 29 games and scored a season high of 29 points against Chabot on February 14th. Hundal was a force on the glass as the sophomore posted 18 double doubles and had a season high of 15 rebounds twice in the season. Hundal led the state in blocks as the big man had 77 on the season. In two seasons, Hundal scored 566 points, had 379 rebounds and had 105 blocks for the Hawks.

Honorable Mention

D.J. Ward (Alameda), Devin Rhods (Alameda), Terry Clarendon (Butte),  Tynan Velasquez (Cabrillo), Keith Dickerson (Canada), Kanioa Matthews (Cerro Coso), Al Burge (Columbia), DeRajee Austin (Cosumnes River), Jordan Roberson (Cosumnes River), Terrance Jackson (De Anza), Demarre Walker (Diablo Valley), Victor Mijas (Diablo Valley), Calvin Fletcher (Feather River), Jamel White (Feather River), Jess Spivey (Fresno), Tyus Millhollin (Fresno), Tyus Milhollin (Fresno), Tommy Nuno (Fresno), Ja-Mont Wilson (Gavilan), Spencer Conrad (Hartnell), Renee Hurtado (Hartnell), Nick Evans (Las Positas), Unwana Ekiko (Lassen), Andrew Hall (Los Medanos), Demoriaye Smith (Los Medanos), Derek Morgan (Marin), Dashaunte Woods (Mendocino), Donte Walker (Modesto), Jaron Dickson (Modesto), Deshawnte Collins (Monterey), Marcus Wallace (Monterey), Adopo Amancho (Napa Valley), Bryce Thompson (Ohlone), Cameron Bradley (Ohlone), Carlos Angel (Porterville), Alfredo Jimenez (Reedley), Troy Owens (Sacramento), Gabe Serna (Sacramento), Eddy Ionescu (San Francisco), Eddie Stansberry (San Francisco), John Berna (San Joaquin Delta), Lewis Hayes (San Francisco), Kameron Vales (San Jose), Jonell Burton (San Jose), Sadik Sufi (Santa Rosa), Beau Keeve (Santa Rosa), Austin Armstead (Sequoias), Isaiah Johnson (Sequoias), Kody Wilson (Sequoias), Blake Trent (Shasta), Hunter Johnson (Shasta), Kellen Craig (Shasta), Jordan Spaschak (Shasta), Josh Gonzalez (Sierra), Tre Finch (Sierra), Jonny Lopez (Siskiyous), Leon Williams (Solano), Clayton Ladine (Skyline), KeDraun Buckner (Skyline), Chris Fontaine (Skyline), Winder Joseph (West Hills), Llyod Hanna (West Hills), Darius Scott (West Hills), Delvon Nisby (West Valley), Jeryn Lucas (Yuba), Josh Dhatt (Yuba)

Northern California Freshman of the Year

Skylar Chavez “6-5” freshman St. Anselmo, CA (Santa Rosa): Chavez had unforgettable first season for the Bearcubs as the freshman averaged 19.7 points and 6.8 rebounds for Santa Rosa. The wing shot 51% from the floor, 46% from downtown and 83% from the free throw line in his freshman season. Chavez scored in double figures 27 out of 30 games and had a season high of 34 points against Folsom Lake. Chavez scored 20 points or more seventeen times and made a three pointer in 24 out of 30 games for the Bearcubs. Chavez had four double doubles and the freshman helped lead Santa Rosa to an Elite Eight apparence.

1st Team All Northern California All Freshman Team

G: Matt McAndrews “6-1” freshman San Jose, CA  (Foothill): McAndrews helped lead the Owls to 20 wins and a 2nd place finish in the Coast North Conference. The freshman guard averaged 20.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists for Foothill. McAndrews shot 54% from the floor, and shot 28% from downtown in his first season. McAndrews scored in double figures 28 out of 30 games and had a season high of 31 points against Las Positas. McAndrews scored over 20 points seventeen times in the season and had a season high of 13 assists against Canada. McAndrews was 9th in the state in field goals made with 217 and the guard had a standout season for the Owls in his freshman campaign.

G: Elishja Duplechan “5-11” freshman Sheldon, CA (Yuba): Duplechan had a spectacular season for the 49ers as the freshman stepped on the scene and averaged 18.7 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in his first season. Duplechan shot 49% from the floor, 38% from downtown and 79% from the foul line. The guard scored in double figures 27 out of 30 games and scored a season high of 33 points against Sequoias in the post season. Duplechan scored over 20 points fifteen times and posted one triple double on the season against Alameda. At the Elite Eight in Ventura, the guard put on a show in a losing effort scoring 26 points shooting 9 of 15 from the floor and making 4 of 6 from downtown against Cerritos.

F: Skylar Chavez (Santa Rosa): See above

F: Cameron Redd “6-5” freshman Palmdale, CA (Cerro Coso): Redd had a season to remember for the Coyotes. The freshman averaged 24.8 points and 12.9 rebounds last season. Redd shot 47% from the floor and 29% from downtown in his first season. Redd scored in double figures in all 24 games and the freshman scored a season high of 47 points against Merced on February 14th. Redd scored 20 or more points sixteen times. Redd had 21 double doubles on the season and recorded a season high of 17 rebounds against Bakersfield and Victor Valley last season. Redd led the state in total rebounds (310), was 3rd in offensive rebounding (120), and was 19th in the state in blocks as the freshman recorded 46 in his first season.

C: Sasha French “6-11” freshman Napa, CA (Napa Valley): French had a standout season for the Storm in his freshman campaign. The big man averaged 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds last season. French shot 51% from the floor and 31% from downtown in 27 games. French scored in double figures in 20 out of 27 games and scored a season high of 27 points against Mendocino. French had six double doubles and recorded a season high of 14 rebounds against Solano and Mendocino. French recorded 51 blocks in his first season and had a standout season for Napa Valley as a freshman.

2nd Team All Northern California All Freshman Team

G: Ibn Zaid “6-1” freshman Woodland Hills, CA  (Gavilan): Zaid had a standout season for the  Rams last season. Zaid averaged 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in his first season for Gavilan. Zaid scored in double figures in 27 out of 29 games and the freshman scored a season high of 28 points against Las Positas. Zaid shot 48% from the floor, 39% from the three point line and posted two double doubles last season for the Rams. Zaid scored over 20 points eight times last season and the freshman is a qualifier and played a big part for Gavilan in the 2017-2018 season.

G: Devante Johnson “6-1” freshman Beaumont, TX (West Valley): Johnson had a standout season for the Vikings this past season and helped lead them to the post season. Johnson averaged 19.2 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Vikings. Johnson shot 45% from the floor and was 17th in the state in field goals made last season as the guard made 194. Johnson scored in double figures in 25 out of 29 games and scored a season high of 38 points against Monterey. Johnson had five 30 point games and scored over 20 points thirteen times last season. Johnson made 62 three pointers and was a force at the defensive end as well as the freshman from Texas was 7th in the state as the guard had 72 steals. Johnson had six double doubles on the season and had a solid season for West Valley in his freshman campaign.

W: Zethan Dumpson “6-4” Rio Linda, CA  (Folsom Lake): Dumpson was a bright spot for the Falcons in their first season of action as the freshman had a standout season. Dumpson averaged 24.0 points and 9.6 rebounds for the Falcons as the freshman scored in double figures in 24 out of 25 games last season. Dumpson shot 44% from the floor and the freshman scored a season high of 42 points against Diablo Valley. Dumpson scored over 30 points seven times and went over the 20 point mark seventeen times in the 2017-2018 season. Dumpson posted 12 double doubles as a freshman and posted a season high of 14 rebounds against Diablo Valley. Dumpson was 7th in the state in field goals made, 7th in the state in offensive rebounds with 112, and 9th in the state in points as the freshman had 600 points.

F: Ruben Parks “6-6” freshman Fresno, CA (Reedley): Parks had a standout season for the Central Valley school as the freshman averaged 17.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Parks played a big role for the Tigers as the standout scored in double figures 24 out of 25 games and scored a season high of 38 points against Porterville in conference play. Parks scored 20 or more points seven times last season and shot 40% from the floor and 85% from the line last season. Parks made 121 free throws and posted four double doubles for the Tigers in his first season.

C: Peter Hewitt “6-10” freshman Mountain View, CA  (Las Positas): Hewitt had a standout season for the Hawks as the big man who has signed at Tulsa averaged 10.4 points and 9.1 rebounds in his first season. The freshman struggled early, but produced as the season moved on scoring in double figures in 17 out of 29 games. Hewitt shot 58% from the floor and scored a season high of 20 points against Sacramento. Hewitt was also a force on the boards as the freshman recorded eleven double doubles and had a season high of 17 rebounds against Foothill for the Hawks. Hewitt was 11th in defensive rebounding in the state (187) and was 26th in the state averaging 9.1 rebounds on the season.

Honorable Mention

Chiddy Golden (Alameda), Tommy Edwards (American River), Parker Haven (American River), Eric Boose (Butte), Kobe Ordonio (Cabrillo), Noah Conner (Canada), Dom Phillip (Cerro Coso), Stpehen Northington (Chabot), Jorden Gilmente (Chabot), Maurice Woods (Columbia), Yosnier Cobas (Columbia), Eric Jones (Contra Costa), Kemare Wright (Contra Costa), Ajay Singh (De Anza), Julian Jones (De Anza), Ahmad Young (De Anza), Ben Wood (Diablo Valley), Isiah Maun (Folsom Lake), Georgie Dancer (Fresno), Drew Cobb (Fresno), Xander Bowers (Gavilan), Kishon Rogers (Hartnell), Rene Hurtado (Hartnell), Alvon Marshall (Las Positas), John Ketchell (Las Positas), Xaiver Lovelace (Lassen), Kameron Brandon (Lassen), Marcus Oducado (Los Medanos), Raazhel Watkins (Los Medanos), Garrick Sherrod (Marin), Eric Mireri (Marin), Kevin Kahriman (Marin), Lawrence Bryson (Mendocino), Kesean Warren (Merced), Cariaun Williams (Merced), Chris Roberson (Merced), Isiah Davis (Merritt), Deon Steward (Merritt), Tommy Fautska (Merritt), Isaiah Abdul-Basir (Monterey), Kai Winterling (Ohlone), Elijah Cardenas (Porterville), Dunnell Stafford (Redwoods), Hassan Bolden (Reedley), Ryan Reed (Sacramento), Spencer Monteiro (San Joaquin Delta), Kobe Foster (San Jose), Alex Velazquez (Siskiyous), Dwayne McClendon (Siskiyous), Darna Stewart (Skyline), Ricardo Time (West Hills), Cristian Mejia (West Valley) Eric Hollins (West Hills), Isaiah Bates (Yuba), Richard Oryem (Ohlone), Kenny Olsem (Sierra),