PAG METER BOYS BASKETBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2019-2020
PAG METER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM 2019-2020
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PAG METER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM 2019-2020
A recap of the Championship games at Selland Arena 2020
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
***MEMORIAL PANTHERS 51 CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES 49
The Panthers are the Central Section Champions!
Jaden Geron scored 16 points and Joseph Hunter scored 14 points. Jalen Douglas scored 9 points and was outstanding on defense slowing down the top player in the section.
***CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES 80 BULLARD KNIGHTS 55
The T Wolves broke the Selland Arena record for shooting 68% from the field as a team. Will Wiggins led the way scoring 14 points. Jermal Pittman with 13 points, Camden Thompson, 10 points, and Tyler Pacheco with 9 points. Knights Omarion Thomas-Marsh, with 12 points.
***INDEPENDENCE FALCONS 60 REDWOOD RANGERS 45
Falcons, Cameron Brown, with a big game scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds and Conner Gilcrest scored 15 points for the Rangers.
***BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES 62 HOOVER PATRIOTS 44
The Patriots had a 27-26 lead at the half and the Eagles crushed it in the 2nd half. Ben Yurosek with a big game scoring 24 points with 17 rebounds. Lendi Henderson, with 19 points. AJ George with 15 points for the Patriots.
***KINGSBURG VIKINGS 71 DELANO TIGERS 59
The Vikings won their first championship since 1956. Jose Martinez, scored 13 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. Nate Towsley, scored 16 points. The Tigers’ Thomas Perez, with a big game scoring 27 points.
***FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES 76 FOWLER REDCATS 73 in Double Overtime
It was the game of the Tournament!
Eagles Tyus Parrish-Tillman, put up 23 points with 14 rebounds. Carston Saelzier with a tremendous game scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds. Redcats Amneet Basra, was on fire scoring 28 points.
PAG METER CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
PAG METER CO-TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Panthers moved up into the Top division with a very young team and won it all. The Panthers get to put up a banner in the historic Panthers gym “2020 CENTRAL SECTION OPEN CHAMPIONS”. The best of the best after beating Clovis West 51-49. After winning the Championship, the Panthers got absolutely screwed in the state playoffs by getting a horrible 13 seed and Clovis West got an 8 seed. Simply wrong! The Panthers finished the year as the No 1 team on the Pag Meter Rankings with a 24-7 record and 10-0 CMAC Champions.
***BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
The Eagles won the Division 3 Section Championship and also are the Division 4 Southern Section State Champions and were 15 point favorites in the State Championship game but the game was canceled in Sacramento.
The Eagles finished the year at 27-6 and 10-0 South Yosemite league Champions. This was a magical year for head coach Garrett Brown and the Eagles. I would have loved to see the two best teams play each other with Memorial vs Bakersfield Christian!
PAG METER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***COLE ANDERSON, Junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Cole had another outstanding year and his senior year will be off the charts. The best pure shooter in the state already with plenty of Division 1 college offers so far with Fresno State, San Jose State, Washington State, San Diego State, Cal Poly, UCSB, Princeton, Montana State, Montana, San Francisco, UTEP, San Diego, and, LMU…..
Cole will be the all time leading scorer in TRAC History by the time he graduates. This was supposed to be an off year for the Golden Eagles and without Cole, the Golden Eagles might have won 5 games. Cole Anderson averaged 28 PPG and the Golden Eagles made it to Selland Arena in losing in the open Championship game. The 3 time Pag Meter All Star is also the 3rd straight TRAC MVP. Cole is Cal Hi All State as a Junior. He set the section record for 3-pointers made for one season with 137 (44%) & also holds the section record for the most 3-pointers made for a career with 354 & now has scored 2,068 points for a career.
PAG METER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***THOMAS PEREZ, Junior, Delano Tigers
The Tigers had a tremendous year and a big part of it was Perez who got better and better every game. The Tigers got to Selland Arena and lost to Kingsburg 71-59 in the Division 4 Championship game and Thomas scored 27 points with 9 rebounds. For the year he averaged 18 points with 10 rebounds per game
PAG METER COACHING NOTES
There were plenty of great stories with coaching in 2020.
***Adrian Wiggins, winning his first Division 1 Section Championship at Clovis East.
***Rich Ross, had the Independence Falcons crushing it in Division 2 and will be favorites again in 2021.
***Todd Brown, the Vikings went coast to coast in winning the Division 4 Section Championship and the first Title since 1956. The Vikings will be the favorites to get back to Selland in 2021.
***Jon Penberthy, has built a tremendous basketball program at Fresno Christian and the Eagles are the Division 5 Section Champions.
PAG METER CO COACHES OF THE YEAR
***BRAD ROZNOVSKY, Memorial Panthers
The Panthers lost the best player in the country (Jalen Green), moved up to Division 1 with a young team and Coach Roz did a great job with a very exciting team. The Panthers got better and better every game and won it all after beating Clovis West at Selland Arena 51-49. The Panthers finished the year as the No 1 team on the Pag Meter Rankings with a 24-7 record and 10-0 CMAC Champions. Coach Roz has now won 3 straight Championships and it could be 4 straight because the Panthers should be even better in 2021.
***GARRETT BROWN, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Not too bad for a rookie coach winning the Division 3 Section Championship and also winning the Division 4 State Championship. Coach Brown had the Eagles playing at a high level and could compete with any team in the section.The Eagles finished the year at 27-6. Brown is one of the best young and upcoming coaches in the state.
PAG METER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***GAGE GOMEZ, Senior, Arroyo Grande Eagles
Gage will go down as the best to ever play at Arroyo Grande and this year he was the best on the Central Coast.
The lefty sharpshooter and Mountain League All Star averaged 22 PPG and in his 4 year career he will finish with over 1,700 points.. Gage was the Eagles leader on and off the floor and one of the hardest working players in the state. Next stop will be UC Santa Barbara and they are getting a tremendous student athlete. Gage has been named to the CAL HI Division 3 All State First Team.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BEN YUROSEK, Senior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Ben was the most dominant player in the Central Section on both ends of the floor and would have been the Pag Meter Player of the Year if it wasn’t for record setting Cole Anderson. Ben was a force in the paint and it was great to see because it’s a lost art. When you watched the Eagles play, Ben was so strong that some Refs didn’t know how to call the game. It usually took 3 players to slow him down and most of the time Ben was hacked but didn’t get the calls. For those of you that remember watching Shaquille O’Neal play, Big Shaq changed the game of basketball because he got fouled a lot but was not called. It was beautiful and frustrating to watch at the same time. Big Ben was the top Tight End in the state and helped the Eagles win a state championship in football. Ben helped the Eagles win a State Championship in Basketball and that is something that has never happened in central section history to win a football and basketball state championship in the same year. Ben averaged 16 points/12 rebounds a game and the Eagles only lost 1 game when he was in the lineup. There is not one team in the Central Section that would have slowed him down. Ben has been named to the CAL HI Division 4 All State First Team. Ben’s GPA is 3.90 and the next stop will be playing Tight End for the Stanford Cardinal.
PAG METER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
***JOSEPH HUNTER, Sophomore, Memorial Panthers
One the most talented sophomores in the Country. Jo Jo has it all with tremendous shooting, can create his own shot, awesome dribbling, penetrating to the basket and is one of the best defensive players in the state. The division 1 offers are flying in from all over and he helped the Panthers win the Central Section Championship scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. Joseph will be one the top players in the Country the next 2 years. Joseph was named to the CAL HI Sophomore All State team.
PAG METER BROTHER/SISTER DUO AWARD
***TYLER PACHECO, Senior, Clovis East T Wolves & ***TAYLOR PACHECO, Sophomore, Clovis North Broncos
Tyler helped the T Wolves win the Division 1 Section Championship at Selland Arena and Taylor also played at Selland Arena but the Broncos came up short. One thing I love what the TRAC did was schedule games for the Boys & Girls at different times so the Pacheco family can see the kids play. The Pacheco’s are a tremendous basketball family! Tyler finished strong and will leave with a Ring after scoring 12 points in the Championship game. Keep an eye on Taylor the next 2 years because she is good!
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION FIRST TEAM ALL STAR
***MIKEY FICHER, Junior, Tulare Western Mustangs
Mikey will go down as the greatest Mustang athlete in school history. He is a 2 time Pag Meter All Star in football and now in basketball. He is fast with great hands on offense and on defense. Mikey averaged 23 PPG and one of the best defensive players in the section. Mikey has been named the CAL HI Division 4 All State First Team.
***LENDI HENDERSON Jr, Junior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
One of the best players in the state and only getting better. Lendi helped the Eagles win a State Championship in Football and now in Basketball. (Very Rare!)
When Lendi figures out what it takes to be the best, on and off the floor, sky’s the limit! He averaged 17 and 7 rebounds per game for the Division 3 Section Champions and Division 4 State Champions. Lendi will come into his senior year as one of the top players in the state. Lendi has been named to the CAL HI Division 4 All State First Team.
***WILLIAM WIGGINS, Senior, Clovis East T Wolves
One of the smartest players in the Section and the team leader at point guard. What Will does on the court is awesome to watch. One of the hardest working players you will ever watch play. Will had a big championship game at Selland Arena especially on defense in helping the T Wolves win the Division 1 Section Title. William can score and also is one of the top players in the section for assist and steals.
***NICO THOMAS, Senior, Roosevelt Rough Riders
Nico has a ton of talent and when he turns it on he’s unstoppable. Nico averaged 20 PPG and he finished one heck of a Riders Career. Next stop for Nico will be at Sheridan JC in Wyoming.
***JERMAL PITTMAN, Senior, Clovis East T Wolves
One of the beat players in the state and he was a big part of the T Wolves winning the Division 1 Section Championship. Jermal was outstanding at getting to the hoop, finishing the shot with a basket, shooting the 3-pointer at 44%, and a 63% shooter for the field. Jermal will go down as one of the best to ever play at Clovis East. He averaged 20 points and 7 rebounds per game. Jermal always came up large in the big game. To beat CE you had to slow down JP and that wasn’t easy. Stay tuned on the next stop for JP. Jermal has been named to the CAL HI Division 2 All State 2nd Team
***TYUS PARRISH-TILLMAN, Sophomore, Fresno Christian Eagles
Tyus was a dominating factor for the Division 5 Section Champion Eagles. He is really good and will only get better. Tyus averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds a game and the next stop for the two time Pag Meter All Star will be a little over a mile away to Clovis West. Tyus has transferred and will be a Golden Eagle the next 2 years.
***WINSTON WILLIAMS, Junior, Immanuel Eagles
One of the best that nobody knows about. Winston is a Pag Meter All Star and one of the best defensive Ends in the state and he brings that strength to the basketball team. Once he gets the ball in the paint, forget it. He averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds a game and his senior year in football and basketball will be fun to watch. Winston will be getting plenty of Division 1 football offers.
***TERRI MILLER, Senior, Clovis North Broncos
When Terri is on the floor, he is very dominating. One of the only players in the section that would post up and most teams had no answers to stopping the big man when he got down low. Terri averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game. Terri was also a tremendous passer and a force in the paint. Next stop San Jose City College.
***JAMAR BOWERS, Juniors, Hoover Patriots
A star was born for the Patriots and his senior year Jamar will be one of the best in the Central Section. Jamar averaged 17 ppg and will have the Patriots ready for another Selland Arena run in 2021.
***LARRY ATKINSON, Senior, North Stars
Outstanding year for the Stars averaging 26 points and 15 rebounds per game. The SEYL Player of the Year was runner up for Pag Meter Defensive player of the year averaging 6 blocks a game.
***LUKE DILLON, Junior, Sanger Apaches
Luke has the makings to be the Top player in the Central Section in 2021. Luke can shoot lights out, slasher to the basket, rebound, can pass and play tremendous defense. The CMAC All Star averaged 24 ppg and he broke the Sanger school record scoring in a single game scoring 53 points, hitting 12-3 pointers on 16 attempts.
***AARON BLANCAS, Junior, Selma Bears
One of the hardest working players in the Central Section in Football and Basketball. Once football finished, Aaron cranked it up for the Bears basketball team averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds per game. The Central Sequoia league Offensive Player of year again will be fantastic in his senior year in Football and Basketball.
***JOSH MAGANA, Senior, Dinuba Emperors
Josh will go down as one of the best athletes in Dinuba history. Josh was a Pag Meter All Star record setting QB and on the basketball court he was the Central Sequoia League MVP averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds a game. Josh is now the all-time Dinuba leader in career points with 1,427 along with 117 3-pointers for the season & 321 for his career, 3rd most in section history.
***AJ GEORGE, Junior, Hoover Patriots
If AJ doesn’t get hurt at the end of the year, the Patriots might have won it all. AJ averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds a game and he’s one of the best players in the state and his senior will have the Patriots the favorite to win it all. AJ has been named to the CAL HI Division 4 All State First Team. Plenty of offers will be rolling in for the 6’5 star and starting with Long Beach State.
***ROBERT HUTCHENS, Senior, Arroyo Grande Eagles
Robert had a fantastic senior year in leading the Eagles to a Division 3 Southern State Championship. At 6’4 Hutchens averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds per game and was clutch on the big shots. He played great defense and battled tough for rebounds. This Eagles team was the best in school history and Robert was a big part of it. Robert has been named to the CAL HI Division 3 All State First Team.
***JADEN GERON, Junior, Memorial Panthers
Jaden was a huge part of the Panthers winning the Central Section Championship scoring 16 points with 9 rebounds and earning him the Most Outstanding Player honor. At 6’8 Jaden is so smooth and always in control on both sides of the court. Jaden is a tremendous shooter with a great touch, can create his own shot driving to the basket and can get inside and bang it for the tough rebound. Jaden will come into 2021 as one the best in the state. Plenty of offers will be coming in starting with Rice University.
***DAVID WHATLEY, Senior, Bakersfield Drillers
The Southwest Yosemite League co-player of the year had a fantastic Drillers career. He averaged 17 points & 11 rebounds a game in helping the Drillers win their 4th straight SWYL Title.
***JINCHO RIVERA, Junior, St. Joseph Knights
One of the best in the Central Section averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds. The 6’5 guard was streaky and when he gets hot, he’s unstoppable. Jincho can mix it up inside the paint and also shoot the 3. Look for Jincho to have a big senior year and somebody at the next level will be getting a good one. Jincho has been named to the CAL HI Division 3 All State 2nd Team.
PAG METER FAB 40 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
JUARON WATTS BROWN, Senior, Hanford Bullpups
JJ UPHOLD, Junior, Garces Rams
NATE TOWSLEY, Junior, Kingsburg Vikings
AK OKEREKE, Junior, Clovis North Broncos
NOAH WEST, Senior, Centennial Golden Hawks
FERNANDO CARRANZA, Junior, Chavez Titans
ODADIAH CURTIS, Senior, Edison Tigers
AMNEET BASARA, Junior, Fowler Redcats
CAMERON BROWN, Sophomore, Independence Falcons
MALACHI AGULIAR, Senior, Redwood Rangers
SETH MARANTOS, Junior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
SAM BAZUNGA, Junior, St. Joseph Knights
JOSH GEARY, junior, Bakersfield Drillers
JOSIAH JAMES, Senior, Hanford West
JALEN DOUGLAS, Junior, Memorial Panthers
DARNELL NAEOLE, Junior, Fresno High Warriors
SHAWN RODGERS, Junior, Immanuel Eagles
DAMARCUS THOMPSON, Senior, Corcoran Panthers
DAREN SOSA, Junior, Nipomo Titans
ANGEL ORTIZ, Junior, St. Joseph Knights
JOSE MARTINEZ, Junior, Kingsburg Vikings
CARSON SAELZLER, Junior, Fresno Christian Eagles
DAVID OPOKU-ABABIO, Senior, Clovis North Broncos
JARREN CARR, Senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
JAYLON WALTON, Sophomore, Central Grizzlies
CARSON LEEDOM, Junior, San Luis Obispo Tigers
MAX PHILLIPS, Senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
TJ HALL Jr, Sophomore, Memorial Panthers
AUSTIN SANCHEZ, Senior, Avenal Buccaneers
ORION TOMLINSON, Sophomore, Fresno Christian Eagles
MARQUISE GREENE, Sophomore, Central Grizzlies
CONNER GILCREST, Sophomore, Redwood Rangers
KRISTIAN HOLMES, Freshmen, Fresno High Warriors
CAL STILSON, Senior, Clovis Cougars
CHARLIE BARNES, Senior, Buchanan Bears
CEDRIC COWARD, Junior, Central Grizzlies
OMARION THOMAS-MARSHALL, Junior, Bullard Knights
QIANT MYERS, Junior, Roosevelt Rough Riders
NOAH WEST, Senior, Centennial Golden Hawks
PRESTON KILBERT, Junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
DEVIN NEWSOME, Sophomore, Memorial Panthers
COLBY CHARLES, Junior, Kingsburg Vikings
CAMDEN THOMPSON, Sophomore, Clovis East T Wolves
SHAAN DHILLON, Junior, Kerman Lions
HECTOR MAGANA, Junior, Woodlake Tigers
MALACHI HENRY, Senior, Clovis North Broncos
JERRICK ALESTRE, Senior, Delano Tigers