PAGMETER BOYS BASKETBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2021-2022
PAGMETER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
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A recap of the Championship games for 2021
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES ARE THE CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Clovis West Golden Eagles beat St Joseph Knights 72-63
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS ARE THE DIVISION 1 SOUTHERN STATE CHAMPIONS
Clovis North Broncos beat Miramonte 70-68 OT. Beat Folsom 45-43. Beat Sacred Heart Prep 64-58
And Beat St Ignatius 58-56 to win the Southern State Championship Game
SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES ARE THE DIVISON 1 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final score Bakersfield Christian Eagles beat Central Grizzlies 55-49
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS ARE THE DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Mt Whitney Pioneers beat Frontier Titans 54-51
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS ARE THE DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Golden Valley Bulldogs beat Atascadero Greyhounds 87-73
GARCES RAMS ARE THE DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Garces Rams beat Rosamond Roadrunners 61-51
CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS ARE THE DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Final Score Central Valley Christian Cavaliers beat Kennedy Thunderbirds 60-40
PAG METER CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM 2021-2022
PAGMETER SPECIAL AWARDS 2021-2022 YEAR
PAG METER TEAMS OF THE YEAR (TIE)
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES & MT WHITNEY PIONEERS
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
The Golden Eagles are the Central Section Champions and this team had so many huge comeback wins especially in the playoffs. The overachieving TRAC champions went 10-0 in league, trailed St Joseph by 20-points in the 3rd quarter in the Central Section Champion game before an amazing comeback win and finished the year going 31-2. This team truly played together as team, out worked every team they played, and it was fun to watch!
The Roster: Issac Martinez, Jackson Young, Jacob Sandino, Marshel Sanders, Kaleb Jackson, Markel Sanders, Zach Chauhan, Trey Carr, Adrian Messing, Michael Espinoza, Tytus Khajavi, Dj Stickman, Cooper Villi, Tyus Parrish-Tillman, Dante Robinson and Landon Williams
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS
What a story this Pioneers team turned out to be. The year before, the 3rd worst school district in the Central Section, VUSD were cowards and shut down all sports in Visalia. That means there was zero basketball for the entire year! Mt Whitney started the year not knowing what they had and ended up winning the division 2 Section Championship beating Frontier 54-51. Wait…What!!! The Pioneers won the WYL and finished the year with a 30-3 record and the 30 wins is a school record along with being the only team in Visalia-Tulare history to ever win 30 games. The Pioneers started the year going 26-0, won the 70th Polly Wilhelmsen tournament, won the Immanuel tournament, won the Tulare Holiday Classic, and finished the year winning the Division 2 Section Championship! WHAT A STORY!
The Roster: Zachary Scattareggia, Ethan Coffman, Keith Bailey, Juvon Manzanales, Dominic Pineda, Taylor Maxey, Matt Ledesma, Joey Saavedra, Justin Lee, Ethan Padilla, Jayden Dillihunt, John Applewhite, Tristin Mirwald and Carter Glick
PAG METER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOSEPH (JOJO) HUNTER-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
JoJo had one heck of a career with the Memorial Panthers. Hunter is a smooth pure shooter, plays tremendous defense and will get nasty for the tough rebound. Hunter finished with 2,339 career points, set a single-game scoring record with 54 points against Madera South, played for Brad Roznovsky who is now the all-time winningest coach in SJM history with 198 career wins, helped the Panthers continue the CMAC winning streak of 7 straight CMAC championships and earned the CMAC Most Valuable Player award for the 3rd straight year. Hunter averaged 30 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists a game his senior year and was one of the top recruited players in the Country. The next stop for JoJo will be playing at the Save Mart Center for the Bulldogs. Now that’s how you get butts in the seats when the local stars stay home.
PAGMETER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JULIUS OLANREWAJU-Freshman-COALINGA HORNED TOADS-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
Olanrewaju dominated almost every game he played, in leading the Central Section in scoring averaging 31 points & 13 rebounds per game and was the top scoring freshman in the country. The Toads finished the year at 26-3 and thanks to the horrible new playoff format, Coalinga got screwed and had to move up in the playoffs instead of having a potential magical ending of the season and playing in the small school division. Sky’s the limit for this 6’4 star and many schools were trying to steal Olanrewaju away from Coalinga and Memorial won the recruiting battle. Julius will be playing basketball at Memorial for the next 3 years. He already broke the single-game scoring record scoring 49 points against McLane, as well as being named Most Valuable Player of the West Sierra League, leading Coalinga to an undefeated league record of 10-0.
PAG METER CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
VANCE WALBERG-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Coach Vance got his 500th career Clovis West win and it’s only fitting that it was a Clovis West comeback win over St Joseph in the Central Section Championship game. CW trailed by 20 points in the 3rd quarter and won by 9. This year might just be the finest coaching job from Coach Vance with this team in his career because this team was an overachieving group. Plenty of teams might have had more talent but nobody out worked the Golden Eagles! It’s almost not fair having VW as a coach vs everybody else. Vance made so many tremendous 2nd half adjustments all year long and the Golden Eagles had so many great come back wins. Clovis West finished the year at 31-2 and VW now has 639 career wins and counting.
JEFF LYNCH-MT WHITNEY PIONEERS
This is one of the greatest stories in Central Section history! As you all know VUSD is one of the worst school districts in the country when it comes to kids playing sports. VUSD did a horrible thing with this plandemic and shut down all sports the year before. The Pioneers brought in a new head coach named Jeff Lynch and it was like starting over with no off-season training and the Pioneers had to battle against school districts who understand how important sports are for kids. Coach Lynch and his staff got the Pioneers off to an amazing hot start winning 26 straight games. MW won the 70th Polly Wilhelmsen tournament, won the Immanuel tournament, won the Tulare Holiday Classic, and finished the year winning the Division 2 Section Championship! The Pioneers won the WYL and finished the year with a 30-3 record and the 30 wins is a school record along with being the only team in Visalia-Tulare history to ever win 30 games. To Jeff Lynch and his staff, JOB WELL DONE!
PAG METER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JACKSON TUCKER-Senior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
JT had one of the best senior years in the state in leading the Eagles to the Division 1 Section Championship, averaging 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. Jackson is the perfect team player because he makes everybody around him better. Jackson is so tough on both ends of the floor and the next stop will be playing for Concordia University in Irvine.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DRE ROMAN-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Dre is a coach’s dream because every game, Dre would guard the best player on the other team. Most teams are 3-point shooters and his tasked was defend the top perimeter shooter. The senior team leader was the only returning starter from the previous season’s Section Championship team. I love a player that plays so hard for 32 minutes on both ends of the floor. Dre plays great defense, can flat outshoot, tremendous passer, loves to steal the ball and will battle for the tough rebound. Dre averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds per game and the next stop will be playing at beautiful Northfield Mount Hermon.
PAGMETER BEST MULTI SPORT PLAYER
JAEDEN MOORE-Junior-CVC CAVALIERS
Jaeden would be a star on any team he plays on in the state and he dabbles with basketball because he is one of the top football players in the Country. Jaeden was the PAGMETER Football Player of the Year and is being recruited by a ton of big-time colleges. Moore is one of the best football players in the state and so dominating on both sides of the ball. Jaeden helped lead the Cavaliers to championships in football and basketball and CVC will be the favorites in his senior year. Jaeden was a force on both ends of the floor averaging 15 points and 13 rebounds per game.
PAG METER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
TOUNDE YESSOUFOU-Freshman-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Tounde will be the leader in the club house for PAGMETER Player of the Year for the next 3 years. When you watch Tounde play, 99% of you will say “how in the world is this guy a freshman”!!!!!! By the time Tounde reaches his senior year, he will be in the top 10 as one the best players in the Country. The Central Coast Player of the Year averaged 27 points and 12 rebounds per game
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
TYUS PARRISH-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
TP was the PAGMETER Comeback Player of the Year after sitting out his junior year because having knee surgery. His senior year TP helped the Golden Eagles win the Central Section Championship. The Co-TRAC MVP averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks per game and a huge force in the middle on both ends of the floor. Next stop will be playing at Biola University.
CARTER GLICK-Senior-MT WHITNEY PIONEERS
One of the best to ever play at MW and was a 3-year starter in leading the Pioneers to a Division 2 Section Championship. The WYL Player of the Year was a huge force for Mt Whitney and helping the Pioneers win 30 games and the most in school history along with the most wins in Tulare County History.
CONNOR AMUNDSEN-Sophomore-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
Here’s a player that got RED HOT at the end of the year and was a big part of the Broncos winning the Division 1 State Championship. The TRAC All Star averaged 18 points per game and is so good when he has the ball. Connor can dribble drive just as good as anybody and can stop and fire the 3-pointer. The Broncos will be tough to beat the next 2-years.
ISSAC MARTINEZ-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
One of the best players when the pressure is on. When you need a big basket, get the ball to Issac because he has ice in his veins. The TRAC All Star averaged 16 points per game in leading the Golden Eagles to the Central Section Championship. Martinez will come into his senior year as one of the best players in the state.
LADANIAN STREETS-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
One of the best athletes in the Central Section. The TRAC All Star is very good on the basketball court and even better on the football field. The Grizzlies have a new basketball coach with Will Hooker so the question will be, will the Grizzlies leading scorer play basketball his senior year or focus on football because LaDanian’s future is in football.
MARKELL BROOKS-Senior-GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS
It was great to see a star player stay with his high school team and not transfer. In the new world we live in, that is rare. The SYL All Star, averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks per game. Brooks was dominate on both ends of the floor in leading the Bulldogs to winning the Division 3 Section Championship. Next stop will be play at Bakersfield College.
CAMDEN THOMPSON-Senior-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
One of the best to ever play at Clovis East. The TRAC All Star will finish his career scoring over 1000 points and will leave with a Championship ring. His senior year he averaged 18 points per game before ending his year with a hand injury and always was the guy to stop when playing the T Wolves. Camden is an old school player who was a back-to-back PAGMETER All Star that will battle for the tough rebound, will drive hard to the basket, can shoot lights out and will play hard nose defense. The perfect team player for any team.
CAMERON BROWN-Senior-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS
The SYL Co-Player of the Year will be in the Falcons Hall of Fame someday and will go down as the best player in school history. Brown averaged 19 points, 9 rebounds per game and will leave with a ring the Falcons won his sophomore year. Next stop will be playing at the University of Redlands.
MIKE DAVIS JR-Junior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
I love watching Davis Jr play because at 6’7 he dominates the middle like no other. Davis Jr averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds per game and look for a huge senior year for the CMAC All Star.
LEJUAN WATTS-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS
When you watched the Knights warm up, you saw immediately who the main guy was. The 6’5 CMAC All Star was the streakiest player in the Section and when he’s on he was the best! Watts averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and 4 assists per game and the next stop will be playing at Eastern Washington.
ERICK CHANEY-Senior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
Any time the Eagles had a big game, Chaney would step up with a big performance. The SYL All Star helped lead the Eagles winning the Division 1 Section Championship. He averaged 19 points, 4 assist per game and the next stop will be playing at Lewis-Clark State College.
MATT RUEGGE-Senior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS
Matt came into his senior year as the team leader after 4 starters graduated from the Division 4 back-back Section Champions/State Championship team. The Central Sequoia League MVP set a single-game scoring record with 49 points against CVC, as well as a school record of 119 three-pointers made in a single season. Matt can flat outshoot and will go down as one of the top scorers in Vikings history after averaging 21 points per game and the next stop will be playing for the COS Giants.
JAMAR HOWARD-Junior-MISSION PREP ROYALS
Meet one of the best players in the state and his senior year should be off the charts. The heavily recruited All Star averaged 25 points, 8 rebounds per game, plays tremendous defense and will battle for the tough rebound.
JHACE BOSTON-Junior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
The Co-SWYL MVP had a fantastic junior year and get ready for a big senior year. Stockdale didn’t play a lot of games because Bakersfield unified school district got scared of their own shadow from the overrated plandemic. The students and the student athletes really got hurt. Boston will be a late bloomer after averaging 24 points per game.
JADEN HAIRE-Junior-HANFORD WEST HUSKIES
Meet the leading rebounder in the Central Section and I love a player that loves to battle for the tough ball. That tells me he’s a hard worker and hustles on both ends of the floor. The 6’6 CSL All Star and the Most Outstanding Offensive Player averaged 23 points and 17 rebounds per game.
JAMES MILLER-FRESHMAN-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS
A star is born with this super freshman who averaged 19 points per game and will be one of the best players in the state by the time graduates. The NYL All-Star can score, a fantastic point guard and the Rough Riders will be tough to beat for the next 3-years.
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR 2ND TEAM
AMERION PRUITT-Senior-MCLANE HIGHLANDERS
Averaged 25 points per game and one of the best to play at McLane in 40 years
ALEX MILNER-Senior-SANTA MARIA SAINTS
Averaged 18 points per game and had a very good senior year
CARSON STEPHENS-Senior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS
The NSL All Star scored over 1,000 career points and a tremendous multi sport athlete
ORION TOMLINSON-Senior-FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES
He finished his Fresno Christian career scoring 1776 total points. Averaged 24 points per game and the next stop Graceland College
RYAN CHAVEZ-Senior-IMMANUEL EAGLES
Averaged 18 points per game and the senior team leader
PRINCE ELLIS-Senior-SOUTH REBELS
One of the best to ever play at South and was the SEYL MVP averaging 19 points per game
LOGAN KILBERT-Sophomore-SIERRA CHIEFTAINS
Runner up to PAGMETER Small school Player of the Year. Logan averaged 27 points per game and one of the best multi-sport athletes in the state also playing football and baseball. Logan will be one of the top players in the Central Section for the next 2 years.
KAM THOMAS-Senior-FOWLER REDCATS
One of the best players and athletes that nobody knows about. Kam is also an All Star in football.
JAYLAN WALTON-Senior-HOOVER PATRIOTS
Outstanding career and his senior year averaging 16 points per game.
LUIS MARIN-Junior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Keep an eye on this 6’5 star because he is good! Luis averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds per game and those numbers will double his senior year.
RIPPEN GILL-Sophomore-CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS
Averaged 15 points per game and the next 2 years will be exciting to watch the Co-SWYL player of the year.
DEA’SHUAN BIAS-Senior-SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS
The leading wide receiver in the Central Section also had one heck of year in basketball year averaging 18 points and 9 rebounds per game. Bias was the NYL MVP in helping the Wildcats win the NYL.
NOAH WRIGHT-Senior-NORTH STARS
The SEYL All Star with a big senior year averaging 25 points and 12 rebounds per game. Noah was a force on both ends of the floor.
ISAIAH GUERRERO-Senior-PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS
The Ocean League MVP is one of the best defensive players and nobody played harder on both ends of the floor.
TYRIC HEROD-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS
The CMAC All Star is such a smooth player to watch that averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assist per game.
ZYKIAR HENDERSON-Sophomore-FRONTIER TITANS
One of the best young players in the Central Section that averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game