To kick off our end-of-school year content of honoring the best multi-sport and overall athletes of the year, we begin with a look at the state’s 15 best football-basketball combo athletes on our 32nd annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State team. We have even more listed as Grid-Hoop athletes of distinction and some of these players are sure to be on our upcoming state athlete of the year lists. It’s good news there were plenty of top shelf combo athletes this year, but it wasn’t hard to choose the best of the crop. Congrats to Jeremiah Martin, our 2017-18 Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year.
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In recent years, we noted how this honors squad was getting harder to compile because of specialization and talented football players skipping their senior season of basketball to prepare for the rigors of being a college football freshman. After all, many Grid-Hoop athletes dream of playing in the NBA, but the reality is most have a better shot statistically of playing in the NFL, so they use every advantage available to get a head start on potential playing time.
If a combo athlete skips his senior season of basketball, of course, he’s not eligible for the annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State team, but luckily this year many of the top candidates for 2017-18 Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year did play hoops. Another positive is there were plenty of candidates with solid credentials to review.
When it was all said and done, choosing lineman-forward Jeremiah Martin from Cajon of San Bernardino as the player of the year on our 32nd annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State Team wasn’t too hard. After all, he was the only all-state basketball player named to our overall all-state football first team. A couple of others were all-staters in both sports, but only Martin was a first teamer in football.
In basketball, Martin was selected to the D2 All-State team after averaging 28 points and 13 rebounds while leading the Cowboys to back-to-back Citrus Belt League titles. On a team with at least three other D1 athletes, Martin was the most dominant as Cajon went 26-8 and lost to eventual D2 state champ Crossroads of Santa Monica in the CIFSS D2AA semifinals. Martin just missed being selected to the overall elite all-state team in both sports.
Martin is known for his likeable personality and humble demeanor. He loves giving autographs to young kids and when he earned the Ken Hubbs Award as the top athlete in San Bernardino County, he donated it to Cajon so the other athletes and students could see it for inspiration. Hubbs was a Grid-Hooper and multi-sport standout at Colton High School in the late 1950s and later the 1962 NL Rookie of the Year who died in a 1964 plane crash.
The last Cajon athlete to receive the Ken Hubbs Award was first team Grid-Hoop selection Shaun Battle in 1991-92. It’s only fitting in a strong year for Inland Empire athletes that Martin takes top billing. The last athlete from the IE to be named Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year was Chris Claiborne from J.W. North of Riverside in 1995-96. Claiborne was actually our Mr. Football for the 1995 football season and later earned the Butkus Award at USC. He is now the head football coach at Calabasas.
Like Claiborne, Martin is a likeable guy off the field but an absolute terror between the lines. What put him over the top as the best 2017-18 Grid-Hooper was an incredible football season that saw him lead the Cowboys to the CIFSS D4 crown and CIF Division 2-AA final. Martin set a reported IE record with 30.5 sacks, while racking up 47 tackles for loss, caused four fumbles and recovered four others. The San Bernardino Sun Defensive Player of the Year and one of the top weakside defensive end prospects in the country, Martin is headed to Texas A & M.
There is something special about football-basketball combo athletes because the seasons overlap and it takes an incredible amount of discipline, coordination and natural athletic ability to excel in both sports in the same school year. The annual Grid-Hoop all-state team traditionally leads off end-of-school year honors for Cal-Hi Sports and has been done in this format since the 1986-87 school year with a player of the year named since 1979-80.
While we had plenty of choices to come up with 15 deserving athletes, it would have been even more difficult if some of the state’s top athletes hasn’t decided to skip hoops this season. That includes Franklin Banks (El Cerrito), Baylei Coston (Freedom, Oakley), Emoryie Edwards (Tulare Union), Nate Gordon (Terra Nova, Pacifica), Isaiah Rutherford (Jesuit, Carmichael) and Tahj Wright (Bakersfield).
Sean Harlston (Dominguez, Compton) was one of the talented athletes who decided to put away the cleats and we also want to give a special mention to Adrian Martinez from Clovis West of Fresno. He joined Martin as the two underclassmen on last year’s first team, but the 2016 Fresno Bee Player of the Year in football had to sit out 2017-18 while recovering from a torn labrum.
The good news that came out of that unfortunate injury was his replacement, Dante Chachere, emerged as one of the best underclass Grid-Hoopers in the state and part of the bumper crop from the CIF Central Section. He was a valuable starter on the hoop team and passed for 3,462 yards with 22 touchdown passes. Chachere and the other athletes of distinction listed with an asterisk came closest to making the 15-man team and just missed being named to the third team.
Below is the complete Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State Team for the 2017-18 school year:
Drake London (Moorpark) 6-5 Jr. WR/SF
He had a breakout junior year, making a big leap in both sports and securing a spot on the first team. The versatile lefty who has great stamina and approaches hoops with a physical nature (while not forgetting the skills of the game), London was a first team all-county selection by the Ventura County Star in both sports. London latched on to 51 receptions for 1,032 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was especially effective in the post-season, and helped Moorpark reach the CIFSS D5 final. On the hardwood, he averaged 19.8 ppg and 11.1 rpg and was a first team all-Coastal Canyon League choice. A first team all-state underclass pick in basketball and third teamer in football, London has major football offers and Virginia has offered in both sports. Ironically, he’s on campus right now participating in the prestigious NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Thomas Marcus (San Diego) 6-3 Sr. ATH/SG
This rangy athlete wasted no time on the hardwood after helping the Cavers football team reach the CIF San Diego Section D4 finals, as he had a 34-point, four-dunk performance less than a week later. A natural scorer with a great motor, Marcus averaged 25 ppg, 6 rpg and 6 apg for a team that won the section D4 title and advanced to the SoCal D4 regional semifinals. For a 12-1 football team, Marcus averaged 9.4 ypc and scored 9 touchdowns on 45 carries, and added nine touchdowns receiving while averaging 20.2 ypc. He’s headed to Arizona, which will utilize Marcus’ talents at running back or receiver, while being talented enough to also make the mark at safety.
Jeremiah Martin (Cajon, San Bernardino) 6-5 Sr. DE/F
This year’s Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year finished his football season on December 15 in a tough loss to Serra of San Mateo, but got right to work on the hardwood. He missed only one Cajon hoop game the next day and opened the season versus the Mobley brothers and Rancho Christian. That was the opening round of The Classic at Damien the day after Christmas and Martin played quite well from game one. He actually played with two other Grid-Hoopers at Cajon and, realistically, junior Darren Jones is nearly the athlete Martin is. Jones didn’t finish out the basketball season at Cajon, but if he had he probably would have been a second team selection and quite possibly a first teamer.
Easily one of the best overall athletes in the state, hoops is probably Olave’s third best sport. Still, he was good enough to help the Grizzlies stay competitive in the Avocado East by averaging 18 ppg and 8 rpg. One of the state’s best deep threats, Olave used his sprinter’s speed to become the Avo East’s best at the 100, 200 and long jump while helping the Grizzlies win the 4 X 100. Headed to Ohio State, football is his bread and butter and secures his place on this team, but even then Olave found time to become a utility bat and runner on Mission Hills’ baseball team. A second team all-state wide receiver, Olave had 93 receptions (No. 3 all-time in section history) and set a CIF San Diego Section record with 1,764 yards to go along with 26 touchdowns for a 12-1 club.
Jaxen Turner (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley)
6-0 Jr. DB/G
Moving up from the All-State Grid-Hoop second team, Turner had a terrific basketball season that saw him step up his game in the playoffs to compliment the play of first team all-CIFSS choice Tory San Antonio. The physical guard had 20 points in a big CIFSS D1 quarterfinal win over Roosevelt of Eastvale to avenge an earlier loss to the Mustangs. He also led Rancho Verde to a big win over state-ranked Santa Margarita in the opening round of the SoCal D1 playoffs by hitting five 3-pointers, scoring 30 points and hitting a 40-footer at the buzzer to win the game. Ranked the No. 24 prospect in the state in the 2019 Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100, he’s perhaps an even better football prospect with 16 interceptions in two seasons from his free safety position. Turner holds offers from Arizona, ASU, CAL and was all-state underclass in both sports after racking up 90 tackles (47 primos), 6 interceptions and 6 pass deflections for a 12-3 club. Football coach Pete Duffy coached two of the best Grid-Hoopers of the past 20 years at L.A. Fremont (Danny Williams ’05 and Mark Bradford ’03) and with a big senior year it will be hard to not mention Turner in the same breath with that pair.
D’Shaun Barrett (Twentynine Palms) 5-11 Sr. QB/DB/G
A repeat selection, it looks like this athletic scoring guard will concentrate on hoops at the next level. We could envision him playing hoops and perhaps taking up football later because he’s that good an all-around athlete. After leading the Wildcats to the CIFSS Division 3A crown as a junior, this four-year varsity standout repeated as an all-CIFSS choice (in 3AA) after averaging 17.4 ppg, 3.9 apg and 2.0 spg for a team that advanced to the section semifinals and played in the SoCal D3 regional. On the football field, Barrett helped the Wildcats to a 7-4 mark by accounting for 2,014 yards of offense. He passed for 1,650 yards and threw 21 touchdown passes while adding six more scores. Twentynine Palms’ best Grid-Hooper since three-time selection Montreal Harris (2007-09) also added three interceptions on defense for good measure.
Jermaine Braddock (Charter Oak, Covina) 6-2 Sr. DB/F
After enjoying a monster senior year in both sports, Braddock rates as the Chargers’ best grid-hooper since first teamer Will Harris in 2004-05. In fact, teaming up with Michael Anyabwu in the defensive backfield and on the hardwood had to remind Charter Oak fans of Grid-Hoopers Harris and Patrick Fuller in 2003-04. Anyabwu, a bubble choice, recorded 10 interceptions while Braddock (bound for San Jose St.) had seven, including a whopping five he returned for touchdowns. Both players made the medium schools all-state team, but Braddock was more spectacular on the hardwood for an 18-8 team, playing at an all-section level while averaging 18.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 3.2 apg and 1.8 spg. Braddock was second team all-area by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and had no peer on the gridiron. That newspapers’ player of the year choice hardly left the field, scoring nine rushing touchdowns, catching 12 scores on 61 receptions and racking up 30 tackles.
Dom Johnson (Sheldon, Sacramento) 6-3 Sr. WR/DB/F
Arguably NorCal’s most explosive athlete, Johnson was one of the state’s best home run threats in both sports. He didn’t produce gaudy stats in hoops, mainly because it was a deep team that emerged as NorCal’s best. His big-play ability was on full display when he hit the game-winning shot in the first round of the NorCal Open playoffs versus San Joaquin Memorial and on many occasions he keyed Sheldon runs with a big block or dunk. A first team all-metro choice by the Sacramento Bee, he also was chosen to the all-metro football team after racking up 40 tackles and three interceptions on defense. On offense, the big-play ability was also there, as Johnson averaged a whopping 29.5 yards per reception (26 for 766) with eight touchdowns.
Garren O’Keefe (Colfax) 6-4 Sr. TE/F
It’s pretty close between Johnson and O’Keefe as the greater Sacramento region’s top grid-hooper, but there is no debating both are worthy choices. O’Keefe didn’t play on a basketball team like Sheldon’s, but he led the Falcons in scoring (20.3 ppg) and rebounding (10.8 rpg) while also getting 2.6 spg. He was named to the D5 all-state team and was also a small schools all-state choice on the gridiron. O’Keefe hauled in 54 receptions for 695 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end on a 9-4 squad. O’Keefe is headed to play the position for UC-Davis and is one of the top scholar-athletes on this team with a reported 4.4 GPA.
Henry Ramirez (Selma) 5-11 Sr. QB/G
Goes by Junior, but he might as well go by Mr. Winner because that’s all he did during his time in the Bears’ program. He led the program to CIF Central Section crowns in both sports, including back-to-back football D4 crowns in 2015 and 2016. Valley fans won’t soon forget his 30-point, eight-rebound, three-steal performance in a victory over Sanger in 2017 that gave Selma its first section hoops crown in over 100 years. Ramirez moves up from the third team after passing and rushing for a combined 6,349 yards and accounting for 80 touchdowns in three seasons. This past hoops season, Junior averaged 15.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, and 2.7 spg on a team that lost to San Joaquin Memorial in the CIF Central Section D2 title game.
Isaiah Hill (Liberty, Bakersfield) 6-0 Jr. QB/G
There wasn’t much that Hill didn’t do on both the gridiron and hardwood during the 2017-18 school year. In hoops, he has plenty of college offers and was one of the Central Section’s best shooters. But scoring isn’t all he did. Hill averaged eight rebounds and six assists per game to go along with a 22.8 ppg scoring mark. In football, Liberty coaches also liked to put the ball in Hill’s hands as a quarterback. He had 1,173 yards passing with 12 TDs plus he rushed for 639 yards and he even had 114 yards receiving.
Bryce Parker (Upland) 6-4 Sr. WR/F
This Fresno State recruit was a major contributor for two prominent teams during the 2017-18 school year at Upland. In football, which is the sport he will play in college, Parker helped the Highlanders go 12-1 and stick among the top 10 teams in the state for almost the entire season until a loss to Oaks Christian in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals. He caught 27 passes for 376 yards and four TDS and added 20 tackles with two sacks and a blocked punt. In hoops, Parker was a two-time all-Baseline League selection and if you weren’t paying attention the Baseline League was insanely good in 2018 with D1 state champ Chino Hills and CIF SoCal Open Division runner-up Etiwanda. Parker had 26 points in a CIFSS D2AA playoff game and helped Upland reach the semifinals until the run ended with a loss to Brentwood. In one Baseline League game, Parker had eight points and 10 rebounds in an upset win over Chino Hills.
Robby Rowell (Acalanes, Lafayette) 6-2 Sr. QB/G
Arguably the top athlete from the CIF North Coast Section, Rowell was one of NorCal’s top Grid-Hoopers after stepping up when two of Acalanes’ best basketball players went down early with injury. He was named all-Diablo Foothill League for a team that went 12-4 during its non-league slate and made the NorCal D2 playoffs. On the gridiron, Rowell was simply spectacular, leading the Dons to a 9-2 mark by passing for 2,724 yards with 41 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Rowell added 539 yards rushing and five scores on the ground. For his efforts, he was named Diablo Foothill League and NCS Offensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the all-Bay Area News Group team as well as the medium schools all-state team.
Kobe Smith (Serra, Gardena) 6-3 Sr. WR/G
Kobe has been one of the most versatile athletes at Serra in the last 10 years and with all of the NFL players that the Cavaliers are producing that is a strong statement. In football, Smith earned a scholarship to San Diego State and helped the team remain among the most talented teams in Southern California. He had 56 catches for 830 yards and seven TDs. On the court, Smith helped Serra to a 16-11 season with averages of 17.4 points and four rebounds per game.
Cyrus Wallace (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) 6-3 Sr. WR/G
A repeat selection, Wallace has been one of the best combo athletes in Santa Barbara County and the greater Central Coast region for the past two seasons. The co-Channel League Player of the Year as a junior, Pepperdine-bound Jackson Stormo emerged this season in leading San Marcos of Santa Barbara to a section basketball crown, but Wallace was still one of the league’s best talents. Football is what sets Wallace apart from some of the third teamers and high honorable mention choices, as he was all-CIFSS choice for the second consecutive season despite missing four games with a knee injury. In 10 games, he finished with 54 catches for 839 yards and 10 touchdowns to help the Chargers advance to the CIFSS D10 title game. Wallace had two-year receiving totals of 145 receptions, 2,031 yards and 22 touchdowns.
More Grid-Hoopers of Distinction (listed alphabetically):
Ethan Aguilar (Cal Lutheran, Wildomar) 6-2 Sr. QB/G
L.J. Anderson (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) 6-0 Sr. WR/G
*Maxwell Anderson (Moreau Catholic, Hayward) 5-11 Jr. DB/G
*Michael Anyabwu (Charter Oak, Covina) 6-0 Sr. DB/PG
*David Atencio (Edison, Huntington Beach) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
*Levelle Bailey (Burbank, Sacramento) 6-3 Jr. ATH/F
Carson Baker (Helix, La Mesa) 6-3 Sr. QB/SF
Budd Bernie (Poly, Riverside) 5-11 Soph. QB/SG
Matt Best (Yucaipa) 6-0 Sr. DB/F
*Dante Chachere (Clovis West, Fresno) 6-3 Jr. QB/G
*Alex Cho (La Jolla Country Day) 6-1 Sr. WR/G
Zac Claus (Fortuna) 6-1 Jr. QB/PG
Leondre Coleman (Lompoc) 6-1 Soph. LB/G
Jayden Davis (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 6-2 Soph. DB/G
Sean Dourseau (Citrus Hill, Perris) 6-0 Sr. DB/G
Akil Edwards (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) 5-11 Jr. ATH/G
Ja’lani Ellison (Reseda) 6-0 Sr. DB/G
*Harrison Fong (Saratoga) 6-2 Sr. WR/F
Micha Fontenot-Cornely (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) 6-2 Sr. WR/F
Casey Granfors (University City, San Diego) 6-4 Jr. WR/PF
*Teyjohn Harrington (Edison, Fresno) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
*Bre’aun Heights (Sunnyside, Fresno) 6-3 Sr. WR/F
Millard Hill (Fairfax, Los Angeles) 5-8 Sr. DB/G
John Humprheys (Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach) 6-5 Soph. WR/F
C.J. Jackson (Mt. Miguel, Spring Valley) 6-6 Jr. DL/F
D.J. Jackson (Cajon, San Bernardino) 5-10 Soph. DB/PG
Bryant Jefferson (Palo Alto) Sr. 6-5 DL/F
*Aaron “Tre” Jenkins (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 6-1 Sr. DB/G
Isaiah Johnson (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) 6-0 Sr. QB/G
*Darren Jones (Cajon, San Bernardino) 6-8 Jr. WR/F
Trey Jones (Capital Christian, Sacramento) 5-10 Jr. ATH/G
Alton Julian (Valley Christian, San Jose) 6-1 Sr. WR/G
Chris Kane (San Clemente) 6-5 Sr. TE/F
Tommy Kramer (Amador Valley, Pleasanton) 6-2 Sr. WR/SG
Edwin La Crosse (Los Alamitos) 6-2 Jr. WR/F
Donovan Laie (Oceanside) 6-6 Sr. DL/F
Brian Landon (Redlands) 6-2 Sr. ATH/SF
Derrick Langford (El Cerrito) 6-2 Sr. CB/G
Treveon Lee (California Military Institute, Perris) 6-2 Sr. DB/F
Carl Lewis (Lynwood) 6-9 Jr. TE/C
William Lucas (South Gate) 5-8 Sr. WR/G
*Tyler Manoa (St. Francis, Mountain View) 6-5 Sr. DL/C
Jamar Marshall (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 6-0 WR/G Soph.
Marshel Martin (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo) 6-2 Sr. RB/F
Tyson McWilliams (St. Augustine, San Diego) 6-2 Soph. DB/G
Elijah McCloud (Manual Arts, Los Angeles) 6-4 Sr. LB/F
Adam McLeod (Redlands) 6-4 Sr. DB/PF
*Mozes Mooney (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 6-1 WR/SG
Morice Norris (Sanger) 5-10 Sr. WR/G
*Edward Norton (South East, South Gate) 6-1 Sr. QB/RB/G
Amin Oglesby (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 6-3 Sr. WR/F
Miles Owens (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 6-7 Sr. OL/F
Sithri Price (Central Catholic, Modesto) 5-10 Soph. DB/G
Marcus Prior (Rancho Mirage) 6-0 Sr. RB/G
Sebi Ramirez (Cal Lutheran, Wildomar) 6-0 Sr. WR/G
Isaiah Ramos (Carlsbad) 6-5 Sr. QB/SF
Zach Ruiz (Los Alamitos) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
*Gio Sanders (Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta) 6-0 Sr. WR/G
Tyler Saikhon (Southwest, El Centro) 6-2 Sr. RB/WR/F
J.L. Skinner (Pt. Loma, San Diego) 6-3 Jr. DB/F
*Tiveon Stroud (Selma) 6-8 Sr. WR/F
*Christian Swint (Compton) 6-1 Sr. RB/G
Daniel Thomas (San Diego) 6-1 Jr. DB/G
Zach Thompson (Fall River, McArthur) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
Jonah Tolmaire (SVC, San Juan Capistrano) 5-10 Sr. ATH/G
John Torchio (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-2 Sr. QB/G
Noah Tumblin (Mira Mesa, San Diego) 6-2 Jr. WR/PG
Isaiah Veal (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) 6-1 Sr. LB/G
Jelani Warren (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 6-1 Jr. DB/G
Shemar Whestone (Upland) 6-0 Sr. DB/G
Hokulani Wickard (Lower Lake) Sr. 6-3 QB/F
*Michael Wilson (Chaminade, West Hills) 6-2 Sr. WR/G
Bryce Wooldridge (Glendora) 6-2 Sr. QB/F
Ben Yurosek (Bakersfield Christian) 6-5 Soph. TE/DE/PF
*Denotes High Honorable Mention/Third Team Bubble
Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop
State Players of the Year
2017-18 – Jeremiah Martin, San Bernardino Cajon
2016-17 – Niamey Harris, San Francisco Mission
2015-16 – Jamal Hicks, Harbor City Narbonne
2014-15 – Justice Shelton-Mosley, Sacramento Capital Christian
2013-14 – Alex Van Dyke, Elk Grove Cosumnes Oaks
2012-13 – Max Redfield, Mission Viejo
2011-12 – William Stallworth, Tulare
2010-11 – William Stallworth, Tulare (Jr.)
2009-10 – Victor Dean, San Diego Lincoln
2008-09 – James Boyd, Los Angeles Jordan
2007-08 – Nelson Rosario, Oceanside El Camino
2006-07 – Rob Jones, San Francisco Riordan
2005-06 – David Ausberry, Lemoore
2004-05 – Danny Williams, Los Angeles Fremont
2003-04 – Marcus Everett, West Hills Chaminade
2002-03 – Steve Smith, Woodland Hills Taft
2001-02 – Marcedes Lewis, Long Beach Poly
2000-01 – Antwon Guidry, San Jose Leigh
1999-00 – Teyo Johnson, San Diego Mira Mesa
1998-99 – Josh Shavies, Oakland Fremont
1997-98 – Matt Barnes, Fair Oaks Del Campo
1996-97 – Jason Thomas, Compton Dominguez (Jr.)
1995-96 – Chris Claiborne, Riverside J.W. North
1994-95 – Johnnie Sanders, Los Angeles Franklin
1993-94 – Tony Gonzalez, Huntington Beach
1992-93 – Stais Boseman, Inglewood Morningside
1991-92 – Stais Boseman, Inglewood Morningside (Jr.)
1990-91 – Rob Johnson, El Toro
1989-90 – Willie McGinest, Long Beach Poly
1988-89 – Shante Carver, Stockton Lincoln
1987-88 – Eric Bamberger, Concord Ygnacio Valley
1986-87 – Junior Seau, Oceanside
1985-86 – Dan McGwire, Claremont
1984-85 – Michael Johnson, Baldwin Park
1983-84 – Jerald Jones, Vallejo
1982-83 – John Paye, Atherton Menlo School
1981-82 – Reggie Rogers, Sacramento Norte Del Rio
1980-81 – Jack Del Rio, Hayward
1979-80 – Don Rogers, Sacramento Norte Del Rio