He’s just a junior, but the lanky, powerful 6-foot-4 standout did plenty enough to become the first junior to gain state’s highest individual honor since Delmon Young in 2002. He led Harvard-Westlake to CIFSS title and No. 1 state ranking.
Extremely close race for the Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Softball State Player of the Year honor goes to the girl with the most speed. Norco’s Kylie Reed, headed to Cal, also is the best we’ve seen in person as a slap-hitting, left-handed leadoff hitter.
It’s a difficult call between her and Jordin Canada, but the senior guard was impeccable against the toughest teams and in games her squad was unable to win. She’s the second Ms. Basketball from La Jolla Country Day and the fourth from the CIF San Diego Section.
Toughest choice other than overall was in Division I where a sophomore edged a senior. Other honorees from Bakersfield, Oakland and Chatsworth. Go inside here as well for best among juniors and freshmen.
As a new aspect to the selection process for Ms. Basketball, several of the state’s most successful coaches agreed to say publicly who they’d vote for. La Jolla Country Day’s biggest rival school also cast a vote.
One of these eight will gain the nod as California’s most outstanding player for the 2012 season and will go onto a list that spans more than a century of football.