High-SchoolCalifornia: Marcus Lovett Jr.

All-State Basketball: Boys Underclass

April, 26, 2012
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Marcus LoVett JrSean Ceglinsky/For ESPNLA.comMarcus LoVett Jr. (back) is leading a strong contigent of standout freshmen basketball players in Southern California.
The first of the various ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams is announced and it’s a look at the best from the Class of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall) is in the front.

ALL-STATE JUNIORS


First Team
F Jabari Bird (Salesian, Richmond) 6-6
F Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-8
G Isaac Hamilton (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-5
G Ron Lee Jr. (Oak Park, Agoura Hills) 6-2
F Roschon Prince (Long Beach Poly) 6-6

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More State Boys BB Players of the Year

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We choose honorees for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. Toughest picks were for Division IV and freshmen.

Congratulations to these boys players for being selected as an ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports State Player of the Year. Stay tuned for the release next week of the 34th annual ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams and for our announcement of Ms. Basketball 2012 on Wednesday. Here is a complete list of our boys basketball individual honorees for the 2011-12 season:

Seniors – Katin Reinhardt (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)

On those rare occasions when an underclassman is named Mr. Basketball, an entry for state senior player of the year is added to the Cal-Hi Sports state record book. That player for this season is Reinhardt, the unofficial runner-up to Aaron Gordon of Mitty for Mr. Basketball honors after leading Mater Dei to its second consecutive Division I state title with only two losses to out-of-state foes.

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Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week

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Marcus LoVett JrSean Ceglinsky/For ESPNLA.comMarcus LoVett Jr. (back) is leading a strong contigent of standout freshmen basketball players in Southern California.
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Marcus LoVett Jr. tries to be as normal a freshman as possible despite 31.7 per game scoring average

After what he’s done so far this season, to say Marcus LoVett Jr. from Providence of Burbank has exploded onto the scene would be a bit of an understatement.

In fact, the freshman from a very talented Los Angeles-area Class of 2015 has taken center stage among his peers.

Last week in a 73-66 victory over Campbell Hall of North Hollywood, the 5-foot-11 combo guard had a statement game.

LoVett finished with 45 points and five assists, out-dueling another top freshman, Aaron Holiday (27 points), the younger brother of 2008 Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year and current Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday.

For that performance, plus a season that sees him leading the state in scoring, LoVett becomes one of only a handful of freshman to be named ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week.

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Cal-Hi Sports Stat Stars of the Week

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Michelle Miller, Pasadena Poly, CalHiSports, girls basketballPasadena PolyMichelle Miller is averaging 32 points per game for her team and is moving up all-time state career scoring list.
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Miramonte’s Loutzenhiser makes 10 3-pointers while Pasadena Poly’s Michelle Miller pours in season-high 52 points

Tallest boys player in state history gets 30 points, 15 rebounds, 8 blocks

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school basketball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, Jan. 21 and some games as of Tuesday, Jan. 24)

Boys Basketball

David Ahern (Marin Catholic, Kentfield)
The Wildcat senior makes a return to this feature after scoring a career-high 37 points but it wasn’t enough in a 63-52 loss to arch-rival Drake of San Anselmo.

Brandon Baker (Crenshaw, Los Angeles)
With first-place on the line in the Coliseum League. Baker scored a team-high 32 points as the Cougars picked up a narrow 68-67 win over Dorsey in the final seconds of the game.

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