Boys Athlete WINNERS

Duarte’s Danny Pina voted SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week


SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week

Name: Danny Pina

School: Duarte

Sport: Basketball

Year: Junior

Winning Numbers: The Falcons shooter led his school to their first boys basketball championship in school history, scoring a game-high 32 points in a 75-65 victory over Da Vinci Design Academy to win the CIF Southern Section Division 5A title at Colony High School. “The game plan all along was to play defense and come out fast,” said Pina, who was 11 of 18 from the field and made 7 of 8 free throws. “We wanted to surprise them with pressure, and that’s what we did.”

Final Tally:

Danny Pina, Duarte 11,176 55.23%
Emilio Vallin, El Camino Real
8,811 43.54%
Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills
208 1.03%
Kaelen Allen, Westchester
15 0.07%
Cleveland Belton, St. John Bosco
11 0.05%
Jesse Vasquez, Santiago
3 0.04%
Gum Majak, Crean Lutheran
3 0.03%

NOTE: Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!