We are giving the power of the VOTE to the fans.
Look at the list of the SoCal Prep Legends’ best basketball players and select who you think should be honored as the SCPL Boys Basketball Player of the Year for 2016.
Each player description is linked to a more elaborate description of the player’s 2015-16 season.
As far as an all-around game, it doesn’t get much better than the numbers Ball registered – 23.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 5.1 steals and 2 blocks which is unheard of at the high school level, especially given the caliber of the Huskies opponents this season. He had 16 triple-doubles, which is also a rarity.
The USC-bound guard was already known for his defense and versatility on the court. But in his last prep season, he added ferocious dunker to his reputation. Melton averaged 20 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.5 steals – all team highs.
Peters averaged 22 points and five assists and broke three-time SGVTribune player of the year Jeremy Hemsley’s single-season scoring mark that he set last year by notching 683 points, which leaves Peters second all time in school history behind Brian Jackson. Peters finished his career with 1,197 points and set a school record for most points in a game with 44 against Etiwanda.
Honored by being both the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Orange County Register player of the year, Worku averaged just more than 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game. He led Los Alamitos to a CIF Southern Section Open Division berth and the quarterfinals of the CIF State division playoffs as well as an undefeated Sunset League championship.
Singleton averaged 18.9 points, hit 43 percent of his 3-point attempts and made an amazing 93 percent of his free-throw attempts. Singleton scored 27 points in Bishop Montgomery’s overtime win over Westchester in the first round of the CIF State Open Division playoffs, and had 33 points in the Knights’ season-ending loss to undefeated Chino Hills.
After leading La Salle to 23 wins and a trip to the CIF-Southern Section 4AA championship game, Oyie-Little was selected as the 2016 Pasadena Star-News Player of the Year. Oyie-Little hopes to play at UC Riverside where he’s already been accepted as a student.
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary
Davison averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists a game while leading the Cardinals to a 16-13 record. CSHM also was the area’s only team in the CIF Southern Section Open Division, losing games to Mater Dei and Compton. Davison was one of the area’s top scorers despite being the opposition’s top defensive priority.
Martin, who has signed with UC Riverside, averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals. He shot 56 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free-throw line as the Huskies went 30-5, the second 30-win season during his time on Third Street. He had three double-doubles with points and rebounds, three more with points and assists, and one triple-double in a second-round playoff victory over Rancho Cucamonga.
Poll will close on Apr. 27.