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CIF/Cal-Hi's All-State Teams Are Announced
And There's No Surprises--(April 2, 1998)

Cal Hi Sports, a newsletter which is published weekly during the school year, which also publishes Student Sports magazine, has announced its selections for the Player of the Year, All-State Temas by Division, and the All-State Underclass players in each division. For now, we'll give you the All-State Teams. As in real life, the SoCal players named to the teams dominated, with SoCal getting 7 of 10 in Division I, 7 of 10 in D-II, 8 of 10 in D-III, 6 of 10 in D-IV, and 7 of 10 in D-V. What you'll notice is that the list is mostly composed of seniors. In fact there are nine non-seniors, and only two sophs among those nine. Here are selections, together with some subscription information to Cal-Hi Sports weekly newsletter for those of you interested in getting your own copy:

Division I

Player of the Year: Casey Jacobsen

Ricky Anderson (6'-8" Sr. F) Long Beach Poly (Arizona)
Brandon Armstrong (6'-5" Sr. G) Vallejo
Tony Bland (6'-5" Sr. G) Westchester (Syracuse)
David Bluthenthal (6'-7" Sr. F) Westchester (USC)
Dion Green (6'-4" Sr. F) Los Angeles High
Casey Jacobsen (6'-6" Jr. F) Glendora
Jason Kapono (6'-8" Jr. F) Artesia
Jimmy Miggins (6'-7" Sr. F) Arlington
Darrell Tucker (6'-8" Sr. F) Oakland McClymonds
Ray Young (6'-5" Sr. G/F) Alameda St. Joseph (UCLA)

Division II

Player of the Year: Tayshaun Prince

Matt Barnes (6'-8" Sr. F) Fair Oaks Del Campo (UCLA)
Jeffrey Berokoff (6'-3" Sr. G) La Habra Sonora (SDSU)
Daniel Bobik (6'-6" Sr. F) Newbury Park (BYU)
Senque Carey (6'-4" Sr. G) Mountain View St. Francis
Myron Epps (6'-7" Sr. F) Tulare
Caleb Gervin (6'-1" Sr. G) Cathedral City
David Hamilton (6'-8" Sr. C) Compton (Auburn)
Tayshaun Prince (6'-8" Sr. G/F) Compton Dominguez (Kentucky)
Phillip Ricci (6'-8" Sr. C) Galt
T.J. Williams (6'-1" Sr. G) Santa Margarita

Division III

Player of the Year: Luke Walton

David Abramowitz (6'-0" Sr. PG) USDHS (SDSU)
Tony Dow (6'-2" Jr. G) Huntington Beach Ocean View
Jerry Green (6'-2" Sr. G) Pomona (UC-Irvine)
Darrell Hirashima (5'-11" Sr. G) Orinda Miramonte
Chris Jefferies (6'-8" Sr. C) Fresno Washington Union (Arkansas)
Scott Long (6'-5" Sr. F) Chaminade (Navy)
Matt Moore (6'-6" Sr. F) La Canada
Billy Speer (6'-4" Sr. F) Redding Enterprise
DeShawn Stephenson (6'-5" So. G) Easton Washington
Luke Walton (6'-8" Sr. F) USDHS (Arizona)

Division IV

Player of the Year: Ruben Douglas

Bobby Donlan (6'-2" Sr. G) Kentfield Marin Catholic
Ruben Douglas (6'-5" Sr. G) Burbank Bell-Jeff (Arizona)
Davon Johnson (6'-0" Sr. G) Gardena Serra
Michael Lazzari (6'-4" Sr. F) Pacific Grove
Joe Ortiz (6'-1" Sr. G) Santa Ana Calvary Chapel
Marlon Palmer (6'-2" Jr. G) Los Angeles Verbum Dei
Damon Polhill (6'-1" Sr. G) Sacramento Encina
Lance Ray (6'-4" Sr. F) Twentynine Palms
Jairol Red (6'-4" Sr. F) Modesto Christian
Felipe Williams (6'-4" So. F) Santa Monica Crossroads

Division V

Player of the Year: Steve McIlwain

Ryan Abraham (6'-3" Jr. F) Los Angeles Pacific Hills
Conrad Adamczak (6'-4" Sr. F) Los Angeles Pacific Hills
Brett deVries (6'-2" Sr. G) Santa Rosa Rincon Valley Christian
Zack Jones (5'-11" Jr. G) San Diego Horizon
Steve McIlwain (6'-1" Sr. G) Fremont Christian
Ken Renfro (6'-4" Sr. F) Walnut Creek Berean Christian
Rocky Steryo (6'-2" Sr. G) Van Nuys Montclair Prep
Blake Vander Schaaf (6'-2" Sr. G) Visalia Central Valley Christian
B.J. Ward (6'-4" Jr. F) Oxnard Santa Clara
Detrick Watts (6'-1" Jr. F) San Diego Horizon

Congratulations to all of these fine players on being selected to the All-State CIF Teams for 1997-98.


Oh, and if you want a subscription to Cal-Hi Sports, it's $69.00 per year, or $35.00 per season. You can contact them at (310) 816-1080, or write to them at 21720 S. Wilmington Ave., Suite 307, Long Beach, California 90810. It's well worth the money, as is their sister publication Student Sports.

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