John R. Wooden Award Names 2019 High School Players of the Year



John R. Wooden Award Names 2019 High School Players of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 19, 2019) –The Los Angeles Athletic Club today announced the fifteen outstanding Southern California high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players who will be awarded the 2019 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award presented by Wells Fargo®.  The boys’ winners are: CIF Los Angeles City Section, Ethan Anderson, Fairfax High School (Los Angeles); CIF Southern Section Open Division, Cassius Stanley, Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth); CIF Southern Section Division I, Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills); CIF Southern Section Division II, Josh Christopher, Mayfair High School (Lakewood) & Jaime Jaquez Jr., Camarillo High School (Camarillo); CIF Southern Section Division III, JT Tan, Rolling Hills Preparatory High School (San Pedro); CIF Southern Section Division IV, Atin Wright, Fairmont Preparatory Academy (Anaheim); CIF Southern Section Division V, Christian Oliver, Santa Clara High School (Oxnard).

The girls’ winners are: CIF Los Angeles City Section, Hayley Berfield, Granada Hills Charter High School (Granada Hills); CIF Southern Section Open Division, Charisma Osborne, Windward High School (Los Angeles); CIF Southern Section Division I, Alexis Whitfield, Chaminade High School (West Hills); CIF Southern Section Division II, Jazlen Green, Lakeside High School (Lake Elsinore); CIF Southern Section Division III, Londynn Jones, Santiago High School (Corona); CIF Southern Section Division IV, Autumn Rivera, Northview High School (Covina); CIF Southern Section Division V, Sydney Moran, Linfield Christian High School (Temecula).

 

All players will be presented their awards on April 12, 2019 in conjunction with the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s, held at The Novo by Microsoft at LA Live. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the Wooden Award, and the high school winners will be honored along with the men’s and women’s Wooden All American teams and the Legends of Coaching honoree, Lon Kruger of the University of Oklahoma.

 

About the John R. Wooden Award

 

Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. It is bestowed upon the nation’s best basketball player at an NCAA Division I university who has proven to his or her university that he or she meets or exceeds the qualifications of the John R. Wooden Award as set forth by Coach Wooden and the Wooden Award Steering Committee, including making progress towards graduation and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Previous winners include Larry Bird (’79), Michael Jordan (’84), Tim Duncan (’97), Kevin Durant (’07), Candace Parker (’07 & ’08), Maya Moore (’09 & ’11), Chiney Ogwumike (’14), and last year’s recipients, A’ja Wilson of South Carolina and Jalen Brunson of Villanova.

 

Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award has contributed nearly one million dollars to the universities’ general scholarship fund in the names of the Wooden Award All American recipients and has sent more than 1,000 underprivileged children to week-long college basketball camps. Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award partners with the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) each year to host the Wooden Award Special Olympics Southern California Basketball Tournament. The day-long tournament brings together Special Olympics athletes and Wooden Award All Americans and coaches in attendance. It is hosted at the Los Angeles Athletic Club during the John R. Wooden Award Weekend.

 

For up-to-date information on the Wooden Award, please go to www.woodenaward.com and follow the Wooden Award on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodenaward and @WoodenAward on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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2019 John R. Wooden Award
High School Players of the Year

Presented by Wells Fargo

 

Division

Player

School

CIF Los Angeles City Section

Ethan Anderson

Fairfax

CIF Southern Section Open Div.

Cassius Stanley

Sierra Canyon

CIF Southern Section Division I

Onyeka Okongwu

Chino Hills

CIF Southern Section Division II

Josh Christopher

Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Mayfair

Camarillo

CIF Southern Section Division III

JT Tan

Rolling Hills Prep

CIF Southern Section Division IV

Atin Wright

Fairmont Prep

CIF Southern Section Division V

Christian Oliver

Santa Clara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division

Player

School

CIF Los Angeles City Section

Hayley Berfield

Granada Hills

CIF Southern Section Open Div.

Charisma Osborne

Windward

CIF Southern Section Division I

Alexis Whitfield

Chaminade

CIF Southern Section Division II

Jazlen Green

Lakeside

CIF Southern Section Division III

Londynn Jones

Santiago

CIF Southern Section Division IV

Autumn Rivera

Northview

CIF Southern Section Division VI

Sydney Moran

Linfield Christian


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