Boys' basketball: Lindsey Drew of Fairfax is City Section player of the year

Fairfax senior is ready for big seaso

The development of Fairfax senior point guard Lindsey Drew was confirmed on Thursday when it was announced that the coaches selected him City Section basketball player of the year.

Drew started his career as a junior varsity player as a freshman. He was awkward, relatively weak and had not experienced a growth spurt. By his senior year, he was nearly 6 feet 4, a shot blocker, a rebounder, a terrific passer, a tough defender and a clutch scorer. He led Fairfax to the City Section Open Division championship.


He joins his oldest brother, Larry II, who was the City player of the year for Taft in 2008. Another brother, Landon, is a former All-City player for Fairfax.

First-team All-City:

Evan Battey, LACES, So.; Lorne Currie, Fairfax Sr.; Cameron Evans, Dorsey, Jr.; Keith Fisher, Westchester, Jr.; Donald Gipson, Fairfax, Jr.; Tommie Groce, Dorsey, Jr.; Chris Kendrick, Crenshaw, So.; Cesar Reyes, Poly, Sr.; Shane Carney, Narbonne, Sr.; Ellis Sallahudin, Westchester, Sr.; Chris Terry, El Camino Real, Sr.; Tramel Wilson, Washington Sr.

Second team

Josiah Breda-Nixon, Drew, Sr.; Shane Carney, Narbonne, Sr.; Samoore Riley, King, Sr.; Sean Fernandez, North Hollywood, Jr.; Adrian Gutierrez, Verdugo Hills, Sr.; Darius Henderson, Taft, Sr.; Tyler Hooks, Sylmar, Sr.; Joseph Robinson, Palisades, Sr.; Brandon Russell, El Camino Real, Jr.; Christopher Tovar, Huntington Park, Sr.; Damian Wilson, Taft, Sr.

Here's the link to complete divisional teams.