Chatsworth, North Hollywood Each Land 2 Players on All-City 3-A Team

Chatsworth and North Hollywood highs, semifinalists in the City Section 3-A Division boys' basketball playoffs, each landed two players on the All-City 3-A team.

North Hollywood center Damon Ollie, who averaged 16.6 points and 13.5 rebounds, was the lone sophomore selected to either of the 3-A or 4-A teams. Teammate Robert Hill, a senior guard who averaged 14.1 points, also made the 3-A team.

One area player made the 3-A team largely because of his defensive prowess: Chatsworth senior guard Chris Dunbar averaged 10.2 points but was better known for execution of his defensive assignments. Chatsworth's Brady Mertes, a junior center who averaged 19.8 points and 14.0 rebounds, also made the 3-A team.

Reseda swingman Marquis Burns, who averaged 26.6 points to lead area City players and has signed a letter of intent with UCLA, also was a 3-A selection.

Fremont, the 3-A champion, landed three players on the first team, including Todd Whitehead, the player of the year.

In the 4-A, a trio of area players who averaged more than 20 points made the team. In addition, a Valley alumnus, senior swingman Brandon Martin of Washington, shared the 4-A player-of-the-year award with senior guard James Gray of Westchester.

Martin, who signed early with USC, played for two seasons at Cleveland before transferring to Washington. Gray led Westchester to its second consecutive 4-A championship.

Taft senior guard Casey Sheahan, who averaged 20.3 points and became the school's second-leading scorer, made the first team. He was joined by Cleveland junior forward Shawn Bankhead (25.9) and Kennedy junior guard Joe Wyatt (20.2).

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