Harvard-Westlake, 6-10, Senior, Center
Standing out isn't easy for Collins, considering he shares court time with twin brother Jarron. He led the team in scoring (20.5), rebounds (13.1) and blocked shots (3.2) as the Wolverines captured the Southern Section Division III-A championship and reached the Southern Regional final of the state tournament.
Highland, 6-4, Senior, Guard
A steady performer who shot 49% from the field, Dedeaux averaged 20.6 points and 6.1 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to the quarterfinals of the Southern Section playoffs, where they lost to eventual champion Mater Dei. The Division I college prospect scored 43 points in two games in playoff victories.
Palmdale, 6-1, Senior, Guard
The Golden League Most Valuable Player, Hamelin averaged 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists, and had the ability to take control of games. His triple-double in a victory over Highland--22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists--helped the Falcons win the league title.
Crescenta Valley, 6-5, Senior, Forward
Jacobsen did more than follow in the footsteps of brother Adam, a three-point sharpshooter for Crescenta Valley in 1993. He averaged 27.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. Jacobsen scored 30 or more 11 times and three times scored at least 40. He had a career-high 43 against Glendale.
Chatsworth, 5-11, Junior, Guard
A deadly three-point shooter and a floor leader who led the Chancellors to a 20-5 record, Joseph averaged 19.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists, and scored 43 points in two playoff games.
North Hollywood, 6-0, Senior, Guard
Earning All-Valley honors for the second year in a row, Lee proved he could do it all. He averaged 23.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.2 steals. Before the season, he signed a letter of intent with Stanford.
Chatsworth, 6-8, Senior, Forward
Miller was the most dominant low-post player among area City teams. Miller averaged 18.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game. He had 12 points and 20 rebounds in a 70-50 victory over Carson in the first round of the playoffs.
Canyon, 6-2, Senior, Guard
A repeat choice for first-team honors, Minor averaged 27 points a game and set numerous school scoring records. He set a new single-season mark this year with 730 points. His 1,868 points shattered the previous career scoring mark by more than 800. He also had 344 assists in four seasons.
Grant, 6-0, Senior, Guard
Patterson figured to have a good season and Grant was pegged for third place in the East Valley League. Both exceeded expectations. He carried the Lancers to a league championship and the semifinals of the 4-A playoffs, averaging 23.5 points.
Agoura, 6-5, Senior, Center
The Marmonte League co-MVP, Richardson was the Chargers' best player down the stretch, when they clinched a share of their second consecutive league title. Bound for Boise State, Richardson averaged 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds.
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All-Valley Boys' Second Team
Name School Year Position Reed Berglund Montclair Prep Senior Guard John Burrell Highland Junior Forward Jarron Collins Harvard-Westlake Sophomore Forward David Gustafson Village Christian Senior Guard Randy Iaccino St. Genevieve Senior Guard Jelani Janisse Kennedy Senior Guard G. Marcaccini Crespi Senior Forward Donald Patterson Grant Junior Forward David Redmond Birmingham Sophomore Center Tom Zapata Notre Dame Senior Guard