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Collins Twins Share Top Award

Twins Jason and Jarron Collins of Harvard-Westlake High have been selected the Southern Section Division III boys’ basketball co-players of the year.

Jason Collins, a 6-foot-11 junior center, averaged 18.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots to lead the Wolverines (30-2) to the state championship. He also was The Times’ Valley Player of the Year.

Jarron Collins, a 6-10 junior, averaged 14.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

Josh Jimenez, who averaged 23 points for Santa Paula, joins the Collins twins on the first team.

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Players from the region receiving second-team honors were Kevin Lawrence and Brian Donahue of Moorpark and Danny Bush of La Canada.

In Division IV, Santa Clara senior guard Adam Lopez, who averaged 17.3 points, was a first-team selection.

Matt Lavere of Villanova Prep was a second-team pick.


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