With the 2019-2020 high school basketball season winding down, Scorebook Live California reporter Connor Morrissette gives out his Coach of the Year, Player of the Year and All-Section accolades for Los Angeles City Section boys basketball.
Coach of the Year: Ed Azzam – Westchester
Azzam led Westchester to the Comets’ 15th City Title in his tenure at the school. He’s been coaching since 1979-80 and is the all time winningest coach in Section history.
Read more about why Azzam was selected for coach of the year here.
Player of the Year: Fidelis Okereke – King/Drew – Senior
Okereke averaged 16 points, ten rebounds and five blocks this season. He was the City’s most consistent player.
Read more about why Okereke was selected player of the year here.
Newcomer of the Year: D’Anthony Ward – Washington Prep – Senior
After missing last season due to issues at home following his mother’s death, Ward played his first season for Washington Prep this year and led the Generals to the Open Division playoffs and a runner up finish in the Gold Division at the Classic At Damien.
Read more about Ward’s story here.
ALL-LA CITY FIRST TEAM
G: Keith Dinwiddie – Fairfax – Senior
G: Ramel Lloyd – Taft – Sophomore
F: David Cheatom – University – Senior
F: Corey Cofield – Birmingham – Junior
C: Marland Harris – Westchester – Senior
ALL-LA CITY SECOND TEAM
G: Ky-Mani Pollard – Westchester – Senior
G: Justin Gladney – Fairfax – Senior
G: Barry Wilds Jr. – Fairfax – Junior
G: Michael Frankling – Gardena – Senior
C: DeShawn Johnson – Washington Prep – Senior
ALL-LA CITY THIRD TEAM
G: DJ Dudley – Fairfax – Sophomore
G: Khalil Forrester – Granada Hills – Sophomore
G: David Elliott – Birmingham – Junior
F: Graham Alphson – Palisades – Senior
F: Elisha Cofield – Birmingham – Senior