One was a high-scoring guard who willed his young team to a CIF Division 1 quarterfinals appearance. The other was a seasoned shooting guard who led his team to an Open Division playoff appearance. And the final one was a lockdown defender who helped his team make a deep run in the Open Division and CIF State Playoffs.
Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis, La Jolla Country Day G Ryan Langborg and Vista G Jordan Hilstock are different players, but shared one commonality this season: All THREE were selected to the All CIF Team as sophomores.
That is why we choose to honor all three players as the Co-Sophomores of the Year.
Jordan Hilstock, 6-3 160 G, Vista - His stats won't wow you (14.1 PPG, 7 RPG) but his impact on the game on both ends will. Also developed into a quality perimeter threat (42% 3pfg), but his calling card is still his defensive prowess. Named to the All Avocado East First Team for the second straight year.
Boogie Ellis, 6-0 150 PG, Mission Bay - Ellis stepped into the role vacated by Justin Moore and posted big-time offensive numbers (22 points, 7 assists per game) for the CIF Division 1 Quarterfinalists. Faced double teams, box-and-ones and tough defenses all year, but continued to produce at a high level in one of the top leagues in San Diego. Named to the All Western League First Team.
Ryan Langborg, 6-4 180 SG, La Jolla Country Day - Langborg led the Torreys in scoring at 18 points per game and also averaged 5 rebounds and 3 assists, leading a potent Country Day offensive attack that finished second in the tough Coastal League (Coastal League South POY) en route to a Division 2 State playoff appearance.
Caden Gentry, 6-1 160 SG, Coronado- Emerged as the second-leading scorer and top perimeter threat for the Islanders, which posted a 28-4 record en route to a CIF Division 3 Playoff appearance.
Derrick Carter-Hollinger, 6-5 180 F, Foothills Christian- After sitting out the first half of the year due to transfer rules, Carter-Hollinger averaged 7.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 1.6 bpg and played a key role for the CIF Open Division semifinalists.
Christian Rose, 6-6 185 PF, Bishop's, Averaged 14 ppg and 8 rpg en route to an All Coastal League South First Team.
Matt Bender, 6-7 200 PF/C, La Jolla Country Day- The Torreys leading rebounder and second-leading scorer had some big games over the course of the season.
Graham Cook, 6-3 160 G, La Costa Canyon- Averaged 13.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3 apg for the upstart Mavs, en route to an All League second team selection.
Ronnie Latting, 6-6 220 PF, Mission Bay- Big-bodied post averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds and provided a toughness on the interior for the Buccaneers.
Max Guinn, 6-5 190 W, La Jolla Country Day- One of the top shooters in the class, Guinn averaged 8 points per game for the Torreys and proved to be the team's top perimeter defender.
Jaren Nafarette, 5-8 140 PG, Foothills Christian- Playing alongside Jaylen Hands, Nafarette posted modest stats (8.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.8 apg and 2.5 spg), but provided a big spark for the team over the course of the season.
Kyle Paranada, 5-5 120 G, Montgomery - High scoring, albeit diminutive guard
Rico Hopping, 6-4 180 SG, Westview- Big shooter and underrated playmaker
Jacob Jovien, 6-4 180 W, Francis Parker- Second leading scorer for Coastal League squad
Andre Scott, 6-1 170 PG, Mission Bay- Emerging playmaker in first varsity season
Jamaryee Norton, 6-1 170 G, Mission Bay - lefty scorer had big games
Dorian Blue, 6-1 160 G, Foothills Christian - came on strong toward season's end
Bryce Pope, 6-1 170 G, Torrey Pines - One of top shooters in the class
Daniel Thomas, 6-1 180 G, San Diego - unheralded guard did a lot for Cavers
Travis Snider, 6-5 170 F, San Dieguito Academy - offensive MVP for Mustangs
Raymond Lu, 5-9 160 PG, La Jolla Country Day - Feisty floor general for talented Torreys
Carter Plousha, 6-5 170 W, Carlsbad - Emerged as potent "point wing" for Lancers
Dominic Safarta, 5-5 140 PG, Christian - High scoring blur for Patriots
Jackson Larsen, 6-4 175 F, Christian - Rapidly improving face-up four
Jordan Gaines, 5-11 150 PG, O'Farrell - Led sophomores in scoring, per Maxpreps
Lawrence Gray, 6-3 170 W, O'Farrell - Improved scoring and rebounding to fill void left by transfer of Derrick Carter-Hollinger
Taro Boyd, G, La Costa Canyon
Casey Granfors, F, University City
Clay Ali Brooks, F, University City
Josh Sedlock, SG, Tri-City Christian
Chase Webb, F, Tri-City Christian
Adam Chang, F, Westview
Nick Sonck, F, Sage Creek
Isaiah Robinson, G, Horizon
Noah Tumblin, G, Mira Mesa
Jett Wilson, G, Mira Mesa
Christian West, F, Mira Mesa
Ron Arbib, G, San Dieguito Academy
Yarin Arbib, G, San Dieguito Academy
Sebastian Morgan, G, Montgomery
Josh McCurty, G, Eastlake
Brian Leonhardt, G, Eastlake
Brad Yasukochi, G, El Camino
Cade Twyman, F, Mission Vista
Casey Kline, F, Brawley
Mikeece Dunbar, G, Monte Vista
Ethan Davis, F, Escondido Adventist
Bruen Roulier, G, Coronado