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Defensive Player of the Year Jayson Taylor headlines FTH All-Defensive Team

In this an era of high flyers, 6-10 Jayson Taylor doesn't play above the rim.

But opponents wouldn't know that.

La Jolla Country Day's starting center, blessed with a 7-0 wingspan and great shot-blocking timing and IQ, proved to be the interior defensive force the Torreys needed to make a run to the program's first state championship.

Taylor, who is headed to Tufts, averaged 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots per game, and was huge for Country Day during their playoff run. Exhibit A, the Torreys CIF State regional semifinals win over Fairmont Prep: Taylor notched 12 points, but added 11 rebounds and 8 blocked shots and stifled the Huskies interior attack.

For this, Taylor is the Full-Time Hoops Defensive Player of the year and headlines the Full-Time Hoops All-Defensive Team.

All Defensive Team

Jordan Hilstock, 6-3 2019 G, Vista

The Avo East Player of the Year was also the league's top on-ball defender, capable of locking down the other team's top offensive threat every night.

Christian Rose, 6-6 2019 F, Bishop's

The most versatile defender in the counter, Rose's unique combination of length, lateral quickness and athleticism allowed him to guard 1-5 on the high school court.

Chase Pagon, 6-3 2019 G, Santa Fe Christian

Pagon night-in, night-out guarded the top players in the region's toughest league, with impressive results.

Derrick Carter-Hollinger, 6-5 2019 W, Foothills Christian

The linchpin of the Knights defense, Carter-Hollinger's ability to protect the paint at 6-5 took pressure off of the Knight's feisty guards.

Jay Norton, 6-1 2019 G, Mission Bay

The aggressive ball hawk is arguably one of the top 3 defensive guards in the county.

Roman Wright, 5-10 2019 PG, Rancho Bernardo

One of the few player capable of picking up speedy point guards full court the entire game.

Ronnie Latting, 6-7 2019 C, Mission Bay

A doorstop in the paint for the Bucs, Latting averaged nearly 12 rebounds per game while providing a stout position defender in the paint.

Chris Howell, 6-6 2021 PG, San Marcos

Capable of guarding all five positions for the Knights, Howell's length and versatility gave opponents fits all season.

Obinna Anyanwu, 6-7 2021 PF/C, Cathedral Catholic

One of the premier interior defenders in the region, Anyanwu doubled as a rim protector and one of the few bigs capable of picking up perimeter players on switches.

Kimo Ferrari, 6-0 2020 PG, Francis Parker

Feisty ball hawk frequently held opposing guards well under their season averages.

Jason Danso, 5-10 2019 PG, Rancho Buena Vista

Disruptive on-ball defender keyed the Longhorns effort on that end, picked up the ball fullcourt and racked up steals.

Ryan Brown, 6-2 2019 G, Torrey Pines

Took on the task of guarding the top perimeter player for the Falcons.

The best of the rest:

CJ Jackson, Sweetwater

Jeilen Jackson, Sweetwater

Frank Gelfman, Canyon Crest Academy

Zack Tynes, Mira Mesa

Grant Norberg, Scripps Ranch

Raymond Lu, La Jolla Country Day

Benito Hurtado, University City

Tyson Robinson, El Camino

Keavie Love, El Camino

Brad Yasukochi, El Camino

Marquese Allen, Lincoln

AJ Burgin, San Diego

Devin McCoy, Lincoln

Tyler Stanley-Castillo, San Diego

Carter Plousha, Carlsbad

Lachin Bechirov, Grossmont

DJ Sanders, Bonita Vista

Dasean Lynch, Christian

Miles Williams, Christian

Alex Kohlenberg, University City

Julian Hutchinson, Escondido

Chris Landry, Escondido

Ron Arbib, San Dieguito Academy

Clyde Harris, Oceanside

Christian Ubochi, Victory Christian

Alex Wade, Cathedral Catholic

Gio Martinez, Olympian

Rahin Williams, Montgomery

Jessie Campbell, Mater Dei Catholic

Bruen Roulier, Coronado

Misa Rosado, St. Augustine

Declan Bretz, St. Augustine

Patrick Roberts, Christian

Patrick Chima, Mount Miguel

Alex Moore, Del Norte

Cobey Harraway, Army Navy Academy

Max Raulston, La Jolla

Jett Wilson, La Jolla

Adam Sevier, Poway

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