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Duh: Jurian Dixon headlines the Full-Time Hoops All San Diego teams

My belated parade through the post season continues with the most straightforward Player of the Year Award we've had in a while, which is pretty incredible given the competition.

At the beginning of the season, the talk in San Diego was Mikey Williams' return, the addition of JJ Taylor to San Ysidro, and the Cougars being the odds-on favorite to win the CIF Open Division Championship.

Meanwhile, the reigning player of the year wasn't going anywhere. Jurian Dixon, a 6-5 guard who recently committed to UC Irvine to play college hoops, was returning, and so were the majority of his teammates from the 2021-22 Open Division championship team.

The Saints quickly dispelled any thoughts that they would simply quietly cede their perch to the Border Boyz. In fact, they loudly retorted.

How loudly, you might ask? They rattled off 35 straight wins against San Diego competition since December 2021, including an undefeated run through the county this year, including a 32-point drubbing of Montgomery in the Open Division title game, becoming the first team in the Open Division era to win back-to-back titles in the highest division.

At the center of it all was Dixon, who averaged a team-high 18.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, racked up his second-straight Western League player of the year honor, CIF Player of the Year award and was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All State First Team.

And, of course, I get to honor him as well. Dixon is your Full-Time Hoops Player of the Year.

The Full-Time Hoops All San Diego Team

Player of the Year: Jurian Dixon, St. Augustine

1st Team

Lolo Rudolph, Jr. PG, St. Augustine

Every bit as impactful as Dixon, Rudolph established him as one of top 2024 players statewide.

Mikey Williams, Sr. G, San Ysidro

Averaged 23.9 points and a region-high 9.2 assists per contest for the Open Division semifinalists.

JJ Taylor, Sr. W, San Ysidro

The gifted Donda Academy transfer swingman led the Cougars with 25.5 points per contest.

Jake Hall, So. G, Carlsbad

The FTH Sophomore of the Year and Palomar League Player of the Year averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4 assists per game, scoring a career high 50 against San Ysidro.

JJ Sanchez, So. F, Montgomery

The Mesa League Player of the Year led the Aztecs to the Open Division title game averaging 18.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.

Christian Brown, Sr. F, La Costa Canyon

Brown averaged 25 points per game to lead the Mavs back to the CIF Open Division playoffs.

Brycen Mackenzie, Jr. G, Santa Fe Christian

Mackenzie (pictured) was one of the breakout stars of the section, averaging 23.5 points per game and earning Coastal League Player of the Year honors.

Kristian Gonzalez, Sr. G, Mater Dei Catholic

An All Mesa League 1st team selection, Gonzalez led the Crusaders averaging 20.5 points per game and was one of the region's top defenders. Headed to Idaho.

Jaden Matingou, Sr. G, St. Augustine

The repeat All-Western League 1st team selection averaged 12.3 points and most importantly was the region's top perimeter defender.

2nd Team

Kyelin King, Jr. G, Lincoln - Exploding onto scene for the Hornets after an injury-hampered sophomore year, King (pictured, right) averaged 17.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, was named City Player of the year and led Lincoln to its first CIF title since 2011.

Charlie Hutchison, Jr. F, Mission Bay - The 6-7 swingman averaged 15.0 points and 8.6 rebounds and was named to his first All Western League First Team

Ty Hendler, Sr. G, La Costa Canyon - A gifted scoring guard (19 ppg), Hendler, committed to Colorado College, made the All Palomar League First Team.

JJ Bartelloni, Sr. W, Torrey Pines - Continuing the long line of Falcons seniors with breakout final campaigns, Bartelloni averaged 18.6 points, connected on 75 3-pointers and was named to the All Palomar League First Team.

Ian De La Rosa, Jr. W, St. Augustine - De la rosa more so than any Saint sacrificed personal stats (11.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists) for a title defense, but still netted All league second team honors.

Tony Duckett Jr., Jr., Carlsbad - Gifted, two-way guard had a breakout season, averaging 18.2 points, 5.2 assists and blocking 43 shots en route to All Palomar League First Team Honors.

Derrius Carter-Hollinger, Sr. F, St. Augustine - The most versatile defender in San Diego, Carter-Hollinger averaged 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds.

Noah Marte, Sr. G, San Diego - The Cavers first All Western League first-team selection since 2021, Marte averaged 20 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Headed to George Fox.

Ben Lee, Sr. G, Del Norte - Lee, the Avocado League Player of the year, became the first All-CIF selection in program history.

Alek Sanchez, So. G, Montgomery - Underrated stat stuffer was named to the All Mesa League first team and averaged a team high 4.9 assists per game.

3rd Team

Anthony Aruffo,Sr. G, La Jolla Country Day

Shea Fitzgerald, Sr. G, Cathedral Catholic

Derek Edmond, Jr G, Victory Christian

Dalton Norvell, Sr. G, Ramona

Cyprian Hyde, Sr. C, Vista

Elijah Stephens, So. F, Sage Creek

Euan Davis,Jr. G, El Camino

Ozzeno Diallo, Sr. G, Hoover

Gavin Girouard, Jr. G, Mission Bay

Chris Carrillo, So. G, La Jolla Country Day

Kai Brown, Jr. G, Scripps Ranch

Jake Jackson, Sr. W, Madison

4th Team

Jayden Wade, So. F, San Diego

Chase Newman, Jr. F, Ramona

Jayden Gray, Fr, G, Victory Christian

Ty Ingram, Fr. G, San Ysidro

Derrion Manson, Jr. G, Lincoln

Juju Lebel, Fr. W, Foothills Christian

David Scariano, Jr. F, Imperial

Xair Mendez Montgomery

Jack Jillson, Jr. G, Mission Hills

Devin Hamilton, So. W, Montgomery

Tyler Hagan, Sr. G, Bishop’s

Angel Ochoa, So. G, St. Joseph Academy

Drew Bickley, Sr. G, Santa Fe Christian

5th Team

Zaki Monqad, Sr. G, Valhalla

Isaiah Pomare, Jr. W, El Camino

Jaeden Robley, Jr. W, University City

Bruck Kifleyesus, Sr. G, Helix

Jake Bishop, Jr. G, Mission Hills

Vincent Ricchiuti, St. Augustine

Xavier Ogle, Rancho Bernardo

CJ Aldrich, Fr. G,Rancho Buena Vista

Alex Jenkins, Sr. G, Steele Canyon

Micah O’Dell, Sr. F, El Capitan

Jaden Herrera, Sr. G, Del Norte

Justin Ayubi, Sr. G, Coronado

Nolan Reuter, Sr. G, Coronado

Josiah Jefferson, Jr. F, Mater Dei Catholic


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