Problem Child: Jake Hall headlines the FTH All-Freshman Team
It was a season to remember for Carlsbad freshman guard Jake Hall.
The 6-2 guard scored 733 points - including three games with over 35 points - won a slew of all-tournament awards during the nonleague season, was named to the All Coastal NC League First Team and of course, led his team to the CIF Division 1 crown, the Lancers second title in three years.
At his current pace, Hall could finish his career as a top-five scorer in San Diego history.
Hall is unquestionably the Full-Time Hoops Freshman of the Year.
His dominance, however, should not overshadow rest of this year's class, which made a big splash on the varsity scene. The 2025 group includes two all-league first-team selections, three second-team selections, several honorable mention players and several more who won individual player of the game honors throughout the season.
Here are the Full-Time Hoops All Freshman Teams
Jake Hall, G, Carlsbad
JJ Sanchez, 6-4 F, Montgomery
The All-Mesa League first-team selection averaged 15.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, proving to be a mismatch as a "point forward."
Xair Mendez, 6-2 G, Montgomery
The wiry slasher averaged 14.8 points, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game en route to an All Mesa Second Team selection.
Jayden Wade, 6-5 F, San Diego
Wade, an All Western league honorable mention selection, racked up an all-tournament selection at the Beverly Hills Tournament and was named player of the game in the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.
Joe Angel Cruz, 5-7 G, Madison
The speedy floor general averaged 10.7 points, 5.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game, made the All City League second team and led the Warhawks to a D3 semifinals appearance.
Treyshawn Degrate, 5-11 G, San Diego
The best on-ball defender in the freshman class, Degrate was a major contributor on the D1 semifinalist Cavers.
Ashaun Mitchell, 6-2 G, San Diego
The All Avocado second team selection averaged 10 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.
Gavin Guinn, 6-2 G, San Diego
Injuries and COVID-19 shortened Guinn's season, but the starting guard for the Cavers averaged double figures.
Alek Sanchez, 6-2 G, Montgomery
Sanchez averaged a balanced 7.3 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game
Elijah Stephens, 6-5 F, Sage Creek
As the season progressed and he returned from injury, Stephens became a force for the Bobcats, which came within a game of the Avocado League crown.
Davaughn Hueitt, 6-6 F, San Diego
Miles Anderson, 5-10 G, Olympian
Chris Carrillo, 5-9 G, La Jolla Country Day
David Turner, 6-0 G, Oceanside
Justice Ahiafor, 6-7 F, Saint Joseph Academy