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The Saintsman: Jurian Dixon headlines the FTH All-San Diego Team

The Saints were the wire-to-wire No. 1 team in San Diego, but the debate over who was the player of the year wasn't resolved until the season's final game.

For most of the year, the debate centered around the region's two top players, Saint Augustine junior guard Jurian Dixon and San Marcos guard Devon Arlington.

Arlington, the senior standout, set San Marcos' all-time scoring record and crossed the 2,000-point threshold for his career, and had the Knights on the verge of clinching the top seed in the Open Division playoffs after beating San Ysidro at the Battle at the Bay. The Yale commit averaged 20 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

Dixon, meanwhile, started the year off with a 30-point performance against his former team, San Ysidro, and averaged 22 points throughout the year, stringing together impressive performances against strong competition at the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas and nonleague contests against Sierra Canyon and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

Arlington, however, suffered a season-ending injury on the eve of the CIF playoffs, which changed the trajectory of his team's season and the player of the year race. Meanwhile, Dixon shined bright through the playoffs, including huge games against La Costa Canyon, San Ysidro in the Open Championship, and a 27-point performance in a near comeback against Sierra Canyon in which he was the leading scorer.

It was these performances, and the entire season's body of work, that makes Jurian Dixon the Full-Time Hoops Player of the Year.

Here is the rest of the FTH All-San Diego Team. As in the past, I have the player of the year and a 10-player first team, a 10-player second team, a 10-player third team and will include honorable mentions in a future post.

First team:

Jurian Dixon, 6-5 Jr. G, Saint Augustine (POY)

Devon Arlington, 6-3 Sr. G, San Marcos

Finishes career as San Marcos' all-time leading scorer and earned his second straight Palomar League Player of the Year award

Sebastian Medina, 6-3 Sr. G, San Ysidro

Scored 60 points in a game this year, Averaged 20.5 points and 5.7 assists per game, earning Mesa League Player of the Year honors

Otto Landrum, 6-9 Sr. C, Torrey Pines

The Boston University commit averaged 18.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and was the Coastal NC League Player of the Year.

Martin Flores, 6-8 Sr. F, San Ysidro

San Ysidro's leading scorer averaged 21.8 points per game and was named to his second straight All Mesa League first team.

Justin White, 6-5 Sr. F, Mission Hills

The Grizzlies breakout star averaged 18.1 points and 8 rebounds per game for the Palomar League champions.

Christian Brown, 6-4 Jr. W, La Costa Canyon

The Mavericks leading scorer (17 ppg) was named to his first All Coastal NC League first team.

Lolo Rudolph, 6-1 So. PG, Saint Augustine

The FTH Sophomore of the year averaged 10 points and 6 assists per game, and was named to the All Western League First Team.

Jaden Lebel, 6-4 Sr. W, Cathedral Catholic

The All Western League first team selection averaged 18.9 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Jake Hall, 6-2 Fr. G, Carlsbad

The freshman had a record setting season for the Lancers, averaging 21.5 points per game and leading the Lancers to the Division 1 title.

Angelo Gil, 6-2 Jr. G, Mission Bay

Averaged 21 points per game, earning All Western League first-team honors

Second Team

Camden McCormick, 6-3 Sr. G, Francis Parker

McCormick averaged a team high 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, earning Coastal League Player of the Year honors

Logan Huston, 6-3 Sr. G, Torrey Pines

The All Coastal NC first team selection averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds per game in his first season as a full-time starter.

Jaden Matingou, 6-3 Jr. G, St. Augustine

The All Western League first teamer averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game and was one of the region's best two-way players

Ian De La Rosa, 6-3 So. G, St. Augustine

An two-time All Western League second teamer, de la Rosa was the Saints second leading scorer (12.7 points) and leading rebounder (7.9 per game)

Miguel Figueroa, 6-3 Sr. G, San Ysidro

The senior sharpshooter averaged 13.3 points per game and was named to the All Mesa League first team

Jayden White, 6-6 Sr. G, Mission Hills

The All Palomar League first-team selection averaged 13.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and arguably one of the region's best defenders.

Cam Marshall, 6-2 Jr. G, Patrick Henry

The City League Player of the Year averaged 20 points per game and led his team to a City League championship and a Division 2 quarterfinals appearance.

Jaden Matusalem, 6-11 Sr. G, Mt. Carmel

The Valley League Player of the Year averaged 19 points, shot 47 percent from 3 on 253 attempts and led Mt Carmel to the school's first title in school history.

Markees Williams, 6-0 Sr. G, Helix

The Grossmont Hills League Player of the Year was one of the region's most underrated talents, and was arguably East County's best talent

KJ Gonzalez, 5-11 Sr. G, Mater Dei Catholic

Averaged 18 points and 8 assists per game, including several 30-point performances

Third Team

Brycen Mackenzie, 6-1 So. G, Santa Fe Christian

Nicky Clotfelter, 6-6 Sr. F, Bishop's

John Hapgood, 6-2 Sr. G, San Dieguito Academy

Tedrous Teshome, 6-2 Sr. G, Montgomery

Fran Valenzuela, 6-8 Sr. F, San Ysidro

Kristian Gonzalez, 6-3 Jr. G, Mater Dei Catholic

Euan Davis, 6-1 So. G, El Camino

Alexis Marmolejos, 6-2 Sr. G, Army Navy

Noah Marte, 6-1 Jr. G, San Diego

Shea Fitzgerald, 6-2 Jr. G, Cathedral Catholic

Fourth Team

Vinny Signorelli, 6-1 G, Victory Christian

JJ Sanchez, 6-4 Fr. F, Montgomery

Brayden Hendricks, 6-5 Sr. G, La Costa Canyon

Rami Anglo, 6-3 Sr. G, Mission Bay

Derrius Carter-Hollinger, 6-5 F, St. Augustine

Benji Hilstock, 6-3 Sr. G, Vista

Cyprian Hyde, 6-10 Jr. C, Vista

Spencer Hall, 6-1 Sr. G, Mira Mesa

Max McCall, 6-4 Sr. G, San Marcos

Vishal Jayanthi, 6-5 Sr. G, Sage Creek

Anthony Aruffo, 6-2 G, La Jolla Country Day

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