Boys basketball regional players of the year
San Francisco: Trevor Dunbar (St. Ignatius)
The 5-foot-10 point guard was the West Catholic Athletic Leagues Player of the Year and led the Wildcats (23-7) to a Central Coast Section Division II title.
Known for his ball-handling and distributing skills, Dunbar improved his perimeter shooting over the summer and it translated to a 21.5-point average. In his best game, he made 7 of 8 three-pointers and scored 40 in a 70-64 OT loss to Serra.
In one week, he also scored his teams last 20 points and had 29 overall in a 39-38 win over Riordan and added 26 and four three-pointers in a 54-47 win at league champion Mitty.
He was awfully good coming into the season, St. Ignatius coach Tim Reardon said. With an added three-point shot, he was just a terrible matchup for opponents. You had to pick your poison to guard him. Most teams couldnt.
Peninsula/South Bay: Frankie Ferrari (Burlingame)
The USF-bound 6-foot point guard averaged 22.4 points and was the unanimous PAL South Player of the Year for the Panthers (26-5).
A transfer from Riordan after playing his first two years at Burlingame, Ferrari returned with a flurry, making 244 of 550 shots, including 99 three-pointers.
He also averaged 7.1 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game in one of the great individual seasons on the Peninsula.
Coach Pete Harames, 66, said of Ferrari: Hes as good as Ive ever seen around here. The best part is hes a great leader, our hardest worker and toughest competitor.
North Bay: Jesse Hunt (Drake-San Anselmo)
The 6-6 junior led an improbable run to a Northern California Division III title and 26-8 record.
Hunt averaged a team-best 17.7 points and 10.1 rebounds. He scored a career-high 38 and had 10 rebounds in a 69-62 upset at top-seed Sacred Heart Cathedral in the NorCal quarterfinals. He then had 25 points in a semifinal win over Miramonte-Orinda and finished with 32 straight games scoring in double figures.
His versatility is his best asset, Drake coach Doug Donnellan said. Hes really long. He can bring the ball up and face the basket. He shoots the three and is totally willing to bang down low with bigger guys. He can really play anywhere on the court.
Contra Costa/Tri-Valley: Trevor John (Monte Vista-Danville)
The two-time unanimous first-team All-East Bay Athletic League 6-3 shooting guard led the Mustangs to a magical 32-1 season and CIF State Division I title.
On a balanced, senior-laden team, the Cal Poly-bound John averaged 14.3 points, seven rebounds, shot 88 percent on the free throw line and was at his best in the biggest games.
In the 66-55 state-title defeat of Centennial-Corona, John hit a D1 championship-game record six three-pointers - five in the first quarter - and finished with a game-high 23 points.
If he doesnt come out shooting like that we might not win the state title, Monte Vista coach Nick Jones said. That keyed everything. It calmed us down. It gave us confidence. It was fitting because Trevor did that all season and throughout his career.