Artesia High School junior Ed O'Bannon has been named the Southeast boys prep basketball Player of the Year.
O'Bannon, who is being recruited by 150 colleges, averaged 29 points and 14.5 rebounds a game this season.
The girls Player of the Year is sophomore Brenda Pantoja of Bell Gardens High, Co-MVP of the Whitmont League. She averaged 16 points and six assists.
Bob Brown of Whittier Christian was named boys Coach of the Year. In his first year as coach of the Heralds, Brown's team was 23-7 and CIF Southern Section 2-AA champions.
Ken Popkin and Gilberto Limon, co-head coaches at Bell Gardens High, won as girls Coaches of the Year. Bell Gardens went through the Whitmont League undefeated for the second straight season.