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The Times' boys' all-star team

March 29, 2009|Ben Bolch

Andrew Bock, Rialto Eisenhower, 6-2, G, Sr.: Creighton-bound dynamo helped Eagles become first San Bernardino County boys' team to win a California state title by averaging 21.3 points, 6.9 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 steals.

Gary Franklin Jr., Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-3, G, Jr.: Dynamic point guard who can score and make flashy passes. He averaged 14.2 points and 4.5 assists. Committed to USC.

Tyler Lamb, Mater Dei, 6-5, G, Jr.: Top shooting guard averaged 14 points, 4.6 rebounds and a team-high 3.3 steals for Southern Section Division I-AA runner-up. Committed to UCLA.

Kawhi Leonard, Riverside King, 6-7, F, Sr.: Versatile forward headed to San Diego State led Wolves to Southern Section Division I-AA title, averaging 22.6 points, 13.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

Dominique O'Connor, Westchester, 5-9, G, Sr.: City Section player of the year averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals in helping the Comets win their fifth state title and first since 2005.

Renardo Sidney, Fairfax, 6-11, C, Sr.: One of the most dominant centers in City Section history, the USC-bound star often single-handedly took over games. Averaged 24.8 points and 11.2 rebounds.

Michael Snaer, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde, 6-4, G, Sr.: McDonald's All-American averaged 28.1 points and 10.7 rebounds and nearly helped the Mustangs upset Mater Dei in a Division I-AA quarterfinal when he scored 32 points. Signed with Florida State.

David Wear, Mater Dei, 6-10, F, Sr.: North Carolina-bound standout averaged team highs of 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, which is impressive considering every Monarchs starter has either signed with or committed to a major college.

Derrick Williams, La Mirada, 6-8, F, Sr.: Electrifying player had eight dunks in a playoff game against Yucaipa in which he finished with 39 points, 19 rebounds, six blocks and three steals. USC signee averaged 25 points and 10.3 rebounds.

Michael Williams, Woodland Hills Taft, 6-1, G, Sr.: Developed a knack for playing his best in big games, scoring 32 points against Westchester in City Section title game -- more than the entire Oakland McClymonds team did in the state Division I championship game. Averaged 18.7 points and 4.1 assists and shot 45% from three-point range.

-- Ben Bolch

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