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April 3, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - The first of several Final Four weekend awards was handed out Thursday when the Associated Press named Creighton star Doug McDermott and Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall as its player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott and Marshall accepted their trophies at a news conference in AT&T Stadium, which is hosting this year's Final Four. McDermott, a senior, led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while Marshall led Wichita State to the first undefeated regular season in 33 years.
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April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Longtime Van Nuys Grant Coach Howard Levine will receive a lifetime achievement award as part of the L.A. Classic All-Star Basketball Game that will be held on Saturday at East L.A. College. The event matches top players from the City Section. The Valley region plays the South region at 3:30 p.m., followed by East vs. the West at 5 p.m. Players from Chatsworth, Cleveland, El Camino Real and Cleveland are scheduled to play for the Valley Region. Admission is $10. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 UCLA-bound Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward left a lasting impression at the McDonald's All American Game on Wednesday in Chicago. She set an assist record with seven and added 10 points in the West's 80-78 win over the East. It was her assist to game MVP Brianna Turner with 53 seconds left that lifted the West to victory.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
A former agent said he paid former UCLA basketball standout Tyler Honeycutt and his mother in the hopes of securing him as a client. Noah Lookofsky told SB Nation that he doled out $55,800 during a three-year relationship with Honeycutt, starting when he was a player at Sylmar High. He provided SB Nation with copies of receipts, deposit slips, promissory notes, travel itineraries, email exchanges and a deposited check to support his claim. That included paying rent and travel expenses for Lisa Stazel, Honeycutt's mother.
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April 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
A former sports agent says he provided payments to a basketball star while the player competed in high school and for UCLA. Noah Lookofsky said Tyler Honeycutt and Honeycutt's mother, Lisa Stazel, were given money to cover rent, travel and the down payment on a car as the agent tried to coax them toward a representation agreement. Lookofsky said during a phone interview Wednesday afternoon that he had documentation proving he invested more than $55,000 in Honeycutt, but that "the true number is actually north of $100,000.
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April 1, 2014 | By Shannon Ryan
John Calipari waited until he heard the question and quickly set the record straight when asked about his abilities as a recruiter. "Wait a minute. Wait a minute," the Kentucky coach said. "When I was at UMass, we had one McDonald's All-American, Donta Bright. When I was at Memphis, we may have had three over my years there. We weren't getting top-50 players at UMass. We were winning. We were a terrific team. I had to coach guys four years. " This is not the first time in this tournament, or over the years at Kentucky, that Calipari has pointed out he has built programs differently and won. But the Calipari everyone knows at Kentucky has become synonymous with one-and-done freshmen, five-star recruits who bolt to the NBA after one season.
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March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There will be lots of local representation in Wednesday's McDonald's All American Game for boys' and girls' in Chicago. Stanley Johnson from Santa Ana Mater Dei and Thomas Welsh from Los Angeles Loyola are playing in the boys' game. Jordin Canada from L.A. Windward and Lajahna Drummer from Long Beach Poly are playing in the girls' game. The slam dunk contest will be shown Monday at 6 p.m. (West Coast time) on ESPNU. The girls' game will be on ESPNU at 4 p.m. (West Coast time)
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March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The post-season playoff performances have only added to the dilemma and debate of trying to rank the best junior guards in Southern California. There's so many that college recruiters are going to have plenty of options for the class of 2015. Michael Oguine of West Hills Chaminade, Kendall Small of Mayfair, Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial, Stephen Thompson Jr. of Bishop Montgomery, Max Hazzard of Loyola, Tyler Dorsey of St. John Bosco are just a few who added to their already impressive resumes during the state playoffs.
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March 30, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Now that a seemingly never-ending high school basketball season is over, the next season can begin. That would be travel ball. And let the transfer season begin too. If you think one-and-done is popular in college, then get ready for one-and-done in high school basketball. Those are the players who spend one year at a high school, then move on to the next best deal. The CIF doesn't seem to mind. Its approach is, we'll send you to the Open Division to compete against the other schools who want to win badly.
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March 29, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday Division I boys: Danville Monte Vista 66, Corona Centennial 55 Division III boys: Chaminade 71, San Anselmo Drake 51 Division V boys: Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame 57, Renaissance Academy 32 Division I girls: Canyon Springs 56, Elk Grove Pleasant Grove 30 Division III girls: Modesto Christian 64, Santa Barbara 55 Division V girls: Los Altos Hills Pinewood 60, La Jolla Country Day 42   ...
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