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San Gabriel Valley News Names
"All-Area" Boys Teams--(Mar. 19, 2002)

The San Gabriel Valley News (a sister paper to the Pasadena Star-News, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the LA Daily News, the Long Beach Press Telegram, and many other local papers) annually selects it's "all area" teams of the best boys basketball players in the paper's coverage area (which is essentially the portion of the San Gabriel Valley which isn't covered by the Star-News or the Whittier Daily News).

The selections are shown in the paper's online Preps Section, and while we're going to simply pass along the names of the players selected, you really ought to visit their site, because the graphics and layout which the paper has put together are quite nice.  There's also a nice bio and story about John Haywood from Bishop Amat who was selected as the Player of the Year and Gordon Hamlow who was selected as the Coach of the Year.

Here are the names of the players selected for each of the three San Gabriel Valley News "All-Area" teams:

Player of the Year--
John Haywood, Bishop Amat

First Team

Guard--John Haywood, Sr. Bishop Amat
Guard--Vashon Pruitt, Sr. Rowland
Guard--Larry Monroe, Sr. Glendora
Forward--Spencer Foster, Sr.  Glendora
Guard--Curtis Small, Sr. San Dimas

Second Team

Forward -- Michael Mehanna, Glendora, Senior
Guard -- Khalif Ford, Diamond Bar, Junior
Center -- Antouan Mesropian, San Dimas, Senior
Guard -- Jino LaBomme, Covina, Senior
Guard - Paul Porter, Bishop Amat, Junior

Third Team

Forward -- Vernon Covington, Covina, Senior
Forward -- Dontay Holloway, Wilson, Senior
Guard -- Anthony Garcia, Los Altos, Junior
Guard -- Kris Lewis, Baldwin Park, Junior
Guard - Larry Tieu, Rowland, Sophomore

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