UNITED SAVINGS - HELMS ATHLETIC FOUNDA KEITH WILKES, SANTA BARBARA HIGH STAR is "AAAA" C.I.F. BASKETBALL PLAYER OF 1 9 7 0 FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH. . . a n d after DON'T BREAK RELEASE K e i t h Wilkes, 6-6 and 170-pound senior forward for Santa Barbara's dandy Dons, was the Helms Board's unanimous choice as "AAAA" CIF Player of the Year for 1970 as All-Southern California Board of Athletics met at Helms Hall to make its annual all-star team selections. There were several top MVP candidates, any one of whom would have made a good choice in any other year, but Wilkes, leading championship drives in CIF playoff action over the past two seasons had no serious pretenders to his rightful MVP throne. An all-Channel League selection over the past three years — two at Ventura High and one at Santa Barbara — the wonderful Wilkes got Ventura High as far as the semi-finals last year, as he averaged 20.7 points from his center position. This year, moving to Santa Barbara with his family (his father, a minister, was transfered) Wilkes was moved to forward by Don coach Jack Trigueiro where he performed in championship fashion for the second straight year. Moving out from under the basket to his new forward position in 1970, Wilkes elevated his average to 24.1 points in 27 games, 26 of which were a string of victories carrying through the season to the semi-finals of the "AAAA" playoffs. Going virtually untested in the Channel League, the Dons came into the playoffs with a perfect record and atop the high school ratings. They commenced to whip some classy competition. ..Santa Monica (74-6l), Morningside (58-56), and Notre Dame (74-52) before running afoul of the well disciplined Millikan Rams. The Dons got rammed, 66-53• In the four playoff games Wilkes scored 28, 28, 25 & 17 points, falling below his average against Millikan due in part to a sprained ankle. Over the season Wilkes averaged 16 rebounds per game (430 in 27) and 130 assists. For having been named for Player of the Year honors, Keith Wilkes will receive the Helms medallion award at the 33rd annual All-Southern California Board of Basketball awards program to be held at Helms Hall on Saturday morning, April l8th, at 10:30 a.m. All players named for all-star team honors, along with their coaches, will be special invited guests on this big occasion. Top team honors in "AAAA" Division basketball for 1970 went to coach Howard Lyon< s Millikan Rams....a well-rounded, well-disciplined team that played well at both ends of the court and failed to read the opposition's press clippings. The Rams wound up 28-3 on the year, whipping some of the Southlands best quintets. Moore League champions, Millikan upended Dominguez (63-56), Pioneer (57-53), Sunny Hills (64-47), Santa Barbara (66-53) and Pacific League upstart Monrovia in the finale, 68-37...in as onesided a title game as can be recalled. In dominating "AAAA" CIP play in 1970, Millikan placed three performers on the all-star teams. Classy center Dave Frost was a 1st team selection, while guard Dan Peters and forward Richard Plante were 2nd and 3rd team selections respectively. Palos Verdes, another strong contender for top "AAAA" billing, a had a banner year on the hardwood. Coach John Mihaljevich's Sea Kings bumped Buena (73-5]+), West Covina (63-53), Compton (49-45) and were then edged by Monrovia 53-52 in an "anybodys" game. With a wealth of individual talent in the "AAAA" Division, only four schools placed more than one performer on the honor teams. Led by champion Millikan's three, Santa Barbara, Palos Verdes and Sunny Hills landed two players each. Keith Wilkes, Marc Palmer and Bill Ingram are back from last year's first team, while Pius X guard Thomas Perrato, a 2nd team pick in 1969, was named to the 3rd team this year. For the 19th year, the AMP-VOIT Rubber Corporation will again present miniature basketballs to the honored CIP players in all divisions. As they have so kindly done in past years, representatives of VOIT BASKETBALLS AWARDED TO ALL-STARS AT 33RD ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM SAT. APRIL 18 Voit will be on hand at Helms Hall to honor those players named for honors by the Helms Hall Board. Coaches of honored players and other 1970 - ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. "AAAA" DIVISION BASKETBALL TEAMS POS. P L A Y E R S C H POL, HGHT WGHT YEAR F. *KEITH WILKES . . . . SANTA BARBARA . . 6-6 170 Sr. F. SCOTT KAY PACIFIC 6.2 180 Sr. F. #MARC PALMER CRESCENTA VALLEY. 6-5 200 Sr. F. JOHN PARKER MONROVIA 6-3 165 Sr. F. *BILL INGRAM MORNINGSIDE . . . 6-5 185 Sr. F. JAN VAN BREDA KOLFF. PALOS VERDES. . . 6-6 180 Sr. C. DAVE FROST MILLIKAN 6-5 197 Sr. C. DAN BRODERICK. . . . WESTMINSTER . . . 6-6 200 Sr. G. HANK BABCOCK . . . . NOTRE DAME. . . . 6-5 185 Sr. G. BIFF BURRELL . . . . COMPTON 6-1 165 Jr. SECOND TEAM F. DARRELL GUMM . . . . PASADENA 6-5 175 sr. F. TOM O'MARA LOYOLA 6-6 188 Sr. F. HARIAN PEET NORTH TORRANCE. . 6-4 185 Sr. F. BILL THOMPSON, . . . RAMONA 6-2 l?0 Sr. C. FRANK DEHN SUNNY HILLS . . . 6-11 190 Sr. C. DON FORD SANTA BARBARA . . 6-6 175 Jr. G. DAN PETERS MILLIKAN. . . . . 6-0 155 Sr. G. LONNIE SMITH . . . . SANTA MONICA. . . 6-3 175 Sr. G. SCOTT FISHER . . . . MIRA COSTA. . . . 6-3 175 Sr. G. JEFF BUTLER SOUTH HILLS . . . 5-9 150 Sr. THIRD TEAM F. WALTER CAMPBELL. . . BUENA 6-3 175 Sr. F. JERRY PERISHO. . . . CALIFORNIA. . . . 6-5 180 Sr. F. KIM SWAIM SUNNY HILLS . . . 6-5 170 Sr. F. BILL KOLODZIEJCZAK . WEST TORRANCE . . 6-4 215 Sr. C. TIM STARE PALOS VERDES. . . 6-9 225 Sr. C. PAT BOYER, ROLLING HILLS . . 6-6 160 Sr. G. ROBERT HUBBARD . . . BLAIR 6-2 170 Sr. G. ALEX TERRAZAS. . . . PIONEER . . . . . 6-2 160 Sr. G. **THOMAS FERRATO . . . PIUS X 6-0 175 Sr. G. RICHARD PLANTS . . . MILLIKAN 6-3 180 Sr. G. PETE MILLER TROY 6-1 150 Sr. * 1st Team 1969 # 2nd Team 1969 ** 2nd Team "AAA" 1969 PTS. 651 656 596 454 675 418 551 729 399 285 CK 27 26 28 29 28 27 31 30 22 20 AVG. 24.1 25.2 21.3 15-7 24.1 15.5 17.8 24.3 18.1 14.3 373 708 403 541 572 412 355 520 524 319 29 27 26 27 26 27 29 28 27 25 12.9 25.8 15.8 24.1 22.4 15.2 12.6 18.5 19.8 12.3 415 436 494 367 385 378 545 545 468 427 469 24 25 26 22 27 27 22 28 24 29 26 17.2 17.4 19.2 18.2 17.5 17.2 24.8 19.6 19-5 14.7 18.1 ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOARD OF BASKETBALL 1970 ~ Ralph Alexander - L.A. City Schools Phil Pattern - Santa Barbara News-Press Al Ames - Glendale News-Press Mannie Pineda - Arcadia Tribune Claude Anderson - San Bernardino Sun Ken Pivernetz - Long Beach Press-Tel. Hugh Baker - Orange County News Garland Rose - Riverside Press-Ent.. Steve Brand - L.A. Herald-Examiner Joe Smilor - Pomona Progress-Bulletin Tom Coulter - San Pedro News Pilot John Strey - Whittier News Robert Cuomo - The Citizen-News Will Watson -. Pasadena Star News Avrum Dansky - L.A. Times Tyler Welshimer - San Gabriel Valley Trib. Bill Gillis - Antelope Valley Press Eddie West - Santa Ana Register David Lopez - Huntington Park Signal Wayne Wilson - Van Nuys News John Marrs - Ventura Star Free Press Frank Mazzeo - Van Nuys News Mike Waldner - South Bay Daily Breeze Buddy Dyer - Helms Hall (Secretary) Mike Pardridge - Santa Monica Outlook Bill Schroeder - Helms Hall (Chairman) PAST ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOARD OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF YEAR 1938 Stuart Lewis Whittier 1956 Jerry Pimm .Montebello 1939 Bob Howard Poly, L.B. Jim Hanna Poly, L.B. 1940 Ed Gillean .Poly, L.B. 1957 George Van Vliet Whittier 1941 Horace Brightman...Wilson, L.B. Alvin Claiborne .Mt. Carmel 1942 Irving Noren .Pasadena 1958 John Rudometkin Santa Maria 1943 Alan Grimley Glendale 1959 Darrell Sutherland... .Glendale Bob Hobbs. Orange 1960 Thomas Dose. Glendale 1944 Richard Robins Poly, L.B. 1961 Fred Goss Compton 1945 Richard Barnes.....Hoover, S.D. 1962 Douglas Bolcom Arcadia 1946 Hugh Stewart.......South Pasadena 1963 Loy Peterson Anaheim 1947 Houston Faulkner...Anaheim 1964 David Lawyer Oxnard 1948 Bob Johnson Whittier 1965 Lynn Shackelford Burroughs 1949 Wayne Kopren ..Whittier 1966 Chuck Moore Poly, L.B. 1950 Mark Costello El Monte Trent Gaines Poly, L.B. 1951 Ronald Bane Alhambra 1967 Dana Pagett El Segundo 1952 George Selleck Compton 1968 Paul Westphal Aviation 1953 Bill Bond St. Anthony 1969 Larry Hollyfield Compton 1954 Larry Hauser Mt. Carmel 1970 Keith Wilkes Santa Barbara 1955 Fred Crabtree Covina UNITED SAVINGS - HELMS ATHLETIC FOUNDATION RAYMOND LEWIS, VERBUM DEI GUARD, SELECTED TOP C.I.F..."AAA" BASKETBALL PLAYER IN '70 FOR RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH....and after (***DO NOT BREAK RELEASE DATE!!!) R a y m o n d Lewis, classy little guard who led coach Caldwell Black's Verbum Dei Eagles to the "AAA" Division basketball title for 1970, was named Player of the Year in triple "A" play when members of Helms Athletic Foundation's AllSouthern California Board of Athletics met at Helms Hall last week to make their annual all-star team selections. Coach Black calls his star performer "the best guard in the CIF" and Helms Board members certainly agreed with him in naming Lewis for "AAA" MVP honors. A 1st team "AA" selection last year when the Eagles from Verbum Dei won the double "A" top spot over Katella 90-87, Lewis came back strong in 1970 to average 21.3 points per contest over their 28-game season. Only a junior, Lewis was the MVP in the Santa Fe League and wound up on the all-league team with three of his teammates....Bob Walters, Adrian Chivers and Mike Blackshire. Walters and Blackshire were also named to the "AAA" CIF honor teams along with Lewis. The Verbum Dei Eagles literally flew over all opposition in the playoffs. First victim was Beverly Hills (98-82) and then came North Riverside (77-55); Villa Park (113-97), Rancho Alamitos (94-75) and Fermin Lasuen in the finals, 77-69. A remarkably high scoring team during the season; the Eagles set a new CIF Southern Section single-game scoring mark during the regular season against Pater Noster. The score was 134-73 bettering the old high-water mark of 129, which was scored by Compton in a 1968 win over Lynwood, 129-41. This marks the 33rd year that Helms Athletic Foundation has sponsored AllSouthern California Board of Athletics, which annually names all-star teams in the major high school sports. All players named for honors on this year's "AAA" teams will receive special scroll awards. Player of the Year Ray Lewis and his coach Caldwell Black will also receive special medallion and silver tumbler awards at the 33rd annual awards program to be held at Helms Hall on Sat., April 18th at 10:30 a.m. All-star team selections made over the past 33 years are the result of much hard work, time and effort expended by Southern California sports journalists. The Board has served the youth of the Southland loyally since 1937. 1970 - ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA "AAA" DIVISION BASKETBALL TEAMS — 1970 POS. P L A Y E R SCHOOL HGHT WGHT YEAR PTS. G^ AVG. F. ROBERT GROSS . . LASUEN 6-6 190 Jr. 437 28 17-2 F. MIKE LAMBERT . . POMONA 6-4 190 Sr. 812 29 28.2 F. *RICK BALES . . . MORENO VALLEY. . . 6-2 180 Sr. 709 24 29.4 F. JIM ANDERSON . . RANCHO ALAMITOS. . 6-5 190 Sr. 546 26 21.5 C. MARK DEKKER. . . SANTIAGO 6-9 200 Sr. 512 28 18.3 C. GUY HARDING. . . RIGHETTI 6-8 220 Sr. 425 24 15-3 G. **RAYM0ND LEWIS. . VERBUM DEI . . . . 6-0 160 Jr. 594 28 21.3 G. ROBERT WALTERS . VERBUM DEI 6-1 165 Sr. 517 28 18.4 G. RICHARD GROSS. . LASUEN 6-3 190 Sr. 467 28 16.6 G. LANCE ARMSTRONG. RIGHETTI 6-0 170 Sr. 425 24 17-7 SECOND TEAM F. ELTON ROSS . . . KENNEDY, BARSTOW . 6-2 170 Sr. 642 25 25.0 F. BRAD DEAN. . . . LA MIRADA 6-4 175 -?r. 575 25 23.0 F. FRED COKER . . . AVIATION 6-5 175 Jr. 495 30 16.2 F. MARK OLSON . . . VILLA PARK . . . . 6-0 165 Sr. 415 30 13-3 C. BILL BOYD. . . . FOOTHILL 6-7 200 Jr. 657 27 25.0 C. BART LEBON . . . MIRALESTE 6-5 165 Sr. 361 26 13.8 G. JAMES MONTAGUE . AVIATION 5-11 l6l Sr. 462 30 15-6 G. #RICK ABEREGG . . KATELLA 5-10 160 Sr. 688 25 27.5 G. DAVE CUMBERLAND. SANTA MARIA. . . . 6-0 165 Sr. 454 26 17-4 G. JIM TOUGH. . . . BEVERLY HILLS. . . 6-1 170 Sr. 580 24 24.1 THIRD TEAM F. JOHN ZOROTOVICH. LASUEN 6-4 160 Sr. 467 28 16.6 F. TOM POKORSKI . . NORTHVIEW 6-3 170 Jr. 269 29 9.2 F. GENE STEWART . . LA SALLE 6-2 180 Sr. 573 24 23.8 F. JOHN VIBOCH. . . ST. MONICA . . . . 6-4 185 Sr. 560 24 23.3 C. **MIKE BLACKSHIRE. VERBUM DEI . . . . 6-5 210 Sr. 462 28 16.9 C. JERRY MARAS. . . PACIFICA 6-5 189 Jr. 558 24 22.0 G. KEN HAY CHINO 6-2 l?0 Sr. 425 24 17-7 G. PAUL HERNANDEZ . VICTOR VALLEY. . . 6-1 180 Sr. 436 24 18.2 G. TOM JACKSON. . . BASSETT 6-3 176 Sr. 669 26 25-7 G. JACK KELCH . . . SANTIAGO 6-5 185 Sr. 496 28 19-1 * 1st Team 1969 ** 1st "AA" Team 1969 # 2nd "AA" Team 1969 RAY PRICE, TEMPLE CITY, & BRIAN HEUBLEIN, PASADENA POLY, TOP "AA" & "A" PLAYERS IN C.I.F. BASKETBALL FOR 1970 SEASON..... FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH and after *****DO NOT BREAK RELEASE DATE!!!) A pair of record Breakers head all-star basketball teams selected by Helms Athletic Foundation's All-Southern California Board of Athletics at the board's annual round ball meeting at Helms Hall. Temple City's Ray Price set a single-season and career scoring mark at his school, with 835 points in 23 games for a 36.3 point average. He amassed 1,381 points over two years, for a 29.4 average. He also collected a flock of league and singlegame marks. Price shot 60% from the floor & had an 86% mark from the free-throw line. Pasadena Poly's Brian Heublein was a landslide winner of MVP honors among CIF "A" Division all-star team members. Brian set a new GIF single-season mark with a 41.2 average in 23 games. He scored 947 points over the year. Brian was the Prep League's MVP for the second year and, along with the "AA" MVP Ray Price, finds himself on the ALL-CIF first team for the second year in a row. Wilson High of La Puente won the "AA" title and is represented on the allstar team by seniors Tom Bauer and Gary Blahnik, who both sported l7-point averages. Hacienda League co-champs, Wilson knocked over Bloomington, Santa Paula, Palm Springs and Arroyo Grande on the way to the championship. It was 45-41 in the finale for coach Karl Weiglin's Wildcats. Single "A" champion Harvard, coached by Dan McFadden and represented on the honor team by seniors Steve Hoch and Doug Econn, bested Chadwick (85-43), St. Joseph (66-49), Paraclete (74-63), Notre Dame of Riverside (54-41) and Trona (54-52) on the title-winning trail. All players named for all-star team honors will be recipients of Helms scroll awards and Players of the Year Ray Price and Brian Heublein and title-winning coaches Karl Weiglin and Dan McFadden will receive medallion and silver tumbler awards respectively. All-star teams follow: 1970 - ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA "AA" DIVISION BASKETBALL TEAMS - 1970 POS. P L A Y E R S C H O O L HGHT WGHT YEAR PTS. G. AVG. F. *RAY PRICE . . . TEMPLE CITY 6-6 180 Sr. 835 23 36-3 F. DAN LINTNER. . . ARROYO GRANDE 6-3 165 Jr. 479 26 18.4 F. *LARRY BRINGHAM . H A R T 6-4 190 Sr. 412 26 15-8 F. TOM BAUER. . . . WILSON, LA PUENTE . . . 6-6 180 Sr. 504 30 16.8 C. CHARLES WHITING. WALNUT 6-7 185 Sr. 590 29 20.3 C. RICK WALLER. . . YUCAIPA 6-5 170 Sr. 509 24 21.2 G. LARRY HOLLAND. . PALM SPRINGS 5-10 165 Jr. 449 24 18.7 G. DAVE YANEZ . . . FILLMORS 5-10 155 Sr. 388 26 14.9 G. GARY BLAHNIK . . WILSON, LA PUENTE . . . 6-1 165 Sr. 459 27 17-0 G. BILL SERRANO . . WORKMAN 5-9 155 Sr. 520 26 20.0 S E C O N D TEAM F. DAVID FREEMAN. . SANTA YNEZ 6-2 195 Jr354 23 15-4 F. MARK JONES . . . BELL GARDENS 6-2 180 Sr. 572 26 22.0 F. CASEY LASLEY . . NORDHOFF 6-3 175 Sr. 449 22 20.4 F. JIM WATERMAN . . HEMET 6-3 170 Sr. 503 24 20.9 C. RANDY ANDERSON . M0RR0 BAY 6-4 I85 Sr. 358 25 14.3 C. BOB EMETT. . . . LA CANADA 6-8 185 Sr. 444 23 19-7 G. ART HARRIS . . . PALO VERDE, BLYTHE. . . 6-2 165 Sr. 520 27 20.6 G. BILL GALLIS. . . SIERRA VISTA 6-0 160 Sr. 589 22 26.7 G. STEVE O'DELL . . WALNUT 5-10 145 Jr. 345 29 15.0 G. TOM McCOURT. . . SANTA PAULA 6-1 170 Sr. 421 24 17-6 * 1st Team 1969 1970 - ALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA "A" DIVISION BASKETBALL TEAM F. RICK PETERSON. . T R O N A F. *BRIAN HEUBLEIN . POLY, PASADENA F. STEVE HOCH . . . HARVARD F. BOB THOMSON. . . DESERT C. GEORGE KORSON. . NOTRE DAME, RIVERSIDE . C. JIM RUCKS. . . . CUYAMA VALLEY G. RALPH BOBIK. . . RIM OF WORLD G. JOHN MacMEEKEN . G A T E . . . . . . . . G. JIM STRONG . . . BIG BEAR G. DOUGLAS ECONN. . HARVARD . . . . . . . . G. RAY CARTER . . . TRONA G. *RANDY KUMPE. . . AMBASSADOR * 1st Team 1969 * * 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-2 * 185 175 170 170 180 210 170 170 165 165 145 160 - 1970 Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. 435 94? 488 372 546 265 625 542 509 348 262 480 29 23 28 25 28 14 25 22 20 29 29 24 15.0 41.2 17.4 14.8 20.0 18.9 25.0 24.6 28.0 12.0 9-1 20.0 GREG LEE, RESEDA HIGH SCHOOL, NAMED MVP IN L.A. CITY BASKETBALL FOR_SECOND YEAR IN'70 FOR RELEASE: SATURDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 7th and Sunday a.m. DO NOT RELEASE PRIOR TO SAT.. FEB. 7 p.m. Gregory Lee who, under the coaching leadership of his father Marvin Lee, has directed the Reseda Regents to the top of the West-Valley League heap over the past three seasons, was a unanimous selection as Los Angeles City Basketball Flayer of the Year for 1970 as members of the Helms Athletic Foundation's selection Board met to make their annual all-star team selections. Lee, who was recipient of similar honors last year, was a standout performer again in 1970. Greg scored more points than any other player in city league action this past season with 290 points in 10 games. Greg's coach and father was most candid in his evaluation of this year's top prep performer. "Should repeat as Player of the Year in the city," was coach Lee's simple and direct comment. Greg has been a classy performer on the hard court for three seasons, having been a third-team all-city selection as a sophomore when he averaged 20 points per game. Last season he boasted a 27.3 point-per-game average as city Player of the Year. His scoring totals were most impressive this season (29 point avg.), but his assists and rebounding were of equal importance. Greg averaged nine assists and 8 rebounds per contest. Reseda won the West-Valley League title with a perfect 10-0 mark and stormed into the playoffs hoping to nail down its first city roundball title. The crown had escaped the Regents last year as Palisades beat them in the finals. And the West-Valley champs were on their way toward this goal with wins over Fairfax 70-69, and Locke, 86-71. Then came Palisades in the semi-finals and the Regents lost again to the Dolphins, 65-60. Although Reseda pulled down individual honors, contributing the city's MVP, Greg Lee, and another first teamer in Gary Franklin, who was also all-city timber last year, it was the Jordan High Bulldogs that captured team honors. Under coach Bobbie Brown the Bulldogs won 18 straight games in 1969-70...a perfect season. City champions in 1966 under coach John Randolph, this year's team ran, pressed and shot its way through all opposition, averaging over 100 points per contest in league play and then blowing over four tournament opponents in quick order. The Bulldogs, which under coach Brown's two-year regime have an astounding 33-1 record, whipped Monroe (108-69), Taft (80-70), Dorsey (76-52) and Palisades in the finale (64-53)....demonstrated that none of its opponents could cope with Jordan's two-platoon, run and press tactics. Jordan placed three performers on the all-city teams — Preston Scott, John Jones and Phaynes Reeda — on first, second and third respectively. League champions in the eight city loops were as follows: CHAMPION LEAGUE C O A C H RECORD LEAGUE RUNNER-UP JORDAN EASTERN BOBBIE BROWN. .. .10-0 B E L L ( 7-3) L O C K E MARINE BOBBIE POUNDS...10-0 NARBONNE (8-2) LINCOLN NORTHERN ELISEO NINO 9-1 MARSHALL (6-4) BELMONT NORTHERN TOM ARIMA 9-1 MARSHALL (6-4) JEFFERSON SOUTHERN LARRY HANSON 9-1 DORSEY-FREMONT (7-3) CRENSHAW...... WESTERN JIM RYAN 8-2 PALISADES (7-3) G R A N T EAST-VALLEY. .BILL McKEE 10-0 FAIRFAX (8-2) GRANADA HILLS. MID-VALLEY...BARRY BASS 10-0 MONROE (7-3) R E S E D A . . . WEST-VALLEY. .MARVIN LEE 10-0 TAFT (6-4) Thirteen schools are represented on this year's all-city basketball all-star teams. Champion Jordan placed three performers, one on each of the three clubs, while Reseda, which whipped Dorsey 62-56 for third place in city playoff action, had two representatives. Dorsey and Locke also had two players named to the all-star teams, while city runner-up Palisades placed one performer. For the first time in 1970, the Helms selection board named players without thought of position. Since most coaches now employ a rotating form of offense and defense, it was the board's feeling that to assign players positions served little purpose. Pick up all-city teams on following page..... ALL-L.A. CITY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM SELECTIONS FOR 1970 F I R S T YEAR YEAR AVG R E S E D A R E S E D A J O R D A N JEFFERSON D O R S E Y GRANADA HILLS 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-1 1% 175 185 185 185 165 Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. 29.0 2^.2 13.1 23.8 29.1 21.1 L O C K E J O R D A N D O R S E Y C R E N S H A W B E L L HOLLYWOOD 6-4 5-11 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-5 180 165 183 165 155 165 Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. 16.9 1^.5 22.0 19.8 23.8 25.5 T H I R D TEAM RUBEN BALLES. L I N C O L N 6-2 175 DUANE BONNER F R E M O N T 5-7 132 PHAYNES REEDA J O R D A N 6-2 180 AL NELSON CLEVELAND 6-0 170 #DOUG KING PALISADES 5-11 160 ROBERT WHITE L O C K E 6-0 165 * 1st Team '69 ... + 2nd Team '69 ... # 3rd Team '69 Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. 22.8 22.1 10.6 22.8 8.2 13.5 *GREGORY LEE +GARY FRANKLIN PRESTON SCOTT GLENN McDONALD PAUL CALDWELL JOHN GIBSON S E C O N D TEAM FRED ANTWINE JOHN JONES KEN GRAY ALFONSO BRIGHAM PAT KING GEORGE WEIDER S C H O O L HGHT WGHT LOS ANGELES CITY LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR BY HELMS HALL BOARD... P L A Y E R S C H O O L L E A G U E AVG. C O A C H ALFONSO BRIGHAM CRENSHAW WESTERN 19*7? JIM RYAN RUBEN BALLES... LINCOLN NORTHERN 22.8 ELISEO NINO PRESTON SCOTT. . JORDAN EASTERN 13.1 BOBBIE BROWN GLENN McDONALD. JEFFERSON SOUTHERN 23-8 LARRY HANSON PAUL CALDWELL.. DORSEY SOUTHERN 29.1 GEORGE HAMILTON FRED ANTWINE... LOCKE MARINE 16.9 BOBBY POUNDS GREGORY LEE... . RESEDA WEST-VALLEY.... 29.0 MARVIN LEE JOHN GIBSON.... GRANADA HILLS.. MID-VALLEY 21.1 BARRY BASS GEORGE WEIDER.. HOLLYWOOD EAST-VALLEY.... 25.5 BARRY LUNDY All-League Players of the Year, as well as those players named for All-Los Angeles City recognition, will be presented with special Helms scroll awards at the annual basketball awards ceremonies to be held later this spring. Helms medallions will also be presented to those named as Players of the Year. Coach Bobbie Brown will be recipient of the special "Silver Tumbler" award as the top city coach of 1970. In being named top player in L.A. City ranks for the second straight year, Greg Lee became only the third* player since 1938 to score a double. Jefferson's Billy McGill was named Player of the Year in both 1957 and 1958, while Sam Robinson, also of Jeff, was a double winner in 1965 and 1966. LOS ANGELES CITY BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF YEAR...1938-1970 1938 John Mandic Roosevelt 1955 Don Pino .University 1939 DickLindsley Eagle Rock - 1956 Sterling Forbes....Jordan 1940 Dick Frey Banning 1957 Billy McGill Jefferson 1941 Gilbert Turnbull Hamilton 1958 Billy McGill Jefferson 1942 DeringtonGartrell...Banning Willie Thomas Jefferson 1943 Vic Larson ..Washington 1959 Henry Johnson Fremont 1944 Dan Ducich Los Angeles Jack Hirsch. Van Nuys 1945 BobKloppenberg Marshall 1960 JoeCaldwell Fremont 1946 DickMcFarland Manual Arts 1961 Gail Goodrich Polytechnic 1947 Al Linnick Fairfax 1962 Tony Horton University 1948 Dick Saner Venice 1963 Edgar Lacey Jefferson 1949 Chet Noe Washington 1964 Walter Simon Roosevelt Don Eby Washington 1965 Sam Robinson.......Jefferson 1950 James Powell Polytechnic 1966 Sam Robinson Jefferson 1951 J.C. Gipson Jefferson 1967 Curtis Rowe .Fremont 1952 Willie Naulls San Pedro 1968 Ronald Riley Jordan Earl Battey Jordan 1969 Gregory Lee Reseda 1953 James Kaufman Los Angeles 1970 Gregory Lee Reseda 1954 Lee Harmon University MEMBERS OF ALL-LOS ANGELES BOARD OF BASKETBALL SELECTION COMMITTEE FOLLOW: AVRUM DANSKY - Los Angeles Times STEVE BRAND - Los Angles Herald-Examiner WAYNE WILSON - Valley News TOM COULTER - San Pedro News-Pilot DAVID LOPEZ - Hunt. Park Signal MIKE WALDNER - So. Bay Daily Breeze BOB CUOMO - Valley Times-Citizen News MIKE PARDRIDGE - Santa Monica Outlook BUDDY DYER - Helms Hall, Sec'tary JERRY WEINER - City Schools, Adviser BILL SCHROEDER - Helms Hall, Chairman BOB GUERRERO - N.E. Newspapers, Adviser HOLLYWOOD'S GEORGE WEIDER HELMS BOARD PICK AS EAST-VALLEY PLAYER OF YEAR ON HARDWOOD FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, FEB. 3 ... and after "Great" is the adjective Hollywood coach Barry Lundy uses to describe his star — ' 6 - 5 , 165-pound guard and the Helms Board agreed as it named the East-Valley League's leading scorer loop MVP for the 1970 season. There was also support for a couple of other star performers for MVP honors by league coaches, including Verdugo Hills' John Halverson, Floyd Cawthon of Fairfax, and Grant's Carl Kleinman. Welder scored 255 points in ten games for the Sheiks, although his team could do no better than share a tie for third place with North Hollywood and Verdugo Hills at four wins and six losses. Grant won league laurels with a perfect 10-0 record, with Fairfax in the runner-up spot with an 8-2 mark. Sylmar finished in the basement with 0-10. Both Grant and Fairfax were bunped in the playoff's first round. Taft eliminated the Grant Lancers 71-64, while Fairfax was being edged by Reseda 70-69. For the first time in 1970, the Helms Board named its teams without assigning players to definite positions. With the various rotations now being employed by most basketball coaches, the Board felt that trying to fit players into set positions was of doubtful value. The all-league teams follow: * * * F I R S T T E A M . . . .All-East Valley League - 1970 PLAYER *JOHN HALVERSON... ADRIAN TANN FLOYD CAWTHON.... GEORGE WEIDER.... CARL KLEINMAN.... * * * S E C O N D S C H O O L VERDUGO HILLS.... FAIRFAX FAIRFAX HOLLYWOOD GRANT HGHT WGHT 6-5 170 6-3 175 6-2 165 6-5 165 6-7 160 YEAR AVG. Senior 18.3 Soph. 18.0 Senior 17.9 Senior 25.5 Senior 12.4 TEAM PETE FABER NORTH HOLLYWOOD... 6-3 185 LARRY HOROWITZ... GRANT 6-6 185 *DAN SMITH GRANT 6-5 165 CEDRIC BELL HOLLYWOOD 6-5 145 MARK POLAN GRANT 6-4 175 # 2nd Team Selections in 1969 Note: Players not designated by position for Senior Junior Senior Senior Senior 17.0 12.0 13.7 15- 0 10.6 1st time in 1970 LOCKE'S FRED ANTWINE WINS MVP VOTE IN MARINE LEAGUE BASKETBALL FOR '70 SEASON... L o c k e High School's Fred Antwine, the league's third-high scorer, was acclaimed as Player of the Year in Marine League action, as members of the Helms Hall prep selection board met for its annual roundball picks. Working in cooperation with league coaches, the selection of Antwine, who led Locke to a perfect 10-0 season and the loop crown, was unanimous. Narbonne placed second in final league standings (8-2), followed by Carson (6-4), San Pedro (3-7), Banning (2-8) and Gardena (1-9). Locke advanced to the second round in tourney play, while league runner-up Narbonne was knocked off in the opening round by Jeff, 100-78. Locke whipped Lincoln, 62-57, and then went out at the hands of Reseda, 86-71. There were no repeaters on this year's All-Marine contingent. All players named for honors, as has been the case since 1938, will be recipients of scroll awards...with Fred Antwine receiving the Helms medallion award for having been acclaimed MVP in the league. Teams follow: F I R S T T E A M All-Marine League - 1970 P L A Y E R DON GILLENWATER.. FRED ANTWINE ROBERT WHITE RICHARD WATSON... DONELL NEAL * * * S E C O N D S C H O O L SAN PEDRO LOCKE LOCKE NARBONNE NARBONNE TEAM HGHT WGHT 6-1 170 6-4 180 6-0 165 5-6 182 6-0 166 YEAR Senior Senior Senior Junior Senior AVG. 18.5 16.9 13.5 19.8 16.3 BILLY MALLORY.... LOCKE 6-3 170 Junior 15.7 BILL KILGORE.... CARSON 6-1 ?60 Senicr 14.7 KELVAN WILLIAMS.. BANNING 6-2 " 65 Junior 10.2 MIKE BURCH NARBONNE 5-H 155 Senior 11.7 BOB SEWELL CARSON. 6-0 160 Senior 15.5 Note: No repeaters from last year's All-Marine League Teams No designated positions for players for 1st time in '70 CRENSHAW S ALFONSO BRIGHAM PICKED WESTERN LEAGUE'S TOP ROUND BALLER, FOR 1970 SEASON FOR RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4 ... and after Crenshaw High's Alfonso Brigham who, as the league's leading scorer (19.8 avg) led coach Jim Ryan's five to the Western League crown with an 8-2 record, received majority backing from coaches and Helms Board members alike as he was named for MVP honors in the annual Los Angeles City league roundball selections conducted at Helms Hall. With the cooperation of league coaches, these selections have been carried on since 1938 by the Helms Athletic Foundation Board. Crenshaw High edged Palisades for the number one spot in league play by one game...as the Dolphins finished the regular season with a 7-3 record. Venice (6-4), Westchester (3-7), University (3-7) and Hamilton (3-7) finished behind the Crenshaw and Palisades crews in that order. The Western League did well in playoff action as the Dolphins went to the playoff finals beating Belmont (79-67), Jefferson (76-66) and Reseda (65-60)...before going under 64-53 in the title game to the Jordan Bulldogs. Crenshaw dumped Bell in the first round of playoff action, 96-77, but was then edged by Dorsey, 71-69All-league teams have been selected by the Helms Board, with the good cooperation of Los Angeles coaches, since 1938. All players named for honors receive scroll awards at the close of each season. * * * F I R S T T E A M All-Western League - 1970 P L A Y E R S C H O O L HGHT WGHT YEAR AVG. JAY HANSETH PALISADES 6-3 160 Senior 2t).. 2 +ALF0NS0 BRIGHAM.. CRENSHAW 6-1 16$ Senior 19.8 *SCOTT ALEXANDER.. VENICE 6-3 PERRY BROWN CRENSHAW 6-1 *DOUG KING PALISADES...... 5-11 * * * SECOND TEAM SID BROWN .WESTCHESTER.... BRUCE BONYNGE.... UNIVERSITY GREG WHITE. PALISADES LEE YOUNG VENICE MEL ARTERBERRY. .. CRENSHAW * 1st Team Selection in '69 ... 5-9 6-3 6-8 6-5 6-4 + 2nd 17$ 165 160 Senior Senior Senior Ik.6 l6.5 8.2 150 Senior 180 Senior 200 Junior 220 Senior 185 Junior Team in '69 17.8 l$.l 22.7 12.0 15- 5 GLENN McDONALD (JEFF) & PAUL CALDWELL (DORSEY) SHARE SOUTHERN LEAGUE MVP IN 1970 Glenn McDonald of league title-winning Jefferson and Dorsey's Paul Caldwell were named to share MVP honors in the always tough Southern League, as the annual all-star teams were released by Helms Athletic Foundation. Selection of the teams is made by the Helms Board of prep sportswriters in cooperation with the league coaches. Paul Caldwell, who led Dorsey to a runner-up tie with Fremont in league play, wound up with the city's best average (29.1 in 8 games), while Glenn McDonald of Jeff was number two in league scoring behind Paul with 238 points in 10 games. Coach Hanson calls McDonald "the city's best and has played every position for us." Coach George Hamilton of Dorsey refers to Caldwell in glowing terms and also to 6-6, 190pound Ken Gray, whom he calls "the best player in the city." The Southern League representatives did well in city playoff action. Runner-up Dorsey beat Mid-Valley champs Granada Hills (78-76), Western League champs Crenshaw (71-69), but then fell to eventual city title-winners Jordan (76-52). Jefferson, always a title contender, blackjacked Narbonne (IOO-78) in the first round, but was then upset by Palisades (76-66). All-star teams follow: * * * F I R S T T E A M All-Southern League - 1970 P L A Y E R S C H O O L +GLENN McDONALD.. PAUL CALDWELL... KEN GRAY DUANE BONNER.... DARRYL STEEN JEFFERSON DORSEY DORSEY FREMONT JEFFERSON * * * S E C O N D T E A M HGHT WGHT YEAR AVG. 6-6 185 180 190 135 205 Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior 23.8 29.1 22.0 22.1 lij.. 3 6-4 6-6 5-7 6-5 *GREGORY WALKER.. MANUAL ARTS 6-3 1 8 0 Senior 18.0 CALEB HARRIS.... WASHINGTON 5-H 160 Senior 10.0 GREGORY ALLEN. .. FREMONT 5-11 li).5 Senior 16.0 TOM LIPSEY JEFFERSON.. 6-8 210 Junior H)..^ LANDERS HUBBARD. LOS ANGELES 6-3 215 Senior l5-2 x 2nd Team Selection in '69 ... + 2nd Team All-Eastern in '69 GRANADA HILLS' JOHN GIBSON SALUTED AS TOP MID-VALLEY BASKETBALL PERFORMER FOR 1 9 7 0 FOR RELEASE: * THURSDAY, FEB. 5 ... and after J o h n Gibson, coach Barry Bass' star forward and Mid-Valley League scoring champion, was acclaimed as the loop's top player for 1970 by league coaches and Helms Board members alike as annual roundball all-star team selections were made at Helms Hall. Gibson, who averaged over 20 points per game for the Highlanders, is hailed by his coach as "a team player and outstanding in every way...he can go entire game and is extremely coachable." The Highlanders wound up atop the Mid-Valley League ladder with a perfect 10-0 mark, but were edged in the first round of the playoffs, 78-76 by Dorsey. Runner-up Monroe (7-3) did little better, as the Vikings bumped into the Jordan buzz saw, 108-69, in first-round action. The placing of other teams was San Fernando (6-4), Poly & Birmingham (3-7) abd Van Nuys (l-9). Board members making the annual league and all-city selections are Avrum Dansky (LA Times), Wayne Wilson (Valley-News), David Lopez (Huntington Park Signal), Bob Cuomo (Valley Times-Citizen News), Steve Brand (IA Herald-Examiner), Tom Coulter (San Pedro News-Pilot), Dan McLean (South Bay Daily Breeze), and Mike Pardridge (Santa Monica Outlook). Jerry Weiner and Bob Guerrero assist the Board as advisers, * * * F I R S T T E A M All Mid-Valley League - 1970 P L A Y E R S C H O O L HGHT JOHN GIBSON GRANADA HILLS.. 6-1 BRUCE BATTLE SAN FERNANDO... 6-3 PAUL HAUGEN GRANADA HILLS.. 6-3 *DOUGMAYS SAN FERNANDO... 5-10 ROBERT CHRISTENSON MONROE 6-4 * * * S E C O N D T E A M MARK HANSON VAN NUYS 6-4 RUSS ROBINS MONROE 5-11 SCOTT BRODEK GRANADA HILLS.. 6-0 KEN ENGER BIRMINGHAM 6-2 STEWART KOPS P O L Y 6-5 3- 2nd Team Selection in 1969 Note: No designated positions for first WGHT 165 167 ISO l5l 173 YEAR Senior Junior Senior Senior Senior AVG. 21.1 20.3 16.7 16.6 18.6 190 161 160 180 200 Senior 11).. 9 Senior l5.9 Senior 12.6 Senior 1^. 9 Senior 13.7 time in 1970 RUBEN BALLES, LINCOLN HIGH FORWARD, PICKED TOP ROUNDBALL PLAYER IN NORTHERN LOOP IN 70 Lincoln High School's Ruben Balles, winding up league action as top scorer with 228 points and member of the co-championship team along with Belmont, was the league's MVP for 1970 by vote of both coaches and Helms Board members, as annual basketball all-star team selections were made at Helms Hall. Ruben led the Railspitters to a 9-1 season, as the Belmont Sentinels were matching Lincoln's record. Teams finishing behind the co-champs were Marshall (6-4), Franklin and Wilson (3-7), with Eagle Rock at (0-10). Both Northern Loop entrants in the playoffs went out early....Lincoln bowing to Locke, 62-57, and Belmont going under to Palisades, 79-67. Two Lincoln players, MVP Balles and Robert Duran were named to the all-star second team in 1969. No other players repeated from last year's all-stars. League all-stars will receive special scroll awards from the Helms Board, while Ruben Balles will be recipient of the Helms medallion as MVP of the league for 1970. * * * F I R S T T E A M All-Northern League - 1970 P L A Y E R *RUBEN BALLES ROMAN CISNEROS.... RICHARD ALONZO OSCAR MESTA JOHN CARRILLO * * * S E C O N D S C H O O L HGHT WGHT LINCOLN LINCOLN BELMONT BELMONT MARSHALL TEAM 6-2 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-5 170 153 lijD 170 185 Senior 22.8 Junior 11.9 Senior 18.7 Senior 16.8 Senior 18.7 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-11 6-2 160 195 160 150 176 Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior MARCO ROJAS BELMONT KEVIN O'BRIEN MARSHALL *BOB DURAN LINCOLN HECTOR BERUMAN.... LINCOLN CHARLES McBURNEY.. FRANKLIN * 2nd Team Selections in 1969 YEAR AVG. 13.9 20.6 12.9 13.6 16.8 GREGORY LEE, RESEDA GUARD, REPEATS AS TOP WEST-VALLEY BASKETBALL PLAYER FOR'70 SEASON FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, FEB. 6 ... and after Gregory Lee, Reseda Regents star guard, was a unanimous selection as the WestValley League Player of the Year for the second straight year by vote of loop coaches and Helms Hall Board members as the annual all-star team picks were made at Helms Hall. Lee, at 6-4 and 185 pounds, did an outstanding job for his coach and father, Marvin Lee leading Reseda to its third league crown in as many years... although in 1968 they shared the honor with Canoga Park and Taft. Lee scored more points than any other city player this year in league action...290 in 10 games... although he finished second average-wise to Dorsey's Paul Caldwell (233 in 8 games, for a 29.1 avg.). Behind Reseda in league came Taft (6-4), Chatsworth (5-5), Cleveland and Canoga Park (4-6) and EL Camino Real (1-9). Canoga Park was forced to forfeit three games, which knocked them out of second place. In playoff action Reseda got through two engagements — Fairfax (70-69) and Locke (86-71), before losing to Palisades, 65-60. Taft knocked off Grant 71-64, before losing to Jordan, 80-70. All players named for honors will be recipients of Helms scroll awards. Greg Lee, as league Player of the Year, will receive the Helms medallion award. * * * F I R S T T E A M P L A Y E R S C H O O L *GARY FRANKLIN.... RESEDA LARRY DeANGELO... T A F T DON JACKSON CHATSWORTH +GREGORY LEE RESEDA AL NELSON CLEVELAND * * * S E C O N D All West-Valley League - 1970 HGHT WGHT YEAR AVG. 6-5 17$ Senior 24.2 6-3 ISO Senior 12.$ 6-$ 200 Junior 13-$ 6-4 18$ Senior 29.0 6-0 170 Senior 11.4 T E A M DEAN FERREE CANOGA PARK DAN ELVESTER CLEVELAND JEFF BRIGGS CANOGA PARK RICHARD SQUAR.... T A F T LARRY LIVESEY.... RESEDA * 2nd Team in '68 & 1st Team in + 1st Team in both 1968-69 Note: No position designations 6-$ 6-7 $-7 $-9 6-6 '69 200 190 13$ 14$ 18$ Senior Senior Senior Senior Junior 13.3 22.4 13.9 lk.l 8.7 for first time in 1970 JORDAN HIGH'S PRESTON SCOTT WINS ACCLAIM AS " EASTERN LOOP'S BEST IN 1970 BASKETBALL PLAY _ P r e s t o n Scott, leader of coach Bobbie Brown's Eastern League and Los Angeles City champion Jordan Bulldogs.was the Player of the Year choice for 1970 as all-star team selections were made at Helms Hall. Although coaches and Board members alike assessed Jordan High's success in 1970 as one of "just too many horses" it was agreed that 6-foot, 3-inch Preston Scott was the "juice" that made coach Brown's team percolate through 18 straight games without defeat this season. ; Although Scott's average was a modest 13.1 points per contest, no one on coach Brown's 10-man juggernaut set the world on fire point-wise. Six Bulldogs were in .' double figures for the year, however, which points up why Jordan averaged over 100^ points per game. Jordan, followed in league by Bell (7-3), Garfield (5-5), Roosevelt (4-6), Sotuh Gate (3-7) and Huntington Park (1-9), stormed through the city playoffs beating Monroe by 39 points (108-69), Taft by 10 (80-70), Dorsey by 24 (76-52) and Palisades by 11 (64-53). Brown's Bulldogs were never really tested in the playoffs, as Jordan lost interest in the finals after they'd run up a 45-16 lead at halftime. * * * F I R S T T E A M All-Eastern League - 1970 P L A Y E R S C H O O L HGHT WGHT YEAR AVG. PRESTON SCOTT JORDAN 6-3 18$ Senior 13.1 i PHAYNES REEDA JORDAN 6-0 16$ Senior 10.6 : STEVE SWINNEY SOUTH GATE 6-$ 18$ Senior 18.7 JOHN JONES JORDAN $-10 160 Senior 14. $ PAT KING BELL 6-0 l$0 Junior 23.8 * * * SECOND TEAM EDWARD BUCHANAN... JORDAN 6-1 l$0 Senior 13.4 VINCE GUERRERO.... GARFIELD 5-11 14$ Senior 16.2 MARC PINCOCK HUNT. PARK. ...6-1 160 Junior 18.4 BILL HUGHES BELL $-10 16$ Senior 18.3 RICHARD POKORSKI.. B E L L 6-4 17$ Junior 16.6 & No repeaters from last year's All-Eastern Loop team.... Note: No position designations for players for 1st time in '70 '!