Chino Hills High School senior point guard Lonzo Ball has been named 2016 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year.
Ball, a UCLA signee who is ranked No. 1 overall among point guards in the ESPN 100, recently led the Huskies to their first Southern Section Open Division crown after a 105-83 thrashing of Sierra Canyon Chino Hills (31-0) is the top ranked team in the USA Today Super 25.
“Words cannot express how honored I am to be chosen as the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games Player of the Year,” said Ball, who scored 20 points, snagged 17 rebounds and dished out 10 assists in the win over Sierra Canyon. “This honor is shared by so many people in my life. I have great coaches, I’ve played with great teammates, I have a family that believes in me, and I have fun playing basketball every day. There have been so many basketball successes along the way, but this one is definitely one of my greatest achievements.”
Ball will be honored during the McDonald’s All-American Game on March 29 in Chicago.