Chino Hills’ Lonzo Ball gets third national player of year award

Chino Hills High School’s Lonzo Ball, left, drives up the court as Bishop Montgomery High School’s Ethan Thompson defends during a CIF Open Division State Regional Final at Walter Pyramid on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Long Beach, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

The awards continue to roll in for senior guard Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills.

Ball, who propelled the Huskies to a 35-0 record and No. 1 national ranking, added a third national player of the year award to his resume, being named by USA Today.

Earlier this month the UCLA-signee was named recipient of the Naismith and Wooten awards. He has also been named Gatorade state player of the year.

Ball averaged 23 points, 9.4 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 4.7 steals and 1.9 blocks per game. He had 16 triple-doubles on the season, nearly averaging a triple-double.

In addition, Huskies coach Steve Baik has been named USA Today Coach of the Year, his second national coach of the year accolade.


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