Damien’s Jeremy Hemsley selected for All-Star game

Damien senior Jeremy Hemsley (left), who led the Spartans to the Division III state championship, has been selected to play in the BallisLife All-American game on May 2 at Long Beach City College.

The event starts at 5 p.m. and will also include a dunk contest which will begin at 3:15 p.m.

The game will also feature seven local Southern California products along with nine Pac-12 recruits.

Hemsley, who has signed with San Diego State, will be joined by a bunch of other top-notch players.

Other participants include USC recruits Benny Boatwright (Village Christian) and Chimezie Metu (Lawndale), Arizona-bound Chance Comanche (Beverly Hills), Oregon St.-bound Stevie Thompson Jr. (Bishop Montgomery) and Oregon-bound Tyler Dorsey (Maranatha).



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Baseline League honors: Boys basketball

Justin and league MVP Jeremy Hemsley talk about state title and playing on the same team.

MVP: Jeremy Hemsley, Sr., Damien

First team
Francisco Alvarez, Sr., Los Osos
Lonzo Ball, Jr., Chino Hills
LiAngelo Ball, Soph., Chino Hills
Kameron Edwards, Sr., Etiwanda
Malik Fitts, Sr., Damien
Tamer Jabsheh, Sr, Rancho Cucamonga
Delewis Johnson, Sr., Etiwanda
Bryce Peters, Jr., Damien
Micah Robinson, Sr., Damien
Braxton Shaw, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Isaiah White, Jr., Upland

Second team
Bryce Ayers, Sr., Los Osos
Garrett Carter, Jr., Eitwanda
Julian Ducree, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Blake Fisher, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Solomon Hunt, Jr., Upland
Jordan Naughton, Sr., Etiwanda
Jared Nyivih, Sr., Chino Hills
Miles Oliver, Soph., Etiwanda
Andy Torices, Sr., Damien

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Chino Hills Lonzo Ball, Damien’s Jeremy Hemsley honored

Junior Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills and senior Jeremy Hemsley of Damien have led their respective teams to state tournament championship games. So not surprisingly they have earned special recognition.

Both are among the seven recipients named winners of the John R. Wooden Award for their division. Ball was the honoree in Division 1 while Hemsley is the honoree in Division 3.

They are in select company. Here is the list of those honored:

* Open – Lindsey Drew, Los Angeles Fairfax
* Division I – Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills
* Division II – Chimezie Metu, Lawndale
* Division III – Jeremy Hemsley, Damien
* Division IV – Stephen Thompson Jr., Bishop Montgomery
* Division V – Cody Riley, Sierra Canyon
* Division VI – Roderick Williams, Price

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Jeremy Hemsley breaks Damien’s career scoring record

Senior Jeremy Hemsley of Damien High School tossed in 19 points in the Spartans’ 70-27 Baseline League win over Upland on Friday.

That showing gave the San Diego State commit the school’s career scoring record. He now has 1,767 points which boosted him past Victor Leslie who had held the mark for two decades.

Spartans coach Matt Dunn said since the game was on the road there was no stoppage of play to recognize the moment. The coach added that the 6-foot-4 guard would be honored at an upcoming game.

Hemsley sat out much of the second half with the game in hand.

The Spartans (13-2, 1-0) play at Etiwanda on Tuesday.





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Damien’s Jeremy Hemsley commits to San Diego State

Count Damien High School junior basketball standout Jeremy Hemsley as one of those wanting to get the distraction of a college decision out of the way early.

The 6-foot-3 guard has made a verbal commitment to San Diego State, announcing that via Twitter early Thursday.

He averaged 22 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Spartans, Sierra League runners-up to Chino Hills. He stepped up when it mattered most with a season high of 37 points against both Mayfair and Temecula Great Oak, teams that made extended playoff runs. He also had 33 points against Chino Hills.

“I want to be able to focus on my senior season,” Hemsley said. “That’s a place I’ll be able to play my game and I think I’ll fit in well there.”

Hemsley has not officially visited the school but plans to do so soon. He has been to games at the school and had lengthy talks with the coaching staff.
The only official visit he made was to University of Washington. Colorado and Arizona State were among the others he was considering.

Hemsley was Co-Player of the Year in the Sierra League along with Chino Hills sophomore Lonzo Ball. He was also a first-team All-CIF and first-team All-Inland Valley selection.

The Aztecs are coming off a 31-5 season under coach Steve Fisher, Their season ended with a 70-64 loss to Arizona in the Sweet 16.

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