USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA California Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Steve Baik, Chino Hills
Baik oversaw a Chino Hills team that was arguably the best in the nation in the 2015-16 season, ripping off a 35-0 record while capturing California’s CIF Open Division title and earning a No. 1 national ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25.
Player of the Year
Lonzo Ball, PG, Chino Hills, 6-6/180, Sr.
Widely regarded as one of the nation’s elite prep players, the UCLA-bound Ball completed a storybook season in 2015-16. California’s Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year produced averages of 23.4 points, 9.3 assists and 9.2 rebounds per game for an undefeated Chino Hills juggernaut (35-0) that captured the CIF Open Division state title and finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in the USA TODAY Super 25. Ball is a McDonald’s All-American, a Jordan Brand Classic honoree and the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.
T.J. Leaf, F, Foothills Christian (El Cajon), 6-10/220, Sr.
Leaf, a McDonald’s All-American and a UCLA signee, averaged 28.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game for Foothills Christian, which earned a berth in the second round of the CIF Open Division state tournament.
De’Anthony Melton, G, Crespi (Encino), 6-4/180, Sr.
The USC-bound Melton was the backbone of a back-to-back Division I state championship team at Crespi, averaging 20 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game as a senior.
Josh Jackson, G, Prolific Prep (Napa), 6-7/195, Sr.
A Michigan native and the nation’s No. 3 rated recruit in the Class of 2016 by ESPN, Jackson averaged 26.9 points, 13.1 rebounds and 6.3 rebounds per game this past season.
Brandon McCoy, C, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego), 7-0/245, Jr.
The nation’s No. 9 ranked recruit in the Class of 2017 by ESPN, McCoy led Cathedral Catholic to the second round of the CIF Open Division state tournament, scoring 23 points with 16 rebounds in the season-ending loss to Bishop Montgomery.
M.J. Cage, C, Mater Dei (Santa Ana), 6-10/220, Sr.
Cody Riley, F, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth), 6-9/240, Jr.
Jordan Schakel, F, Bishop Montgomery (Torrance), 6-5/190, Jr.
Devearl Ramsey, G, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth), 5-11/175, Sr.
Ira Lee, F, Prolific Prep (Napa), 6-8/210, Jr.