Bishop O’Dowd High’s Brandon Ashley and St. Joseph Notre Dame’s Brendan Keane earned high honors today from Cal-Hi Sports. Ashley, a 6-foot-9 junior forward, was named the state’s Division III player of the year and the junior player of the year. Ashley, who won the state sophomore of the year award last year, averaged around 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Dragons in leading them to a second straight trip to the state finals. He was a first-team All-East Bay selection by the Bay Area News Group-East Bay.
Keane was named the Division V player of the year. The 6-foot-10 senior, who will play at Northern Colorado, averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in leading the Pilots to the state championship. He was a second-team All-East Bay selection.