Mike McGlashan's eyes were drawn to the Player of the Year category when he got the All-CIF Southern Section team results his junior year, even though he was named to the division's first-team.
"I remember looking at the MVP and thinking about how cool it would be to win it," McGlashan said.
He doesn't have to wonder anymore. McGlashan saw both his name, along with that of teammate Matt Faber, listed as Division III-AA co-Players of the Year.
Teammate Dario CiVon was honored on the division's second-team.
McGlashan and Faber were the two main reasons why the La Cañada High boys' basketball team enjoyed an incredible run through the playoffs this season. The Spartans (30-4, 10-0 in Rio Hondo League) clawed their way to the CIF State Division III Southern California Regional finals, winning their first CIF Southern Section Division III-AA title in 19 years along the way.
As co-players of the year, McGlashan and Faber beat out nationally ranked NCAA-prospects, including Price's Askia Booker and La Verne Lutheran's Grant Jerrett.