For the second year in a row, Archbishop Mitty's Aaron Gordon has been named California's Mr. Basketball by Cal-Hi Sports, the publication announced on its website Monday.

Gordon is the South Bay's first two-time winner of the state's most prestigious high school basketball award and the 10th player to receive the honor in consecutive seasons.

One year after leading Mitty to a Division II state championship, the Arizona-bound Gordon led a new supporting to the inaugural Northern California Open Division championship.

Gordon, the MVP of the McDonald's All-American game last week, came up just short of ending his high school career with three consecutive state titles as Mitty lost to Mater Dei 50-45 in the Open Division final March 23.

Other repeat winners of California's top high school award include Dominguez-Compton's Tyson Chandler (2000-01), St. Joseph-Alameda's Jason Kidd (1991-92), Crenshaw-Los Angeles' John Williams (1983-84), Elk Grove's Bill Cartwright (1974-75) and St. Ignatius' Fred LaCour (1955-56).

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