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 cast 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 Mr. Basketball 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).
San Jose Giants
Devin Harris hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Jeff Arnold hit a three-run shot in the seventh to power the San Jose Giants to an 8-2 victory over the host Stockton Ports in a California League game.
Ryan Cavan had two hits, including a double, for the Giants (4-1), who sent the Ports to their first loss of the season after four wins. Jorge Bucardo (2-0) earned the win with 21/3 innings of scoreless relief. Starter Chris Marlowe pitched 42/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits. He walked five and struck out four.
The second game of the three-game series is at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday in Stockton.
San Jose State's Michelle Cox has been named the Western Athletic Conference's hitter of the week for April 1-7. This is the first such honor for Cox, a sophomore outfielder from Sydney, Australia. She led the Spartans to a 3-1 record last week, when she hit .615 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and three stolen bases.
Women's college tennis
For the fourth time this season, San Jose State's Klaudia Boczova is the WAC women's tennis player of the week.
In matches for the week ending Sunday, the sophomore from Bratislava, Slovakia, posted a 3-0 combined singles and doubles record. For the season, Boczova is ranked No. 44 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings in singles with an 11-3 record. In doubles, she has a 9-3 win-loss record.
Wire services contributed to this report.