An obvious choice for the CBS47 Central Section Dream Team: Washington Union's Tre'Von Willis.
Six years after he graduated, Willis is still the section's all-time leading scorer with 2,843 points. All four years he played for the Panthers, they won valley championships. Willis went on to play collegiately at UNLV.
The section scoring record Willis set used to be owned by another former Panther, DeShawn Stevenson. He was so talented in high school he went right from Washington Union to the NBA. (He was the 23rd overall pick in 2000 by the Utah Jazz.)
Stevenson averaged more than 30 points per game his senior year of high school. In 1999, he won a state championship with the Panthers.
In 2011, he won an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks.
Stevenson spent this season with the New Jersey Nets and was recently traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
Long before Chris Hernandez was first team all-Pac-10, he was leading Clovis West to top-15 national rankings.
The third member of the CBS47 Central Section Dream Team won 134 games in his Golden Eagles' career. Hernandez played for Vance Walberg, creator of the dribble-drive motion offense. He was the Division-I state player of the year as a junior and a nominee for the McDonald's all-America team as a senior.
Hernandez went on to play at Stanford. He recently retired from basketball after a six-year pro career in Spain and Mexico.
You have to go back to the 1970s to find a California Mr. Basketball from the Central Section. Memorial's Cliff Pondexter won the award in 1972. One year earlier, it went to his brother, Roscoe (Pondexter).
He's the one we picked to be on the CBS47 Central Section Dream Team.
Cliff Pondexter was the better pro, playing three seasons for the Chicago Bulls in the mid-1970s. But Roscoe left Memorial as the highest scorer in California igh school history.
That's not the case anymore, but he was a high school all-American. The Panthers went 24-2 his senior year. Cliff Pondexter was a sophomore on that team.
(Keeping it in the family, Roscoe's son - and Cliff's nephew - Quincy Pondexter graduated from Memorial in 2006 as the Division-IV player of the year and first-team all-state. He's in the NBA right now with the Memphis Grizzlies.)
Last, but certainly not least, the final member of the CBS47 Central Section Dream Team is one of only three people enshrined in the NBA Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach: Bill Sharman from Porterville.
As a player, Sharman was a four-time NBA champion with the Celtics in the 1950s and 60s; he was an eight-time all-star.
As a coach in the 1970s, Sharman won an ABA championship with the Utah Stars and an NBA championship with the Lakers.
Sharman got his start at Porterville High where the gym has since been named after him. He graduated in 1944.