Local Basketball Star Recognized as State Divisional Player of Year

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Local resident Andre Henry was named the Cal-Hi Sports Division II player of the year after leading St. Francis to a CIF Southern Regional basketball championship.

The boys’ basketball season came to an end two months ago but St. Francis High School standout Andre Henry is still garnering accolades from his impressive senior campaign.
The La Cañada Flintridge resident, who earned All-CIF Division 2 first-team honors, was recently named the state’s Division II player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports, an online publication that covers high school athletics in California.
“When you have him on your team, it makes your heart rate go down a bit,” Golden Knights head coach Todd Wolfson praised after clinching the CIF State Southern Regional championship with a 53-44 victory over Eastvale Roosevelt on March 17. “I trust him. He’s been here four years and built this thing with us.”
Henry led St. Francis to a historic postseason run that included a CIF Southern Section Division II-A runner-up plaque and a place in the Division II state championship game. The Golden Knights were scheduled to travel to Sacramento and take on Stockton Weston Ranch of the CIF San Joaquin Section but the event was canceled because of COVID-19. Henry understood the decision but could not help but feel “heartbroken” about his senior season.
“We worked so hard and grinded and proved everyone wrong,” Henry said following the announcement from CIF State. “We still felt like we had something to prove. It’s tough to not end the season on your own terms.”
The 6-3 guard, who also made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, still has reason to celebrate after setting new career records at the school with 1,791 points and most victories. Henry will continue his basketball career at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the UC Irvine men’s squad.

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