P2P CCS Girls Basketball Honors
Sacred Heart Cathedral forward IImar'i Thomas is the CCS Senior of the Year. (Prep2Prep Staff)

CCS Senior of the Year

Thomas averaged 25 points, over 13 rebounds, and over two blocks per game, wrapping up a stellar prep career. She earned the CCS Player of the Year for Prep2Prep last season, and improved upon her scoring, rebounding, and blocking averages by about a digit apiece. But more importantly, she led a junior-heavy Fightin’ Irish squad through a brutally tough schedule, helped secure a second place finish in the WCAL, and led the way in a pair of postseason victories. She had a double-double in nearly every contest, including 28 points and 12 boards versus Mitty, and 31 and 17 opposite St. Mary’s-Stockton.

At the start of this season, she had already punched a ticket to the University of Cincinnati. A force down low, Thomas cleaned up the glass on both ends of the floor and was effective at drawing fouls. She also could lead a fast break and dish out of the post. On top of her skillset, Thomas gladly took the reins of leadership on the court, providing direction and inspiration for a roster heavily stocked with role players.

Thomas received the WCAL MVP and was named Girls’ Basketball Metro Player of the Year by the SF Chronicle. What’s all the more remarkable is that she’s only 16 years old.

“I know it’s my role to be a leader,” Thomas told the SF Examiner in December. “Everyone on the team takes constructive criticism really well. We’re family here.”

Other players considered for this award: Madeline Holland, Archbishop Mitty

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS basketball.