P2P NCS Boys Basketball Honors
Moreau Catholic combo guard/forward Kyree Walker is the NCS Freshman of the Year.

NCS Freshman of the Year

Walker was hands down not just the best freshman in the section, but in all of Northern California, and ranks as one of the best players in his class throughout the nation. Even better for Moreau Catholic is that Walker has the skills to play nearly anywhere on the court as a 6-foot-6 combo guard/forward.

Walker averaged over 21 points this season for the Mariners, helping lead them to a CIF state title game in his first season of high school basketball. But it’s not his scoring ability which impresses coach Frank Knight the most.

“He’s the best passer I have seen in this area since Jason (Kidd),” Knight remarked. “He makes amazing passes, just sees the floor so well. He’s a point guard who can play anywhere because of his size and leaping ability. And his mentality is that of a pass-first player, always looking for the open teammate, not so concerned with getting his own points.”

But when asked to score, Walker could certainly deliver. That included a pair of 29-point performances in a NCS semifinal win over Bishop O’Dowd and a CIF NorCal semifinal win over Cardinal Newman. He scored in double figures in every game but two, blowout wins over American and Mission San Jose where he led the team in assists each game, choosing to become a distributor.

Other players considered for this award: Dublin’s Robby Beasley and Saint Mary’s Jason Roche.

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 NCS basketball.