Joshua Wilson-Murry Named All-State


First local player to earn All-State since 1997

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Last week in Ventura, the California Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the 2019 CCCAA All-State Team, which included 2019 Western State Conference Player of the Year Joshua Wilson-Murry (Paso Robles) Wilson-Murry is the Cougars’ 14th All-State player since the CCCAA went to one division in 1983. In all 12 players from the Southern California Region and another dozen from the Northern California Region were accorded first team honors, while three others earned honorable mention status. Wilson-Murry is the first Cuesta player from a SLO County high school to earn All-State since Brian Dignan (SLO) led the program to its only CCCAA State Tournament appearance in 1997.

Wilson-Murry was accorded all-WSC Honorable Mention last season as a freshman, but after leading Cuesta to the Western State Conference title this season he was voted the 2019 Western State Conference Player of the Year and earned a spot on the 2019 CCCAA All-State team. Wilson-Murry was also the 11th Cuesta player to earn conference player of the year honors in the program’s 54-year history, but the first player from a local high school to win the award since the Cougars joined the Western State Conference in 1983.  An enthusiastically intense player, Wilson-Murry was one of the Cougars’ captains and a driving force in the program’s success the past two seasons. Wilson-Murry led 2019 team with 16.8 points and tied for the team lead with 7.4 rebounds per game. On offense, Wilson-Murry was as comfortable driving to the basket as he was testing his seemingly unlimited range. He enjoyed a team-high 95 three-pointers on the year, including 13 in the final week of the season as the Cougars took down fellow playoff teams Allan Hancock and Ventura to clinch the WSC Crown. His career three-point percentage of 37.6 percentage ranks fifth all-time at Cuesta and Wilson-Murry’s 861 career points place him 13th all-time in program history. On defense, he was second on the team with 68 steals and third on the team with 14 blocked shots. His 103 career steals represent the fifth highest total by a Cougar.

The Cougars won the 2019 Western State Conference Championship but were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round by Citrus. A dozen of the Cougars’ 30 games this season were played against eventual playoff teams and they posted an 6-6 record in those games.

              

            Cuesta All State Players (Since joining DI in 1983)

1985    Sean Chambers- 23.3 PPG

1995    Charles Thomas- 15.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.2 APG

1997    Brian Dignan- 8.5 PPG, 2,7 RPG, 5.0 APG

1998* Jaron Singletary- 20.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.6 APG

1999    Jaron Singletary- 16.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.5 APG

2007    Jimmy Allen- 16.8 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 0.9 APG

2009* Tom Schumacher- 18.5 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.8 APG

2009* Joe Ayarza- 16.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.5 APG

2010* Roger Guardia- 15.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.2 APG

2012* Malte Kramer- 16.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.6 APG

2012* Calen Coleman- 16.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.8 APG

2014* Oscar Pedroso- 17.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.1 APG

2015* Rafael Casanova- 17.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.2 APG

2019* Joshua Wilson-Murry- 16.8 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.8 APG

*Indicates first team


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