PHS alum Jojo Murphy named CCAA Freshman of the Year

Jojo Murphy with his father Michael displaying his awards.

The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) named Piedmont High School alum Jojo Murphy to its First Team All-CCAA and selected him as the conference’s 2022-2023 Freshman of the Year. Murphy helped lead PHS to its first North Coast Section title in 2020, as well as earning co-Most Valuable Player honors in the West Alameda County Conference Foothill League in 2022.
Murphy is the first Wildcat in over 20 years to be named CCAA Freshman of the Year. Chico State’s Will Bonner was named the conference’s outstanding freshman player in 2001–02.
Murphy is Chico State’s leading scorer and ranks seventh among CCAA players with a 15.7 points per game average, while his team-high 52 3-point field goals were the seventh-most in the conference. Murphy scored at least 30 points in five games in 2022–23, highlighted by a 33-point, six 3-pointer outing January 14 against Cal State San Bernardino. He was named the CCAA Player of the Week December 5–11, 2022.
First Team
G — Levi Frankland, Sr., Cal State Monterey Bay
G — Brandon Knapper, Sr., Cal State San Bernardino
G — Greg Milton III, Sr., Cal State San Marcos
G — Jojo Murphy, Fr., Chico State
G — Marlon Ruffin, Sr., Cal Poly Humboldt
G — Dontrell Shuler, Jr., Cal State San Bernardino
F — Eddie Davis, Sr., Cal State San Bernardino
F — Darius Mickens, Sr., Cal State San Bernardino
F — Jaylen Wells, So., Sonoma State
F/C — Grady Lewis, Fr., Cal State East Bay
Second Team
G — Shane Bell, So., Cal State LA
G — Malek Davis, Jr., Cal Poly Humboldt
G — Quinn Decker, So., Cal State San Marcos
G — Jalen Flanagan, Sr., San Francisco State
G — Jayce McCain, So., Cal State San Marcos
G ­— Marlon Short, So., Stanislaus State
G — Alexander Sokol, Sr., Cal State LA
G/F — DJ Guest, So., Cal State Dominguez Hills
F — Joel Mensah, Sr., Cal State San Marcos
F — Eche Okeke, Sr., San Francisco State
F — Robby Robinson, Jr., Cal State San Bernardino
Honorable Mention
Dominic Escobar (Cal State LA), Austin Fadal (Sonoma State), Joshua Hamilton (Chico State), Dimitrios Klonaras (Cal State East Bay), Jailen Nelson (Cal State Monterey Bay), Toby Okwuoki (San Francisco State), Jonah Roth (San Francisco State), Joe Wall (Cal State Monterey Bay), Kelvin Wright Jr. (Chico State), Benno Zecic (Stanislaus State).
Player of the Year: Jaylen Wells, Sonoma State
Defensive Player of the Year: Darius Mickens, Cal State San Bernardino
Newcomer of the Year: Dontrell Shuler, Cal State San Bernardino
Freshman of the Year: Jojo Murphy, Chico State
Coach of the Year: Andy Newman, Cal State San Bernardino

Leave a Reply

The Exedra comments section is an essential part of the site. The goal of our comments policy is to help ensure it is a vibrant yet civil space. To participate, we ask that Exedra commenters please provide a first and last name. Please note that comments expressing congratulations or condolences may be published without full names. (View our full Comments Policy.)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *