OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Sacred Heart Prep seniors Nico Robinson and Cameron Van have made their marks in track and field while becoming the best in their respective events in SHP history. The standout efforts of both seniors on the track and in the classroom have been rewarded with respective opportunities to compete at the next level after graduation this May. Robinson will be attending Dartmouth University next fall, where the Big Green hopes to leverage his sprint/jump skills as a top-tier decathlete. Van, meanwhile, will attend Claremont-McKenna College, where he'll participate in the high jump and triple jump for the Stags . . . Stanford men's basketball coach Johnny Dawkins knew he had a good player in Marcus Allen, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Centennial High in Las Vegas.That was confirmed recently when Allen was named the Nevada's Gatorade Player of the Year for boys' basketball. Allen averaged a state-best 28.2 points per game and was the best player on the floor every night. He's the nation's No. 136 overall recruiting prospect by Rivals.com, also recording 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. With Allen and twin brother, Malcolm, leading the way, Centennial had the best season in school history while advancing to the state championship game. While Centennial lost to Bishop Gorman, the season was still considered a success. Malcolm Allen averaged 22.7 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds.
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