Monday, April 22, 2013
Dillon Fitzmorris, a 6-foot-1 guard from Point Loma High School (PLHS), contributed three points, three rebounds, and one steal in helping the South defeat the North by a score of 109-101 in the San Diego Section’s men’s senior all-star basketball game played at Horizon Christian High School on Friday evening, April 12.
“It was exciting to have the opportunity to play in an event of this magnitude,” said Fitzmorris. “It was also a little nerve-wracking at first. But for the most part, it was a lot of fun.”
After entering the contest with 10:51 remaining in the first half, Fitzmorris immediately made his impact felt by grabbing a clutch rebound off of the backboard and leading the South squad on a fast break for an easy basket going the other way.
“Playing with the best players in the county was a huge privilege and an honor for me to be a part of,” said Fitzmorris.
Fitzmorris averaged 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.5 points per game this past season for a Pointers ballclub that concluded their campaign with an overall record of 18-8.
PLHS went undefeated in Central League play with a perfect 12-0 mark behind fifth-year head coach Chris Brisco, before bowing out in the first round of the C.I.F. Division II Playoffs by a score of 65-40 to the visiting Westview High Wolverines.
Fitzmorris also tickled the twine for 30 points in ballgames against the El Cajon Valley Braves and Clairemont Chieftans earlier in the year.
“I’m not really sure yet about all of the schools that are currently recruiting me as of right now,” said Fitzmorris. “It’s probably mostly going to be just the little universities here and there as well as the local junior colleges. So, I’m not really sure where I’m going to end up at yet.”
Rob Stone is a life-long resident of the Clairemont Mesa/Kearny Mesa area.