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Athlete of the Week Basketball Long Beach State St. Anthony Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

The562’s Athletes of the Week is sponsored by the Long Beach Century Club.

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to the Long Beach Century Club and Naples Rib Company for their support.


Amaan Zavir, St. Anthony Basketball

Amaan Zavir earned All-Tournament honors in the Silver Division of the Damien Classic last week, leading the Saints to a third-place finish. Zavir is a talented underclassman leading a young Saints team this season.

Ryann Bennett, St. Anthony Basketball

St. Anthony junior Ryann Bennett scored her 1,000 career point last week in St. Anthony’s 79-74 loss against Caruthers High at the Gold Crown Holiday Tournament in San Diego. Bennett is averaging 19.2 points pere game this season.

Sean Oliver, Wilson Basketball

Wilson’s Sean Oliver led the Bruins to a consolation championship at the Tustin Holiday Classic last week. Oliver led Wilson with 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists in the tournament, earning all-tourney honors.


Tori Harris, Long Beach State Basketball

Tori Harris opened up Big West action in a big way as she averaged 21.5 points per game while shooting 62.5 (15-24) from the field. Harris led the Beach to a 2-0 start to conference play with wins over UCSD and UC Riverside.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.