The Southern League’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player award stays in the family.
Ripon Christian point guard Dan Vos was voted MVP one year after his older brother Logan earned the same honor. Ron Vander Molen is Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season after guiding the Knights (23-6) to back-to-back 14-0 seasons. They face University of San Francisco in the first round of the CIF Northern California playoffs today.
Dan Vos is the centerpiece of RC’s balanced offense. He averages 10.1 points per game, but his true value is in his abilities as both facilitator and on-ball defender. Vos leads all area players with 234 assists (8.1 per game) to go with 83 steals (2.9 per game). He is also second on the team in 3-point fields made (27) and 3-point percentage (32).
Senior forward Jared Goslinga and junior guard Jon Vander Molen were selected to the all-SL first team.
Goslinga was the league’s most proficient low-post scorer with range out to the perimeter, averaging 15.7 points along with 7.1 rebounds. Vander Molen checks in with 12 points per game and is 57 for 157 on 3-pointers.
Seniors Jordan Goslinga and Josh Van Groningen earned honorable mention.