Westchester High School basketball player Dane Suttle has been named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year for the Los Angeles City Section.

Suttle, a six-foot-six junior guard, helped lead the Comets (25-7) to their second consecutive City Section Championship this season after a 68-58 victory over Taft High School of Woodland Hills Saturday, March 4th.

Based on his performances this season, including scoring 32 points against top-seeded Fairfax High in the city playoff semifinals, Suttle was selected by a panel of sportswriters for the City Section first team.

Teammate Ahmaad Cook, a senior guard, was also selected for the City Section first team, after he helped lead the Comets to a second-place finish in the Western League and an appearance in the Southern California Division I regional semifinals.

Venice High School senior guard Noah Gottlieb was selected for the City Section second team after he helped lead the Gondoliers (11-11) to a third-place finish in the highly competitive Western League.

Venice lost 77-56 to Palisades High in the second round of the City Section Invitational Division playoffs February 22nd.

Gottlieb, whose highlights this season include a 43-point performance against Westchester, led the league with 39 steals and finished the season with a total of 376 points, including 36 three-pointers, according to the MaxPreps.com Web site.

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