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Sim ends his career as 08 POY

by: JAIME VALDEZ, SUNSET'S GARRETT SIM

There really wasn't much Garrett Sim didn't accomplish during his amazing basketball career at Sunset High School.

The 6-foot-1 guard was twice named Metro League Player of the Year, twice led his team into the postseason and capped his illustrious tenure by being named Oregon's Class 6A Player of the Year, an award he shared with Oregon City's Brad Tinsley.

Sim led his team with 22.9 points and nine assists per game in 2007-08, helped Sunset end Jesuit's 10-year reign atop the Metro League and lifted the Apollos to their best state tournament finish - third place - in 20 years.

Sim, who had previously committed to California and was released when Bears' coach Ben Braun was fired, made his new college choice official on Tuesday, saying that he would accept a scholarship to play at the University of Oregon.

The rest of the first team included Michael Harthun of South Medford, Paul McCoy of Grant and Mario Gill of Wilson.

Local players honored on the all-state second team were Westview senior post Andy Poling and Southridge senior post Kevin Sullivan.