2021 - 2022 NEW YORK
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CARDINAL HAYES HS
BRONX, NEW YORK
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“Tobe Awaka is a tremendous talent. No other team in the league has a weapon like him. He’s big, strong, physical and great around the basket. He’s effective from the perimeter too. Defensively, he rebounds everything and is a major presence as a rim protector.”
Head Coach head coach at St. Francis Prep
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound senior forward had led the Cardinals to a 24-3 record and a berth in the Catholic High School Athletic Association championship game at the time of his selection. Awaka averaged 19.2 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 assists through 27 games. The CHSAA Most Valuable Player, he was also MVP of the New Jersey vs. New York Catholic Showcase.
Awaka has maintained an A average in the classroom. He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.
Awaka has assisted the homeless and has volunteered locally on behalf of food-donation drives and youth basketball camps.