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LAROSA'S FEMALE & MALE HIGH SCHOOL MVPs OF THE YEAR
SINCE THE CLASS OF 1987, LAROSA'S HAS BEEN GREATER CINCINNATI'S ONLY ORGANIZATION TO NAME THE YEAR'S TOP HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES. PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING THE TWO LAROSA'S MVPs OF THE YEAR FOR 2021-2022!

Chance Grey

Chance Gray

Winton Woods High School
Basketball

For four years, Chance Gray was one of Greater Cincinnati's elite varsity basketball players, a McDonald's All-American, who scored 2,237 points in her impressive career, which ranks her 21st on the Ohio High School Athletic Association's all-time scoring list.

Following three all-star years at Lakota West, Chance joined the Winton Woods team for her senior season and promptly helped turn the fortunes of the team around, leading the team to a 25-2 record and an ECC championship and district championship, the first such titles in over a decade.

Winton Woods had won only six games the previous year, but won 25 games with Chance leading the team. She led the ECC in scoring, averaging 26.7 points per game and was second in the league in assists with 3.5 per game.

Among numerous other honors, she was named ECC Offensive Player of the Year, District 16 Player of the Year and Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year. She was selected to play for the Ohio squad in the Ohio-Kentucky all-star game; she led her Ohio team to victory, scoring a team-leading 20 points and was named MVP of the game.

Chance Gray has distinguished athletic bloodlines. Chance's father, Carlton Gray, is a LaRosa's Hall of Famer who starred in football at the old Forest Park High School and at UCLA and was a second-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks. Carlton is now the varsity head girls' basketball coach at Winton Woods, where Chance's older sister, Amber Gray, is an assistant coach in the program. Amber, a former high school basketball All-American, is also an inductee into the LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Chance is active in community service while carrying a 4.0 GPA. She also plays for the Sports City U club basketball club team and will play collegiately beginning next season at the University of Oregon.

Says her head coach and father Carlton Grey: "Chance is a tireless worker who is self-driven when it comes to improvement of her game every year. She is a very humble kid that is always focused on doing what the team needs."

CONGRATULATIONS, CHANCE!
MVP of the Week - December 28, 2022




Paul Mcmillan

Paul McMillan IV

Woodward High School
Basketball

When you score more points in your high school basketball career than LeBron James did during his high school career, that's saying something.

But that is exactly what Woodward senior point guard Paul McMillan IV did in a magical moment during this year's Ohio Div. II regional semifinals' basketball tournament. In the game, Woodward beat Roger Bacon and Paul McMillan scored 23 points to move past LeBron James for sixth place on the Ohio High School all-time scoring list.

Paul McMillan IV has been a basketball superstar in this area for quite some time and scored an impressive 2,568 points in his great high school career. He is the all-time leading scorer in Cincinnati Public School history and is now the 6th-ranked all-time leading scorer in Ohio high school history.

McMillan had a good senior season, once again leading the CMAC in scoring, averaging 27.3 points a game, helping his Bulldog team to an undefeated 12-0 record in league play, 23-4 over all. He also averaged 4.6 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game (which was fourth in the CMAC), 2.2 steals per game and his 57.9% field goal percentage was also fourth in the CMAC. The Bulldogs were CMAC champions, district champions and regional runners-up. Big games for Paul included scoring a school-record 41 points vs. Warren Central, 40 points vs. Dohn Prep, 35 points vs. Hughes and 33 points vs. Toledo Scott.

His awards and honors would overflow a trophy case. This past season alone, he was named Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, Ohio Div. II Co-Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio Division II Player of the Year, plus he is a two-time First Team All-Ohio Div. II selection and was a three-time Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference Player of the Year selection. He holds numerous school records, including three-pointers made in a game (8), points in a season (714) and field goals made in a season (243)

A great student (4.0 GPA) who is active in community service, Paul has been heavily recruited by big-time college programs, but has committed to study and play basketball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

His varsity basketball coach Jarelle Redden says of Paul McMillan IV: "Paul's work ethic on and off the court is phenomenal. His passion and dedication are unmatched. He's a winner and a leader by example."

CONGRATULATIONS, PAUL!
MVP of the Week - March 15, 2022


In addition to recognizing the Male and Female MVPs of the Year, LaRosa's has inducted two legendary high school teams into its Hall of Fame -the 2004 Colerain football team and the 1980 Villa Madonna High School girls' volleyball team.

Also, five former sports' greats and a legendary coach were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The newest LaRosa's Sports Hall of Fame individual inductees are

Tara Boothe (Smith), Highlands High School, Class of 2002
Pete Carothers, St. Xavier High School, Class of 2004
Jason Druso, Anderson High School, Class of 1993
Luke Kuechly, St. Xavier High School, Class of 2009
Orlando Scales, Elder High School, Class of 2009
Coach Jerry Doerger, McNicholas/Moeller High Schools, 1966-2009