Baskerville said although the All-American award is nice recognition for the school, LoVett should bask in the accomplishment on a personal level as well.
"It's always nice for the school," he said. "But it's nice for the individual to be recognized and to get credit for all that he did. It's great what he did for our program this season, but I want him to be celebrated for all the time and effort that he's put in. He did so many things that made our team great.
"His freshman class was amazing this year. To be able to win something like this and to be recognized among players across the nation is amazing."
LoVett not only enjoyed individual success in his first year with the Pioneers, but he also helped the program thrive and make history in the playoffs.
He averaged 31.7 points a game, which was best in the nation among freshmen according to MaxPreps.com. In addition, he poured in 1,035 points this season — breaking the school record — and put up 35.8 points a game in the playoffs.
What might be the most remarkable aspect of LoVett's game was his consistency as a scorer throughout the season. He never scored fewer than 20 points in all of team's 32 games, tallying 30 or more points 17 times and hitting the 40-point mark six times — twice in the postseason. His season high was a 57-point performance in tournament game against Santa Maria St. Joseph.
He also averaged nearly five rebounds and more than three assists and three steals a contest.
Behind LoVett, Providence (26-6) captured its first Liberty League championship in 12 years.
The Pioneers enjoyed a historic postseason run, advancing past the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Unfortunately for Providence, its first-ever appearance in a CIF championship game ended with a 65-62 overtime loss to league foe Holy Martyrs.
Providence also advanced to state competition for the first time, losing to Mission Prep, 68-62, in the opening round of the Southern California Regionals of the CIF State Division Championships.