Ware-Berry had to step up when reigning All-Area Player of the Year Marcus LoVett Jr. was sidelined for a period and then departed from the team.
"He was our best defensive players a year ago, but this season he was forced to be our leading scorer after Marcus went out," Providence Coach Ernest Baskerville said of Ware-Berry. "And he just worked hard to do that. He never complained and he was willing to do whatever we needed of him."
The Pioneers (9-18) placed third in the Liberty League Tournament and qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs as an at-large team.
The Guards had four selections, as junior Malcolm Regisford, sophomore Abid Oses and senior Jalen Henry were named to the All-Santa Fe League first team and senior Wil Morales was a second-team selection.
Bell-Jeff (17-12) was runner-up in the Santa Cruz League and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs.
In the Pacific League, Burroughs senior Lawrence White was the lone first-team selection among the locals. Lawrence averaged 18.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, three assists and two blocks a game.
"Lawrence led us in all the major categories and it's very rare to have a high school player do that on a team," Burroughs Coach Adam Hochberg said. "He really led us and he showed what can happen when you put in a lot of hard work and you're dedicated to improving as a player."
Burbank senior Richard Elmoyan was a second-team honoree, while senior teammate Sarkis Karaian landed a spot on honorable mention, as did Indians senior Kalen Verhoeven.
Burroughs (15-11, 5-9 in league) placed sixth in the Pacific League and qualified for the playoffs.
Burbank (16-13) finished fourth in the Pacific League and won a game in the postseason.
Young athletes get chance to shine in annual meet: Some of the finest youth track and field athletes from the area will be in action next month in the Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track Meet.
The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 13 at Burbank High.