Boys Basketball: JCHS’s Gottlieb honored as one of the top Jewish players in the nation

Jewish Community High School of the Bay guard Ariel Gottlieb was recognized as one of the top Jewish players in the country by Jewish Hoops America. (Photo by Tony Gruen)

By Jeremy Balan

Jewish Community High School of the Bay senior-to-be Ariel Gottlieb was recognized as one of the top Jewish players in the country when he was recently selected as a All-Jewish Hoops American by Jewish Hoops America.

Gottlieb, a 6-foot guard, was selected to the third team and was one of four juniors selected to the top three teams.

“This is a very amazing accomplishment and just reflects on all of Ariel’s hard work in the offseason,” said JCHS head boys basketball coach Tim Kjar. “Having Ariel back, along with eight out of our top nine players back for next season makes it very exciting.”

Gottlieb led the Wolves in scoring last season, with 18.6 points per game, and in steals, with 1.6 per game.

In the 16 games Gottlieb played in, he scored under 10 points only once and scored over 20 in seven games, including a season-high 35 points against Kahillah Jewish High School on Feb. 7.

Gottleib earned a selection to the first team of the All-Private School Athletic League team and was also recognized as one of the top players in San Francisco, with an honorable mention on the SanFranPreps.com All-City Team.

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