Ohio National Guard JJH Player of the Week
JJHuddle is proud to announce that the Ohio National Guard will again sponsor the ONG JJHuddle Player and Team of the Week awards in Football and Basketball during the 2013-2014 school year.
Each week during the football, boys basketball and girls basketball regular seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Ohio National Guard Ohio Team and Player of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award (a banner) from the National Guard.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in the JJHuddle Basketball Forums each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on JJHuddle every Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Friday, after which the winners will be announced.
Luke Kennard, Franklin
Junior guard set a school single-game scoring record (previously held by his uncle) with 51 points in an 83-56 win over Trenton Edgewood. Kennard also scored 45 points in a 71-47 win over Valley View and 33 points in an 85-43 win over Brookville. Through four games, Kennard is averaging 40.75 points per game (he had 34 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a season-opening win over Waynesville). The previous Franklin scoring record of 48 points was set by Todd Kennard in 1982 (against Trenton Edgewood).
Jae’Sean Tate, Pickerington Central
Senior became his school’s all-time leading scorer with 26 points in a 93-72 loss to Huintington (W.V.) Prep. Also had 16 points, 15 rebounds and six assists in win over Reynoldsburg and 27 points in a win over Lancaster.
Dezhontae Bennett, Trotwood-Madison
Senior guard had 23 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a 118-33 win over Sidney. Added 24 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and two steals in a 72-60 win over Springfield. His most impressive two-game tally? Zero turnovers.
Vincent Edwards, Middletown
Senior forward had back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Fairfield and Colerain. Edwards had 22 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks against Fairfield and 27 points, 15 rebounds and three assists against Colerain. Edwards leads the GMC in scoring (21 points) and rebounding (13.3).
Tarik Wright, Walnut Ridge
Hit 8-of-9 3-pointers and scored a career high 26 points in a 65-59 win over Africentric. Was 9-of-10 shooting overall.
David Dennis, Jr., Harvest Prep
Continued torrid start to season by scoring 33 points (hit seven 3s) in a win over Madison Christian, 21 in a win over the Wellington School and 26 in a win over Grove City Christian. This is one the heels of 33- and 28-point performances against Fisher Catholic and Mount Gilead, respectively.
Ryan Badowski, Brunswick
Senior scored 34 points in a 76-75 double-OT win over rival Strongsville. Badowski also had 20 points in a win over Solon and 19 in a win over Woodford (Ky).
Nate Allen, Toledo Bowsher
Scored 35 points in a 100-80 win over Toledo Woodward.
Kyre Alison, Portsmouth
Sophomore scored 46 points in a win over Warren Vincent and an OT loss to Cleveland John Hay. Alison had 22 points at D-II Warren (a state semifinalist last year) and 24 against D-I John Hay, including two at the buzzer to send the game to OT.