MaxPreps & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly Awards
You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance this past week?
MaxPreps and JJHuddle are proud to announce that they will sponsor an athlete of the week in girls basketball during the 2016-2017 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each weekly winner will receive awards: a bracelet and certificates.
How does it work?
Fans will nominate top performances (send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org) and nominees will also be selected from those schools that report stats on MaxPreps. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special poll. Voting will cease at noon on Monday. The winners (two per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees. The TOP THREE vote-getters will win the awards this week. This is the largest pool of nominees we’ve had.
Vote as many times as you want. It’s a competition. Vote Now!
Last week over 181,000 votes were cast!
Week 12 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Ethan Linder, Crestview (Convoy)
Scored a school record 52 points in an 80-62 D-III sectional championship win over Parkway. The old school record of 48 points had stood since 1975.
* Lucas Thompson and Colin Woodside, Fairfield Union (Lancaster)
Junior duo turned in big performances in the Falcons 61-44 D-II district semifinal win over Chillicothe. Thompson had a career-high 30 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, while Woodside had 20 points to surpass 1,000 for his career.
* Zack Hosack, Mt. Gilead
Scored 26 points, including his team’s final 12, and hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to help lift the visiting Indians to a 70-68 win over Marion Pleasant in a D-III sectional opener.
* Nick Muszynski, St. Charles (Columbus)
Had 30 points and 14 rebounds in a 69-43 D-I sectional opening win over Teays Valley.
* Aaron Gehlken and Michael Fisher, Bishop Rosecrans (Zanesville)
Gehlken scored 43 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer and Fisher added 32 to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 114-62 D-IV sectional tournament win over Bellaire St. John Central. In a 78-40 sectional final win over Conotton Valley, Gehlken had 28 points and Fisher added 20.
* Nathan Lessing, Fairlawn (Sidney) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 28 points en route to becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer (1,671) in a game against Houston. Is just 161 points shy of the Shelby County record held by Fort Loramie’s Tom Brandewie (Ohio State).
Week 3/4 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 5 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Anthony Masterlasco, Liberty-Benton (Findlay) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Broke former Ohio state great Aaron Craft’s school record for points in a game with 46 in a 63-58 OT win over Van Buren. Surpassed 1,000 career points during the game as well and grabbed 12 rebounds. Craft’s previous record of 44 points was set in 2010. Masterlasco hit 14-of-16 free throws and scored 30 points in the paint.
* Nazihar Bohannon, Lorain (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
After becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer in the first game of the season, became the program’s first player to surpass 1,000-career points against Elyria in the Sandusky Holiday Classic. In two games at the Holiday Classic, which the Titans won, Bohannon had 50 points, 22 rebounds, eight assists and eight steals.
Week 6 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Tristan Bartoe, Vinton County (McArthur) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior guard scored 24 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 77-54 win over Logan. Also had six assists and three steals.
* Kyle Nunn, Findlay (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 31 points in a 65-51 win over previously unbeaten Ottawa-Glandorf. Earlier in week scored 21 points, including the game-winning basket with one second left, in a 54-52 victory over Toledo Central Catholic.
Week 7 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Derek Jay, Memorial (St. Marys) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 21 points to make him the program’s all-time leading scorer in a 55-50 win over Upper Scioto Valley. Ended game with 1,195 career points, which is one more than former record holder Mark Ashman and five more than Damon Goodwin. Both Ashman and Goodwin played for the University of Dayton.
Week 8 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Branden Lilley, Fairborn (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Tied a school record with nine 3s in a 75-48 win over Piqua. Finished with 36 points. Next time out scored 22 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 72-56 win over Greenville.
Week 9 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Braden Tucker, Streetsboro (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had a triple-double (13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) in a 63-46 win over Norton. Also had 36 points, nine rebounds and five assists in an 89-84 loss to Coventry.
Week 10 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 11 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Dominic Laravie, Archbishop Alter (Kettering) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 29 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 68-49 win over arch rival Chaminade Julienne that secured an outright GCL North title. Laravie also passed his father Greg on Alter’s all-time scoring list during the game.