You voted, you decided…the MaxPreps and JJHuddle boys basketball athlete of the week voting has come to a close for the 2016-2017 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there was a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives awards (bracelets and certificates).
How does it work?
Fans nominated top performances and nominees were also selected from those schools that reported stats on MaxPreps. Weekly finalists were announced on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting was be conducted in a special poll. Voting ceased at noon on Mondays. The winners (two per week) were announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees. Voters were allowed to vote as many times as they wanted. It’s a competition.
Look for baseball and softball athlete of the week awards to start April 10.
* 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.
Week 12 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 13 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Jensen Daulton, Fairfield (Leesburg) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 29 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, in a 76-73 D-IV sectional final win over Sciotoville East.
Week 14 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Chad Neisel, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 20 points to become his program’s all-time leading scorer (1,256 points) in a 59-57 D-III district semifinal win over River.
* Lane Ruby, Southeastern (Chillicothe) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Freshman point guard scored a game-high 10 points as the Panthers rallied to win the program’s first district title since 2003 with a 35-31 win over Oak Hill in D-III. Southeastern, which improved to 9-17, trailed 11-0 after the first quarter. Ruby previously scored a career-high 21 points in a 55-52 district semifinal win over Minford.
* Baylen Stinson, Elida (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had 15 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals as the Bulldogs beat previously unbeaten and AP No. 1 Upper Sandusky 58-53 in a D-II district final.
Week 15 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Torrey Patton, Trotwood-Madison (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior had 19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in an 83-54 D-II regional final win over Dunbar. Had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 61-56 regional semi win over Taft.
* Dustin Harder, Wellington School (Columbus) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Tied a state tournament D-II semifinal record with 21 rebounds (and nine points) in a 68-47 win over Perry. Had 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 43-38 state final loss to Lutheran East.
* Jordan Burge, Lutheran East (Cleveland Heights) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior had team-highs of 16 and 13 points, respectively, in the D-IV state semifinals (beat Delphos St. John’s 50-25) and finals (beat the Wellington School 43-38).