You vote, you decide...who had Ohio's best individual performance in Week 1? Nominate a player now for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Boys Basketball Player and Team of the Week. Here's how...
JJHuddle is proud to continue a new partnership with the Ohio National Guard that will impact Ohio High School Football and Basketball positively during the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s how…
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 Player and Team of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award from the National Guard at their school. At the end of the year, the weekly winners will be entered into a competition for the Player and Team of the Year.
How it works? A thread soliciting nominations will be posted in the respective JJHuddle Sport Forums on Thursday. Fans will then nominate top performances/players. We will announce the 10 weekly finalists on JJHuddle on Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Thursday, after which the winners will be announced. We will do weekly awards throughout the regular season. Year-end award voting will take place during the postseason.
National Guard JJH Player & Team of the Week
Boys Basketball Week 1
Player of the Week Nominations
*Dakota Mathias, Elida: Junior G opened the season with back-to-back-to-back 40-point games. He scored 41 in a win over Lima Central Catholic, 42 in a loss to Lima Bath and 41 in a win over Spencerville.
*Jaaron Simmons. Alter: Senior PG scored a career-high 38 points in the Knights opening 73-61 win over Miami Valley. Simmons, who’s previous high was 31, needs just two points to reach 1,000 for his career.
*Kersey Long, Westland: Senior G helped Cougars win championship of the Grove City Tournament by scoring 25 points in a win over Brunswick and scoring 25 more in a win over Grove City. Long added 23 in a win over Marysville.
*Ryan Logan, Fredericktown: Senior reached 1,000 career points in a win over Centerburg.
*Nick Deitsch, Olentangy Orange: Senior SG set a school-record with 35 points in a 71-40 win over Hilliard Bradley. Deitsch scored 32 first half points to break the old record (31) in two just quarters.
*Tyler Landis, Millbury Lake: Senior F set the school record for points in a game with 40 in a 118-56 win over Genoa. The old record was 39. Landis shot 17-of-21 from the field.
*Mike Wells, Delaware Hayes: Senior G has been explosive in first three games with outputs of 37, 29 and 32 points in wins over Marysville, Marion-Franklin and Watkins Memorial, respectively.
*Maverick Morgan, Springboro: Senior C opened the season with three straight double-doubles. Illinois recruit had 26 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Shroder, 30 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Beavercreek and 23 points and 12 rebounds in a loss to Wayne.
*Jonathon Wiechman, Caldwell: Junior PG averaged 29 points, eight rebounds, 6.3 assists and 5.3 steals per game through the Redskins first three games. Wiechman had 31 points against Monroe Central, 22 points against Frontier and 34 points against Beallsville.
*Tyler Ptacek, Padua Franciscan: Senior G reached 1,000 career points in a 79-48 win over Valley Forge. Ptacek, who is headed to UNC-Wilmington, ended the game with 12 points and became just the second player in Padua history to surpass 1,000 points.
Team of the Week Nominations
*Akron Manchester: The Panthers snapped Canton Timken’s 68-game PAC-7 winning streak with a 51-50 win in OT.
*Northland: The Vikings opened the season with wins over Toledo Rogers (71-69), Linden-McKinley (94-37) and defending D-I state champion Pickerington Central (58-42).
*Millbury Lake: The Flyers set three school records, including points in a game, in a 118-56 win over Genoa. The old school record of 99 points was set in the 1970s. Additional records set were single-game individual points (Tyler Landis with 40) and assists (Connor Bowen with 12).
*Cleveland Central Catholic: The Ironmen beat Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary for first time ever with a dramatic 69-68 win. Greg Snyder scored 20 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
*Roger Bacon: The Spartans opened the season with wins over Finneytown (70-41), Winton Woods (68-56) and LaSalle (43-41). Against LaSalle and Winton Woods, RB rallied from halftime deficits.
*Berlin Hiland: The two-time defending D-IV state champions are 3-0 despite losing 96-percent of their scoring, 90-percent of their rebounding, 95-percent of their assists and four seniors who went on to play college basketball from last year’s team.
*Girls BKB Week 3 Nominations? Look for the threads in the forums on Thursday.
*Boys BKB Week 2 Award Nominations? Look for the threads in the forums on Thursday.
*NEW National Guard JJHuddle Boys Basketball Power Poll coming Tuesday!
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