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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Florida High School Athlete of the Week (12/18/2023)?

Vote now to select SBLive Sports Florida High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 11-Dec. 16

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Florida High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 11-Dec. 16 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Saturday, December 23rd at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced in next week's poll.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

SBLive Sports Athlete of the Week winner

Congratulations to last week's winner: Braden Williams, Football, Bradford 

Here are this week's nominations:

Sevastian Rosado, Boys Basketball, Frostproof: The diminutive combo guard plays anything but small on the court. Rosado went off in a 74-54 win over Lake Placid, scoring 41 points on 16-of-19 shooting, including 4-of-6 from downtown. 

Isaiah Campbell-Finch, Boys Basketball, Tampa Catholic: Needing to leave it all out on the court, the junior point guard made it happen for the Crusaders. In a 75-69 victory over Berkeley Prep, Campbell-Finch scored 42 points on 15-of-26 shooting. 

Deylen Platt, Boys Basketball, Venice: Platt, a future USF commitment in football, is getting in the groove of things with basketball. From contributing to a defensive backfield to now to a backcourt on the hardwood, Platt is showing his versatility. The senior forward scored a game-high 24 points to lead Venice to a 62-60 win over Lemon Bay. 

Julius Miles, Boys Basketball, Freeport: Miles is another player that's gone gridiron-to-hardwood and performing at a high level. The Bulldogs are off and running behind the play of Miles and crew. The sophomore forward scored a game-high 27 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out four assists. 

Henry Robinson Jr, Boys Basketball, Matanzas: Not many first-year players have come onto the scene like Robinson Jr. The 6-foot-7 freshman has impressed people early on this season. Robinson Jr. scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 64-60 win over St. Augustine. 

Hendrix Loughridge, Boys Basketball, Seven Rivers Christian: The 6-foot-8 center/forward had one of the best games of the season in the Warriors' 73-60 win over First Academy. Loughridge filled up the stats sheet, scoring 31 points, grabbed 22 rebounds and blocked three shots. 

T.J. Drain, Boys Basketball, Windermere: Drain was draining buckets in a record setting night. The junior had quite the performance, putting together a single-game scoring record of 35 points, grabbing 14 rebounds in a thrilling 66-61 win against Olympia. 

Vanessa Vancott, Girls Basketball, Mater Lakes Academy: You wouldn't know it based on her play, but Vancott has impressed as a freshman. She's playing at a high level and did once again in last week's 70-40 win over Majory Stoneman Douglas. The guard scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the victory. 

Beckham Hockley, Girls Basketball, Sickles: The Gryphons' point guard led the way in a 77-24 romp over Carrollwood Day. Hockley scored 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting and also had three steals. 

Ashlyn Young, Girls Basketball, P.K. Yonge: The sophomore guard has come onto the scene this season playing some really good basketball. Young scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out four assists and snatched three steals in the Blue Wave's 56-38 win over The Rock. 

Jakai Peterson, Girls Basketball, Sarasota Booker: When it came to the girls hoops circuit last week, Peterson stood out among the rest. The senior guard scored 31 points on 15-of-22 shooting, four steals and three boards in a 77-23 win over Fort Myers. 

Anna Kimball, Girls Basketball, Niceville: The 6-foot-2 power forward was not to be denied in the Eagles' 64-47 victory over Choctawhatchee. Kimball led the way with a team-high 20 points, pulling down nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks. 

Kiara Williams, Girls Basketball, Palm Bay: Williams has taken over a lot of leadership responsibilities this season and she made she Palm Bay came away with a win in the team's highly anticipated matchup with Plantation American Heritage. The senior had a double-double, scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. 

Derrick Bennett, Boys Soccer, Marianna: The senior forward had another strong outing for the Bulldogs, with Bennett scoring three goals and an assists in a 4-2 win over Hamilton County.  

Ava Kanaar, Girls Soccer, Springstead: Can any defense on the North Suncoast stop the senior forward? Kanaar looked unstoppable in a 7-0 win over Hernando, with the attacker scoring five goals. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivefl