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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (2/5/2024)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 29-Feb. 3 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 Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday, Feb. 12th. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll are 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 who receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.



Thomas Bateman, Bonners Ferry boys basketball: Tallied 38 points in a 82-33 win over TImberlake.

Liam Campbell, Owyhee boys basketball: Logged 24 points and four steals in a 70-44 win over Borah.

Kennasyn Garza, Pocatello girls basketball: Joined the 1,000 career-point club with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 56-18 district tournament rout of Century.

Russell Gibson, Eagle boys basketball: Racked up 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 57-46 win over Middleton.

Avery Howell, Boise girls basketball: Netted 21 of her game-high 28 points in the second half to go with 12 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season in a 58-47 win over Owyhee in the semifinals of the Class 5A District III Tournament.

Payton Knudson, Centennial boys basketball: Tallied 26 points on 6-of-7 shooting from 3-point range in a 73-68 win over Mountain View.

Emmett Palan, Camas County boys basketball: Notched a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 59-56 win over No. 4 Butte County.

Marlee Pieper, Blackfoot girls basketball: Recorded a season-high 32 points in a 72-66 district tournament win over Skyline.

Kylie Schumacher, Prairie girls basketball: Had more rebounds than the opposing team’s point total with a double-double of 24 points and 10 boards in a 76-8 win over Clearwater Valley.

Avery Waddington, Lake City girls basketball: Tied a 16-year school record with 34 points in an 87-29 victory over Post Falls.