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Pocatello boys basketball Drey Contreras voted WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Thunder guard for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 26-March 2!

Congratulations to Pocatello's Drey Contreras for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athletes of the Week for Feb. 26-March 2!

With Boise State signee Julian Bowie (hip) out for a key stretch in the Class 4A championship game, it was Contreras who picked up the scoring slack. The senior scored a team-high 22 points - 20 coming in the first three quarters - as Pocatello won its first state title since 2000 by shocking defending state champion Hillcrest, 73-67.

Contreras collected 58.9% of the overall vote.

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Feb. 26-March 2:


 Julian Bowie, Pocatello boys basketball: Logged a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, including 16 points in the fourth quarter after suffering a hip injury, in a 73-67 win over Hillcrest in the Class 4A state championship game.

Isaac Davis, Hillcrest boys basketball: Put up a double-double average of 23.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as the Knights just fell short of a three-peat in the Class 4A state tournament.

Kaiden Hastings, Teton boys basketball: Recorded a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers in a stunning 66-59 state semifinal upset over No. 1 Snake River.

Tyson Hughes, Ambrose boys basketball: Came up one rebound short of a double-double with a game-high 19 points and 9 rebounds in the Archers’ 46-43 win over Cole Valley Christian in the Class 2A state final.

Alex Ko, Timberline boys basketball: Drained a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining in overtime to finish with a team-high 19 points to send the Timberwolves to their first state championship game in 24 years in a 60-58 semifinal win over Coeur d’Alene.

Jackson Rasmussen, Owyhee boys basketball: Averaged 18.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game to lead the Storm to their second Class 5A state championship over the last three seasons.

Tristen Smith, Camas County boys basketball: Notched a game-high 18 points to lead the Mushes in a 56-42 win over Kendrick in the Class 1A DII state title game for the first championship in 50 years.

Asher Williams, Bonners Ferry boys basketball: Racked up a 26-point per game average at the Class 3A state tournament to lead the Badgers to their first-ever championship.

Kase Wynott, Lapwai boys basketball: Finished just three points short of tying the classification single-game scoring record with 46 points to go with nine rebounds in a 67-54 win over Lakeside for the third Class 1A Division I state championship over the past four seasons.