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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 21-27 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, Mar. 7. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


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.

Ansley Allen, Puckett Softball: The MGCCC commit recorded seven strikeouts and was 3-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBIs against Pelahatchie.

Harley Garner, Walnut Softball: The junior went 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a triple and a two run inside the park home run in a 12-4 victory over Thrasher.

Terrell Dixon, Brandon Boys Basketball: Dixon finished with 14 points to lead the Bulldogs and threw down a monstrous dunk as time expired in the Bulldog's 60-50 6A quarterfinal round win against Northwest Rankin. 

Kimani Hamilton, Clinton Boys Basketball: Hamilton scored 20 points to lead Clinton past Southaven 58-56 in the quarterfinal round of the 6A playoffs.

Jaylen McNair, Florence Boys Basketball: McNair scored 17 points and hit a short jump shot with 17 seconds remaining in the game to lead Florence over Hattiesburg, 44-41, in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Kylie Williamson, Choctaw Central Girls Basketball: Williamson had a game-high 17 points as the Lady Warriors book another trip to the Coliseum with a 69-48 win over South Pontotoc.

Andie Flatgard, Jackson Prep Girls Basketball: Flatgard scored 14 points im a 38-38 win over Central Hinds. With the victory, Jackson Prep advances to the MAIS overall tournament semifinals against Bowling Green.

Landon Jeffries, Olive Branch Boys Basketball: Jeffries led Olive Branch with 21 points in a 77-73 win over Tupelo-advancing to the 6A state semifinals.

Hannah Seago, Biggersville Girls Basketball: Seago recorded 17 points in Biggersville's 58-40 quarterfinal round win against Ingomar.

Jalen Smith, McEvans Boys Basketball: Smith dropped 31 points in a 61-63 1A quarterfinal round loss to Bay Springs.

Harrison Alexander, Madison Ridgeland Academy Boys Basketball: The junior forward recorded a game-high 27 points and joined the 1,000th career point club in a 78-56 win over Greenville St. Joe in the MAIS overall quarterfinals.

Ella Kate Taylor, West Union Girls Basketball: Led West Union with 18 points in a 67-61 1A quarterfinal round win against Blue Mountain.