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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (2/12/2024)?

Candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week are nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff
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Here are the candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week 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 the following week. If you would like to nominate an athlete in the future, please email


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.

Brooklyn Allvernia, Hancock girls basketball

The William Woods volleyball signee scored a season-high 30 points in a 44-36 win in overtime against Maplewood-Richmond Heights on Feb. 9.

Kobe Anderson, Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball

He moved over the 1,000-point mark and ninth on the school's all-time leading board on Tuesday. On Friday, the junior had 21 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds in a win against Fort Zumwalt East.

Amirah Anthony-Wright, McKinley Classical Leadership girls basketball

She had a pair of big games for the Goldbugs this week. In a loss against Normandy, she had 37 points, 11 steals and nine rebounds on Feb. 7. On Feb. 9, she had a triple-double with 31 points, 12 steals and 12 assists, while also grabbing eight rebounds.

Aydan Blackford, North Nodaway boys basketball

Blackford scored his 1,000th career point in a 61-23 win over Union Star on Feb. 6.

Ethan Brown, Rolla boys basketball

In the first game inside a new gym, the sophomore scored his 1,000th point for the Bulldogs in a win on Tuesday.

Jobe Bryant, Park Hills Central boys basketball

He became the Mineral Area Activities Association all-time leading scorer with 3,258 career points this week.

Olivia Christopher, North Point girls basketball

She drained six 3-pointers in a 45-40 win over Villa Duchesne on Thursday, breaking the school record for most 3s in a game.

Nikos Connaway, Van-Far boys basketball

In a 90-23 victory over Wellsville-Middletown, the senior guard recorded a quadruple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 11 steals and 11 assists. On Thursday, he tallied 30 points in a 70-56 win over Clopton.

Kendall Costoplos, St. James girls basketball

She scored her 1,000th point in a win against Sullivan on Monday — the same night teammate Emily Recker accomplished the same feat.

Caleb Estes, Oak Park boys basketball

In a road game at Battle on Saturday, Estes hit the game-winning shot for the Northmen in a 73-71 victory.

Easton Evans, Greenville boys basketball

The senior guard had 25 points to help the Bears beat Neelyville, 70-63, I the Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament finals on Friday.

Eli Fauss, Clayton boys basketball

The 6-foot-7 junior scored 23 points against Fox on Feb. 6 and then scored 31 against Seckman on Feb. 9.

Cooper Francis, Salisbury boys basketball

The 6-4 senior had 19 points while adding nine rebounds and five assists in a 59-43 win over Schuyler County on Friday.

Sydney Halderman, Eldon girls basketball

She became the first player in school history with 1,500 points and at least 500 assists, 500 rebounds and 300 steals after scoring 27 points in a win against Boonville on Feb. 5.

Devon Harrison, Liberty boys wrestling

Harrison picked up career win No. 100 in a dual against Mid-Buchanan on Feb. 7, 

Chloe Jones, Willow Springs girls basketball

The sophomore scored 42 points as the Lady Bears beat Marshfield, 74-51, on Monday.

Allyssa Joyner, West Plains girls basketball

She surpassed the 1,500-point mark in her career in a 57-53 win over Waynesville on Monday with 23 points. Joyner later had 28 in a conference win against Springfield Parkview on Feb. 8 and 31 in a win against Springfield Central on Feb. 9.

Joey Lagemann, Marion County boys basketball

He scored his 1,000th career point in the first round of the Brashear Tournament on Monday.

Jordan Martin, Jefferson City boys basketball

The Arkansas baseball recruit became the Jays' all-time basketball leading scorer with 1,440 points — passing a mark held by Derrick Johnson since 1991. It happened during a 71-48 win over Blair Oaks on Friday when he had 26 points.

Lynus Mitchell, North County Christian boys basketball

The junior had 25 points in a 64-61 win over Maryville Christian on Feb. 8 and the next day dropped 35 in a win over St. Louis Medicine and Biosciences.

Derek Quinlin, Maryville boys basketball

The Morningside University signee became the 12th Spoofhound to reach the 1,000-point plateau in a 65-35 win over Cameron on Feb. 6. He added 27 later in the week in an 80-42 win over Mid-Buchanan.

Emily Recker, St. James girls basketball

She tallied her 1,000th career point in a game against Sullivan on Monday, the same night teammate Kendall Costoplos did.

Derek Rockett, Higbee boys basketball

He was named the CLAA Tournament MVP for the third year in a row on Saturday. He scored 44 points in an 82-67 win over Hale in the semifinals.

Dasia Scott, Principia girls basketball

The freshman standout nearly outscored Visitation Academy on Feb. 9, scoring points 34 in a 55-38 win. She also recorded a double-double with 20 rebounds.

Darric Smith, Parkway North boys basketball

The Vikings got 43 points in a pair of games this week from the senior, including 28 against University City on Feb. 9.

Delanie Smith, Mid-Buchanan girls wrestling

At the Class 1 District 4 meet in Kearney, Smith won the 115-pound bracket and the junior is now 39-1 on the season.

Allie Turner, John Burroughs girls basketball

The Gonzaga signee surpassed the 1,500-point mark in her career during a 55-11 win over Sumner on Feb. 7.

Summer Yancy, Lee’s Summit North girls basketball

In a 56-47 win over rival Lee’s Summit on Feb. 8, she recorded her 13th double-double of the season, setting a new school record. Earlier this month, she broke the school record for blocked shots.

Ryder Williams, Versailles boys basketball

The senior dropped 63 points in a 99-73 win over Warsaw on Feb. 6, breaking the previous school record of 56 held by Bill Laurie since 1969.

Amare Witham, Glendale boys basketball

The Falcons posted an 83-79 win over Lebanon in an Ozark Conference game on Tuesday and the sophomore surpassed 1,000 career points.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS: Versailles' Ryder Williams (Jan. 22-28), Lee’s Summit West's Logan Bishop (Jan. 15-21), Liberty North's Kennedy Herrig (Jan. 8-14), Smithville's Noellie Parrott (Jan. 1-7), Blue Springs' Jayla Cornelius (Dec. 25-31), Laquey's Alexis Shelton (Dec. 11-17), Pembroke Hill's Holly Woods (Dec. 4-10), Raytown South's Jayla McClinton (Nov. 27-Dec. 3), Kearney's Casey Rooney (Nov. 20-26), Hillsboro's Payton Brown (Nov. 13-19), Logan-Rogersville's Stewart McDonald (Nov. 6-12), Marquette's Robert Williams (Oct. 30-Nov. 5), St. Pius X's Justin Lehn (Oct. 23-29), Portageville's Jamarion Smith (Oct. 16-22), Lutheran North's James Bryant (Oct. 9-Oct. 15), Incarnate Word Academy's Sammi Bergjans (Oct. 2-Oct. 8), St. Joseph’s Academy's Paige Jackson (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), Oakville's Nina Cillo (Sept. 18-24), Grain Valley's Ty Williams (Sept. 11-17), Oakville's Amelia Wiesler (Sept. 4-10), Christian Brothers' Cole McKey (August 28-Sept. 3), St. Pius X's Elena Ruble (August 21-27).

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