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Vote: Who should be SBLive's National High School Athlete of the Week? (12/11/2023)

Read up on the top performers across the country last week and pick the best of the best

Each week during the 2023-24 sports season, SBLive Sports will gather the best high school performances across the country with the help of fans, readers and staff.

Now, it’s your turn to choose a standout among the pack, the best of the best.

Here are the nominees for SBLive’s National High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 4-10. Voting closes on Monday, Dec. 18, at 11:59 (Pacific Time).

Want to nominate an athlete? Please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveSports.

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 National High School Athlete of the Week candidates

Ace Bailey, sr., McEachern (Georgia) boys basketball

Bailey, a five-star Rutgers signee, dominated with 41 points and 26 rebounds as McEachern downed Pebblebrook, 84-64.

Cedrick Bailey, sr., Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) football

Bailey completed 17 of 23 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-0 shutout of Clearwater Central Catholic in the Class 1M State final. The NC State commit also caught a TD.

Daniel Beale, sr., Catholic-Baton Rouge (Louisiana) football

Beale threw for 360 yards and four touchdowns as Catholic-Baton Rouge took down Acadiana for the Division I select state championship, 55-31. The Louisiana commit also ran for a score.

Aaliyah Chavez, jr., Monterey (Texas) girls basketball

Chavez, a five-star junior, had 37 points and nine rebounds in a 66-53 win over Utah’s Ridgeline.

Zyree Collins, jr., St Mary’s (Missouri) boys basketball

Collins netted a career-high 44 points in a 73-69 victory over John Burroughs. The junior guard shot 16 for 24 from the field.

Jazzy Davidson, jr., Clackamas (Oregon) girls basketball

Davidson scored a career-high 38 points as Clackamas defeated South Medford in a rematch of last year’s Class 6A final, 67-48. Davidson is also a five-star junior.

Dylan Douangphrachanh, sr., Benson (Oregon) boys basketball

Douangphrachanh had 52 points — a new Benson record — and 18 rebounds in an 88-83 loss to Nelson.

Caden Durham, sr., Duncanville (Texas) football

Durham, a four-star LSU commit, rushed for 225 yards and five touchdowns in a 52-10 victory over North Crowley.

Isaiah Evans, sr., North Mecklenburg (North Carolina) boys basketball

Evans, a five-star Duke signee, drained 10 3-pointers and finished with 36 points in a 94-57 win over Holy Innocents Episcopal.

Qa’lil Goode, so., Aliquippa (Pennsylvania) football

Goode intercepted three passes — including an 85-yard pick-six — as Aliquippa routed Dallas in the Class 4A state championship game, 60-14.

Amiah Hargrove, sr., Christopher (Illinois) girls basketball

Hargrove had 38 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 60-31 victory over Cobden.

Trevor Harris, jr., Crown Point (New York) boys basketball

Harris eclipsed the 1,000 points mark for his career with a 50-point effort in a 74-24 win over Lake Placid.

Will Henderson, sr., Gilmer (Texas) football

Henderson only needed 18 carries to rush for 271 yards and four touchdowns in a 79-42 victory over Glen Rose.

Gabby Jackson, sr., Woodbridge (Virginia) girls basketball

Jackson netted 35 points as Woodbridge defeated Battlefield, 66-55.

Nyemah King, jr., Lakewood (California) girls basketball

King had 37 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals as Lakewood trounced Fountain Valley, 64-40.

Kyle McDermott, sr., Shelby (Montana) boys basketball

McDermott poured in 36 points in a 75-39 victory over St. Ignatius.

Mia McGregor, fr., Mio-Au Sable (Michigan) girls basketball

In her varsity debut, McGregor put up 47 points, nine steals and five assists in a 66-23 win over Au Gres.

Mazi Mosley, jr., St. Francis (California) boys basketball

Mosley, a four-star junior, netted 44 points as St. Francis routed Maranatha, 69-41.

Ryan Peters, sr., Salem (Michigan) boys basketball

Peters had 40 points, five rebounds, four assists and eight steals in an 84-64 victory over Airport.

Gerardo Ruiz, so., Strathmore (California) football

Starting at running in place of injured star Jacob Poole, Ruiz ran for 225 yards and five touchdowns as Strathmore blew past Bell Gardens, 42-7, for the 7-A state championship.

Ryan Williams, jr., Saraland (Alabama) football

Williams, a five-star Alabama commit, caught 11 passes for 232 yards and scored four total touchdowns — two receiving, one rushing, one kick return — as Saraland suffered a 31-28 loss to Chalkville in the Class 6A championship game.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports