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Vote: Who should be SBLive’s National High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week? (1/22/2024)

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

Each week during the 2023-24 high school girls basketball season, SBLive Sports will gather the best 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 Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 15-21. Voting closes on Sunday, Jan. 28, 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 Girls Basketball Player of the Week candidates

Rose Azmoudeh, sr., Half Hollow Hills East (New York)

Azmoudeh scored 50 points — a new Half Hollow Hills East singe-game school record — in a 73-47 win over Newfield.

Amari Baldwin, jr., Albemarle (North Carolina)

Baldwin netted 40 points in a 75-38 victory over Mount Pleasant.

Kiaya Bond, sr., Rockwell (Utah)

Bond put up 40 points as Rockwell took down Freedom Prep Academy, 83-8.

Shelby Bowman, sr., Biggsville West Central (Illinois)

Bowman tallied 48 points, eight rebounds, four assists and six steals in a 62-48 win over Wethersfield. Later in the week, she had 44 more points as Biggsville West Central squeaked by Annawan, 69-65.

Bailey Breen, jr., Oceanside (Maine)

Breen had 37 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in an 83-31 win over Belfast.

Kayla Buehler, sr., Eastwood (Ohio)

Buehler scored 34 points in a 61-13 victory over Rossford. The senior collected her 1,000th career point during the game.

Saniya Burks, sr., Rice (Texas)

Burks, a Texas State signee, tallied 43 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 55-39 win over Mildred.

Hannah Gibbons, sr., Southern Missouri RUSH (Missouri)

Gibbons had 37 points, seven rebounds, five assists and six steals in a 68-46 victory over Exeter.

Kate Harpring, so., Marist (Georgia)

Harpring erupted for 45 points — a new Marist single-game school record — as Marist blew by Lakeside, 64-28.

Lexi Hecht, so., Wamego (Kansas)

Hecht came up one assist shy of a triple-double in a 58-23 victory over Tongy. The sophomore finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and five steals.

Kayleigh Heckel, sr., Long Island Lutheran (New York)

Heckel, a five-star USC signee, recorded a triple-double in an 82-62 win over Etiwanda (California), putting up 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Bella Hines, jr., Eldorado (New Mexico)

Hines, a four-star junior, had 40 points and 11 rebounds as Eldorado blew by Highland, 79-49.

Lauren Jacobs, jr., Heathwood Hall Episcopal (South Carolina)

Jacobs had 37 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 52-43 victory over Hammond.

Mary Kay Kent, sr., St. Johns Country Day (Florida)

Kent nearly finished with a triple-double in a 90-19 win over Duval Charter, tallying 46 points, 16 steals and eight assists.

Grace Knutson, sr., Cedar Falls (Iowa)

Knutson, a Drake signee, led the way with 29 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists in a 57-30 win over Iowa City.

Peyton Maneri, sr., Auburn (New York)

Maneri surpassed the 1,000 career points mark en route to a 35-point outing as Auburn defeated Jamesville-DeWitt, 46-40.

Ella Negron, sr., Patriot (Virginia)

Negron scored 31 points in a 59-54 victory over Osbourn.

Jerzy Robinson, so., Sierra Canyon (California)

Robinson, the No. 1 sophomore recruit in the country, had 31 points in a 79-43 win over Marlborough.

Aneisha Scott, jr., DeLaSalle (Minnesota)

Scott tallied 28 points, six assists, four steals and three rebounds in an 80-69 win over Mahtomedi.

Kaleena Smith, fr., Ontario Christian (California)

Smith had 45 points and 10 assists in a 98-69 victory over Buena Park.

Raney Staub, sr., Fort Cherry (Pennsylvania)

Staub netted 30 points as Fort Cherry downed McGuffey, 71-38.

Iyanna Wade, jr., Clairton (Pennsylvania)

Wade exploded for a career-high 56 points — the most for any WPIAL boy or girl this season — in a 73-55 win over Winchester Thurston.

Averie Zinn, so., Genesee (Michigan)

Zinn nearly had a triple-double — including an eye-popping 16 steals — in a 58-37 victory over Beecher. The sophomore also tallied 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports