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Vote: Who should be SBLive’s National High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week? (2/12/2024)

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 boys 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 Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 5-11. Voting closes on Monday, Feb. 19, 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 Boys Basketball Player of the Week candidates

Aiden Bitran, jr., Shalhevet (California)

Bitran scored 41 points in a 69-63 double-overtime win over Calabasas.

Rysley Borman, sr., Pipestone (Minnesota)

Borman poured in 38 points as Pipestone took down Southwest Minnesota Christian, 85-67. The senior also had eight rebounds and four assists.

Pearson Carmichael, sr., Summit (Oregon)

Carmichael broke his own single-game school record with a 45-point explosion as Summit defeated Caldera, 79-66. The Boise State signee also had 14 rebounds and four assists.

Rakim Chaney, sr., Rockford Auburn (Illinois)

Chaney netted 41 points — a new Rockford Auburn single-game record — in a 77-48 win over Hononegah. The previous record belonged to current Houston Rockets guard Fred VanVleet. Chaney also surpassed the 1,000 career points mark during the game.

Jason Crowe Jr., so., Lynwood (California)

Crowe Jr. had 42 points, 12 steals and seven assists in a 110-64 victory over Yucaipa.

Drew Daoust, jr., Southern Door (Wisconsin)

Daoust netted 35 points — including the 2,000th of his Southern Door career — in a 66-45 win over Algoma.

Decavian Duncan, sr., Winnfield (Louisiana)

Duncan had 37 points as Winnfield routed Jonesboro-Hodge, 76-40.

Alex Dupre, jr., Birmingham (California)

Dupre scored 21 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter as Birmingham stormed back to defeat Grant in overtime, 83-70.

Luke Gray, sr., Oklahoma Christian (Oklahoma)

Gray piled up 35 points and 24 rebounds in a 74-61 victory over Millwood.

Dax Hanzlik, sr., Westside Christian (Oregon)

Hanzlik poured in 50 points — a new Westside Christian single-game record — in an 84-58 win over Horizon Christian. The senior also had 11 rebounds.

Darren Harris, sr., Paul VI (Virginia)

Harris scored a career-high 52 points in a 101-58 victory over St. Mary's Ryken. The four-star Duke signee went 15 of 20 from the floor — making 7 of 11 shots from long range — while also tallying six steals, five assists and three rebounds.

Cooper Lewis, sr., Lehi (Utah)

Lewis was back at it in an 85-64 win over Westlake, putting up 41 points, four rebounds, eight assists and two blocks.

Max McClure, jr., Franklin (North Carolina)

McClure netted 47 points — a new Franklin single-game record — in an 82-60 victory over Smoky Mountain.

Tatum Pierce, sr., Greenwood (Texas)

Pierce poured in 43 points as Greenwood blew by Pecos, 110-43.

Grayson Rigdon, jr., Benjamin (Texas)

Rigdon exploded for a career-high 72 points in a 97-36 win over Northside. The junior standout went 11 of 16 from beyond the arc while also recording eight rebounds, 10 steals and two assists.

Reed Sims Jr., jr., McKinley (Ohio)

Sims Jr. scored a career-best 33 points in an 84-74 victory over Massillon. The junior also had 11 rebounds and four assists.

Luke Smith, jr., Addison Trail (Illinois)

Smith had 36 points and 12 rebounds in a 74-62 win over Willowbrook.

Khamari Taylor, sr., Sierra Vista (Nevada)

Taylor erupted for 41 points as Sierra Vista downed Sky Pointe, 91-49.

Azayah Washington, jr., St. Cloud Apollo (Minnesota)

Washington matched his own St. Could Apollo single-game record with 50 points in a 95-46 win over Pine City. The junior became the school’s all-time leading scorer during the game.

Hayden Yore, sr., Kelso (Washington)

Yore poured in 40 points as Kelso punched its ticket to the state tournament by defeating Timberline, 60-50.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports