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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 17-23 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, Jan. 31. 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.

Jernae Ringgold, Callaway Girls Basketball: The freshman point guard scored 19 points, 5 steals, and 2 assists in a 58-62 district game loss against Forest Hill.

Makynlie Jones, Vardaman Girls Basketball: The senior dropped a triple-double (19 points, 15 rebounds, 11 blocks) in a 61-44 win over Hamilton.

Carter Mullins, Florence Boys Basketball: Mullins scored 32 points and had several rebounds, steals and assists in a 76-66 win over Brookhaven.

Kendarius Smith, Murrah Boys Soccer: Smith scored five goals over a two-game win span against Jim Hill and Wingfield. The sophomore has 33 goals on the season, and is currently ranked No. 2 overall in the state for goals scored in the regular season.

Jahanna Wilson, Callaway Girls Basketball: The freshman recorded 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals in a 58-62 district game loss against Forest Hill.

Justin Adams-Johnson, Hazlehurst Boys Basketball: Scored 20 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 2 steals in a 67-52 District 7 3A win over Port Gibson to help the Indians remain undefeated versus 3A competition. 

Akala Jacobs, Madison Central Girls Soccer: Jacobs recorded 2 goals in a 4-2 win over Madison.

KK Morris, Northwest Rankin Girls Soccer: Scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Clinton.

Terron McIntyre, Madison Central Boys Soccer: Scored two goals and an assist in a 5-0 win over Clinton.

Elise Jackson, Purvis Girls Basketball: Posted a season-high 23 points in a 51-26 Region 7-4A win over Lawrence County.

Jermarcus Riley-Davis, Canton Boys Basketball: Led the Tigers with 23 points to knock off Holmes County Central, 65-58, and clinch the top seed in 3-5A.

Jabarie Robinson, Raymond Boys Basketball: Finished with 29 points to lead the Rangers past Lanier, 79-69, in a key Region 6-4A contest.

Miriam Prince, Leake Academy Girls Basketball: Averaged 22 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block in 3 district wins this past week.

Josh Hubbard, Madison-Ridgeland Academy Boys Basketball: Led MRA with 32 points in a 73-45 win over Jackson Academy.