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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 7-13 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, Feb. 21. 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.

Jamaica Young, Starkville Girls Basketball:

Young scored 13 points in a loss against Tupelo in the Class 6A Region 1 girls basketball tournament championship.

Makai Myles, Starkville Boys Basketball:

Myles led all scorers with 24 points in a 6A Region 1 Tournament championship loss to Tupelo.

Josh Hubbard, Madison-Ridgeland Academy Boys Basketball:

The junior point guard dropped 33 points in a 73-66 win over Jackson Academy.

Macie Phifer, Ingomar Girls Basketball:

Phifer recorded a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) in a 49-31 playoff win over Smithville.

Madilynn Vuncannon, Walnut Girls Basketball:

Vuncannon scored 27 points and 5 rebounds in a 51-58 loss to Pine Grove in the division tournament. The Lady Wildcats ended their season at 13-12.

Kynnedi Davis, Brandon Girls Basketball:

The junior recorded 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals in a 63-24 win over Petal.

Jaylen Edwards, Pontotoc Boys Basketball:

Edwards had 21 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds in a 65-75 district loss to New Albany.

Andie Flatgard, Jackson Prep Girls Basketball:

Flatgard led the Lady Patriots with 28 points in a 58-30 win over the Mid-South All-Stars on senior night.

Dorian Whitley, DeSoto Central Boys Basketball:

The senior led the Jaguars with 24 points in a 69-52 win over Lewisburg. With the win, DeSoto Central secures their spot in the playoffs for the third straight year.

Taelar Felton, Clinton Girls Basketball:

The sophomore guard led Clinton with 20 points in a 71-67 overtime win over Germantown to claim the 6A Region 4 district title.

Karon Hooper, Bruce Boys Basketball:

The senior dropped 31 points and 8 rebounds in a loss against Calhoun City.

Demeriuntia Jackson, Brookhaven Boys Basketball:

The senior had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists in a 55-39 win over Natchez.