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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Texas High School Athlete of the Week? (1/29/2024)

We gathered the week's top performers across every sport. Now, we want to hear from you.
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Who was the top high school athlete in Texas last week?

Throughout the year, SBLive takes a look at the top high school athletes across the Lone Star State each week, gathering the top performers and putting the best of the best up for reader vote.

Congratulations to DeSoto guard Mylasia Smith, for winning SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week poll for Jan. 15-20. Her late 3-pointer helped the Eagles beat Duncanville, and readers came out and cast more than 30,000 votes in her favor.

Here are SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan 22-27. Now, we want to hear from you. Scroll down to read about this week's nominees and cast your vote in the poll below. Voting closes Sunday, Feb. 4 at 11:59 p.m. central time.


JaCorie Bradley, Tatum boys basketball

The junior led the Eagles in scoring with 29 points in a 56-50 triumph over Jefferson in District 16-3A play on Tuesday.

Edson Brooks, Cypress Ridge boys soccer

The freshman tallied a hat trick in a 5-1 win over Houston Northbrook on Jan. 23.

Johan Camacho, El Paso Bowie boys basketball

The sophomore scored a season-high 32 points — 12 more than his previous best — while adding 16 rebounds for a double-double in a 75-37 win over El Paso Austin on Jan. 23. In a 75-37 win over El Paso Irvin on Jan. 26, he had 32 points as well.

Jacob Campbell, Howe boys basketball

In a 51-44 win over Pottsboro on Thursday, the senior dropped in 34 points for the Bulldogs and surpassed the 1,500-point mark in his career.

Chidi Chiakwelu, Richmond George Ranch boys basketball

The 6-foot-7 senior posted a triple-double on Jan. 23 in a 64-53 win over Fort Bend Bush. He had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 blocks in the victory for the Longhorns.

Luke Courtney, Waco University boys basketball

The junior tallied a game-high 26 points as the Trojans rolled in a 96-61 win over Lake Belton on Tuesday.

Chloe Del Real, El Paso Eastlake girls soccer

The sophomore had a hat tricking a 9-1 win over El Paso Socorro on Tuesday.

JJ Echols, Frisco Memorial girls basketball

The senior guard hit the 1,000-point mark for the Lady Warriors in a 66-36 win over Frisco Heritage on Friday.

Kayden Edwards, Duncanville boys basketball

In a 74-57 win over Mansfield Lake Ridge on Jan. 23, he dropped in 35 points and had a career-high 8 rebounds for the Panthers.

Jacy Abii, Frisco Liberty girls basketball

The junior tallied a game-high 28 points for the defending 5A champions in a 54-17 victory over Frisco Emerson on Tuesday, hiking the district mark to 10-0.

David Fuentes, Midland Legacy boys swimming

He won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, while being part of two winning relays at the District 2-6A championship in Midland on Jan. 25.

Christian Gibson, Katy Mayde Creek boys basketball

The sophomore tallied a career-high 40 points on Friday as the Rams battled but lost 75-73 to Katy Taylor. He had 25 points in a loss to Katy Seven Lakes on Wednesday.

Journee Hampton, Colleyville Heritage girls basketball

The sophomore dropped in 34 points to help the Lady Panthers upset No. 5-ranked Argyle, 45-39, on Jan. 23.

Emma Heaton, Canyon Randall girls wrestling

Competing at the Rocky Welton Tournament in Garden City, Kansas on Saturday, she went 4-0 and took first place in the 155-pound bracket.

MacKenzie Hickman, Canyon West Plains girls soccer

In a 5-0 win over Dumas on Friday night, Hickman provided a pair of goals for the Lady Wolves.

Monta Hilliard, Waco La Vega boys basketball

The junior had scored double figures in 14 straight games, including 23 points in a win against Salado on Jan. 23. He added eight rebounds and 3 steals for the Pirates.

Martez James, The Woodlands College Park boys basketball

The senior posted his third straight double-double and had double-doubles in 7 of his past 8 games for the Cavaliers. He tallied 17 points and 14 rebounds in a 70-53 win over Willis on Jan. 23.

Noah Mallory, Wylie boys basketball

The junior guard/forward eclipsed the 1,000-point mark during a 72-54 win against Rowlett on Tuesday. He finished with 26 points in the victory.

Shaniyah Nash, Denton girls basketball

The point guard had a game-high 31 points as the Lady Broncos picked up a 49-44 win over Birdville on Tuesday.

Noemi Ortega-Armendariz, El Paso Del Valle girls swimming

She picked up two first-place medals at the 2-5A District meet on Jan. 24.

Taj Petteway, Galveston Ball boys basketball

The junior tallied a game-high 25 points to help the Tornadoes pick up a 69-62 win over Friendswood in a road game on Tuesday in District 18-5A play.

Nathan Scott, La Grange boys basketball

The 6-foot-3 senior had a game-high 38 points to help the Leopards pick up a 64-46 win over Taylor on Jan. 23.

Braden Swanson, Canyon boys wrestling

He picked up a pair of pins — against Amarillo Palo Duro and Pampa — on Jan. 23 and picked up his 100th career win.

Katie Tietjen, Hurst L.D. Bell girls basketball

She nearly outscored Fort Worth Chisholm Trail by herself on Tuesday with 23 points in a 54-26 win.

Aiden Trevino, Floydada boys basketball

In an 82-62 win over Locnkey, the senior had 16 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career on Friday. He added 13 earlier in the week in a 76-62 win over New Deal.

J’Koby Williams, Beckville boys basketball

The Bearcats improved to 7-0 in District 23-2A play with a 72-59 win over Timpson on Thursday. The Texas Tech football signee had 25 points for Beckville.

-- Cody Thorn | @sblivetx