There are buzzer-beaters and then there are BUZZER-BEATERS. Max Martz of Upper Arlington is the son of one of the greatest high school basketball players of all-time, Mike Martz.
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...who had Ohio's best individual performance this past week?
MaxPreps and JJHuddle are proud to announce that they will sponsor an athlete of the week in boys basketball during the 2016-2017 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab a weekly winner. Each winner will receive awards (bracelets and certificates).How does it work?
Fans will nominate top performances (send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org) and nominees will also be selected from those schools that report stats on MaxPreps. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special poll. Voting will cease at noon on Monday. The winners (two per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week's nominees.
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Last week over 35,000 votes were cast! And THREE nominees generated over 25% of the votes each. Therefore, this week we are naming all three players winners.
Week 14 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week* Jared Jakubick, St. Peter's (Mansfield) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 24 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career in a 68-46 D-IV sectional final win over Monroeville. * Jensen Daulton, Fairfield (Leesburg) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
scored 29 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds
left, in a 76-73 D-IV sectional final win over Sciotoville East. * Randy Hixson, Trimble (Glouster) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
scored 36 points as the Tomcats rallied from a 25-point third quarter
deficit to beat Belpre 93-88 in a D-IV sectional final.
Week 15 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athlete of the Week nominees* Vincent Williams Jr., St. John's Jesuit (Toledo)
Junior had 29 points, nine rebounds, five blocks and three assists in a 79-66 D-I district final win over Bowsher. Had 17 points and six rebounds in a 50-32 district semifinal win over Toledo St. Francis. * Braxton Fasone, Van Buren
Had 26 points and 10 rebounds as the Black Knights snapped a 13-game losing streak to Liberty-Benton with a 70-54 D-III district semifinal win. The victory was Van Buren’s first over L-B since 2005. Added a game-high 27 points in a 69-60 district final loss to Archbold. * Braedon Poole, McDonald
Junior had 33 points and 10 rebounds in an 82-60 D-IV district semifinal win over Sebring McKinley. Scored 16 points in a 96-43 district final win over Southern. * Daniel Ritter, South Range (Canfield)
Scored 29 points, including 17 straight in the second half, in a 57-47 D-III district semifinal loss to Canton Central Catholic that brought to a close the most successful season in South Range history. The Raiders, who finished 23-2, won 20 games for the first time in program history. * Chad Neisel, Sandy Valley (Magnolia)
Senior scored 20 points to become his program’s all-time leading scorer (1,256 points) in a 59-57 D-III district semifinal win over River.
* Austin Rotroff, Wauseon
Junior had 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 59-57 double-OT D-II district semifinal win over Napoleon. Added 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks in a 57-45 district final win over Woodward. * Eddie Puisis, Mason
Senior scored 21 points as the Comets beat Centerville 44-38 to claim the program’s first D-I district title and first district title of any kind since 1994 (then D-II). * Lane Ruby, Southeastern (Chillicothe)
Freshman point guard scored a game-high 10 points as the Panthers rallied to win the program’s first district title since 2003 with a 35-31 win over Oak Hill in D-III. Southeastern, which improved to 9-17, trailed 11-0 after the first quarter. Ruby previously scored a career-high 21 points in a 55-52 district semifinal win over Minford. * Baylen Stinson, Elida
Had 15 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals as the Bulldogs beat previously unbeaten and AP No. 1 Upper Sandusky 58-53 in a D-II district final. * Chase Naugle, North Baltimore
Had 22 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds as the Tigers claimed the program’s first district title with a 66-53 win over Arlington in D-IV.