MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio boys basketball athlete of the week winner & nominees

Eric Frantz | MaxPreps.com Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00am

You vote, you decide...who had Ohio’s best boys basketball performance in the regionals?

Graves nets game-winner against Trotwood
Watch Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary senior and Buffalo recruit Jayvon Graves drain the game-winner in a 62-60 D-II state semifinal win over Trotwood-Madison.

You vote, you decide...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 efrantz@maxpreps.com) 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.

Vote as many times as you want. It's a competition. Vote Now!

Last week over 82,000 votes were cast!

Week 15 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week

* Torrey Patton, Trotwood-Madison (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior had 19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in an 83-54 D-II regional final win over Dunbar. Had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 61-56 regional semi win over Taft.

* Daniel Unruh, Elida (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 31 points in a 64-54 D-II regional semifinal win over Holy Name. Had 13 points in a 54-45 regional final oss to Wauseon.
Akron SVSM's Jayvon Graves had 47 points in two D-II state tournament games.
Photo by Nick Falzerano
Akron SVSM's Jayvon Graves had 47 points in two D-II state tournament games.


Week 16 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athlete of the Week nominees

* Kyle Young, Jackson (Massillon)
Senior and Butler commit hit game-winning free throw with 2.8 seconds left as Polar Bears beat previously unbeaten Moeller 39-38 in the D-I state final. Young finished with five points and 10 rebounds. Had 25 points and nine rebounds in a 75-64 state semifinal win over St. Edward.

* Jerry Higgins, Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland)
Senior had a team-high 17 points (plus three rebounds and three assists) in a 73-50 D-III state semifinal win over Fairland. Added a team-high 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists in a 54-52 finals win over Roger Bacon.



* Jayvon Graves, St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron)
Senior and Buffalo recruit hit a shot at the buzzer to beat Trotwood-Madison 62-60 in the D-II state semifinals. Finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Had 25 points, seven steals and six rebounds in a 45-30 state final win over Wauseon.

* Torrey Patton, Trotwood-Madison
Senior set a D-II state tournament record for most points in a state seminal with 34 in a 62-60 loss to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Had 11 rebounds.

* Dustin Harder, Wellington School (Columbus)
Tied a state tournament D-II semifinal record with 21 rebounds (and nine points) in a 68-47 win over Perry. Had 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 43-38 state final loss to Lutheran East.

* Tommy Schmock, St. Edward (Lakewood)
Senior had 23 points and six rebounds in a 75-64 D-I state semifinal loss to Massillon Jackson.



* Jordan Burge, Lutheran East (Cleveland Heights)
Junior had team-highs of 16 and 13 points, respectively, in the D-IV state semifinals (beat Delphos St. John’s 50-25) and finals (beat the Wellington School 43-38).

* Keegan Mcdowell, Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati)
Had 14 points and eight rebounds in a 39-38 D-I state final loss to Massillon Jackson. Had 10 points and eight rebounds in a 57-46 sate semifinal win over Pickerington Central.

* James Johnson & Justin Johnson, Roger Bacon (Cincinnati, Ohio)
James played all 32 minutes and had 13 points and five rebounds in a 54-52 D-III state final loss to Cleveland VASJ. Had 15 points and five rebounds in a 68-43 semifinal win over Archbold. Justin had 14 and 15 points, respectively, in the semifinal and final.






  

Roger Bacon's James Johnson scored 28 points in two D-III state tournament games.
Photo by Nick Falzerano
Roger Bacon's James Johnson scored 28 points in two D-III state tournament games.