Here are the candidates for the WaFd BankArizona High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 27-Jan. 2 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers.
Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll! Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.
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.
Andy Allen, Senior, ALA-Ironwood - Shooting 76 percent from the field, Allen had 26 points and 15 rebounds despite his team’s 54-49 loss to Dysart on Monday in tournament play. On Wednesday, he helped the team pick up a 68-62 win over Moon Valley with 21 points, 15 rebounds, two blocks, a deflection, a steal and an assist.
Joven Allen, Junior, Desert Edge - With a solid all-around performance on Monday in the 95-28 rout of North Valley Christian, Allen posted 18 points while shooting an outstanding 89 percent from the field, along with seven rebounds, five assists, five steals and a block.
Luke Arlington, Senior, Shadow Ridge - In a close game between Shadow Ridge and Kellis on Wednesday, Arlington’s all-around performance, including 26 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal, helped the Stallions edge the Cougars 69-68.
Jai Beardon, Sophomore, Kellis - Posting a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, Beardon’s outstanding performance on Monday helped Kellis pick up a 61-53 win over Cactus Shadows. He also had three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Andrew Camacho, Junior, Peoria - Despite Peoria’s 82-65 loss to Centennial on Tuesday, Camacho posted 30 points, seven rebounds and a pair of steals and deflections. In Wednesday’s 90-53 victory over Rincon/University, he had 38 points along with six assists, four steals, three deflections and two rebounds.
Rafe Canale, Senior, Sunrise Mountain - It was an explosive week for Canale, who finished things off with a bang on Thursday by dropping 42 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in the 96-76 victory over Cactus. It came after a strong start to the week, where he averaged 23 points per game in the three days leading up to Thursday.
Alexander “Lex” Clontz, Freshman, Cesar Chavez - As only a freshman, Lex had a career-high 40 points on Tuesday in the 76-20 victory over Kofa while shooting 60 percent from the field. He also had four rebounds, three steals and two assists to help the Champions cruise to the win.