Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4 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.
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Steven Adams, McNary
The sophomore guard scored a game-high 25 points for the Celtics and had seven steals in their 69-29 season-opening win at Reynolds.
Jabol Balos-Mesey, McNary
The senior guard had 20 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Celtics in their 69-29 season-opening victory at Reynolds.
Mason Bennett, Grants Pass
The senior point forward was named MVP at the 68th Yreka (Calif.) Invitational, as he helped the Cavemen go 3-0 and win the title. Bennett had 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot in a 63-45 championship game win over Crater.
Kyle Bittle, Crater
The sophomore forward, playing in his first varsity contest, scored a game-high 26 points to pace the Comets in their 80-47 win over Weed, Calif., in a game at the Yreka, Calif., tournament.
Cash Boe, Elkton
The senior guard had a double-double for the Elks, with 12 points and 12 rebounds, as he helped lead the way in a 53-40 home victory against Mohawk.
Pearson Carmichael, Summit
The junior poured in a career-high 35 points, going 5 for 8 from 3-point range and 8 for 12 on 2-point shots, and pulled down eight rebounds in leading the Storm to a 72-62 win over South Medford in a nonleague contest at Summit High School.
David Cribbs, Heppner
The senior forward had 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals to help the Mustangs notch a 71-44 win over Echo in a nonleague season-opener at Echo.
Patrick Frisch, Cove
The senior scored a game-high 23 points to help lead the Leopards to a 57-46 win over Prairie City during play at the Mt. Fanny Invitational at Cove High School.
Joseph Fusco, Oakland
The sophomore guard poured in a game-high 25 points and came up with five steals in helping the Oakers run to a 54-30 win over Sutherlin in a first-round game at the Bill Spelgatti Invitational at Sutherlin High School. Fusco scored 27 points in a 52-45 win over North Douglas in the title game.
Connor Gensman, Canby
The senior wing scored 24 points on a 10-for-18 shooting night from the field to help lead the Cougars to a 92-62 home win over Molalla. Gensman also had six assists, six steals, two rebounds and just one turnover in the victory.
Breyan Kelly, Sherwood
The senior point guard helped lead the Bowmen to the championship at the Bill Gabel Invitational at Tigard High School. Kelly averaged 24.5 points while grabbing 11 rebounds, dishing out five assists and shooting at a 58-percent clip from the field for Sherwood in wins over Sunset and David Douglas.
Houston Klug, North Medford
The junior wing had a game-high 23 points and four rebounds for the Black Tornado in a 59-51 loss to Clackamas in a nonleague game at Clackamas High School.
Landon Knox, Cascade
The sophomore guard has helped the Cougars jump out to a 2-0 start to the season, averaging 22 points, six assists and three steals per game in victories over Seaside and Central.
Carsen Luna, Churchill
The senior guard scored 18 points, coming on a 6-for-10 shooting night from the field, and had seven rebounds for the Lancers in their 62-55 win over Milwaukie in a nonleague contest at Milwaukie High School. Luna had a key three-point play late in the game and then blocked a shot on Milwaukie’s ensuing possession to help wrap up the victory.
Rocco McClave, Crescent Valley
The junior wing scored a game-high 23 points to help lead the Raiders to a 44-35 win over Hood River Valley at the Wilsonville Invitational.
Mykah Mendoza, Roseburg
The junior guard scored a game-high 20 points, getting 16 of those points from the free throw line, in helping the team earn a 73-61 road victory against Sprague.
Daniel Meza, Blanchet Catholic
The senior guard, and a team captain, scored 39 points for the Cavaliers in a season-opening 69-60 loss at Valley Catholic, and he scored 29 points in a 65-39 win at Jefferson (3A).
Cole Morgan, Pine Eagle
The senior scored a game-high 26 points for the Spartans in their 54-48 victory against Pilot Rock in a game at Cove High School.
Jackson Oglesby, Salem Academy
The 6-foot-8 senior forward had a double-double for the Crusaders, with 19 points and 12 rebounds, in their 69-55 win over Newport in an opening game at the Westside Winter Jam.
Grant Olsen, Hermiston
The junior forward poured in a game-high 34 points for the Bulldogs in their 81-74 win at Ellensburg, Wash., in their season-opener.
Jace Page, South Umpqua
The junior post/forward had a strong overall game for the Lancers, with 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 61-59 loss to Pleasant Hill during play at the Douglas tournament.
Peyton Pierce, Eagle Point
The junior guard scored 31 points for the Eagles in an 80-60 win over Hoopa, Calif., in an opening game at the Tipoff Tournament at McKinleyville, Calif. He scored 25 points in a 71-50 loss to the host team.
Jalen Riddle, North Bend
The junior wing scored a team-high 18 points, sinking a couple of 3-pointers, to help lead the Bulldogs to a 50-38 road victory against South Umpqua.
Brady Roth, McNary
The senior wing, and a team captain, had a double-double for the Celtics, with 17 points and 10 rebounds in their 69-29 win at Reynolds in a season-opening contest.
Gauge Rueber, Pendleton
The senior guard scored a game-high 25 points to help the Buckaroos post a 61-49 win over St. Helens during action at the Red Lion Tournament at Pendleton High School.
Derek Smith, Horizon Christian (Tualatin)
The junior wing had 15 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists to help lead the Hawks to a 67-31 win over St. Stephen’s Academy in an opening game at the Westside Winter Jam.
Liam Spencer, Sprague
The senior guard, and a team captain, tallied a game-high 24 points to help the Olympians open their season with a 71-45 win over Century in a nonleague game at Century High School.
Nate Stiffler, Thurston
The sophomore opened his season with a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, helping the Colts post a 53-35 win over Willamette in a nonleague game at Willamette High School.
Jason Stiles, Douglas
The sophomore post had a double-double, with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and blocked four shots for the Trojans in their 39-32 win over Marshfield in a nonleague season-opener at Marshfield High School.
Quincy Townsend, Mountain View
The junior guard had 32 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and four steals for the Cougars in their 73-59 win over South Eugene in a nonleague contest at South Eugene High School.
Kenny Wilson, Camas Valley
The senior forward got his season off to a roaring start, having 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Trojans in their 55-36 nonleague victory at Pacific. He had 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 45-39 home win over Reedsport, and he had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 40-34 win over Crow.