Every week, publications from 11 properties of the Southern California newsgroup (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts , Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select Athletes of the Week for their respective region.
Each athlete is then included in the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote.
Click on the newspaper link below his name to read about the athlete’s performance over the past week, and then vote who you think deserves the top honors.
Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Polling ends at midnight, but the final total is not always visible immediately due to processing.
Voting Boy Athlete of the Week
Overall winner will be announced Friday, December 24th.
Voting Vote at the bottom of the page.
Brianna Graham, Bonita: The Bearcats finished the San Dimas tournament in style by defeating 56-47-year-old Murrieta Vallee in the consolation game. They can thank Graham, who had 28 points with 13 rebounds as he helped the team come back from a double-digit deficit. She averages 17 points per game season
Moka Saiki, Portola: The guard and co-captain scored 29 points in a win against Laguna Hills and a career-high 31 in a win against Varsity, helping the Bulldogs improve to 3–0 in the Pacific Coast League and 9–4 on aggregate. She has averaged 22 points, six rebounds and more than three steals in 11 matches since her return from an arm fracture.
Gracie Carrasco, San Pedro: Carrasco helped lead the Pirates to the championship of best at the West Winter Classic. He ended the week with three goals and five assists.
Erica Collins, Chino Hills: Collins, a 6-foot-3 center who signed with UNLV, was a double-double machine helping propel the Huskies to the finals of the San Dimas tournament. He averaged 19 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks during the opening round of the tournament. Collins had 22 points, 22 rebounds and six blocks in the quarterfinals as Chino Hills avenged the previous defeat by defeating Roosevelt 51–42. Collins averages 17.9 points, 13.3 rebounds and four blocks over the season.
Nala Williams, Long Beach Poly: The 5-foot-8 guard was voted MVP after averaging 22.7 points and eight rebounds in the Jackrabbits’ race at the San Dimas Tournament Championship. The Jackrabbits (7–2) topped Chino Hills, 65–46, in the final of the tournament, scoring 32 points with eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals. He averages 18.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.9 steals.