Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school boys basketball player of the week for Dec. 21-27 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveark.
WEEK 1 NOMINEES:
DJ Smith, North Little Rock: The senior point guard had a team-high 15 points as the Charging Wildcats ended Bentonville’s season-opening five-game win streak with a 53-51 victory Tuesday.
Jaylen Lee, Bentonville: The sophomore guard had a game-high 18 points Tuesday in the Tigers’ anticipated showdown with North Little Rock, but the Charging Wildcats edged Bentonville, 53-51.
Camren Hunter, Bryant: Hunter, a senior guard and a Central Arkansas commit, scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday to help the Hornets pull away for a 61-47 victory against Watson Chapel.
Jaylen Thomas-Miller, Little Rock Parkview: The junior guard had a game-high 17 points Tuesday to lead the Patriots to an 85-73 victory over West Memphis.
Miles Rolfe, Har-Ber: In a defensive battle, Rolfe — a 6-foot-1 junior — led all scorers with 11 points as the Wildcats fought off Cabot for a 53-24 victory Tuesday.
Riley McGuirk, Little Rock Christian: The junior shooting guard knocked down a three-pointer from the corner with three seconds remaining to lift the Warriors to a 54-52 win over Jonesboro on Tuesday.
Bryson Warren, Little Rock Central: In a showdown between defending 6A and 5A champions, the sophomore guard led the 6A Tigers to a 70-56 win over Jacksonville on Monday with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Corey Camper, Little Rock Central: The Tigers’ star senior also played a major role in his team’s big win over Jacksonville, totaling 16 points, five assists and five steals in the 70-56 victory.
Cody Robinson, Little Rock Central: Robinson, a junior guard, nailed four three-pointers in the Tigers’ 70-56 win over reigning 5A champion Jacksonville — including three in a row during a 9-0 run that sealed the victory. He finished with 18 points and three rebounds.