Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 22-28 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Voting will conclude 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, email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveark.
THIS WEEK’S NOMINEES (FEB. 22-28):
Aidan Burns, Mammoth Spring: The freshman guard poured in 18 points in a 73-32 thrashing of Hillcrest on Monday in a 1A-3 Conference tournament opening-round game. Burns scored 24 points in a narrow 54-52 win against Marked Tree in a 1A-3 Conference semifinal Thursday.
Jaron Burrow, Buffalo Island Central: The sophomore forward exploded for a game-high 41 points in a 70-62 win against East County in a 70-62 2A-3 Conference opening-round game Thursday.
Demario Carter, England: The freshman point guard totaled 14 points, five steals and four rebounds in a 53-36 win against Carlisle in the semifinals of the 2A-6 Conference tournament.
Codi Chick, Mansfield: The senior forward rallied the Tigers to a 62-55 overtime win against Magazine on Monday with 23 points.
Ethan Clouser, Baptist Prep: The junior guard battled foul trouble in the first half but still scored 19 points in an 80-64 win in the Eagles’ 80-64 3A-5 Conference semifinal tournament win against Lamar on Thursday.
Khmani Cooper, Watson Chapel: The sophomore shooting guard scored 21 points in an 81-54 blowout of Star City in the opening round of the 4A-8 Conference Tournament on Monday.
Branxton Cousins, Concord: The senior forward poured in a game-high 35 points in a 71-36 win over Shirley in the semifinals of the 1A-2 Conference Tournament.
Josh Denton, Maumelle: The senior shooting guard tossed in 18 points in a 59-38 win against Little Rock Hall on Tuesday.
Logan Doss, Mammoth Spring: The senior guard had 18 points in a 73-32 blowout of Hillcrest on Monday.
Cooper Ellis, Conway Christian: The sophomore combo guard exploded for a game-high 34 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in a 71-60 win against Marshall on Monday in the opening round of the 2A-5 Conference tournament.
Coby Everett, Izard County: The senior guard scored 21 points, powering the Cougars to a 60-31 win against Calico Rock in the opening round of the 1A-2 Conference tournament Tuesday.
Christopher Fountain, Watson Chapel: The junior small forward filled the stat sheet with 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocks as the Wildcats ran away with an 81-54 win against Star City on Monday in the opening round of the 4A-8 Conference Tournament.
Landon Glasper, Fayetteville: The junior shooting guard poured in 18 points in a 67-58 win against Rogers on Tuesday.
Paul Heart, Flippin: The 6-4 junior forward exploded for 35 points in a 77-44 win against Arkansas Arts Academy on Tuesday in the semifinals of the 2A-1 Conference Tournament.
Jacob Herrera, Booneville: The senior shooting guard stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in a 73-46 blowout of Paris in the semifinals of the 3A-4 Conference Tournament on Tuesday.
Anthony Hodge, Bergman: The senior forward scored a game-high 20 points in a 76-47 win over Green Forest in the semifinals of the 3A-1 Conference Tournament on Tuesday.
Russ Hooks, Benton: The senior guard nailed a three-pointer with .5 second left to lift Benton to a 64-61 win against Maumelle on Friday. Hooks led the Panthers with 21 points.
Kameron Jones, Rector: The sophomore point guard tallied 24 points in a 60-55 win against Cross County in a 2A-3 Conference tournament semifinal game Thursday.
Jakari Livingston, Little Rock Mills: The senior forward scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and recorded three blocks and two steals in a 61-54 win against Pulaski academy in the 4A-5 Conference tournament title game.
Mason Luna, Viola: The senior combo guard exploded for 29 points in a 65-31 victory against Izard County on Thursday in a 1A-2 Conference tournament semifinal game.
Christian Moore, Jacksonville: The junior point guard scored a game-high 22 points in a 77-72 win against Little Rock Christian on Tuesday.
Tamarja Parker, Dumas: The senior forward scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 52-42 win against Smackover on Thursday in the 3A-8 Conference tournament semifinals.
Joseph Pinion, Morrilton: The junior guard poured in 27 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and snagged three steals in a 57-52 win against Subiaco Academy in a 4A-4 Conference tournament semifinal game Thursday.
Ty Robinson, Lake Hamilton: The freshman guard scored 17 points to help power the Wolves to a 62-59 win against El Dorado on Wednesday, clinching a berth in the Class 5A State Tournament.
Elijah Royce, Bergman: The senior forward scored 17 points in Bergman’s 76-47 blowout of Green Forest on Tuesday in the 3A-1 Conference Tournament.
Brandon Scott, Charleston: The sophomore point guard scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Tigers past Hackett 53-45 in a 3A-4 tournament semifinal game Tuesday. On Thursday, Scott poured in a game-high 41 points in a 58-51 win against Cedarville in a 3A-Conference tournament semifinal game.
D.J. Smith, North Little Rock: The senior combo guard scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to give North Little Rock a 64-57 win against Cabot on Tuesday.
Nick Smith, Sylvan Hills: The junior guard led the Bears with 24 points in a 65-53 win against Beebe on Tuesday. Smith was big in the Bears’ 85-84 double-overtime win against Little Rock Parkview on Friday, scoring 26 points to go with nine rebounds and nine assists.
Roy Dale Smyser, Flippin: The 6-foot-7 senior forward had 22 points in a dominant 77-44 win against Arkansas Arts Academy in the 2A-1 Conference Tournament semifinals Tuesday.
Caleb Squires, Wonderview: The junior guard exploded for 33 points in a 94-62 win over Mount Vernon-Enola in a 1A-4 Conference semifinal game Thursday.
Christian Strahan, Camden Fairview: The senior guard had a game-high 16 points to lead the Cardinals to a 46-37 win against Crossett in the 4A-8 quarterfinals at Star City on Monday.
D.J. Townsend, Baptist Prep: The senior guard led the Eagles with 20 points, including 17 in the first half, in an 80-64 3A-5 Conference tournament semifinal victory Thursday. In a 58-53 overtime championship-game win against Mayflower on Saturday, Townsend delivered 25 points (five three-pointers).
Kam Turner, Rivercrest: The senior guard, an Arkansas State football commit, had 23 points in an 89-79 win against Piggott in a 2A-3 conference tournament opener Monday. Turner led the Colts with 22 points in a 67-56 win in a 2A-3 Conference semifinal win Thursday.
Gada Wagner, Waldron: The senior combo guard drilled six three-pointers on his way to 26 points in a 77-44 thrashing of Booneville in a 3A-4 Conference semifinal game Thursday.
Bryson Warren, Little Rock Central: The sophomore guard had 28 points in a 72-51 win against Little Rock Catholic on Tuesday.
Corey Washington, Sylvan Hills: The rangy junior forward totaled 21 points, nine rebounds and a block in the Bears’ 65-53 come-from-behind win against Beebe on Tuesday.
Brody Tucker, Kirby: The senior guard scored 31 points for the Trojans in their 79-52 victory over Murfreesboro.
Jesse Washington, Jonesboro: The junior guard netted a team-high 23 points in a 60-44 nonconference win against Blytheville on Monday.
C.J. Williams, Fayetteville: The Bulldogs honored the senior guard before the game for scoring his 1,000th career point, and then he went off for 21 points in a 74-41 pasting of Springdale Har-Ber.
Logan Worthington, Beebe: The senior combo guard scored a team-high 20 points in a 65-53 loss to Sylvan Hills on Tuesday.
Darryl Kattich, Cedarville: The junior totaled 19 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a 58-51 loss to Charleston on Thursday in the 3A-4 Conference tournament semifinals.
Trell Trammell, Valley Springs: Trell scored 24 points on Tuesday in Valley Springs’ win over Elkins. Trell also scored 27 points in the Tigers’ loss to Bergman on Saturday.
TJ Jasper, LISA Academy North: Jasper had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to help LISA North defeat Maumelle Charter in the semi-finals and advance to the 2A-5 District Championship.