Granite Hills LHP Austin Smith voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Granite Hills senior Austin Smith for being voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for April 26-May 2!

The senior threw a no-hitter, striking out 16 batters to help the Eagles beat West Hills in game one of a doubleheader.

Smith ran away with this week’s honor, receiving 74.57% of the total vote.

We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of April 26-May 2:

Addison Arnold, Royal PG: Arnold had 35 points in last week’s win against Camarillo, including going 16 of 18 from the free throw line.

Harrison Hornery, Mater Dei F: Horney had 30 points and knocked down seven three-pointers to help the Monarchs to a ten point win over Fairmont Prep last week.

Chol Deng, Fairmont Prep SG: Deng has scored in double digits in each game so far this season and had 86 points over a four game span last week, helping the Huskies to three wins.

Kyle Frelow, Heritage Christian F: Frelow has been an animal on the boards this season, averaging 14 rebounds per game and has surpassed the 20 rebound mark in three games.

Ralph Velasquez, Huntington Beach INF: The sophomore went 3-3 with a home run, triple, double and drove in seven runs to help the Oilers beat Laguna Beach 13-1.

Randy McClain, Heritage INF: In two games against Rancho Verde last week, McClain had six hits including four doubles and a home run, He also walked twice and drove in five runs.

Maxwell Muncy, Thousand Oaks INF: In the final two games against Oaks Christian last week, Muncy had six hits including two home runs and seven runs batted in.

Joseph Taylor, Hemet West Valley RHP: Taylor threw six innings against Perris, allowing no runs, one hit and struck out 13 batters.

Chloe Briggs, Ontario Christian G: Briggs scored over 20 points in all four games last week including a season high of 46 points against Burroughs. It was her third game this season of 40 or more points.

Londynn Jones, Corona Centennial G: The UCLA commit had 108 points over her four games last week including a season high of 35 points against The Bishop’s School.

Alyssa Kubo, Esperanza G: Kubo knocked down seven three-pointers in her two games last week giving her 45 for the season in only 12 games so far.

Chloe Slack, High Tech San Diego: Slack scored 23 points against Kearny and followed it up with 27 points against Patrick Henry to lead the Storm to two wins last week.

Armin Tehrani, University (Irvine) F: Tehrani had two goals and two assists to lead the Trojans to a 4-0 win over Irvine.

Briley Phelps, Santa Clarita Christian F: Phelps had four goals and three assists across a two-game span last week to help the Cardinals to two wins.

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