White received 52.22% of the vote, beating out Carlsbad’s Jake Hall who finished second with 44.6%. There were over 19,000 votes tallied this week!
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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2:
Noah Marte, San Diego boys basketball: Marte averaged over 20 points per game last week helping the Cavers to a 3-1 record in The Holiday Classic.
Jake Hall, Carlsbad boys basketball: Hall averaged 24 points across four games in The Holiday Classic including 37 points against Santa Fe Christian in the 3rd place game.
Jake Jackson, Madison boys basketball: Jackson had 30 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks against Brighton (Utah) last week.
Xavier Rubio, Eastlake boys basketball: Rubio averaged over 21 points per game while leading the Titans to three wins last week.
Elijah Newsome, Otay Ranch boys basketball: Newsome averaged 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals per game during a 3-1 week for the Mustangs.
Angel Riggins, Helix girls basketball: Riggins had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and eight steals in last week’s 36-35 win over Chula Vista.
Madeleine De Kodia, Aquinas girls basketball: De Kodia averaged 12 points per game last week leading the Falcons to a 4-0 record and had ten steals and six assists on Thursday.
Fatuma Abdi, Crawford girls basketball: Abdi had 22 points and 11 steals against La Jolla and then had ten points, 20 rebounds, and six blocks in a game against Montgomery later in the same day.
Dayvis Key, San Marcos girls basketball: Key had 13 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks in Monday’s win over Sage Creek.
Tiani Abrams, Rancho Buena Vista girls basketball: Abrams averaged 24 points, eight rebounds, and five assists during the final two games last week against Palm Springs and San Pasqual.
Reynna Saavedra, San Pasqual girls basketball: Saavedra had 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals against Lincoln on Monday.
Carla Hyatt, Shadow Hills girls basketball: Hyatt had 23 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, four assists, and two blocks against Monte Vista.
Bailey Barnhard, Del Norte girls basketball: Barnhard had 24 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks against Orangewood Academy on Monday.
Jessica Grant, Mission Hills girls basketball: Grant had 24 points and six steals in last week’s win over Sage Hill.
Ariik Mawien, Capistrano Valley Christian boys basketball: Mawien had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in last week’s game against Long Beach Poly.
Isaiah Espinoza, Beaumont boys basketball: Espinoza had 27 points and seven steals against Moreno Valley.
Keishmer Foster, Aquinas boys basketball: Foster had seven points, ten rebounds, ten assists, and four steals against Pacific.
Arnie Corpus, Redlands East Valley boys basketball: Corpus had 23 points including six three-pointers to help beat Ramona last week.
Kaden Minter, Mater Dei boys basketball: Minter had 15 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists to help the Monarchs beat Mayfair last week.
Jack Wheaton, Woodcrest Christian boys basketball: Wheaton had 15 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks against Bethel Christian.