The freshman’s stat-line featured 25 points on 7-of-12 shooting, eight rebounds, seven steals, five assists and a pair of blocks in a 68-54 win over Hillcrest.
Shippen received 45.09% of the vote, beating out Mountain Home’s Brandon Bethel who finished second with 30.75%. Mountain Home’s Madi Keener finished third with 21.49% and Kuna’s Gavin Gordon finished fourth with 0.84%.
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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Dec. 13-19:
Brandon Bethel, Mountain Home Boys Basketball: Bethel tallied 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 56-50 win over Kimberly.
Skylar Burke, Coeur d’Alene Girls Basketball: Burke had 28 points, including 13 in the third quarter alone, as the Vikings remained perfect on the season in a 62-36 win over Lakeland.
Hailey Cheney, Kellogg Girls Basketball: Cheney put up a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 53-25 win over Bonners Ferry.
Halle Egbert, Twin Falls Girls Basketball: Egbert had 21 points, seven boards and four assist in a 58-52 win over Filer.
Terrell Ellenwood-Jones, Lapwai Boys Basketball: Ellenwood-Jones recorded a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds to down Class 5A Coeur d’Alene 76-68.
Gavin Gordon, Kuna Boys Basketball: Gordon chalked up 30 points in a 60-41 win over Shelley at the Preston Indians Classic.
Hoyt Hvass, Lewiston Wrestling: Hvass won the 120-pound championship at the 50th Tri-State Championships to remain unbeaten on the season.
Madi Keener, Mountain Home Girls Basketball: Keener totaled 43 points in wins against Filer, Madison and Emmett.
Scott Lloyd, Jerome Boys Basketball: Lloyd bagged 20 points in a 65-58 upset over the No. 1 Preston in the finals over the Preston Indians Classic.
Kolton Mitchell, Lake City Boys Basketball: Mitchell scored a game-high 24 points as the Timberwolves claimed the inaugural Owyhee Holiday Classic title with a 78-65 win over Pocatello.
Kendall Pickford, Lake City Girls Basketball: Pickford, drained seven of her team’s 18 3-pointers for a game-high 21 points in a 81-71 win over Desert Oasis (NV) at the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas.
Rylan Rogers, Coeur d’Alene Wrestling: Rogers captured the 195-pound Tri-State title to lead the Vikings to their first-ever team championship there.
Sydnee Smith, Grace Girls Basketball: Sydnee Smith posted 26 points as the Grizzlies doubled up Rock Springs (WY) 50-25.
Johnny Sugarman, Ambrose Boys Basketball: Sugarman got a measure of revenge with 22 points in a 51-50 win against St. Maries in a rematch of last season’s 2A state title game.
Audrey Taylor, Timberline Girls Basketball: Taylor netted 21 points to help keep the Wolves undefeated in a 52-23 beatdown of reigning state champion Mountain View.
Junior Vander Brown, Lakeside Boys Basketball: With his team down three players, including a starter, Vander Brown stepped up and dropped 33 points in a 62-42 win over Grangeville.
Amari Whiting, Burley Girls Basketball: Whiting combined for 48 points in wins over Pocatello and Twin Falls.