The sophomore had 25 points, 6 blocks, 15 rebounds, and 3 assists in the Tigers’ game against Hazlehurst.
Yates received 38.54% of the vote, beating out Senatobia’s Jagger Young who finished second with 21.58%. Biggersville’s Asia Stafford finished third with 8.98% and Pontotoc’s Jaylen Edwards finished fourth with 8.06%. There were over 30,000 votes tallied this week!
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Dec. 6-12:
Andrew Jordan, Lafayette Boys Soccer: Jordan had 5 saves and 1 slide block save in Lafayette’s first District win 2-0 over Lake Cormorant.
Nate Dees, Lafayette Boys Soccer: Dees scored 2 goals in Lafayette’s first District win 2-0 over Lake Cormorant.
Makhi Myles, Starkville Boys Basketball: Myles scored 23 points in a 72-69 win over Brandon.
Connor Rogers, Starkville Boys Basketball: Had 18 points in a 72-69 win over Brandon.
Malcolm Hartzog, Jefferson Davis County: Had nine total tackles, including eight solo stops, with one pass breakup and one interception, and earned MVP honors for Team Mississippi in the 35th annual Mississippi-Alabama Football Classic.
Khalid Moore, Poplarville: Tallied six tackles, and one interception in a 20-0 loss to Team Alabama in the 35th annual Mississippi-Alabama Football Classic.
Avery Hooker, Tupelo Girls Soccer: Had a goal and earned Player of the Game in a 2-1 win over Madison Central.
Tailynn Remmel, Clinton Girls Soccer: Remmel scored a goal in the 81st minute to propel Clinton to a huge region win over Germantown 1-0.
Andrew Sessions, Wilkinson County Christian Academy Boys Basketball: Had 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists in a 50-40 win over Silliman Institute.
Madilynn Vuncannon, Walnut Girls Basketball: Had 35 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 steals in a 69-55 win over Jumpertown and 31 points in a 50-44 loss to Nettleton.
Laura Leigh Hughes, Walnut Girls Basketball: Tallied 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals in the Lady Wildcats’ win over Jumpertown.
Jaylen Edwards, Pontotoc Boys Basketball: Had 39 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds in a 87-46 win over North Pontotoc.
Jagger Young, Senatobia Boys Basketball: Scored 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals in a 59-38 win over Independence.
Ellie Fryar, Pine Grove Girls Basketball: Had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in a 64-57 loss against Biggersville.
Hannah Seago, Biggersville Girls Basketball: Led the Lady Lions with 25 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists in a 64-57 win over Pine Grove.
Asia Stafford, Biggersville Girls Basketball: Had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a 64-57 win over Pine Grove.
Brice Nunnery, Clinton Boys Soccer: Recorded a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Germantown.
Kyle Traylor, Lafayette Boys Soccer: The outside midfielder set up many scoring opportunities and prevented many counter attacks for a dominant possession win 2-0 over Lake Cormorant in their first District game.
Clara Garland, Tishomingo County Girls Basketball: Had a triple-double with 18 points, 23 rebounds, and 10 blocks in 64-50 win over Clinton.
Bryson Davis, Shannon Boys Basketball: Davis had 16 points, 10 assists, and 10 steals in 88-76 win over Okolona.