Voting is now open and will run through midnight Friday for this week’s Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois Player of the Week.
Here are the nominees:
Payton Allen, Fairfield: The senior went 7-0 last week, including 5-0 to win the 285 pound weight class at the Murdale Tournament. Allen set the school record for career wins and is the first Mule to win a title at Murdale.
Camron Ande, Harrisburg: The junior averaged 27 points and 9 rebounds over 3 games, including 31 points against Anna-Jonesboro and 12 rebounds against Benton, helping the Bulldogs to a 3-0 week.
Jerzy Bittle, Marion: The senior averaged 25 points and 7 rebounds over 3 games, including 31 points against Cahokia, helping the Lady Wildcats to a 3-0 week.
Jase Burkett, Woodlawn: The senior averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals over 3 games, all Woodlawn wins. Burkett was named MVP of the MTC Tournament after helping the Lady Cardinals win the championship.
Roderic Gatewood Jr., Meridian: The senior broke his own school record by scoring 54 points in a win over Hardin County. He tied a school record with 9 3-pointers in the game. Gatewood Jr. followed that with 42 points to go with 4 rebounds and 4 steals in a win over Cahokia.
Isaac Hosman, Massac Co.: The junior averaged 22 points and 8 assists over 3 games helping the Patriots go 3-0 for the week. Hosman just missed a triple-double in the win over Benton with 24 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds.
Camrynn Howie, Chester: The senior was named MVP of the Lady Jacket Midwinter Classic. Howie average 14 points and 3 assists over 3 games to help the Yellow Jackets win the championship.
Tony Keene, Harrisburg: The junior went 5-0 with 5 pins to win the 120 pound weight class at the Murdale Tournament. Keene’s total match time of 9:15 was the second quickest in the tournament.
Robbie Rooker, Crab Orchard: The senior averaged 20 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals over 3 games to help the Trojans to a 3-0 week. Rooker surpassed 1000 career points in the win over Century.
Rider Searcy, Mt. Vernon: The senior went 5-0 with 5 pins, including the 100th pin of his career, to win the 145 pound weight class at the Murdale Tournament. Searcy’s total match time of 7:14 was the quickest in the tournament.