The Florida High School Boys Basketball season is in full swing, and seven athletes are nominated for the SBLive’s South Suncoast high school boys' basketball player of the week award from January 8-13. Fans are encouraged to vote for the top athlete, and the winner will be announced in next week's poll.

Why It Matters

The recognition of outstanding individual performances in high school basketball helps to motivate and inspire young athletes, promoting healthy competition and sportsmanship.

By the Numbers
  • Chris Cornish scored 18 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.
  • Deylen Platt scored a game-high 27 points in a 79-66 win over North Fort Myers.
  • Johnny Lackaff scored a game-high 21 points in a 78-50 rout of Venice.
  • Zahmir Jackson, a freshman, scored 17 points in a 97-64 win over The Classical Academy of Sarasota.
  • Josh Harris, a sophomore, scored a game-high 21 points in an 84-42 rout of Imagine School of North Port.
  • Ben Milliken scored a game-high 25 points in a 58-50 victory over Manatee.
  • Dylan Higgins scored 16 points in a 67-34 victory over Ida Baker.
State of Play
  • Voting will conclude on Sunday, January 21st, at 11:59 p.m.
  • The winner will be announced in next week's poll.