Ten players are nominated for SBLive’s North Carolina Boys Basketball Player of the Week, with fans being asked to vote for the top athlete. Voting ends on Feb. 3, and the winner will be announced in next week’s poll.

By the Numbers
  • Desmond Kent. Jr. scored 24 points on 11-of-12 shooting, with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • Jalen Walker scored 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting, along with 3 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Trent Steinour, a 6-foot-10 junior center, scored 17 points for Lake Norman.
  • Jamarion Wall poured in 39 points, including a school-record 11 3-pointers for Richmond.
  • Dominic Payne scored 27 points and became the Bulldogs’ No. 3 all-time scorer with 2,069 points.
  • Timothy Brower scored 31 points as the Wildcats overwhelmed Providence Grove.
  • Shemari Johnson scored 24 points to help lead the Ravens to an upset win over East Mecklenburg.
  • Grant Hamilton posted 30 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots for Weddington.
  • Amare Bethel had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots, and 5 steals for Charlotte Country Day.
  • Mez Coppedge contributed 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots for Greene Central.
Bottom Line

Fans have the opportunity to vote for the top North Carolina High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week. The winner will be announced in next week’s poll, reflecting the consistent recognition of outstanding performances in high school basketball.