Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

GCS Player of the Week - January 14

Greenville County Schools would like to recognize our student-athletes by announcing a male and female Player of the Week.  Athletes are nominated by their coaches and athletic directors for their excellence on the court.  This week’s winners are:

Preston Parks, Shooting Guard Wade Hampton High.  Preston averaged 29 points, 5 assists and 2 steals per game in region wins over Dorman and JL Mann.  Preston’s average was boosted by a huge night vs Mann, in which he hit nine 3-point baskets on his way to a school record 43 points.

Asiah Jones, Forward Woodmont Wildcats.  Asiah was big on both ends of the floor for the Wildcats last week.  Versus Westside she scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added 3 blocked shots.  Against Greenville, Asiah scored 13 and grabbed 11 boards while blocking 6 shots on the defensive end.

Congratulations Preston Parks and Asiah Jones!

Here are the other finalists as submitted by their school:

Zay Ballenger, Berea Basketball – 20 pts, 5 rebs vs Greer

Daniella Brueggeman, Berea Basketball – 24 total rebounds in her two games last week.

Jordan Hawthorne, Greer Wrestling – 5-0 at Riverside tournament with 4 pins.  25-1 on the season.

Diamon Shiflet, Greer Basketball – Leading scorer and named All-Tournament Team at Carolina Invitational.

Griffin Stephenson, Hillcrest Wrestling – Placed 3rd at 145 at Dreher Invitational.

Quin Byrd, Hillcrest Basketball – Leading scorer in region win over TL Hanna.

Kris White, Riverside Basketball -  29 ppg at Greenville Christmas Tournament

Brooke Jordan-Browne, Riverside Basketball – Averaging 19 ppg and 12 rpg on season.

Jamal Burke, Southside Basketball – 6-8 Sophomore began playing basketball last year and has developed into solid player for Tigers already.

Jason Crumley, Travelers Rest Basketball – Averaging 18 ppg, 12.5 rpg and 3 apg

Vonshayla Webb, Travelers Rest Basketball – 10 ppg, 8 rpg, 2.2 steals per game.

Sarah Beth Epting, Wade Hampton Basketball – 17 pts, 12 rebs average in wins over Dorman and Mann.

Hunter Stramge, Woodmont Wrestling – Set school record with 142nd career victory.


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