Chef of the Week
In hoops the term “cookin'” is reserved for a player who goes on a scoring spree or gets hot during a game and makes big plays on the offensive end.
This week’s Chef of the Week award goes to St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) combo guard Isaiah Briscoe for his dominant play with the NJ Playaz last weekend at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League’s second session in Hampton, Va.
Briscoe was on fire; scoring in a variety of different ways, all of them made to look easy, in route to averaging 28 points per game and leading the Playaz to a 4-1 record.
Poster of the Week
This week’s Poster of the Week winner is Curie (Chicago) forward Cliff Alexander for the poster he created while anchoring the paint for the Mac Irvin Fire (Chicago) last weekend at the EYBL.
Alexander threw down a monster chest-to-chest dunk over a defender from BWSL (Va.) on the final day.
It was absolutely vicious.
Oh No They Didn’t!
This award is reserved for a player who turned in a mind-boggling performance or play that left the crowd in a state of shock and amazement. This week’s “Oh No They Didn’t” winner is Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles Jr. for the 360-dunk he ended a game with during the Boo Williams Invitational last weekend in Hampton, Va., while running with the CP3 All Stars (N.C.).
No, not a dunk contest, Giles did a 360 in a game.
He scored 28 points in the win as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski looked on.
Dropping the hammer with a creative dunk, that potentially could’ve won the NBA Slam Dunk title, while Team USA’s gold medal winning coach watched courtside?
Oh yes he did.
De La Salle Institute (Chicago) forward Alvin Ellis to Michigan State… Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) guard Jonathan Severe to Fordham… Faith Baptist (Fort Pierce, Fla.) forward Demetrius Henry to South Carolina.
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