In sports 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 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) center Stephen Zimmerman for his dominant performance at the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago last week.
Zimmerman scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help USA West to the Global title. He averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds for the tournament and was named MVP.
POSTER OF THE WEEK
This week’s Poster of the Week winner is Consortium College Prep (Southfield, Mich.) wing Josh Jackson for the wicked poster he threw down for the USA U17 National Team in their win over China last week.
Jackson sped down the court on the break and, when none of the defenders impeded his progress toward the goal, Jackson rose up for a tough one-handed dunk over a defender who really should’ve just let him have that one.
OH NO THEY DIDN’T!
This award is reserved for the 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 Hunter Strait, an eighth grader from Iowa, for collecting an opposing player’s ankles with a killer crossover recently at the ScoutsFocus Camp.
Strait got the ball at the top of the key, darted left and quickly whipped the crossover back to the right, which sent his defender barreling to the hardwood.
The best part?
Strait pulled up for the mid-range jumper and nailed it.
Extremely well played, sir.
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