If you haven’t already heard about Miami Beach center Zach Brown, you may want to take notice. The 7-1 sophomore had 40 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks in an 80-38 exhibition defeat of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame (Miami) on Nov. 10, then followed that with 15 points, 26 rebounds and 11 blocks in a 66-27 defeat of Hialeah (Fla.) on Tuesday.
Brown was voted a second-team all-state player last season as a freshman while averaging 18.4 points, 16.5 rebounds and 6.9 blocks and recording seven triple-doubles.
Brown’s efforts lead the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week.
The rest of the top performances:
Aliah Bowllan, volleyball, Pittsford Sutherland, Pittsford, N.Y.
Junior liebero was named the MVP of the state after managing 45 digs in a five-set defat of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Burnt Hills) to help her team repeat as state champion.
Jake Browning, football, Folsom, Calif.
Senior quarterback had had eight TD passes in the first half of a 70-14 win Saturday vs. Stagg (Stockton) in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.
Mike DoCarmo, football, Millbrook, N.Y.
Senior ran for 327 yards and seven touchdowns in a 42-23 defeat of Woodlands (Hartsdale) in the Class C state quarterfinals on Saturday.
Ella Donaghu, cross country, Grant (Portland)
The junior, running her first race ever in the snow, finished in 18 minutes and 55 seconds to defeat Allie Ostrander of Kenai Central (Kenai, Alaska) by four seconds to win the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Championship last Saturday in Boise, Idaho.
Aaron Graham, football, Oak Grove, Mo.
Senior running back ran for 345 yards and seven touchdowns in a 69-23 defeat of two-time defending state champion Maryville on Friday.
Malik Jefferson, football, Poteet, Mesquite, Texas
Senior linebacker blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and had a fumble return for a touchdown in his team’s 36-0 playoff defeat of Wilson (Dallas) on Friday.
Mark Matthews, basketball, Fort Myers, Fla.
Senior point guard had 30 points and 17 rebounds in a 62-52 defeat of South Fort Myers on Tuesday.
Patrick Oliverio, football, St. Vincent-St. Mary, Akron, Ohio
Senior linebacker had 11 tackles, including two for loss and a sack in his team’s 20-14 playoff defeat of Poland Seminary (Poland) on Friday.
Carl Williams III, football, B.C. Rain, Mobile, Ala.
Quarterback threw for three touchdowns and ran for three in a 50-14 defeat of Charles Henderson (Troy) on Friday