Dejounte Murray's off-the-backboard poster highlights this week's awards

Dejounte Murray's off-the-backboard poster highlights this week's awards

Weekly Awards

Dejounte Murray's off-the-backboard poster highlights this week's awards

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CHEF OF THE WEEK

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 Maranatha (Pasadena, Calif.) shooting guard Tyler Dorsey for his 40-point outing in a win over Diamond Bar (Diamond Bar, Calif.) last week… Then he did it again the next night.

That’s right back-to-back 40-point games.

True chef-like behavior.

POSTER OF THE WEEK

This week’s Poster of the Week winner is Rainier Beach (Seattle) shooting guard Dejounte Murray for the off-the-backboard poster he created during a recent, 108-43, win over Ingraham (Seattle).

Murray was applying stifling full-court pressure and forced a turnover that his teammate scooped up at mid-court.

Murray trailed the play and his teammate threw a lob to him off the backboard; that’s when Murray skied over the Ingraham player and threw down the two-handed jam.

Dejounte Murray @gods_gift2015 starts off the season with an off the backboard bangout!

A video posted by Ballislife (@ballislife) on

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 Tecumseh (Lynnville, Ind.) guard Jessica Younker for the unreal buzzer beater she knocked down in a recent, 48-38, loss to Springs Valley (French Lick, Ind.).

In the waning seconds of the first quarter, Younker took an inbounds pass near the scorer’s table and heaved a prayer with her right hand toward the goal.

Swish.

You definitely have to see the video below to believe this one.

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