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 Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) wing Brandon Ingram for his stellar play during McDonald’s All American practices last week.
Yes, practice, which is often times just as, if not more competitive than the actual game because of the presence of NBA scouts.
There, Ingram elevated his status among 2015’s elite players. You could make the case that he was the best of the bunch based off last week’s showing.
He was that good.
Poster of the Week
This week’s Poster of the Week winner is Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) forward P.J. Washington for the truly vicious poster he created during the Pilots’ semifinal matchup against Montverde (Fla.) Academy at the DICK’s Nationals in New York City last weekend.
Washington bullied his way to the rim from the free-throw line, rose up with two hands and threw down a monster jam over a Montverde defender.
Montverde eventually won the game 57-53 in overtime, but the dunk was so ferocious that when the ball went through the nets, Washington yanked on the rim and yelled like he was trying to rip it off the hinges.
Oh my, you must watch.
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 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) point guard Derryck Thornton Jr. for the jaw-dropping crossover he managed on Montverde forward Ben Simmons.
Thornton started at the right wing and took a hard dribble to the left; when he saw Simmons trying to beat him to his spot on the floor, Thornton stopped on a dime and crossed back to the right, which dropped Simmons abruptly.
The best part?
Simmons is the consensus No. 1 overall player in the 2015 class.
He was a good sport too; after the game Simmons tweeted this to Thornton, who is ranked No. 11 overall in the ESPN 60:
Watch the crossover here:
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