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 Orangeville (Ontario) Prep point guard Jamal Murray for dropping, count ‘em, 30 points to lead the World Select Team past Team USA, 103-101, at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore.
Dropping a 30-piece on an All-American filled team?
True chef-like behavior indeed.
Poster of the Week
This week’s Poster of the Week winner is Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles III for the vicious dunk he threw down this past weekend at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in Hampton, Va.
Giles, who runs with the CP3 All Stars (N.C.), caught an alley-oop on the break over a defender who realized he shouldn’t have jumped much too late. The defender tried to stop the poster by pulling Giles’ arm on the way down but the damage had been done.
Giles’ post-poster course of action?
After a frustration-inspired shove in the back from the poster victim, Giles turned around, smiled and clapped on his way to completing the three-point play.
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 Montverde (Montverde, Fla.) forward Ben Simmons… Naturally.
Simmons completed the 3-Peat of DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals titles on April 4 with a 70-61 win over Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.).
Simmons dropped 20 points and 11 rebounds in route to claiming his second-straight DICK’s Nationals MVP trophy.
Three-straight national titles? Three?
Oh yes he did.
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