Fans voted St. Xavier senior guard Connor McKim the winner of The Courier-Journal Metro Louisville Athlete of the Week Award presented by Norton Sports Health after he scored 31 points – including 13 in the fourth quarter – as the Tigers beat rival Trinity 55-48 on Friday at Broadbent Arena.
Last week’s other nominees included Iroquois wrestler Brandon Reed, Manual senior center Krys McCune and Male senior forward I’liyah Green.
Reed remained undefeated by winning the 220-pound weight class at Saturday’s Jefferson County Tournament of Champions at Fern Creek. Reed beat Male’s Garrett Chandler 2-1 in the final.
McCune had 19 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Crimsons to a 69-52 victory at Sacred Heart on Saturday.
Green posted 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in a 68-54 victory over Holmes in Saturday’s New Year’s Exposure Classic at Fairdale.
Each Monday afternoon, four new athletes will be posted here as nominees for the Athlete of the Week Award. Voting runs through 8 p.m. Sunday. The winners will be invited to the year-end Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Kentuckiana Sports Awards Program banquet presented by Norton Sports Health.