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Here are the candidates for the WaFd BankArizona High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 1-7 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveaz.


Garrett Anderson, Sandra Day O’Connor: The senior had a game-high 22 points in Tuesday’s 73-59 loss to Boulder Creek. He added four steals and four rebounds. 

Chuck Bailey, Higley: The sophomore had 21 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in an 82-78 loss to Poston Butte on Monday. 

Joel Becerra, San Tan Foothills: In Friday’s 67-60 loss to Pusch Ridge, the junior posted 21 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. 

Andrew Camacho, Peoria: The sophomore posted 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in Peoria’s 67-49 loss to Desert Edge on Tuesday.

David Cardenas, Wickenburg: The senior racked up 29 points, three steals, two rebounds and five deflections in Tuesday’s 74-22 win over Kingman. 

Steven Cervantes, Mesa: The senior went off Tuesday, scoring half (32 points) of Mesa’s points in the Jackrabbits’ 64-45 victory over Skyline. 

Jake Clapper, Desert Edge: The senior led Desert Edge in scoring with 21 points in the Scorpions’ 67-49 victory over Peoria. Clapper also had seven rebounds, two steals and two assists.

Cougar Cooke, Show Low: The junior notched a double-double in Tuesday’s 78-58 loss to Winslow with 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals. 

Tanner Crawford, Mesa: The senior helped Mesa improve to 6-1 by posting a double-double in Friday’s game against Red Mountain. He had 18 points and 17 rebounds. 

Jaden De Boer, Valley Christian: The senior had 24 points, four rebounds and two steals in Tuesday’s 67-48 win over Eastmark. 

Jay Edwards, Joseph City: Edwards, a senior, had an explosive game Tuesday, putting up 46 points and 20 rebounds in Joseph City’s 79-46 win over St. Michael.

Oakland Fort, Sunnyslope: The junior makes yet another appearance on the list for his dynamic play. He racked up 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in Tuesday’s 69-52 victory over Valley Vista.

Tyren Gibbs, Shadow Ridge: The junior had 23 points and five assists in a 69-62 win over Canyon View on Tuesday. 

Miles Guliford, Liberty: The senior led the Lions in scoring Tuesday with 20 points in a 106-52 rout of Mountain Ridge. Guliford also had six assists and four steals in the blowout win. 

Carter John, Bradshaw Mountain: Putting up 24 points to lead the team in scoring, Johnson also had four rebounds, two assists and a steal to help lift the Bears to a 49-41 win over Flagstaff on Tuesday. The senior had a nearly repeat performance in Thursday’s 50-48 victory over Mingus, posting 23 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal. 

Isaiah Kai, Campo Verde: In a rough week following the news of the loss of a former teammate, the sophomore had an outstanding performance with 32 points, five assists and four rebounds in a 73-70 overtime loss to Williams Field.

McCoy Kelly, ALA-Queen Creek: The junior had 23 points, four rebounds and two assists in the Patriots’ 62-60 loss to Saguaro on Tuesday. 

Grady Lewis, Sunnyslope: The senior had 24 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in Friday’s 67-60 victory over St. Mary’s.

Isaac Lujan, Combs: The senior posted 23 points, four steals and three assists in Friday’s 66-36 win over Vista Grande. 

Trenton McLaughlin, Basha: The senior had a double-double Friday, including 36 points, to help lift the Bears to an 88-71 victory over Higley. 

Daryian Matthews, Dysart: The senior makes the list for the third week in a row. Matthews had another impressive performance that resulted in a double-double Tuesday, when he posted 24 points and 27 rebounds in the Demons’ 63-47 win over Buckeye.

Dylan Pendleton, Coronado: The senior scored 32 of Coronado’s 46 points in Tuesday’s 54-46 loss to Vista Grande. Pendleton also had five steals, five deflections, four rebounds and an assist. 

Corey Perry, Peoria: Another player making the list for the third week is Perry. The senior had 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists, helping Peoria defeat Notre Dame Prep 83-75 on Friday. 

Tanner Plitzuweit, Arizona Lutheran Academy: The junior notched a double-double in Tuesday’s 55-41 win over Horizon Honors with 20 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. 

Espn Polanski, Boulder Creek: In Friday’s highly competitive game between the Jaguars and the Liberty Lions, the sophomore put up 23 points along with three assists, two rebounds and a deflection in an 88-83 loss. 

Brady Ramon, Salpointe Catholic: Against Nogales on Tuesday, the senior led both teams in scoring with 26 points and added six rebounds, three assists and two steals to help the Lancers secure a 77-41 victory. He had another explosive game Friday, scoring 25 points with five assists and four steals to help Salpointe Catholic defeat Tucson 70-49. 

Chino Salas-Zorrilla, Camp Verde: The junior had 23 points, six steals and five assists in Camp Verde’s 70-37 victory over Parker on Friday. 

Jalen Scott, Paradise Honors: The senior had an insane stat line, achieving a quadruple-double Friday with 13 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in a 94-47 victory over Youngker.

Caleb Simpson, Saguaro: The senior led the team in scoring with 20 points in Tuesday’s 62-60 victory over ALA-Queen Creek. He also had three rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Pike Tancil, Willow Canyon: The junior helped lift the Wildcats to a 97-44 win over Glendale on Tuesday with 23 points, five assists, five steals and three rebounds before posting 26 points, six rebounds, five assists and five deflections in Thursday’s 75-63 win over Barry Goldwater. 

Elijah Thomas, Valley Vista: The senior had 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in Thursday’s 71-60 victory over Pinnacle before posting a double-double Friday with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six steals in a 70-47 win over Willow Canyon. 

Zereoue Williams, Mountain Pointe: The senior had 17 points, 27 rebounds and eight blocks to help lift the Pride to a 70-60 victory over Queen Creek on Friday. 

CJ Wiggins, Gila Ridge: Wiggins, a senior, posted 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday’s 71-27 win over Kofa. 

Brigg Wolfe, Mountain View: The sophomore led his team in scoring with 21 points in Tuesday’s 73-53 win over rival Red Mountain. Wolfe also had eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals. 

Merhauti Xepera, Maricopa: The junior posted a double-double in Thursday’s 53-44 loss to Shadow Ridge with 20 points and 15 rebounds.