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Vote: Who is the South Suncoast Boys Basketball Player of the Week (1/9/2024)?

We have seven candidates for you to choose from

The Florida High School Boys Basketball season is in full swing and we continue our Player of the Week polls for areas all around the state. Teams started off the regular season with some great individual performances.

As such, we have seven athletes nominated this week for the SBLive’s South Suncoast high school boys basketball player of the week award from January 1-6, and we ask you, the fans, to help decide who should indeed be the top athlete selected. Voting will conclude on Sunday, January 14th at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced in next week's poll. 


Congratulations to Bradenton Christian's Jaden Baker for winning last week’s South Suncoast poll!

Editor’s note: Our corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. This poll is specifically for fans to vote on the players that have been nominated and in no way discredits any other player that may not be mentioned in our poll.

Here are the nominees: 

Malakai Cuffy, Parrish Community: The sophomore scored a game-high 23 points in the Bulls’ 72-55 win over The Classical Academy of Sarasota. 

Josh Frazzini, Sarasota Christian: The junior guard led the way in a 59-52 win over Imagine School of North Port, scoring a game-high 26 points. 

Nick Yatros, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal: Despite in a losing effort, Yatros scored a team-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. 

Connor Heald, Cardinal Mooney: Heald was another player that had a nice outing on the losing end. The forward scored a game-high 24 points in a 52-47 loss to Sarasota. 

Chris Cornish, Charlotte: In the Fightin’ Tarpons 47-44 victory over Thayer, Cornish scored 15 points and collected 12 rebounds. 

Marcus Nestor, Port Charlotte: The freshman led the way in the Pirates’ 51-35 victory over Golden Gate, scoring 18 points, connecting on six 3-pointers. 

Elijah Lubsey, North Port: Lubsey had another solid performance for the Bobcats, notching a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards.