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Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 17-23 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, Jan. 31. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Baylor Thomas, Lake Stevens Girls Basketball

The senior point guard totaled a game-high 25 points, 11 coming in the decisive fourth quarter as the Vikings downed Tahoma in a top-10 matchup at the King Classic.

Mya Groce, Pasco Girls Basketball

The leader of the No. 2 Bulldogs had 20 points, and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career in a victory over Hermston.

Jersey Huerta, Kentwood Girls Basketball

The junior poured in a game-high 21 points, 13 coming in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Conks beat Glacier Peak at the King Classic. Huerta sank a double-clutch 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to send the game into OT.

Dylan Philip, Ellensburg Girls Basketball

The senior guard tallied a game-high 27 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs swept the 2A CWAC season series against Selah. She also had 20 points in a win over Ephrata, and 24 points in a win over Grandview.

Ella Gallatin, Snohomish Girls Basketball

The guard tied a school-record with 38 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Panthers beat 4A top-10 Lake Stevens.

Tatum Thompson, Woodinville Girls Basketball

The Boise State signee had two big late-week outings - 30 points and eight rebounds in a win over Bothell, and 23 points and 15 rebounds in a top-three showdown victory over Arlington.

Addison Hall, Winlock Girls Basketball

The senior exploded for a game-high 34 points, including six 3-pointers in the team’s win over Willapa valley.

Jenna Villa, Arlington Girls Basketball

The D1 wing player had 20 points and career-high 17 rebounds in win over Lynnwood, and a game-high 25 points in a loss to Woodinville.

Aubrey Amendala, Tumwater Girls Basketball

The senior point guard tallied a team-high 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting with five assists and five rebounds in a non-league win over then-3A No. 3 Lake Washington.

Anna Coronado, Othello Girls Basketball

The junior wing player racked up a game-high 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting with six steals in a win over Selah.

Malia Ruud, Chiawana Girls Basketball

The ninth grad post player continued her big debut season with a career-high 38 points in a loss to Hanford.

Iliana Moran, Hanford Girls Basketball

The senior guard exploded for a team-high 28 points, and went over 1,000 points for her career in a win over Chiawana.

Leila Hosn, Bishop Blanchett Girls Basketball

The senior guard had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 steals to go with 3 assists in senior night 54-43 win against Seattle Prep.

Asjon Anderson, Mount Tahoma Boys Basketball
Capped the week with 34 points in a win over Lincoln on Friday after going for 32 in a loss to No. 2 Auburn and 27 in a win over Silas. (More on Anderson’s legacy, backstory here.)

Connor Chalich, Sumner Boys Basketball
The Spartans’ sharpshooter scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of a tight 4A SPSL win over Bellarmine Prep.

Clay Delp, Zillah Boys Basketball
Scored 26 points and hit key free throws down the stretch to go a perfect 12-for-12 at the line in a narrow win over rival Toppenish on Saturday, extending the Leopards’ win streak to 121 games.

Carson Frawley, Camas Boys Basketball
Had 43 points to tie a school record set in 1964 and tied a program record for most 3s in a game with 10 in a win over Evergreen.

Emmett Fenz, Ellensburg Boys Basketball
Scored 25 points to notch a key 2A CWAC win over Selah on Friday.

Cade Gibson, Ellensburg Boys Basketball

Gibson had 25 points in Ellensburg's win against Selah.

Miles Gurske, Timberline Boys Basketball
Stuffed the stat sheet in a win over North Thurston, finishing with 31 points, nine assists and three steals. Also had 15 points, seven boards and six assists in a win over River Ridge.

Louis Halliday, Eastside Catholic Boys Basketball
Had a game-high 26 points to help the Crusaders upset O’Dea on the road.

Jordan Hansen, King’s Boys Basketball
After tallying 23 points, nine boards and five steals in a win over 4A Tahoma on Monday, the Idaho State commit notched consecutive 37-point games, first over Cedar Park Christian to move into third all-time on the school’s scoring list, then against Northwest School, where he also grabbed 13 boards.

Trevor Hennig, Mount Si Boys Basketball
Banner week for the sophomore guard. Finished with 18 points and five boards in a win over Seattle Prep, 19 points and five assists in a win over Tahoma and 17 points and 11 boards in a win over Skyline — all on top of fielding his first Division I offer from Eastern Washington.

Brooklyn Hicks, Timberline Boys Basketball
Had 31 points and 15 boards in a win over River Ridge and another double-double — 17 points, 11 boards — in a win over North Thurston.

Xavier Kamalu-Vargas, Mt. Spokane Boys Basketball
Scored 21 points and hit key free throws down the stretch to lead the Wildcats to a key 3A GSL win over Ferris.

Eddie Klatush, Oakville Boys Basketball
Outscored North River all by himself, dropping 51 points to help the Acorns to a 82-45 win.

Jonas La Tour, North Kitsap Boys Basketball
Scored a school record 57 points in a win over Bainbridge. What’s more impressive? He did it on 24 of 27 shooting, and added eight boards and three steals.

Tyran Lane, Lummi Boys Basketball
Scored 20 points in a win over Lopez Island Monday, 22 against Grace Academy Thursday and 26 in a win over Cedar Park Christian (Lynwood) Friday.

John Lustig, Colfax Boys Basketball
Had 29 points in a win over Chewelah and followed it up the next day with a 38-point outing to edge Davenport inn a battle atop the Northeast 2B standings.

Jordan Medcalf, Lynden Boys Basketball
Scored 22 inn a win over 4A Lake Stevens, 19 in the Lions’ blowout over Mount Vernon to affirm first place in the Northwest Conference Wednesday and 20 on Saturday in a win over Arlington.

Levi Pepper, Selah Boys Basketball
Dynamic, stat-stuffing junior finished with 22 points, 22 boards and seven boards in a win over Othello.

Jeremiah Sibley, University Boys Basketball
The senior guard had 15 points in a key league win over Central Valley Thursday, then followed it up with 24 a against Ridgeline Saturday.

Caleb Smith, Goldendale Boys Basketball
Finished with. 26 points and 14 boards in a 30-point win over White Swan.

Ashton Waldman, Zillah Boys Basketball
Scored 15 of his career-high 30 points in the third quarter of a 78-72 win over Toppenish, helping the Leopards extend a 10-year league win streak.

Chase Wilson, Okanogan Boys Basketball
Finished his second highest scoring outing of the season against Oroville with 38 points, four blocks and eight rebounds in a 70-49 win over Oroville

Will Woodward, Eastlake Boys Basketball
University of Washington baseball signee isn’t too shabby on the hardwood, either. Had 24 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Bothell and 38 points and down 16 boards in a win over Issaquah.

Josiah Pierre, Kamiak Boys Basketball
Had 37 points on 14 of 18 shooting in a win over Kent-Meridian and 28 points and eight boards in a narrow loss to Mariner.

Xavier Murdy, Coupeville Boys Basketball
Big 4-0 week for the senior guard. Finished with 17 points and seven boards at South Whidbey, 22 and four against Concrete, 15 and 12 against Friday Harbor and 21 points (on seven 3s), four boards and three steals against Darrington for the undefeated Wolves.