JACKSON – Michigan’s 2021 high school basketball season finally started last week with a packed competition roster.
The Jackson area has seen its fair share of impressive performances and exploits, but we want to know which individual performance has been ranking above the rest since week one of action. MLive and Jackson Citizen Patriot readers can vote as many times as they like by 9 a.m. Friday for the student-athlete they believe deserves the top spot for his accomplishments.
Below are our top 10 contenders for Player of the Week.
Lexus Bargesser, Grass Lake
The junior star averaged 27 points per game this week, including a 35-point outing against Addison, to further solidify his status as a 4-star prospect and 2022 Class Top 50 rookie. Bargesser helped the Warriors win wins over Hanover-Horton (66-14), Addison (101-11) and Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (80-69).
Shea Tripp, Michigan Center
Tripp opened his season with a quadruple-double against Manchester, finishing with 22 points, 18 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 steals to propel the Cardinals to a 76-40 home victory. The senior star then added 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, seven assists and one block to lead Michigan Center to a 62-14 victory over Napoleon.
Carson Sanders, Hanover-Horton
The junior Comets forward averaged 19 points and seven rebounds per game last week. He opened his season with a 25-point, six-rebound outing against Adrian, 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Grass Lake and added 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals against Vandercook Lake.
Austin McKessy, East Jackson
The junior playmaker scored 27 points and added six rebounds, four steals and two assists to lead East Jackson to a season opener win over Manchester and added 19 points, four steals and two rebounds in a victory over Whitmore Lake.
Gwen Rogozinski, Stockbridge
Rogozinski scored 28 points to lead Stockbridge in a 60-45 loss to Chelsea on Monday, and added 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists in his team’s 55-41 win over Pinckney on Saturday.
Hillary Griffin, West Parma
Griffin finished with 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists against Battle Creek Harper Creek and propelled his team to a rivalry victory over Jackson Northwest on Thursday with 21 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and four shots. blocked.
Zoie Bamm, Columbia Central
The sophomore center averaged 21 points per game for the Golden Eagles this week. She opened her season with a 16-point outing against Dundee, a 24-point performance against Adrian Lenawee Christian and added 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Hillsdale.
Dawson White, Jackson Northwest
The senior Mounties goaltender finished with 21 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to lead Northwest to a victory in a rivalry game against Parma Western and follow it up with a 16-point performance against Mason in overtime on Saturday.
Maddox Overweg, Springport
The rookie started his college career with a 24-point outing in a win over Reading and added 13 points, three steals and two assists in a loss to Olivet.
Lowyind Pullen, Homer
The senior forward scored 22 points and picked up eight rebounds to lead the Trojans in a 77-47 victory over Union City on Saturday.
** If you’re having trouble accessing this week’s survey, try using this direct link: https://poll.fm/10745616**
MORE SPORTS COVERAGE IN THE JACKSON REGION