VOTE NOW: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper below the athletes name to read about their performance from Feb. 8-13, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be published on Friday, Feb. 19

Shacquille Dawkins
Alemany
Dawkins drilled a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left to lift Alemany to a thrilling 63-60 victory over Crespi to clinch the Mission League title outright. Dawkins finished with a jaw-dropping 30-point, 7-steal performance that helped Alemany clinch a first-round home game in the CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs.

D’Mauria Jones
Narbonne

Narbonne sewed up another perfect Marine League season behind a game-high 21 points from Jones against Washington last week. It was the 27th straight league win for the Gauchos, who are the No. 2 seed in the L.A. City Section Open Division playoffs. Narbonne hosts Birmingham in the first round on Feb. 20.

Nelson Muronaka
Keppel

Muronaka helped the Keppel boys basketball team put the finishing touches on yet another Almont League championship while also stamping his case for league MVP honors by scoring 27 points in the Aztecs’ regular-season finale win over Schurr.

Samer Yehya
Redlands High

Redlands earned its biggest win of the season by playing spoiler with a shocking win over Cajon behind 23 points from Yehya. The victory helped Redlands East Valley claim a share of the Citrus Belt League title. The junior guard then led the team with 21 points in a narrow win over Carter to send Redlands to the playoffs.

Joe Quintana
Bonita

The 6-foot-2 guard was pivotal in two wins for the Bearcats. Most impressive was his showing in an 81-80 overtime win against No. 1 Ayala when he scored 38 points which include a 14-for-17 showing at the line. He also had a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to win it and give the Bearcats a share of the Palomares League title.

Raysean Scott
Compton

Senior Florida Gulf Coast signee really proved how much he means to the Compton basketball program over the last two weeks.Compton fell to Millikan while Scott was in Florida; he came back with a vengeance to lead his team to a win over Poly last week, however, with 25 points and 15 rebounds. He also helped Compton share of its first Moore League championship since NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan graduated in 2008.

Kevin Salazar
Summit

Salazar capped an impressive Summit turnaround from the beginning of the season when he scored two goals in a 3-2 victory over Colton in the regular-season finale. The victory gave Summit a 6-1-3 Sunkist League record and the title. Salazar had all of his team-leading 12 goals during league play.

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