VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Dec. 16.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Davis Moore
Palos Verdes

Moore has been on fire this season for PV. He scored a goal Saturday to help PV beat Clovis to win the West Coast Showcase in a 2-1 victory. Before that, he scored in a 2-0 win over Warren on Dec. 8 and had a hat trick in a 6-1 win over Lawndale on Dec. 6.

Alec Hooper
Redlands East Valley

During the Wildcats’ unbeaten four-match run to claim the Champions Tournament title, Hooper scored six goals, including multi-goal performances against Quartz Hill and Claremont and the only goal in regulation against Temescal Canyon in the title game. He has scored in each of REV’s five games and has seven goals this season.

Eric Moreno

The 5-foot-8 guard and team captain totaled 53 points in two games last week for the Cavaliers (4-2). His week started with 16 points, four assists and four steals in a 77-52 loss to Los Osos in a nonleague game. Then on Saturday in a first-round game of the Inland Empire Classic, Moreno tossed in 37 points with five assists in a 76-70 upset of Foothill.

Nikko Hall

Hall turned in a spectacular performance in a losing effort last week, making 11 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns while also intercepting three passes in a 60-53 loss at San Diego Madison in the CIF State Division 2-AA regional final.

Robert Heiermann
Valley View

The junior receiver picked a good time to have his most dominating performance of the season. Heiermann tallied 13 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown and had two other catches set up touchdowns in the Eagles’ 31-14 victory Friday over San Gorgonio in the CIF-State Division 5-AA SoCal regional bowl game. The Eagles play for a state championship Saturday at home against Oakland Bishop O’Dowd. Heiermann has 18 catches for 1,446 yards on the season.

Paulo Araujo

He scored 95 points over three games. The 6-foot-3 senior guard and team captain scored 23 points with 10 rebounds in a win over West Torrance, 37 points with 11 rebounds in a win over Sunny Hills, and 35 points with a school-record 25 rebounds in a win over Montclair. He is averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds this season.

B.J. Busbee
St. Anthony

Busbee scored on offense, defense and special teams in the second half of the Saints’ 55-23 win over Yorba Linda in the CIF State Division 4-A Regional. The senior extended his team’s lead with an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. A few minutes later, he hurdled a defender on his way to a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown, and he capped the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown reception.

Jarod Lucas
Los Altos

Lucas started his much-anticipated sophomore campaign by lighting up the El Rancho Tournament as the Conquerors left town as tourney champs. Lucas averaged 34.2 points per game, to go with 8 rebounds and 7 assists. He hit six 3-pointers in Los Altos’ win over Gardena and later hit 18 out of 21 free throws in the first half in a win over El Rancho. Lucas scored 35 in the championship game win over Schurr and was named tournament MVP.

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