Boys Athlete of the Week

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 Jan. 22 to Jan. 27, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Feb. 2.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Jesse Bannout
Granada Hills
Bannout averaged 13 points and six rebounds in Granada Hills’ two shocking West Valley League victories over El Camino Real and Birmingham, respectively. He also had four steals in each game. The Highlanders are 4-2 and in second place in the league.

Dezmond Washington
In Blair’s 50-45 victory over La Canada, the Vikings snapped the Spartans’ 27-game Rio Hondo League winning streak and moved into a first-place tie with the Spartans at 5-1. One of the big factors was the play of Washington, who had 14 points and nine rebounds in the victory. The win gives the Vikings a season split with the Spartans, so should both win out, they would finish in a tie for the league title.

Arnold Giron
Giron scored all six goals for the Jaguars as they defeated Lakewood 6-2 in a Moore League game. Cabrillo (12-4-6, 4-1-4) enters the week in second place in league. The Jaguars will be at home against Wilson (5-2-2 in league) on Friday.

Malik Muhammad
Muhammad, a forward for the Gauchos, has been on a dominant run. After posting a 22-point, 20-rebound night against Carson, he followed that with 22 points and 18 rebounds vs. Rancho Dominguez and 28 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks against San Pedro.

Trey Munoz
Trabuco Hills
He won the championship at 152 pounds at the Coast View Athletic Association tournament. Munoz, a junior, pinned all three of his opponents in the first period. He also was a champion at the Five Counties tournament earlier this month. Munoz has a 36-1 record with 23 pins and is ranked No. 3 in the state for his division.

Kryztian Walton
Temecula Valley
Walton finished with 27 points and 17 rebounds as the Golden Bears defeated Murrieta Mesa 76-69 to move into a tie atop the Southwestern League standings. Walton, a 6-foot-6 center, scored 17 points during the second half to help lead Temecula Valley to the win.

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