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 Feb. 20 to Feb. 25, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Mar. 3.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Justice Sueing
Mater Dei

He scored 40 points over two Monarchs wins in the CIF-Southern Section Open Division playoffs. Sueing, a 6-foot-7 senior forward who signed with Cal, scored 15 points with five rebounds and four assists in a 71-55 win over Roosevelt of Eastvale in the quarterfinals. He scored 25 points with six rebounds in an 83-80 overtime win over Chino Hills in the semifinals. Sueing is averaging 17 points and seven rebounds a game.

Cleveland Belton
Temescal Canyon

The Georgia transfer won one of several Inland-area championships at Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Masters meet, defeating Santa Ana Calvary Chapel’s Luciano Arroyo, 5-1, to win the Masters crown at 120 pounds. Belton was a runner-up last year in Georgia’s Division 5A.

Rodrick Mccobb
Colony

The 6-foot-4 forward helped the Titans (26-5) to two wins last week that propelled them into the CIF-SS Division 2AA championship game. In Friday’s 80-59 semifinal win over Cajon, Mccobb tallied 26 points, 22 of those coming in a first half that ended with Colony ahead by 10 points. Earlier in the week he managed 15 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 72-64 road quarterfinal win over Santa Maria St. Joseph.

Jordan Schakel
Bishop Montgomery

Schakel, who finished with 20 points, sparked Bishop Montgomery with clutch shots, including an off-balance 3-pointer to put the game away, as the No. 4 seeded Knights knocked off No. 1-seeded Sierra Canyon in the CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals at USC’s Galen Center.

Michael Woods
Burbank

Producing a monster performance of 30 points and 11 rebounds, Woods helped Burbank record a 76-71 victory over Rancho Mirage in the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA semifinals and advance to its first CIF final in 91 years.

Bryce Hamilton
Pasadena

Hamilton’s electric play has continued into the playoffs and Pasadena is now on the verge of a championship because of it. Hamilton scored 29 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Bulldogs’ semifinals win over Peninsula. In the quarters, he had a team-high 20 points to help beat Corona del Mar.

Danny Salas
St. John Bosco

Salas won his second consecutive CIF Southern Section Masters title at 195 pounds on Saturday in Ontario. Salas had five wins, two of which were by pins, as the Braves won the team championship. Salas will compete in the state championships in Bakersfield this weekend.

Anthony De La Cruz
Rialto

In a CIF Southern Section Division 5 quarterfinal win over Inglewood Animo Leadership, De La Cruz scored the tying goal in the second half, then had the game-winning penalty kick as Rialto won after the teams finished regulation and overtime tied 1-1.

Chris Pedroza
Citrus Valley

Pedroza presided over a 1-0 shutout Wednesday in the Blackhawks’ CIF-SS Division 3 quarterfinal playoff win at Diamond Bar. He then helped Citrus Valley survive a wild 4-2 semifinal win over Camarillo by blocking a penalty kick.


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