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By Jeremy Balan
SanFranPreps.com Player of the Week: Brenden Glapion, senior guard, Washington boys basketball
The early favorite for AAA player of the year, Glapion averaged 20 points per game in the Eagles’ three games of the WCO Showdown at Overfelt High School in San Jose.
Glapion also has a very good supporting cast in fellow seniors Jeremy Jetton and LeVander Moore, but when the pair got into early foul trouble, Glapion had to carry the Eagles almost entirely himself in the WCO final against Piedmont Hills, while the Pirates pressured him and denied him the ball.
“The guy averages 22 points a game and I didn’t want to see him go for 40,” said Piedmont Hills head coach Pete Simos. “He still got his points though. I mean, we were keyed on him and he still had 17. He’s awfully good.”
Honorable Mention: Amelia King, junior center, University girls basketball
The 6-foot center is averaging a double-double on the year and did not stray from those numbers last week, averaging 15.7 points and 10 rebounds in the Red Devils three games last week.
Honorable Mention: Al Woodhouse, junior forward, Waldorf boys basketball
Woodhouse averaged 20.3 points per game in the Wolverines four wins last week.
Ariel Gottlieb, senior guard, Jewish Community boys basketball
Gottlieb, named one of the top Jewish players in the country after last season, had 22 points in a loss to Mid-Peninsula on Tuesday and 20 against Leadership, to go along with three steals in each game.