Every Monday, we will be selecting a player of the week who shows extraordinary effort and performance on the field or court in the prior week. We will be taking nominations from coaches, athletic directors and fans. Please send potential players of the week to contact@SanFranPreps.com.
By Jeremy Balan
SanFranPreps.com Player of the Week: India Pearce, senior forward, Convent girls basketball
Pearce had 19 points and 10 rebounds in a very key win over University on Wednesday, before her 27 point performance against Urban on Friday. The Urban game marked her sixth game with 20 points or more and she leads the team in points, rebounds and assists.
Her 18 points per game ranks eighth in the North Coast Section and fourth in Division V, right behind University junior Amelia King.
Honorable mention: LeVander Moore, senior forward, Washington boys basketball
Moore’s impact hasn’t necessarily been recorded in the scorebook (he had 20 points combined in two games last week), but he has been a beast on the boards, collecting 20 rebounds against Mission on Tuesday and 18 against Lowell on Friday.
He has had 20 rebounds three times this season and has had 10 or more rebounds in 15 of 21 games, leading to a 12.2 average (second in the AAA, behind Marshall’s Theoatis Hill).
Honorable mention: Francisco Chacon, junior guard, Leadership boys basketball
It’s been a rough year for the defending BCL Central champs, but Chacon’s play has been one of the bright spots.
He leads the Griffins with 14.1 points per game and had 14 points against Bay on Wednesday and 21 of the team’s 40 total points against Stuart Hall on Saturday, continuing a streak of five consecutive games scoring in double figures.
Honorable mention: Benny Sosnick, senior forward, Jewish Community boys basketball
After the injury of standout senior guard Ariel Gottlieb, Sosnick has been a huge key to the Wolves’ 12-3 start, averaging 13.9 points per game and over 10 rebounds (both team highs).
Last week, he continued to put up consistent double-doubles with 21 points and 13 rebounds against Summit Prep on Thursday, and 17 points and 13 rebounds against rival Kehillah on Sunday.