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: Amelia King, junior center, University girls basketball
King, a 6-foot junior, has been a force scoring, rebounding and blocking shots for the Red Devils all year, but it all came together last week.
She began the week with her first triple-double of the season against Urban (14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks), then had her second in an impressive win on the road against Marin Academy (20 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks).
She didn’t continue the streak in the Red Devils’ non-league loss to Head-Royce on Saturday, but still put some impressive numbers up (19 points, nine rebounds and six blocks).
King has carried much of the scoring load for the Red Devils this season (18 points per game), but her blocked shots are standing up at the national level.
Her 123 blocks on the season leads the CIF-North Coast Section across all divisions, ties her for seventh in the state (third among Division V schools) and ranks her 13th in the nation (all stats according to Maxpreps.com).
Honorable mention: Brenden Glapion, senior guard, Washington boys basketball
Glapion, arguably the best pure scorer in the Academic Athletic Association, had another standout week with 18 points against Galileo, 28 against Burton and 22 against ISA (all team highs).
He leads the Eagles in scoring with 22.4 points per game, and has scored over 20 points in 16 of their 24 games.
Honorable mention: Antoine Porter, sophomore guard, Mission boys basketball
Porter started off the week slowly, with just five points against O’Connell, but finished the week on fire, scoring 24 points against Galileo and 32 against Burton.
He leads the Bears in scoring with 13.3 points per game (the only Mission player averaging in double-figures) and also leads the team with 3.2 steals per game.