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Player of the Week unveiled

By Nick Gerhardt, SportsEngine, 12/31/17, 12:00PM CST


See who was voted the top performer for Dec. 18-23

Player of the Week winner

David Roddy, Breck. The junior center scored a season-high 49 points in an 81-79 win over Walden Grove, a team from Arizona. Roddy also scored 25 in a 70-62 loss to No. 13-4A Wayzata. Roddy is averaging 34 points per game for the Mustangs.

Player of the Week candidates

Michael Jones, Woodbury. Jones matched his season-high points scored with 39 against North St. Paul in a 78-72 win over the Polars, who came into the game ranked No. 7 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News.

Calvin Wishart, Delano. Wishart continues to impress this season for No. 6-3A Delano, this time with a 46-point performance against Hermantown in an 86-72 win. He also had a 28-point game against Big Lake in a 75-57 win.

Matt Todd, Monticello. Todd and the Magic are riding a three-game winning streak after beating North Branch 79-45. Todd scored 29 points on 9 of 11 shooting from the field. He also finished 9-for-9 from the line and pulled down eight rebounds. Todd also had five assists and five steals.

Beijan Newbern, Maranatha. Newbern scored 26 points on 11 of 19 shooting in a 73-58 victory over St. Agnes. That came after a 9-for-13, 21-point game against Nova Classical in a 94-48 win.

Anders Nelson, Edina. The Hornets fell from the No. 1 spot in Class 4A rankings to No. 6 but Nelson’s play has been on the rise. He had 26 points in a 66-63 loss to Chaska and had 28 points against Park Center in a 65-60 loss.

Cade Johnson, PACT. Johnson poured in 31 points against St. Paul Humboldt in a 61-57 loss. He added 23 in a 61-40 loss to St. Paul Academy. Johnson is averaging 28.8 points per game for the Panthers.

Michael Schaefer, St. Cloud Cathedral. Schaefer had another monster week for the Crusaders after a 24-point game against Becker in an 86-52 win. He added a 31-point, 14-rebound game against Foley in an 81-65 victory to give St. Cloud Cathedral a three-game winning streak.

Jayden Ruberg, Two Harbors. Ruberg led Two Harbors with 29 points in an 82-60 loss to Silver Bay. Ruberg has a 51-point game under his belt already this season, which came on Dec. 12 in an 84-80 overtime win over Duluth Marshall.

Caleb Hoilien, Hope Academy. Hoilien scored a game-high 45 points against Learning for Leadership in a 95-84 victory. He outdueled Kafi Abdi, who scored 30 points in the loss.

*Stats and records as of Dec. 24

Players are considered for the Player of the Week poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Basketball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email eric.oslund@sportsengine.com.

The MN Basketball Hub poll is based on opinion and only for entertainment.

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