Players of the Week

Don't look now, but the 2013 summer circuit is almost over. In this photo, Kevon Looney (left) and Trey Lyles battle for position in the title game at adidas nations. Photo: Courtesy of adidas

Trey Lyles (right) is this week’s Midwest Region player of the week. Last week, Kevon Looney (left) received the same honor. Both will participate in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game. Photo: Courtesy of adidas

McDonald’s All-American picks from New York and Indianapolis leads sixth group of Student Sports National Player of the Week honorees in 2014. These honorees are chosen based on performances from games played from Feb. 3-Feb. 7 and they are based on the same regional breakdowns as our regional Top 20 team rankings.

RELATED: Updated FAB 50 National Rankings | East Top 20 | Midwest Top 20 | Southwest Top 20 | Southeast Top 20 | West Top 20

Student Sports National
Players of the Week

Isaiah Whitehead (Lincoln, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

A player who has been expected to get in line at Lincoln and follow previous Student Sports All-Americans such as Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson, Whitehead has lived up to that acclaim and had a big game for the Railsplitters last week.

The 6-foot-4 senior guard went off for 32 points as Lincoln topped Jefferson 87-65 to stay unbeaten in PSAL Class AA action. Jefferson was a team viewed by some that might have given Whitehead and his teammates some trouble.

Whitehead hopes to lead Lincoln to a second straight city title and then will head to the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago. He has signed with Seton Hall where he will be joined by Lincoln coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morgan.

Gabe DeVoe (Shelby, N.C.)

At 20-1, Shelby is one of the top teams regardless of class this season in North Carolina and DeVoe is the main reason for that.

A 6-foot-3 guard headed to Clemson, DeVoe had 34 points and nine assists in a 78-63 victory last week over Burns. In his previous game, DeVoe had 42 points and 13 rebounds as Shelby motored past East Rutherford 77-71.

For the season, DeVoe is among the national leaders with 33.4 points per game. That average was helped in January with a 52-point night against Statesville.

Trey Lyles (Arsenal Tech, Indianapolis, Ind.)

He’s the leading player for the No. 16 team in this week’s FAB 50 national rankings and is a McDonald’s All-American.

Lyles, who is a 6-foot-10 center signed by Kentucky, had a monster outing in helping Arsenal Tech bounce back from a loss to Hamilton Southeastern that snapped a 16-game win streak.

Facing a traditionally strong foe in Indianapolis Pike, Lyles dominated with 38 points as Tech won 83-75. Lyles made 15 of 24 shots from the floor, grabbed 15 rebounds and had four assists.

Aubrie King (Mumford, Texas)

A 6-foot-5 senior guard, King has a great chance to become just the fifth player in Texas history to be named all-state for all four years of his prep career. Sure, it’s only Class 1A but he’s still an outstanding player.

After a 120-46 win already this week over Somerville, King has led Mumford to a 32-1 record and the top ranking in the state for 1A squads. In that game, King nearly netted a triple-double with 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

In his previous game from last week, King had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 94-52 triumph over Milano. He is averaging 21.6 points, 7.7 assists and 9.2 rebounds per game. He has signed with St. Edward’s College.

Jackson Price (Sedro-Woolley, Wash.)

The lucky number for Price last week was 33 because he scored that many points in both of his outings for the Cubs.

A 5-foot-9 junior point guard who is reportedly the leading scorer in Washington this season at 28.6 ppg, Price had 33 points with 10 steals and six assists in a 73-52 victory over Blaine. He then led Sedro-Woolley past Nooksack Valley 69-53 with 33 points, five assists and five rebounds.

Price, who also is a standout for Sedro-Woolley in soccer, also averages 5.1 assists per game and has led the Cubs to a 13-3 record.

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