Matthew Smith, Mason – He had 19 points in a big GMC win over previously unbeaten Princeton Jan. 8, when the Comets won 49-40. He added 12 points and six rebounds in the 55-46 win over Lakota West, the 350th of his coach Greg Richards’ career.
Bash Wieland, Lakota East – He had 22 points, 18 in the first half, in a 61-47 win over Middletown Jan. 8, putting them in sole possession of first place in the Greater Miami Conference. Wieland also had four assists and three rebounds.
Drew McKibben, Williamsburg – He led Williamsburg to a 66-57 victory over Clermont Northeastern Jan. 8, scoring 24 points.
Evan Brunot, McNicholas – He had a season-high 19 points as well as 9 rebounds, an assist and a block in the 58-44 win over Shroder Jan. 8
Grant Whisman, Middletown Madison – The 6-foot-7 junior guard/forward has led his team to a 10-1 season start and has currently several Division I offers. Recently he helped lead his team to the championship of the highly-regarded "King of the Smokies" tournament in Tennessee over Christmas. He has a 12.6 scoring average, 5 rebounds per game and 3 assists per game from the shooting forward position. In 2017-18, he was name District 15 Coaches Association Underclassman of the Year.
Miles McBride, Moeller – He had 20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 2 steals in the 72-51 win over La Salle Jan. 11.
Jackson Ames, West Clermont - The 6-foot-9 forward went 13-for-20 from the field for 28 points with nine rebounds (eight offensive) as the Wolves climbed out of an 11-point halftime hole to down Loveland in double overtime, 76-74, Jan. 11. Ames, a junior, added three blocks and currently leads the conference in swatted shots with 24.
Paul McMillan IV, Hughes - The freshman standout continued his string of impressive outings with a 27-point showing in the Big Red's 80-55 victory over Woodward Jan. 11.
Kaden Warner, Gamble Montessori - The sophomore had two big-time performances for the first-place Gators last week. In a 100-56 win over SCPA Jan. 9, Warner had a triple-double with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals. He followed that with a 36-point performance in a 101-56 triumph over Riverview East Jan. 11. In the two games combined, Warner had 68 points, was 14-for-29 from three-point range, 15 assists, 16 steals and nine rebounds. The Gators stand alone atop the CMAC Blue at 9-6 (6-0).
Cole Fisher, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy - The junior guard had 28 points - going 8-for-14 from the field and 10-for-14 from the free-throw line - and added 13 rebounds in the 67-55 win over Lockland. It was Fisher's second double-double of the season.
D’Marco Howard, Hamilton - The senior came off the bench to score a team-high 21 points in the Big Blue's 65-62 victory over Lakota East. Howard added six assists and five rebounds as Hamilton improved to 7-4 and Lakota East suffered its first conference loss of the season.
William Burns, Batavia - In an overtime thriller, Burns led with 22 points as the Bulldogs pulled off a 52-51 victory over Blanchester. Burns scored eight of his team-high total in the fourth quarter. Teammate Owen Wiscombe made the game-winner for Batavia.
Zavian Ricks, Fairfield - The junior guard missed just three total shot attempts in Fairfield's 80-70 win over Colerain Jan. 11. Ricks went 8-for-9 from the field and sank 11-of-13 free throws for 28 points as Fairfield won its second straight conference bout.
Keyshawn Bourrage, Northwest – The senior had 31 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Talawanda and then had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Harrison Friday.