HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Nov. 26-Dec. 2
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Dec. 2. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Mickey Carney, basketball, Academy of the Holy Names: The junior scored 17 points and added 13 rebounds in a 44-40 win over district foe Brooks DeBartolo. She is averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds through eight games.
Amaka Eziakonwa, basketball, King: The senior guard did a little bit of everything in a win over Hillsborough, with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 steals.
Julia Ingram, basketball, Palm Harbor University: The senior had 33 points and nine steals as the Hurricanes beat Class 8A, District 10 foe Countryside 69-50.
Lyndsey McWhorter, basketball, Anclote: The junior scored a total of 63 points in three wins against Fivay, Wesley Chapel and Ridgewood. She scored 29 points against Wesley Chapel.
Micaiah Young, basketball, Pasco: The senior scored 15 points and had four steals in a 42-33 win over River Ridge, the Royal Knights’ first loss of the season. She added 12 points in a win over Hudson.
K.B. Wiener, soccer, Countryside: The senior, scored five goals in a 6-0 win over Clearwater. In three games this week, she tallied nine goals.
Darius Banks, basketball, St. Petersburg: The senior scored 24 points in a win over East Lake and is now the school’s all-time career leader in points with 1,834. The record was previously held by Carlton Bryant, a standout in the early 1990s.
Juwan Burgess, football, Plant: With Plant clinging to an eight-point lead with two minutes left, the senior came up with a game-clinching interception that sent Plant to its first state final since 2011.
Marquez Cooper, basketball, Anclote: The senior scored 68 points total in wins over Fivay and Ridgewood this week. He had 37 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals in the overtime victory over the Rams.
Chance Jackson, basketball, Cambridge Christian: New coach Teddy Dupay found his sharp-shooter in Jackson, who hit eight 3-pointers to help the Lancers upset Berkeley Prep 73-71.
Trevon Michael, soccer, Sunlake: The senior scored a combined five goals this week, including four in a win over Springstead. Michael has 12 goals so far this season for the 8-0 Seahawks.
Daniel Wintermeier, soccer, Palm Harbor University: Wintermeier scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over district rival Wiregrass Ranch, a header in the 58th minute that handed the Bulls their first loss of the season.
Voting is now closed.