What was a close race between three of our five nominees turned into a runaway as late-in-the-week support gave Herriman High’s David Maynard a decisive win in voting for the Preps Utah player of the week for the week of Jan. 12, 2015. Week 13 ended up with Maynard claiming a clear win as Preps Utah readers responded voted online at PrepsUtah.com.
Nearly 2,000 votes came in, and Maynard finished with slightly more than 50 percent of them claiming the honor over four other boys basketball stars. Hunter Schofield of Spanish Fork was second with just over 20 percent of the vote, with Park City’s Bosten Van Der Veur just behind him at 18 percent. The remaining votes were split between Jake Lindsey of Olympus and Bountiful’s Zac Seljaas.
Maynard leads Herriman in scoring, and is among the top scorers in the state with more than 24 points per game. He also pulls down more than five rebounds a night. The 6-foot-4 senior guard has been a varsity player since his freshman year, and has scored in double figures since his sophomore campaign. A year ago, he scored nearly 24 points per contest.
Maynard will receive a Preps Utah Athlete of the Week t-shirt and be entered into the pool for a school year-end drawing for a possible scholarship.
Each week, we select five new candidates for consideration by the followers of prep sports in the state of Utah as the Preps Utah athlete of the week. Readers vote online on our website at PrepsUtah.com and the winner is announced on Monday, when five new nominees are announced.
At the end of the school year, we will draw at random one of our female and one male weekly winner, and the two athletes whose names are selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Over the past two years, we have awarded $4,000 in scholarships to Utah high school student-athletes.
Some of the state’s top female athletes are back in the spotlight this week, vying for readers’ votes as the Preps Utah player of the week. The candidates include a pair of swimmers – McKenna Gassaway of Viewmont and Riverton’s Abbey Sorensen, and three basketball players – Shirsten Wissinger from Copper Hills, Juan Diego’s Dominique Mills and Lacy Haddock of Timpview.
Vote now by scrolling down the right-hand side of the Preps Utah website to the poll at www.prepsutah.com. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Monday.