A strong closing weekend carried Woods Cross basketball’s Trevin Knell to the top spot in voting for the Week 16 PrepsUtah.com player of the week for 2015-2016. More than 4,000 votes were cast the week of Jan. 18, and voting was tight between Knell and runner-up Maizen Fausett of Westlake for much of the week before the Woods Cross star opened up a solid advantage over the final few days of voting.
Knell captured just over 65 percent of the vote in a poll that featured five of the state’s top boys basketball players, while Fausett finished at 25 percent. Dixie’s Tyler Bennett, Spencer Johnson of American Fork and Dacian Spotted Elk from East split the remaining votes.
The 6-foot-5 junior forward has led the way as the Wildcats share the lead thus far atop the Region 5 standings. Knell scored nearly 21 points per game, and he is one of the state’s top 3-point shooters.
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.
The Week 17 Preps Utah player of the week poll includes five outstanding girls basketball players. Visit our website to vote for one of the following: Dani Barton (Brighton), Becca Curran (Juan Diego), Bella Harrington (Maeser Prep), Jessica Perry (Park City) or Tahlia White (Mountain View).
Vote now by scrolling down the center column of the Preps Utah website to the poll at www.prepsutah.com. Voting ends at noon Monday, Feb. 1.