Martin, Cannon, Gibson earn Player of the Week honors for standout region tournaments
26,085 votes rolled in for the Fan Vote Player of the Week, with the top boy and girl winning the award, and BLITZ selecting one other. White County’s Dasha Cannon (6,267 votes) was the top vote-getter, while the top boy was Banks’ Pierce Martin (5,596). Dawson’s Jasper Gibson was also named Player of the Week.
Make it four for the White County sophomore sensation. Dasha Cannon has taken the award by storm, winning it for the fourth time this season and fifth in her young career.
This time it comes after going for 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4 assists per game over the course of the 7-AAAA tournament, which saw the Lady Warriors punch a ticket to the state tournament and secure the third seed from the region.
Cannon notched a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double in the consolation game to secure the three seed. In the opening region tournament game, a win that secured a playoff spot, she dropped 19 and added five assists.
Pierce Martin grabs his first-ever Player of the Week award, which is a long time coming for the Banks County sophomore sharpshooter. He reminds us all of his older brother, Gabe, who did much of the same over the past few years for the Leopards.
This season, Pierce Martin has been a solid second option after Carl Cleveland, averaging 12 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game. Martin averaged 10.3 points over the past three games, including 18 against Rabun County in the 8-AA semifinals. At 93-for-202, he has made good on 46% of his long-range attempts.
For the third time in 2018-19, junior guard Jasper Gibson is named Player of the Week. This comes after he averaged 21 points per contest in the three games of the 7-AAA region tournament.
He and the rest of the starters were not needed for much in the first two games, so he scored just 12 points each against Fannin (just 14 minutes played) and Lumpkin. In the region championship, Dawson County tallied one its greatest wins in school history with a win over #1-ranked and defending state champions, GAC. Gibson went on a tear with 39 points!
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