The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 17-23 in basketball, swimming and wrestling

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Boys basketball

Landry Ballard, Fr., Douglass: Ballard has established himself as a star, and he had a big week leading the Trojans to the Heart of Oklahoma tournament title in Purcell. He averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game and is averaging 23 points per game this season.

Quincy Hopkins, So., Carl Albert: Hopkins has established himself as a pivotal piece of the Titans' lineup this season, and that was true this past week as he helped Carl Albert win the Titan Classic. He averaged 19 points and six rebounds per game.

Chiante Tramble, So., Moore: Tramble was outstanding in leading the lions to a 4-0 week and tournament title at the John Nobles invitational. He averaged 21 points per game while shooting 54% from beyond the arc.

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Girls basketball

Jazmine Adams, Jr., Choctaw: Adams was a force in the painted area of the John Nobles Tournament in Moore. The junior averaged 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Choctaw to a championship win. Choctaw remains unbeaten at 13-0 and Adams has a lot to do with it.

Emily Martinez, Jr., Minco: The post player was outstanding in the Grady County Tournament. She averaged 15.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game to lead Minco to the championship game. Minco is 10-3 on the season.

Baylor Franz, Jr., Edmond Memorial: Franz was either finding creative ways to score or pass en route to a Titan Classic championship win. Franz averaged 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals per game to earn Most Valuable Player honors. Edmond Memorial is 10-4 on the season.

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Boys swimming

Gustavo Barreira, Sr., Deer Creek: A foreign exchange student from Brazil, he was one of the top swimmers at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet Saturday in Edmond. Barreira won the 100 butterfly (53.12) and 100 breaststroke (1:01.23) and propelled Deer Creek to second place in the 200 freestyle relay (1:34.04) and 200 medley relay (1:42.90).

Nick Shaffer, Jr., Westmoore: He placed second in the 100 backstroke (57.94) and fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:55.12) at the COAC while also leading Westmoore to fourth place in the 200 medley relay (1:48.30).

Aiden Walswick, Sr., Mustang: He placed third in the 200 individual medley (2:05.46) and 500 freestyle (5:04.58) at the COAC meet. Walswick also helped Mustang’s 400 freestyle relay team place third with a time of 3:39.47. His performances led the Broncos to a runner-up finish.

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Girls swimming

Jadie Brister, Jr., Norman North: She had second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (25.02) and 500 freestyle (5:32.26) at the COAC meet and had some success in the relay events, helping the Timberwolves place third in the 200 medley (2:06.22) and fourth in the 400 freestyle (4:02.18).

Laney Jones, Fr., Edmond North: She helped Edmond North win the COAC meet, placing first in the 50 freestyle (24.98) and 100 freestyle (54.82). Jones also helped the Huskies earn wins in the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.44) and 400 freestyle relay (3:46.32).

Avery Littlefield, So., Stillwater: She was named the COAC Girls Swimmer of the Year after winning the 200 individual medley (2:11.78) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.07) at the conference meet. Littlefield was also part of the Pioneers’ 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams that placed second with times of 1:59.21 and 3:54.64, respectively.

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Boys wrestling

Chadd Kriz, Jr., Little Axe: He had a solid showing at the Greg Henning Invitational in Tuttle, placing second Saturday in the heavyweight division.

Lane Parks, Sr., Yukon: The Army football signee pinned all four of his opponents en route to winning the heavyweight title Saturday at the Jay Hancock Memorial Invitational in Yukon.

Aden Sanders, Sr., Blanchard: He claimed the 113-pound championship at the Greg Henning Invitational in Tuttle.

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Girls wrestling

Kurrstin Howell, So., Noble: The 120-pounder won the McLoud Tournament last week and was named the outstanding wrestler for the lower weight classes.

Lacy Johnson, Fr., Harrah: She went 5-0 at the McLoud Tournament and won the title at 114 pounds. Johnson is having a stellar debut season and holds an 11-1 record.

Shelby Kemp, So., Moore: She won the 126-pound title at the COAC Tournament a couple of weekends ago and placed fourth at the Inola Tournament earlier in the month.

Want to nominate someone for Player of the Week? Email, and by 9 a.m. Monday each week to nominate an athlete from the previous week of competition.

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