Boys and Girls #MSPreps Athlete of the Week winners for Jan. 17-23

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Fridays are for the stars in Mississippi high school sports.

Each Friday morning the Clarion Ledger will announce the boys and girls #MSPreps Athlete of the Week. The nominees included the state's top prep sports performances from Jan. 17-23.

Boys Athlete of the Week

Javion Johnson, St. Andrew's (basketball): The senior had a team-high 24 points, 12 rebounds, eight steal and three assists in the Saints' 67-34 victory over Seminary on Wednesday.

Johnson received 74.62% of the Boys #MSPreps Athlete of the Week votes.

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Girls Athlete of the Week

KK Morris, Northwest Rankin (soccer): Morris scored two goals in Northwest Rankin's 2-0 victory over Clinton on Thursday.

Morris received 66.02% of the Girls #MSPreps Athlete of the Week votes.

How to nominate: Nominations for the week open every Friday at noon and close at 9 a.m. the following Monday. Please include the athlete's name, school, stats and team record from the past week in an email to lnewsome@gannett.com and CLScoreboard@jackson.gannett.com.

How to vote: The male and female #MSPreps Athlete of the Week polls will be released every Monday at 11 a.m. Voting is limited to one vote per hour for each poll, and the polls are open until noon Thursday.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Boys and Girls #MSPreps Athlete of the Week winners for Jan. 17-23

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