The NorCal prepsters making the CalHiSports State Stat Stars of the Week:
"Junior Ballard (Lathrop)
Not even a junior yet, this sophomore had back to back big games but they both came in losses as he scored 37 points during a 62-57 loss to Liberty Ranch of Galt and the next day he scored 45 points during a 86-79 loss to Sonora.
Jimmy Beltz (Elliot Christian, Lodi)
He scored 40 points the week before in a win over Galt but did even better last week during a 86-75 loss to McNair of Stockton as the junior guard scored 53 points. It’s the fourth highest single game point total so far in the state this season.
DeShawnte Collins (Freedom, Oakley)
The 6-foot-4 senior was named the MVP of the Roy Ghiggeri Invitational after scoring 23 points when 6-1 Freedom surprised previously unbeaten and state-ranked Folsom 83-81 in three overtimes in the tourney final.
Tyler Garlitos (Burlingame)
In a huge 66-55 win over defending CCS Open Division champion Serra of San Mateo, Garlitos led the Panthers with 29 points. He played earlier in his career for the Padres and helped the Panthers improve to 5-1. According to the San Jose Mercury News, he is averaging 20.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.
Jesse Hurtado (Alisal, Salinas)
A senior guard with a 35-point outing from earlier in the season, Hurtado hit for 30 points and had seven rebounds and six assists in a 64-60 victory vs. Carlmont of Belmont."
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