Basketball

Josh Herzog & Abram Carrasco earn Player of the Week honors

Josh Herzog (MSOE)

Milwaukee School of Engineering sophomore Josh Herzog (Catalina Foothills) was named Raider of the Week for Jan. 14. Herzog sparked his team to two more wins last week, extending the team’s winning streak to eight-straight games. He scored 17 points and shot 7-of-8 and 3-for-4 on three’s at Wisconsin Lutheran Wednesday in just 15 minutes. He had another 12 points against Lakeland Saturday, hitting 5-of-8 from the field including several key baskets down the stretch.

Abram Carrasco (PIMA)

Pima Community College men’s basketball player Abram Carrasco (Cholla) was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Tuesday for the week of Jan. 7-13.

Carrasco, a sophomore guard, helped the Aztecs go 2-0 this week with wins against South Mountain Community College and at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Carrasco averaged 21.5 points (including a 30-point performance against the Cougars) 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game. He went 7-for-13 from three-point range and shot 55.2 percent from the field. He is averaging 20.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know.

We recognized 164 athletes in 2018.

Abram Carrasco/Basketball
Cholla/Pima
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (1/15)

Josh Herzog/Basketball
Catalina Foothills/MSOE
Raider of the Week (1/14)

Alexis Cortez/Basketball
Tucson High/Utah Valley
WAC Player of the Week (1/7)

Levi Wallace/Football
Tucson High/Buffalo Bills
PFF Top Graded Rookie Cornerback (1/2)

Portions from news release.

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