Boys basketball: Tampa Bay area player of the week — Dec. 19-23

Here are the nominees for the Tampa Bay area boys basketball player of the week. Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Sunday. 

Elijah Dawson, Sr., Plant City: Had a double-double (24 points, 12 rebounds) in a win over Hillsborough. 

Alex Excellent, Sr., Winthrop College Prep: Led the Spartans with a double-double (32 points, 11 rebounds) in a win over River Ridge in the title game of the Royal Knights Invitational. 

Tobias Gunter, Sr., Northside Christian: Led the Mustangs with 31 points, six rebounds and six assists in a win over Fort Myers Gateway. 

George Kimble, Sr., Berkeley Prep: Named MVP after scoring 23 points to lead the Buccaneers past Orlando Bishop Moore in the title game of the Greg O’Connell Holiday Shootout. 

Maxwell Messa, Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic: Led the Marauders with a team-high 31 points in a win over Cypress Creek. 

Kaden Wood, Sr., Robinson: Led the Knights with a double-double (24 points, 15 rebounds) in a win over Chamberlain. 

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