Dimond High School senior Xzavier Baker was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after earning Most Valuable Player honors and helping the Lynx boys basketball team to Cochrane Classic championship in Ketchikan last week.
The power forward scored nine of 16 points in the first half of the Lynx’s 56-52 title-winning victory over previously unbeaten Philomath High School from Oregon.
A returning All-State player, Baker averaged 15 points per Classic game, including a team-best 19 in the opener versus Nome-Beltz. He was also force on the glass and on the defensive end of the court,
The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.
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Also receiving votes: Colvin Moore, Billy Renfrew, Helen Wilson, Hunter Wonders