Emilee Skinner, Jagger Francom earn CVMG Prep Player of the Week honors for Dec. 11-16 – Cache Valley Daily

Ridgeline basketball swept this week’s selections for Cache Valley Media Group Prep Players of the Week, presented by McDonalds. Riverhawks girls basketball guard Emilee Skinner won girls player of the week with boys basketball center Jagger Francom earned boys player of the week.

This is Skinner’s second player of the week honor of the year and was earned through averaging 26.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals across Ridgeline’s two games this week. In the Riverhawks’ win over Bountiful, Skinner scored a season-high 31 points.

Francom is earning the award for the first time this year, evidence of his breakout season. In three games he averaged 22.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He scored a career-high 31 points against Cottonwood and recorded his second double-double of the year with 21 points, 10 rebounds against Crimson Cliffs.

Other nominations for this week’s awards included Liam Guthrie (Sky View boys), Kyver Jensen (Bear River boys), Layker Ward (Green Canyon boys) Jalen Argyle (Logan boys), Kaden Hess (Mountain Crest boys), Makena Smart (Sky View girls), Aubree Fry (Bear River girls), Marissa Best (Green Canyon girls), Julia Held (Logan girls) and Kali Jones (Mountain Crest girls).

Tune in to the Full Court Press on 106.9 FM and 1390 AM each Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. to hear the announcement of the Players of the Week throughout the 2023-24 high school sports year.

Candidates for the Player of the Week award were nominated by Cache Valley Media Group staff and voted on by all CVMG high school broadcast staff and crew, including “Hurricane” John Newbold, Rex Davis, Jason Walker, Adam Loertscher, Trent Carter, Josh Theurer, Dave Simmons, “The Patriot” Nick Zollinger, Jake Ellis, “The Coach” John Olsen, Stockton Jewkes, Terrell Baldwin and Eric Frandsen. Some stats may be unofficial. Thanks to the Cache and Box Elder McDonalds locations for sponsoring the Player of the Week award and supporting local high school sports!

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