Thanks to all of you for your submissions. Remember: Tweet me your suggestions for Player of the Week @lohudinsider, and you hashtag it #POTW.
Now, let’s turn the focus to this week’s winner:
POTW: Derrick Felder, Saunders —
The junior guard has had a terrific season, and is easily one of the area’s most improved players. But his usually strong production saw an uptick this week as the Blue Devils won their 12th and 13th straight games.
First, Felder dropped 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Saunders beat Lincoln 70-54 to clinch a second straight league title. But he was nearly unstoppable on Saturday against Carmel, scoring 12 points in the first quarter, then pouring in another 22 in the second half of a 64-56 victory at the Coaches vs. Cancer Week Tip-Off Classic at Brewster High School. Felder added 10 rebounds to his 37 points, which established a new career-high for one of the area’s fastest risers.