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The Observer’s #BIG5 high school basketball players of the week

South Rowan’s Janiya Downs (center) is a Charlotte Observer #BIG5 player of the week
South Rowan’s Janiya Downs (center) is a Charlotte Observer #BIG5 player of the week

High school basketball players of the week in the Charlotte area:

Nia Daniel, Harrisburg Hickory Ridge girls: UNC recruit had 27 points, 14 rebounds and three steals in a 54-41 victory over Rocky River in a matchup of Sweet 16 teams on Friday.

Janiya Downs, South Rowan girls: Catawba recruit had 53 points, 14 rebounds, six steals against West Davidson and 30 points, 14 rebounds, eight steals and two assists against Oak Grove last week.

Lane Harrill, Cherryville: Had 37 points, 14 rebounds, three assists in Friday’s victory over Piedmont Community Charter. Harrill was 11-for-11 from the free throw line. He averages 25 points, 10.3 rebounds and is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line. Harrill has a 3.6 GPA.

Rayshun McDowell, Lawndale Burns: Had 38 points, 10 rebounds, three steals in a double-overtime game with Belmont Stuart Cramer on Friday.

Kris Robinson, Lincolnton: Scored 57 points in a victory over Catawba Bandys on Friday. That ties for the seventh-most points ever scored in a single game by a N.C. public school player.

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