Boys Athlete of the Week (Dec. 26): Phil Booth, Mount St. Joseph, basketball

Phil Booth, Mount St. Joseph basketball player, is The Baltimore Sun's Boys Athlete of the Week for Dec. 26, 2012. (Doug Kapustin, For The Baltimore Sun / November 14, 2012)

The junior guard, an All-Metro second-team selection last year, averaged 24 points to lead No. 2 Mount St. Joseph to two Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference wins last week. In the Gaels' 74-63 win over McDonogh on Wednesday, Booth finished with 18 points. On Friday, he scored 30 in a 78-61 win over Calvert Hall. Booth, in his third season as a starter, is averaging 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists as Mount St. Joseph entered this week with an 11-2 mark. Booth is still weighing a number of Division I college offers, including Indiana, Georgetown and Maryland.

Others considered: Omari George, City, basketball; Austin Nwosu, Annapolis Area Christian, basketball; Mike Swiger, Hereford, wrestling

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