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Boys Athlete of the Week: Aaron Parks, Lake Clifton, basketball
The senior was all over the court for the Lakers in victories over No. 13 Poly and No. 10 City. The back-to-back wins propelled Lake Clifton from No. 5 to the top spot in this week's poll. Parks had 16 points and 13 rebounds against Poly and 10 points and 11 rebounds against City. He averages 14.5 points and 10 rebounds for the season, and coach Herman "Tree" Harried said it is the rebounding that makes Parks so important to his team. The 6-foot-2 guard uses his strength to control the boards and to often guard the opposing team's top scorer. A consistent honor roll student, he is being recruited by Division I schools including DePaul and Virginia Commonwealth.
By Sandra McKee
February 7, 2012