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Erie Times-News Breakout Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Joe Swanson, Girard

Joe Swanson

Girard’s Joe Swanson has been a force underneath the hoop for most of his high school career. The 6-foot 4-inch senior forward is off to another terrific start this winter at 14.9 points per game. With the competition in Region 6 starting to heat up, so has Swanson. He scored 20 points in a 61-32 region win over Corry before leading the YellowJackets to a 52-51 upset of Warren with 21 points. Swanson can pull the ball out and play guard, making him a dual-threat for the red-hot YellowJackets.

Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Boys Basketball Player of the Week?

  • Joe Swanson, Girard (20%, 201 Votes)
  • Jaymon Mason, General McLane (16%, 162 Votes)
  • Josh Santillan, McDowell (13%, 131 Votes)
  • Andy Niland, Fairview (8%, 84 Votes)
  • Sheldon Zablotny, Cathedral Prep (7%, 69 Votes)
  • Augustine Mathias, Erie First (6%, 58 Votes)
  • Casey Greggs, Lakeview (5%, 50 Votes)
  • Zak Price, Meadville (5%, 49 Votes)
  • Austin Jerman, Warren (4%, 41 Votes)
  • Carl Anderson, Mercyhurst Prep (3%, 36 Votes)
  • Tanner McCall, Seneca (3%, 36 Votes)
  • Noah Jones, Franklin (3%, 28 Votes)
  • Matthew Dogan, West Middlesex (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Shane Rigby, Saegertown (2%, 24 Votes)
  • Khalil Hopson, Sharon (2%, 20 Votes)
  • Tyler Copeland, Titusville (0%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,029

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Posted in: Basketball, Breakout Basketball, District 10

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