Swanson started showing signs of emerging as a top forward his sophomore season. As a junior, Swanson took that step forward in the playoffs.
The 6-foot 3-inch standout scored 18 points in an impressive 44-37 win over Meadville in a District 10 Class AAA play-in game.
He followed that up with six points in a 33-32 win over Grove City, including two free throws with 10.5 seconds left to secure the quarterfinal win.
He figures to be a key player for Girard next season.
Who is the Breakout Boys Basketball Player of the Week?
- Joe Swanson, Girard (24%, 263 Votes)
- Sam Corritore, Mercyhurst Prep (14%, 153 Votes)
- Marcus Sonoga, Hickory (12%, 128 Votes)
- Cory Bailey, North East (10%, 115 Votes)
- Andrew Niland, Fairview (10%, 108 Votes)
- Quinn Thompson, General McLane (9%, 103 Votes)
- Theo Truitt, Saegertown (9%, 96 Votes)
- Preston McMeans, Warren (6%, 64 Votes)
- DeAndrye Henderson, Strong Vincent (3%, 36 Votes)
- Mac Hartman, Kennedy Catholic (3%, 33 Votes)
- Kimon Roberson, VisionQuest (0%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,109