The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month chosen by Sports in Kansas for the month of February is James Brooks of the Frontenac High School boys basketball team.
Brooks, a 6-foot-1 senior, has exploded over the month of February by averaging 22 points, four rebounds, three steals, and three assists per game for the Raiders. The sharpshooting 4A-II all-state candidate has scored at least 30 points in three out of his last four games.
Brooks' recent success has helped the Raiders go on a seven game win streak since opening the season with a struggling 4-10 record. Frontenac currently sits at 11-10 and are one of the hottest teams in 4A-II.
Frontenac, led by head coach Doug Barto, will play Parsons for a berth to the 4A-II state tournament on Saturday at home.
Sports in Kansas: Kansas-Sports.Com (@sportsinkansas) and Labette Bank are in partnership to release an athlete of the month from the Southeast Kansas area once a month over the 2014-2015 school year. The athlete will be released and selected by @sportsinkansas with a feature on Kansas-Sports.Com. Nominations of athletes will be accepted during the last seven days of each month.
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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria
-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.
-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided.
-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools.
-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email email@example.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!