Stat Stuffer NebHS

Each Monday for the remainder of the high school basketball season, we will name one boy and one girl as Stat Stuffer of the Week.

But that doesn't mean they're the players who put up the most points or recorded the most rebounds. We're looking for the most efficient players.

If someone scores 15 points but only shot 6 of 20 from the field, that's not very efficient. But if someone scored 15 points and hit 7 of 8 field goals — while adding some assists, steals and rebounds — that's a performance worthy of being our ​Stat Stuffer of the Week.

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So here are this week's Nebraska high school basketball Stat Stuffers of the Week:


Akol Arop, Sr, F, Creighton Prep: Arop recorded his 10th and 11th double-doubles of the season in the Junior Jays' two wins last week. On Friday in a 78-31 win over Omaha Northwest, Arop scored 18 points (5 of 9 field goals), grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots. He followed that performance with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting, 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in Prep's 77-71 overtime victory over Lincoln North Star.

Lincoln North Star junior guard Donovan Williams scored 36 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists in that loss to Creighton Prep.

Elkhorn South defeated Lincoln High 100-85 on Saturday. Both teams had players fill the stat sheet. Elkhorn South senior guard Jace Piatkowski scored 36 points (13 of 25 field goals) and grabbed four rebounds. His teammate, sophomore point guard Preston Murphy Jr., scored 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting, dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds. Storm junior Zach LaFave scored 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. Lincoln High senior Keyshawn Jenkins scored a team-high 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting. Jenkins and senior teammate Jaden Horton each had eight rebounds. Horton added 28 points while shooting 11 of 19 from the field.


Haley Schukei, Sr, Guard, Kenesaw: In a 54-43 win over Deshler, Schukei scored 31 points while shooting 12 of 18 from the field — including 2 of 2 from behind the 3-point line. The 5-foot-6 senior also grabbed 14 rebounds.

Coaches and fans are encouraged to nominate players via email:

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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