Fremont boys’ basketball star named athlete of the week in the MLive Muskegon area

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A basketball goes through the rim during a basketball game. (MLive file photo)

MUSKEGON – The Fremont boys’ basketball team has racked up four consecutive wins in the past two weeks, and a big factor in its success has been Jordan McDonald’s play.

The junior forward has found his groove on the offensive side of the field and has shown it over the past week with some clutch performance. McDonald scored a game-high 31 points to lead Fremont in a 71-64 win over Grant last Tuesday and added 23 points in a 57-39 win over Howard City Tri-County last Friday.

“Jordan has played extremely well for us this year to say the least,” said Fremont head coach Adam Bowen. “We talked before the season that he took a step forward this year and instead he took a big leap. He is our top scorer with about 20 points per game and second in rebounds and steals.

“He is extremely versatile, can play indoors or out and is a great finisher. I don’t think he got much attention before the season and I knew people were probably sleeping on him a bit, especially after seeing him in the summer. He is definitely one of the best players in our area and with his work ethic and drive he will continue to improve He is also a great representative of our team, our school and our program He is extremely nice and polite and always ready to to help when needed. He’s just a great boy and I’m very proud of him.”

Readers of MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle were impressed by his influence on the game, as they flocked to the poll to vote the 6-foot playmaker as this week’s MLive Muskegon athlete. McDonald received a total of over 10,000 votes to take top honors, while Newaygo’s standout basketball player Emmerson Goodin came in second with nearly 9,000 votes.

Fruitport Calvary, standout girls’ basketball, McKenna Wilson finished third overall with over 4,000 votes, standout basketball for Mason County Central girls Wren Nelson was fourth with over 3,600 votes and Tristen Goss, standout hockey at Grand Haven, was fifth with a total of nearly 2,000 votes.

NOTE: Coaches are encouraged to send nominations for next week’s poll to jvandyke@mlive.com until Sunday at 10 pm

Below are the full results of this week’s fans’ voting.

**If you’re having trouble accessing the poll below, try this direct link: https://poll.fm/11019302**

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