Day: January 7, 2022

First Naples Daily News Athlete of the Week by Babcock Ranch winner of 2022

Gulf Coast girls basketball player Katie Ambrose has been voted the Naples Daily News Athlete of the Week presented by Babcock Ranch for Dec. 13-Jan. 1.

Ambrose had gone viral on SportsCenter after nailing a three-pointer in the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational. She also averaged 10.3 points per game as the Sharks went 6-1 during that stretch. 

The next poll will be posted Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Winners receive an Athlete of the Week T-shirt, provided by BSN SPORTS.

Nominees are derived from scores and stats emailed in by Collier County’s coaches during the week. Coaches can email scores to [email protected] The deadline for each night’s results is 10:30 p.m.

Previously:See who won the NDN Athlete of the Week for Dec. 6-11

And:Athlete of the Week for Nov. 29-Dec. 4 sponsored by Babcock Ranch

The News-Press Athlete of the Week sponsored by Babcock Ranch

The nominees for Dec. 13-Jan. 1 were:

Boys Basketball

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Paul Finebaum Has Brutally Honest Admission On Caleb Williams

Paul Finebaum looks on.

Paul Finebaum looks on.

Despite a terrific freshman season that ended in an Alamo Bowl win, Caleb Williams decided to take a page out of Spencer Rattler’s book and enter the transfer portal. And it’s a move that has ESPN’s Paul Finebaum very interested.

Appearing on SportsCenter earlier this week, Finebaum said that Williams’ decision shows that we now have “free agency” in college football. Finebaum called the move “one of the most amazing moves” in college football history. He hinted that Williams’ decision might wind up being based on where he gets the best NIL deals.

“We now have free agency in college football. It’s as simple as that… Caleb Williams was the top player in the country a year ago. He shows up at Oklahoma and what does he do? He supplants Spencer Rattler who’s the Heisman favorite. Not the No. 2 guy, but the favorite. And now

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