Foothill’s Mr. Hustle, Luke Lindsey, helps fuel Cougars past Enterprise and into section finals

If the coaching axiom that hustle never takes a night off is true – and it is – then meet Luke Lindsey, hustle’s posterboy.

The Foothill junior is part spark plug, part Red Bull in a uniform, part gnat at the picnic that you can’t quite swat away. And the sum of those parts is a dynamic floor presence that’s a perfect complement to the scoring ability of the Cougars’ unquestioned senior leader Josiah Hutt and the smooth under-the-radar game of fellow junior Bekdoo Lewis.

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Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Enterprise Hornets

Jim Deaver knew his Enterprise boys basketball team was getting close. The Hornets had been on a roller coaster of wins and losses before a 45-42 overtime loss to rival Foothill. In the loss, the east siders had shown moxie and a fire. The Hornets fell two nights later at Pleasant Valley, but Deaver’s crew bounced back and completed a three-win week last week, handling Red Bluff and rival Shasta at home before dispatching Ceres on Saturday in an MLK showcase game. The trifecta is good enough to earn this week’s Astro Jump Boys Basketball Team of the Week.

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Midseason boys basketball MVP Watch List

There’s still a ton of basketball still to be played between now and the section finals in late February. But the start of league, it’s time to take a look at those players that have stepped up their game over the preseason and enter league as legitimate MVP candidates.

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