Once again, ThisWeekSPORTS.com is asking for fans to voice their opinion on who they think should be the captain of the boys and girls Super 12 basketball teams for the 2013-14 season.
There are four finalists each and fans can vote early and often. The teams will be announced Thursday, March 20, online at ThisWeekSPORTS.com and in the 24 editions of ThisWeek Community Newspapers.
In addition to the fan’s selection, each member of the 12-person full-time sports staff at ThisWeek will cast one vote for the boys captain and one vote for the girls captain. Meanwhile, the player who finished first in each fan poll will be constituted as one vote, bringing the total number of ballots cats on each captain to 13.
Voting ends at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 15.
•Javon Bess, Gahanna Lincoln: A Michigan State-signee, the 6-6 Bess averaged 22 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists and shot 65 percent from the floor during the regular season. He helped the Lions win a district title last year. This winter, he led Gahanna to a share of the OCC-Ohio Division title and helped it earn the second seed for the Division I district tournament.
•Chris Moxley, Hartley: Led by this 5-10 senior guard, the Hawks earned the No. 1 seed for the Division III district tournament. The speedy Moxley averaged 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 47 percent from the floor during the regular season.
•Jae'Sean Tate, Pickerington Central: Last year's ThisWeek Super 12 captain averaged 22.3 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the first 16 games this season before electing for season-ending surgery. He helped Central win a Division I state title as a sophomore, a district title last year and has signed with Ohio State.
•Kevin Vannatta, Upper Arlington: Vannatta, a UNC-Asheville signee, averaged 17.7 points during the regular season for the Golden Bears, who earned the No. 3 seed for the Division I district tournament. They entered the postseason on a 19-game winning streak.
•Jill Blacksten, Newark Catholic: This 6-1 junior post player averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds and shot 58 percent from the floor during the regular season for the Green Wave, who received the top seed for the Division IV district tournament and won the LCL.
•Natalie Carpenter, Johnstown: With this senior guard leading the way, the Johnnies were seeded No. 1 for the Division II district tournament. Carpenter averaged 19.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 steals and shot 52 percent from the floor during the regular season. She is the Johnnies' all-time leading scorer.
•Alexa Hart, Africentric: A first-team all-City League-South Division choice, Hart averaged 16 points and shot 65 percent from the floor in the regular season. Hart is a 6-2 senior post player who signed with Ohio State and is in her first year with the Nubians, who are the top seed for the Division III district tournament.
•Alyssa Rice, Reynoldsburg: This 6-foot-3 senior post player averaged 19.1 points and 9.2 rebounds during the regular season and was the OCC-Ohio Division Player of the Year. She has signed with the University of Kentucky and will play in the McDonald's All-American game in April. The Raiders won league titles in each of her four prep seasons and have won district titles in each of her first three seasons.