The first Athlete of the Week of 2017 is Rockport-Fulton's Juanito Garcia.

The senior is helping the Pirates' basketball team get off to a fast start.

The guard was named MVP of the Odem Holiday Classic, helping his team win four straight games, including a game against G-P in the final to get the gold.

His best game was in the semifinal against Odem, when he scored 15 points.

He's rolled that into a good open to district play, beating Robstown earlier this week for their first District win.

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