High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Amphitheater

Arizona Boys Hoop POY: Tim Derksen

March, 22, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

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THE WINNER: Tim Derksen

THE BASICS

School: Amphitheater (Tucson, Ariz.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 185 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Derksen averaged 22.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game this past season, leading the Panthers (30-4) to the Division II state final. The 2011-12 Division II Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Co-Player of the Year, he helped Amphitheater to a 114-16 record as a four-year varsity starter.

Academic excellence: Derksen has maintained a 3.81 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, he has volunteered locally as a youth mentor and basketball coach.

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