High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Appoquinimink

The window on the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Amani Clark
Senior Guard, Appoquinimink High (Middletown, DE)

2011-12 Team record: 20-2
2011-12 Team standing: Plays St. Mark’s in state quarterfinals, 3/3

2011-12 Points per game: 18.7
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 5.7
2011-12 Assists per game: 3.0
2011-12 Steals per game: 5.0

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Diamond State Classic MVP; All-State Honorable Mention in 2011; School career leader in points, steals, assists.

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