High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Carlsbad

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.

Taylor Edmondson
Senior Guard, Carlsbad High (Carlsbad, NM)

2011-12 Team record: 17-10
2011-12 Team standing: Plays Sandia in first round of state tourney, 3/2

2011-12 Points per game: 14.9
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 5.0
2011-12 Assists per game: 3.8
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.3
2011-12 Steals per game: 3.1

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Washington State

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; All-Academic Team; District MVP in 2011.

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