High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Chris Light

Eye on POY: New Hampshire boys basketball

March, 19, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys 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.

Tyler Gendron
Senior forward, Merrimack (N.H.)

2011-12 Team record: 18-6 (Division I)
2011-12 Team standing: Division I state champions

2011-12 Points per game: 15
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 9
2011-12 Assists per game: 3
2011-12 Blocks per game: 3
2011-12 Steals per game: 1

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2012 New Hampshire Mr. Basketball. 2012 First Team All-State selection. 2011 and 2012 All-Academic Team member.

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