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POY Alumni: Lottery luck 'Lynx' two winners?

October, 21, 2011
POY Alumni: Maya Moorefile photo/WireImageThe 2006-07 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Maya Moore was selected No. 1 overall in the 2010 WNBA draft. Is 2007-08 Gatorade National POY Nneka Ogwumike next?
The 2011 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx are poised to repeat. Not only when it comes to the franchise's first championship, but also with a little mathematical magic in next month's WNBA Draft Lottery.

Minnesota, which used the lottery's No. 1 pick in 2010 to select 2006-07 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year and rookie starter Maya Moore, owns the best odds of earning first dibs again on Nov. 10.

And wouldn't Stanford University rebounding machine Nneka Ogwumike, the 2007-08 Gatorade National Player of the Year, look good in a Lynx frontcourt that relied on Moore to be its second-leading rebounder (5.9 per game) in 2011?

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POY Potential: Ga. All-State Softball

October, 20, 2011
The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNHS recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s returning First Team All-State selections are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

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