High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Detroit Country Day

Eye on POY: Michigan Girls Basketball

March, 5, 2012
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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.

Madison Ristovski
Senior guard, University Liggett (Grosse Point Woods, MI)

2011-12 Team record: 19-4
2011-12 Team standing: Will play in Class C Regional semifinals on March 6

2011-12 Points per game: 22
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 6
2011-12 Assists per game: 8
2011-12 Steals per game: 3

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Michigan

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2011 Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team selection; Ranked No. 1 by the Michigan Girls Basketball Report; 2009-2011 First Team All-State

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