High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Hall

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.

Archie Goodwin
Senior Guard, Sylvan Hills High (Sherwood, AR)

2011-12 Team record: 27-5
2011-12 Team standing: Won Class 5A state title

2011-12 Points per game: 25.0
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 6.1
2011-12 Assists per game: 2.2
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.1
2011-12 Steals per game: 2.3

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Kentucky

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: McDonald's All-American; Ranked No. 15 senior by ESPNU; Scored 27 points in state title game.

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Arkansas Girls Hoop POY: Tyler Scaife

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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

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Gatorade POY, Hall, Arkansas, Tyler Scaife, girls
HoopGurlz/ESPNHSTyler Scaife is the No. 10 ranked recruit in the Class of 2013 as rated by ESPNHS.
THE WINNER: Tyler Scaife

THE BASICS

School: Hall (Little Rock, Ark.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-9

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Scaife led the Warriors to a 23-6 record and the Class 7A state semifinals this past season. She averaged 25.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game. A three-time All-State selection, Scaife is rated as the nation’s No. 10 recruit in the Class of 2013 by the HoopGurlz ESPNU Super 60.

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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.

Tyler Scaife
Junior Guard, Hall High (Little Rock, AR)

2011-12 Team record: 23-5
2011-12 Team standing: Plays Cabot in state semifinals, 3/3

2011-12 Points per game: 25.2
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 5.9
2011-12 Assists per game: 5.2
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.0
2011-12 Steals per game: 3.7

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Three-time All-State; Ranked No. 10 Junior by ESPNHS; Scored 41 in 54-50 win over Texas power Southlake Carroll.

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