High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Jadda Buckley

Eye on POY: Iowa girls basketball

February, 26, 2012
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.

Jadda Buckley
Junior point guard, Mason City (Iowa)

2011-12 Team record: 21-2 (Class 4A)
2011-12 Team standing: 4A state tournament begins on Wednesday

2011-12 Points per game: 14.3
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 3.6
2011-12 Assists per game: 5.3
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.3
2011-12 Steals per game: 3

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Iowa State University (verbal)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2010 and 2011 First Team All-League; 2010 and 2011 First Team A;;-Conference; 2011 Globe Gazette Area Player of the Year.

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