High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Kara Wright

Eye on POY: Kentucky girls basketball

February, 29, 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.

Sydney Moss
Senior guard, Boone County (Florence, Ky.)

2011-12 Team record: 28-3
2011-12 Team standing: Play in 9th Region semifinals March 2

2011-12 Points per game: 23.1
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 10.2
2011-12 Assists per game: 4.4
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.7
2011-12 Steals per game: 4.3

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Florida (NLI)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: WBCA All-American Game selection; McDonald's All-American Game nominee; 2,900 career points (147 games); Two-time Northern Kentucky Girls Basketball Coaches Association First Team selection

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