High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Morgantown

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.

Nathan Adrian
Junior Forward, Morgantown High (Morgantown, WV)

2011-12 Team record: 18-7
2011-12 Team standing: Lost to Fairmont in Regional tournament

2011-12 Points per game: 19.4
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 10.6
2011-12 Assists per game: 1.7
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.1
2011-12 Steals per game: 1.8

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: West Virginia (verbal)

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-Conference; 20 double-doubles.

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Eye on POY: West Virginia Girls Cross Country

January, 4, 2012
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The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated. These state meet winners made a case in their respective classifications, but did they do enough on and off the course this past season to capture the prestigious statewide honor?

Maggie Drazba
Junior, St. Mary's (WV)

2011 Team postseason standing: Second (Class AA-A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—18:25.4

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): 13th—17:40

Victoria Cooke
Freshman, Morgantown (WV)

2011 Team postseason standing: First (Class AAA)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—19:02.7

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