High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Riverdale Baptist School

Maryland Girls Hoop POY: Jonquel Jones

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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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Jonquel Jones, Riverdale Baptist School, Maryland, girls, Gatorade POY
HoopGurlz/ESPNHSJonquel Jones led Riverdale Baptist School (Upper Marlboro, Md.) to the NACA Div. 1 tournament title.
THE WINNER: Jonquel Jones

THE BASICS

School: Riverdale Baptist School
(Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 6-foot-2

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Jones led the Crusaders to a 35-2 record and the National Association of Christian Athletes Division 1 Tournament championship this past season. She averaged 15.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.4 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. A WBCA All-American Game selection, Jones was the MVP this season of the Geneva Rutherford Tournament and the More Than Basketball Tournament. She scored 18 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in a 57-54 win over Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) in the NACA Division I championship game.

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