High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Shanda Post

Eye on POY: Wyoming 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.

Kaylee Johnson
Sophomore post/point guard, Natrona County (Casper, Wyo.)

2011-12 Team record: 21-0 (Class 4A)
2011-12 Team standing: Class 4A regional tournament begins on Thursday

2011-12 Points per game: 19.6
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 11.5
2011-12 Assists per game: 2.6
2011-12 Blocks per game: 6.2
2011-12 Steals per game: 2.8

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: HS Sophomore

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Led Natrona County to undefeated regular seaon and the top ranking in the state; Helped defeat defending Class 4A state champion Campbell County twice, including a 22-point, 10-block, nine-rebound effort on Dec. 12, 2011.

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