High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Sierra Moore

Pennsylvania Girls Hoop POY: Sierra Moore

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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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Gatorade POY, girls, Sierra Moore, Delone Catholic, Pennsylvania
HoopGurlz/ESPNHSDelone Catholic (McSherrystown, Pa.) senior guard Sierra Moore is a two-time returning All-State honoree.
THE WINNER: Sierra Moore

THE BASICS

School: Delone Catholic (McSherrystown, Pa.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-11

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Moore has led the Squirettes to a 21-5 record and a berth in the Class AA playoffs against South Williamsport (Pa.), scheduled for Friday. She averaged 24.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.6 steals through 26 games. A two-time All-State honoree, Moore was also selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

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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.

Kahleah Copper
Senior Guard, Prep Charter High (Philadelphia, PA)

2011-12 Team record: 25-3
2011-12 Team standing: Begins Class AAA state tournament, 3/9

2011-12 Points per game: 20.7
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 16.6
2011-12 Assists per game: 2.7
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.9
2011-12 Steals per game: 3.6

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Rutgers

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: McDonald’s All-American; WBCA All-American; Ranked No. 17 by ESPNHS; First Team All-State; Leading scorer, rebounder in school history.

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