High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: St. Benedict's

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.

Tyler Ennis
Junior Point Guard, St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, NJ)

2011-12 Team record: 31-1
2011-12 Team standing: Plays John Carroll in Alhambra Catholic Invitational, 3/15; Ranked No. 10 in ESPNHS Fab 50.

2011-12 Points per game: 15.2
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 4.6
2011-12 Assists per game: 7.1
2011-12 Steals per game: 2.5

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; Ranked No. 41 junior by ESPNU; Member of Canada's U19 National Team.

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