High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Sydney Moss

Kentucky Girls Hoop POY: Sydney Moss

March, 8, 2012
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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.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

Gatorade POY, girls, Sydney Moss, Boone County, Kentucky
HoopGurlz/ESPNHSBoone County (Florence, Ky.) senior guard Sydney Moss scored 2,935 points entering the state tournament.
THE WINNER: Sydney Moss

THE BASICS

School: Boone County (Florence, Ky.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-10

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Moss has led the Rebels to a 30-3 record and a berth in the first round of the Sweet Sixteen State Tournament against Dunbar (Lexington, Ky.), played Wednesday. She averaged 22.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 4.2 steals and 1.6 blocks per game heading into the state tournament. A two-time Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year and a two-time Louisville Courier Journal First Team All-State selection, Moss is a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American. She had scored 2,935 points in her prep basketball career entering the 2012 postseason.

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Eye on POY: Kentucky girls basketball

February, 29, 2012
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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.

Sydney Moss
Senior guard, Boone County (Florence, Ky.)

2011-12 Team record: 28-3
2011-12 Team standing: Play in 9th Region semifinals March 2

2011-12 Points per game: 23.1
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 10.2
2011-12 Assists per game: 4.4
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1.7
2011-12 Steals per game: 4.3

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Florida (NLI)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: WBCA All-American Game selection; McDonald's All-American Game nominee; 2,900 career points (147 games); Two-time Northern Kentucky Girls Basketball Coaches Association First Team selection

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