High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Tyler Lewis

Virginia Boys Hoop POY: Tyler Lewis

March, 22, 2012
Tyler Lewis, Oak Hill Academy, Virginia, boys, Gatorade POY
Dave Telep/ESPNHSTyler Lewis led Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) to a perfect 34-0 record.
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Boys 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 his 50 fellow Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Tyler Lewis


School: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 165 pounds


Athletic achievement: Lewis averaged 12.0 points, 7.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists this past season, leading the Warriors to a perfect 44-0 record. A McDonald’s All-American Game selection, he was the MVP of the Les Schwab Invitational Tournament in December. A transfer from Forsyth Country Day School (Lewisville, N.C.), Lewis departed as that school’s career scoring leader with 1,927 career points.

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Eye on POY: Virginia boys basketball

March, 16, 2012
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.

Jordan Adams
Senior forward, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)

2011-12 Team record: 44-0
2011-12 Team standing: No. 1 ESPNHS ranking

2011-12 Points per game: 18.3
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 6.1
2011-12 Assists per game: 2.4
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.7
2011-12 Steals per game: 2.6

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: UCLA (NLI)

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Les Schwab Invitational Tournament All-Tournament Team; ESPNHS Class of 2012 No. 38-rated recruit.

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