High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Zhane Dikes

Eye on POY: Nevada Girls Basketball

March, 5, 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.

Jada Brown
Junior forward, Centennial (Las Vegas, NV)

2011-12 Team record: 29-3
2011-12 Team standing: Lost in Class 4A semifinals

2011-12 Points per game: 13.5
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 9
2011-12 Assists per game: 1.5
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.5
2011-12 Steals per game: 0.3

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2012 Northwest League MVP; 2011 and 2012 Las Vegas Holiday Classic MVP; 2011 First Team All-State; 2011 First Team All-Conference

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