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Mercedes Russell named Gatorade Player of Year

Updated: March 20, 2013, 3:24 PM ET
By espnW

Mercedes Russell, the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 for the 2013 class, was named the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6 Tennessee recruit finished her high school career at Springfield (Ore.) with 2,273 points, 1,642 rebounds and 562 blocked shots. As a senior, she averaged 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.5 blocked shots, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game. She has also won two gold medals with USA Basketball.

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