Bolingbrook's Tuck player of the year

Bolingbrook senior Morgan Tuck was named the 2011-2012 Gatorade Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday.

Tuck, a 6-foot-2 forward, averaged 29 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.7 steals for the Raiders this season. She led Bolingbrook to a 27-2 record in her final season. She won three state championships during her career. She will play at Connecticut next season.

"She is the perfect example of what an athlete should be and inspire to be," Joliet Central coach Brian Reed said in a statement. "She is gracious in victory, and she brings out the best in her team and her opponents. Also, she brings the same intensity in the classroom. Who could ask for more?"

Bolingbrook's Ariel Massengale won the award last year. Massengale now plays at Tennessee.