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.
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THE WINNER: Anjaleace White
School: Sanford School (Hockessin, Del.)
Athletic achievement: White led the Warriors to an 18-4 record and a berth in the state semifinals against St. Elizabeth (Wilmington, Del.), played Wednesday. She averaged 14.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks entering the state final four. White helped lead Sanford to state titles each of the last two seasons and earned All-State Third Team honors as a junior.
Academic excellence: White has maintained a B average in the classroom.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
“White is extremely smart and skilled,” said James Kiger, head coach at Smyrna (Del.). “She’s got really good post moves and she can also step out, catch a pass and take it to the basket. She’s very intense, never stops hustling and plays with great sportsmanship.”
THE FUTURE: White has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on an athletic scholarship at George Washington University this fall.