Brianna Turner named Gatorade POY

Maya Moore shows up at Brianna Turner's class to surprise her with her Gatorade national player of the year award.

It would be tough to imagine a better senior season for Manvel's Brianna Turner.

The Notre Dame recruit, who averaged 20.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.9 blocks and 3.7 steals, led Manvel to a state championship earlier this month. On Thursday she was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year.

Turner, the No. 2 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 for the 2014 class, is scheduled to play in the McDonald's All American Games next month in Chicago.

Turner, a 6-foot-3 forward, follows Tennessee's Mercedes Russell as Gatorade's national player of the year. Connecticut's Breanna Stewart was the 2012 recipient.

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