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Natalie Potts named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Missouri High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Natalie Potts named 2020-21 MaxPreps Missouri High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Natalie Potts of Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Missouri High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 sophomore post led the Red Knights to a 29-0 record, the state Class 6 championship and the No. 6 national ranking in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Potts averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.4 blocked shots per game while shooting 59 percent from the field. She had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the 58-37 win over Webster Groves that earned Incarnate Word the state title.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
J.D. Davison named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Alabama High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
J.D. Davison named 2020-21 MaxPreps Alabama High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

J.D. Davison of Calhoun (Letohatchee, Ala.) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Alabama High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior guard led the Tigers to a 16-8 record and the Class 2A semifinals.

Davison averaged 32.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game. He scored 40 or more points in seven contests, including 45 points and 13 rebounds in the final game of his high school career, an 81-77 loss to Midfield.

Back in November, Davison opened his senior campaign with a career-high 57 points. He posted 14 double-doubles and a triple-double — finishing with 38 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and eight steals in Calhoun's first round state tournament contest.

An Alabama signee, Davison is regarded as the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2021 according to 247Sports. He was announced as a McDonald's All-American last month.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
J.D. Davison is headed to the SEC to play for head coach Nate Oats at Alabama next year.
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J.D. Davison is headed to the SEC to play for head coach Nate Oats at Alabama next year.
High school basketball: Late run sparks No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy to GEICO Nationals finals with 70-63 win over IMG Academy - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Late run sparks No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy to GEICO Nationals finals with 70-63 win over IMG Academy
No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) closed with a 19-4 run to beat No. 4 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 70-63 Friday and advance to its first GEICO Nationals championship appearance.

Five-star Tennessee signee Kennedy Chandler sparked the Buffaloes late-game burst with a 7-0 personal run. His heroics started with a left-win 3-pointer to put Sunrise Christian up 62-60 and followed that with a layup to extend the lead to four with one minute remaining.

Stifling defense played a major factor in the win, as the Buffaloes limited IMG Academy to four points and one made field goal in the final 5:45.

Chandler, who was recently named as a MaxPreps National Player of the Year finalist, finished with a game-high 25 points to go with five rebounds and five assists.
Kennedy Chandler scored a game-high 25 in Sunrise Christian Academy's 70-63 win Friday over IMG Academy.
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Kennedy Chandler scored a game-high 25 in Sunrise Christian Academy's 70-63 win Friday over IMG Academy.
Five-star junior Jaden Bradley finished with a team-high 18 points and six assists for IMG Academy (21-3).

Sunrise Christian Academy (21-3) also won its previous meeting with IMG Academy, knocking off the Ascenders 69-62 on Jan. 18.

The Buffaloes play either Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) or AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) in Saturday's championship.

GEICO Nationals championship

Saturday, April 3
Game on ESPN
Noon — No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy vs. No. 1 Montverde Academy
HIGHSCORE/WBCA Players of the Week: January 18-24 - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/WBCA Players of the Week: January 18-24
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced its High School Players of the Week presented by MaxPreps and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Player of the Week honors are awarded to a deserving student-athlete who demonstrated outstanding play in her respective region of the country. Head coaches submit nominations each week and the WBCA selects the individual based on stats that were submitted.

The WBCA leads, serves and unites coaches of women's basketball for the good of the game and those who play it.

Here are this week's honorees:

Region 1:
Avery Burns, Nauset Regional (North Eastham, Mass.)

Region 2:
Montana Paul, Halifax (Pa.)

Region 3:
Cate Carlson, Catholic (Virginia Beach, Va.)

Region 4:
Lilliann Frasure, North Judson-San Pierre (North Judson, Ind.)

Region 5:
Cady Pauley, Milan (Mo.)

Region 6:
Hayleigh Breland, Stone (Wiggins, Miss.)

Region 7:
Leslie Luna, Wendover (Utah)

Region 8:
Rhys Cannava, Soldotna (Alaska)

Region 9:
Bella Vinson, Coffee County Central (Manchester, Tenn.)

To obtain a coach's login or for questions about our player of the week programs, please contact Aaron Hendricks (E-Mail: [email protected] Phone: (530)313-5158)
Bryce McGowens named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE South Carolina High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Bryce McGowens named 2020-21 MaxPreps South Carolina High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-2021 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Bryce McGowens of Legacy Early College (Greenville) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps South Carolina High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-6, 175-pound senior helped the Lions go 14-7 against a challenging national schedule.

McGowens averaged 21.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest this season. He was the leading scorer at the St. James NIBC Invitational, posting 20.9 points per contest in seven appearances at the loaded event.

After spending his first three years at Wren (Piedmont), McGowens transferred to Legacy Early College prior to his senior season. He finished his four-year high school career with over 2,300 points.

Signed with Nebraska, McGowens is regarded as the No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2021 overall according to 247Sports. Florida, Florida State, Maryland and Oregon were among the other college basketball programs to extend offers.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.