Lake Buena Vista, Fla.-- Yesterday, Gatorade unveiled their 2012-2013 state Gatorade Boys Basketball Players of the year. In total, 45 of 51 winners are AAU Basketball members!
Many of this year's recipients have grown up in AAU Basketball programs and have participated in the prestigious AAU Basketball National Championships and Super Showcases. This past summer, Joel Berry (Florida), and Troy Williams (Virginia) each played in the AAU Super Showcase highlight games live on ESPNU with their respective clubs. Bobby Portis, Arkansas Player of the Year, won the 2012 AAU 11th Grade National Championship with his team Wings Elite. In 2011, Andrew Wiggins (West Virginia) came with CIA Bounce and took the 10th Grade Super Showcase.
CLICK HERE to see the complete list of state Gatorade Players of the Year.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.
Gatorade is set to announce its Boys Basketball National Player of the Year next week.
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