Coleman named Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year

Coleman named Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year

Gillette junior point guard Trey Hladky was named the 2017 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Monday.

Gatorade didn't have to look too far to find the Oklahoma High School Boys Player of the Year for this season.

The 6-foot-4, 175-pound senior guard led the Hornets to a ideal 24-0 record and the program's first Division 2 state championship this past season.

Hladky averaged 23.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Camels while also shooting 43 percent from 3-point range.

Ridder is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has volunteered locally on behalf of an area homeless shelter and as a youth basketball coach. Howard has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern Washington University.

Cartwright has maintained a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

With Young getting the nod, it means it's a clean sweep for the Sooners with Choctaw signee Ana Llanusa earning the exact same honor last week as the Gatorade Oklahoma High School Girls Player of the Year. Hollingsworth scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the final and averaged 21.5 points per game throughout the tournament.

Last week, he was selected to play in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic in April.

As a Gatorade Player of the Year, Ridder will be able to select a national or local youth sports organization to receive a grant as part of the Gatorade Play It Forward program.

The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, 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.

Wesson has also been named the Ohio Capital Conference, District 10 and Central District Player of the Year.