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Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year announced

Jaelynn Penn is the Kentucky State Player of the Year. (Photo: Courier-Journal)

The Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year have been crowned. The winners were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2016-17 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Here is a list of winners.

Alabama: Bianca Jackson, Brewbaker Tech (Montgomery)

Alaska: Alissa Pili, Dimond (Anchorage)

Arizona: Shaylee Gonzalez, Mesquite (Gilbert)

Arkansas: Christyn Williams, Central Arkansas Christian (North Little Rock)

California: Destiny Littleton, The Bishop’s School (La Jolla)

Colorado: Michaela Onyenwere, Grandview (Aurora)

Connecticut: McKenna Dale, E.O. Smith (Storrs)

Delaware: Maggie Connolly, Ursuline Academy (Wilmington)

District of Columbia: Aisha Sheppard, St. John’s College

Florida: Rennia Davis, Ribault (Jacksonville)

Georgia: Mikayla Coombs, Wesleyan School (Peachtree Corner)

Hawaii: Cherilyn Molina, Konawaena (Kealakekua)

Idaho: Tori Williams, Centennial (Boise)

Illinois: Brea Beal, Rock Island

Indiana: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead (Fort Wayne)

Iowa: Elle Ruffridge, Pocahontas Area

Kansas: Taylor Robertson, McPherson

Kentucky: Jaelynn Penn, Butler (Louisville)

Louisiana: Cara Ursin, Destrehan

Maine: Emily Esposito, Gorham

Maryland: Nia Clouden, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)

Massachusetts: Aliyah Boston, Worcester Academy

Michigan: Kierra Fletcher, Cousino (Warren)

Minnesota: Gabi Haack, Elk River

Mississippi: Myah Taylor, Olive Branch

Missouri: Lauryn Miller, Kirkwood

Montana: Sophia Stiles, Malta

Nebraska: Chloe Dworak, Lincoln Christian

Nevada: Samantha Thomas, Centennial (Las Vegas)

New Hampshire: Liv Orlando, Tilton School

New Jersey: Dara Mabrey, Manasquan

New Mexico: Jaedyn De La Cerda, Roswell

New York: Andra Espinoza-Hunter, Ossining

North Carolina: Mikayla Boykin, Clinton

North Dakota: Tylee Irwin, Wahpeton

Ohio: Dee Bekelja, Solon

Oklahoma: Ana Llanusa, Choctaw

Oregon: Evina Westbrook, South Salem

Pennsylvania: Sam Breen, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (Cranberry Township)

Rhode Island: Oluchi Ezemma, Moses Brown (Providence)

South Carolina: Jaelynn Murray, Dreher (Columbia)

South Dakota: Myah Selland, Sanborn Central/Woodsocket (Forestburg)

Tennessee: Anastasia Hayes, Riverdale (Murfreesboro)

Texas: Alexis Morris, Legacy Christian Academy (Beaumont)

Utah: Taylor Moeaki, American Fork

Vermont: Sadie Stetson, St. Johnsbury Academy

Virginia: Megan Walker, Monacan (North Chesterfield)

Washington: Lexie Hull, Central Valley (Spokane)

West Virginia: Jordyn Dawson, Huntington

Wisconsin: Estella Moschkau, Edgewood (Madison)

Wyoming: Kalina Smith, Campbell County (Gillette)