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THE WINNER: Sabri Thompson
School: Sanford School (Hockessin, Del.)
Weight: 190 pounds
Athletic achievement: Heaveraged 14.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.6 steals this past season, leading the Warriors (19-5) to the state final. A 2012 First Team All-State selection, Thompson scored a game-high 22 points with four steals and four rebounds in a 60-40 win over Salesianum (Wilmington, Del.) in the state semifinals.
Academic excellence: Thompson has maintained an A average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of his school’s diversity alliance, its sportsmanship committee and as a peer leader.
“Sabri Thompson is an excellent player and was a huge part of his team’s success,” said Brendan Haley, head coach at Salesianum. “He’s a great competitor and a gentleman off the court as well.”
THE FUTURE: Thompson has signed with Northwestern State in Louisiana.