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THE WINNER: Isaiah Wright
School: Borah (Boise, Idaho)
Position: Point guard
Weight: 170 pounds
Athletic achievement: He led the Lions to a 25-1 record and their second straight Class 5A state title this past season. Wright averaged 16.2 points, 6.9 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game. The 2013 Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year, he scored 21 points in a 47-44 win over Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho) in the Class 5A state final.
Academic excellence: Wright has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, as part of multiple community cleanup initiatives and as a youth basketball coach.
“Isaiah Wright is extremely talented but what’s more important is that he makes his teammates better and is always composed and selfless,” said Borah head coach Cary Cady. “He plays with integrity and class. He is an incredibly fine young man of great character.”
THE FUTURE: Wright will be a senior next year.