Michigan Girls Basketball POY: Tori Jankoska

Michigan Girls Basketball POY: Tori Jankoska

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Michigan Girls Basketball POY: Tori Jankoska

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THE WINNER: Tori Jankoska

THE BASICS

School: Freeland (Mich.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-8

Athletic achievement: She averaged 31.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.9 steals and 3.3 assists per game while shooting at 64 percent from inside the arc, leading the Falcons (22-2) to the Class B regional semifinals. A two-time First Team All-State selection, Jankoska scored at least 20 points in all 24 of her games this season and became the first Saginaw County player to surpass 2,000 career points.

Academic excellence: Jankoska has maintained a 4.05 GPA.

Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society and the vice president of her graduating class, she has volunteered on behalf of her school’s Hoops for Diabetes fundraiser and as a youth basketball coach.

THE PRAISE

“Tori Jankoska is a tremendous athlete and she makes basketball look easy,” said Michelle Ott, head coach at Ovid-Elsie (Elsie, Mich.). “She’s got great natural talent but still pushes herself to be better. She is dedicated to her team and the sport.”

THE FUTURE: Jankoska will attend Michigan State.

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