National POY WATCH: Rutgers basketball commit Tyler Scaife is MVP-worthy

National POY WATCH: Rutgers basketball commit Tyler Scaife is MVP-worthy

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National POY WATCH: Rutgers basketball commit Tyler Scaife is MVP-worthy

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From many, there will be one. While there’s no guarantee contending athletes will win their own state at this point in the season, a number of elite performers are making a case for Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year consideration. Here’s the scoop on the latest top candidate.

Tyler Scaife
Senior guard, Hall (Little Rock, Ark.)

Greatness Present: On the same day Hall senior Evan James hit an improbable buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the school’s fourth straight Class 6A boys basketball state championship, the Lady Warriors needed far less drama to end their 16-year title drought.

That’s because they had Scaife — one of the nation’s top 10 recruits.

The 5-foot-9 senior connected on 8-of-11 shots from the field, scoring 23 points, handing out five assists and grabbing seven rebounds in a 56-45 win over Parkview (Little Rock, Ark.) during the title game. She captured Class 6A state tournament MVP honors for her performance.

A McDonald’s and WBCA All-American, Scaife averaged 23.7 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 steals per game this season.

Greatness Past: A four-time All-State selection, Scaife helped her Cy-Fair club squad to a Nike Junior Nationals championship as a rising junior in 2011. This past summer, Scaife participated in the USA Basketball Women’s 18U National Team Trials.

Greatness Future: Rutgers

Make no mistake: The Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year races aren’t over, and the National POY race is now heating up. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Check back for daily updates on the top contenders making their case.
 

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