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THE WINNER: Cody Kelley
School: Campbell County (Gillette, Wyo.)
Position: Point guard
Weight: 180 pounds
Athletic achievement: Kelley averaged 20 points, 6.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals while shooting 61 percent from inside the arc, leading the Camels (23-4) to the Class 4A semifinals. The 2013 Class 4A Player of the Year, Kelley led Class 4A in scoring, assists and steals. He also averaged 19.8 points and 6.4 assists in five postseason games this year.
Academic excellence: Kelley has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner in his church community, Kelley has volunteered as part of multiple community service initiatives in association with his youth group.
“Cody Kelley has such a great understanding of what’s going on out there, it’s almost like having another coach on the court,” said Campbell County head coach Mike Curry. “He is such a hard worker. When your best player is also your hardest worker, as a coach that’s a good situation for me to be in.”
THE FUTURE: Kelley will be a senior next year.