Delaware Boys Basketball POY: DeVaughn Mallory

Delaware Boys Basketball POY: DeVaughn Mallory

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Delaware Boys Basketball POY: DeVaughn Mallory

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THE WINNER: DeVaughn Mallory

THE BASICS

School: Polytech (Woodside, Del.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 195 pounds

Athletic achievement: He averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 54 percent from inside the arc this past season, leading the Panthers (22-2) to the state final. A two-time First Team All-Conference selection, he also posted regular-season averages of four assists, three steals and three blocks per contest.

Academic excellence: Mallory has maintained a 92.7 average.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics and as a mentor for children with special needs.

THE PRAISE

“I’ve watched DeVaughn Mallory for four years and you can certainly see how he has progressed as a player and person,” said Steve Perry, head coach at Sussex Tech High. “He shows leadership on the court and off the court and his ability as a player on the court has helped Polytech become one of the most successful programs in our state and conference.”

THE FUTURE: Mallory remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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