Rhode Island Boys Basketball POY: Corey Daugherty

Rhode Island Boys Basketball POY: Corey Daugherty

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Rhode Island Boys Basketball POY: Corey Daugherty

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THE WINNER: Corey Daugherty

THE BASICS

School: Barrington (R.I.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 165 pounds

Athletic achievement: He averaged 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists this past season, leading the Eagles (24-3) to the Open State Tournament championship game. Daugherty led the state in 3-pointers made with 87, knocking down 18 in four state tournament games. A two-time First Team All-State selection, he concluded his prep basketball career with 1,660 points.

Academic excellence: Daugherty has maintained an unweighted 4.06 GPA.

Exemplary character: For his senior project, he organized the move of Barrington’s basketball game against Bishop Hendricken to Brown University as a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics.

THE PRAISE

“Corey led his team on offense and defense,” said Alex Butler, head coach of East Providence High. “He made sure to keep everyone involved. He is really efficient and doesn’t force the issue. When the game called for it, he took over.”

THE FUTURE: Daugherty has verbally committed to Brown.

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