The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Isaiah Miles
School: Gwynn Park (Brandywine, Md.)
Weight: 195 pounds
Athletic achievement: He averaged 14.3 and 8.2 per game while shooting 65 percent from inside the arc this past season, leading the Yellowjackets (24-3) to the Class 2A semifinals. A 2016 First Team All-League selection, Miles recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds and 10 points in the Class 2A South Region finals against New Town.
Academic excellence: Miles has maintained a B average and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award’s broad criteria.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a peer mentor and as a youth basketball coach.
“I feel strongly that Isaiah Miles possesses the intelligence, diligence and aptitude to succeed in basketball at the college level and in life,” said Gwynn Park head coach Michael Glick. “He is a mature and intelligent young man who always puts forth his best effort.”
THE FUTURE: Miles remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.