The Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Gavin Lux
School: Indian Trail (Kenosha, Wis.)
Weight: 180 pounds
Athletic achievement: He has led the Hawks to a 15-2 record and a berth in the Division 1 regional tournament, scheduled to begin May 31. At the time of his selection, Lux had produced a .544 batting average with five home runs and 19 RBI through 17 games. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 28 prep prospect in the Class of 2016 by Perfect Game USA and participated in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park in San Diego last summer.
Academic excellence: Lux has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and an area children’s hospital in addition to donating his time raising awareness for teen depression and suicide prevention.
“In my 15 years coaching baseball, I’ve never seen anyone like Gavin Lux,” said Aaron Zweifel, head coach at Badger High. “Besides the physical tools he possesses, just as impressive is the way he carries himself. In my opinion, he’s clearly the best player in the state that I’ve seen this year, or any other year for that matter.”
THE FUTURE: Lux has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at Arizona State University this fall.