Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award

Posted Jun 15, 2012
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  1. LeBron James

    LeBron James


    LeBron Raymone James (/ləˈbrɒn/; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has started at the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 11 NBA All-Star teams, 11 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer.

  2. Candace Parker

    Candace Parker


    Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker. She attended the University of Tennessee in 2004 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2008. She may be best known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game—she set both milestones as a redshirt freshman on March 19, 2006. She also became only the second player to dunk in a WNBA game on June 22, 2008.

  3. Skylar Diggins

    Skylar Diggins


    Skylar Kierra Diggins (born August 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA draft. In high school, she was the National Gatorade Player of the Year, the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, and a McDonald's All-American. Diggins played point guard for Notre Dame, where she led Notre Dame to three consecutive Final Fours and two consecutive NCAA championship appearances. She finished her Notre Dame career ranked first in points and steals, second in assists, and as a two-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation, while leading her team to a record of 130–20.

  4. Allyson Felix

    Allyson Felix


    Allyson Michelle Felix (born November 18, 1985) is an American track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters. At 200 meters, she is the 2012 Olympic champion, a 3-time World champion (2005–09), and 2-time Olympic silver medalist (2004–08). In 2015, she became World champion at 400 meters. She has won three additional Olympic gold medals as a member of the United States' women's relay teams; two at 4 x 400 meters (2008–12) and one as part of the 2012 world-record 4 x 100 meters team.

  5. Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard


    Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA draft, and was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. An eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA team selection, five-time All-Defensive member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, and has set numerous franchise and league records. He led the Magic to three division titles and one conference title, and he was the winner of the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA, which went on to win the gold medal. He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012, and signed with the Houston Rockets in 2013.

  6. Greg Oden

    Greg Oden


    Gregory Wayne Oden, Jr. (born January 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Oden, a 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), 273-pound center, played college basketball at Ohio State University for one season, during which the team was the Big Ten Champion and the tournament runner-up in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

  7. Maya Moore

    Maya Moore


    Maya April Moore (born June 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Moore was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. Moore played forward for the UConn women's basketball team, and won back to back national championships in 2009 and 2010. She was selected as the John Wooden Award winner in 2009 after leading Connecticut to the undefeated national championship. The following season, Moore led Connecticut to its second straight national championship and continued its overall undefeated streak at 78; in the 2010–11 season, she led the Huskies in extending that streak to an NCAA both-gender record (all divisions) of 90. On May 18, 2011, Moore became the first female basketball player to sign with Jordan Brand.

  8. Kevin Love

    Kevin Love


    Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a three-time All-Star and holds the longest streak for consecutive games recording double figures in points and rebounds since the ABA–NBA merger. Love was a member of the gold medal-winning USA men's national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is the son of former NBA player Stan Love.

  9. Tina Charles (basketball)

    Tina Charles (basketball)


    Tina Alexandria Charles (born December 5, 1988) is an American women's basketball player with the New York Liberty of the WNBA and the Fenerbahçe of the TWBL. Originally from Jamaica, New York, Charles was drafted 1st overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft. In 2009 and 2010, she and teammate Maya Moore led the Connecticut Huskies to two undefeated national championships.

  10. Matt Barkley

    Matt Barkley


    Matthew Montgomery "Matt" Barkley (born September 8, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

  11. Cynthia Barboza

    Cynthia Barboza


    Cynthia Jane Barboza (born February 7, 1987) is an American volleyball player. She is an outside hitter who played at Stanford University for four years.

  12. Brandon Knight (basketball)

    Brandon Knight (basketball)


    Brandon Emmanuel Knight (born December 2, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. Knight has also previously played for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks.

  13. Breanna Stewart

    Breanna Stewart


    Breanna Mackenzie Stewart (born August 27, 1994) is an American basketball player at the University of Connecticut.

  14. Garrett Gilbert

    Garrett Gilbert


    Garrett Gilbert (born July 1, 1991) is an American football quarterback who is currently signed to the Oakland Raiders. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He college football at Texas and SMU. Gilbert has also been a member of the New England Patriots, and has been on the practice squads of the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions.

  15. Greg Paulus

    Greg Paulus


    Gregory Russell Paulus (born July 3, 1986) is an assistant coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team. Paulus is a former multi-sport athlete, playing college basketball as a point guard on the Duke University men's team and later football at Syracuse University as a quarterback after graduating from Duke.

  16. Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins


    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Kansas before being drafted with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, making him just the second Canadian to be taken number one overall in the NBA draft. He went on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year honors for the 2014–15 season. Wiggins is also a member of the Canadian national team.

  17. Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy


    Dylan Matthew Bundy (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. Bundy was drafted by the Orioles with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.

  18. Johnathan Gray

    Johnathan Gray


    Johnathan Gray (born April 22, 1993) is an American football running back for the University of Texas at Austin. He attended Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. Gray earned a 2011 USA Today High School All-American nomination, and was also named Gatorade National Player of the Year. After becoming the first junior to win ESPN HS's Mr. Football USA, he became the first two-time winner of the award following the 2011 high school football season.

  19. Chiney Ogwumike

    Chiney Ogwumike


    Chinenye "Chiney" Ogwumike (born March 21, 1992) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun. She is 6' 3" and plays power forward. She attended Cypress Fairbanks High School in Cypress, Texas, winning the 5A State Championship in her sophomore and senior seasons. as well as playing in three Final Fours with Stanford University. She holds the record for most rebounds in the history of Stanford Women's Basketball and the Pac-12 Conference, as of January 3, 2014.

  20. Candace Hill

    Candace Hill


    Candace Hill (born February 11, 1999) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She currently attends Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia. She became the world's first high school girl to break the 11-second barrier in the 100 meters sprint at the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational on 21 June 2015 in Shoreline, Washington, United States. Her mark, quickly ratified, is the world youth best, the terminology for world record among athletes before the year of their 18th birthday. She will remain eligible for that division through 2016. Since the mark was set outside of the sanctioned NFHS season, the mark is not eligible for the NFHS High School Record. Out of season marks like this are recognized by Track and Field News which has not yet published it as the National High School Record. Its current status is "pending."

  21. Kyler Murray

    Kyler Murray


    Kyler Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American collegiate athlete. He previously played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies. He plays quarterback in football and an infielder in college baseball. He was the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

  22. Chanelle Price

    Chanelle Price


    Chanelle Price (born August 22, 1990) is an American middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800-meter run. She has a personal record of 1:59.10 for the distance. She was the gold medalist at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2014.

  23. Karl Towns

    Karl Towns


    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. Towns was named to the Dominican Republic national basketball team Olympic squad as a 16-year-old, although the Dominican Republic ultimately did not qualify for the 2012 Olympics. He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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