Central Valley junior basketball player Lexie Hull has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Washington Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Hull is the first Gatorade player year of the year chosen from Central Valley.
The 6-foot-1 guard/forward averaged 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals per game, leading the Bears to a 26-1 season and fourth at state.
A first team All-State selection and the 2016 state tournament most valuable player, Hull is ranked as the nation’s No. 17 recruit in the Class of 2018 by espnW HoopGurlz.
“Lexie Hull is a very well-rounded player,” Richland coach Cindy McCoy said. “She can score from the outside or post up and she sees the floor extremely well and can deliver difficult passes. She does all of this with class and sportsmanship. She is the real deal.”
Hull and her twin sister, Lacie, have given oral commitments to Stanford. They maintain 4.0 grade-point averages.
“Extremely proud of @lexiehull10 on this special award and a huge shout out to her teammates for helping her achieve this prestigious award!” CV coach Freddie Rehkow said on Twitter.
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