2012-2013 MAPS Basketball Players of the Year: Fogarty, Selden, James and Healy
Our coverage of the 2012-2013 school basketball season concludes this week with our annual players of the year.
With so many talented players playing in Massachusetts and from Massachusetts this season was our toughest selection process yet. The four players who we recognize stood out as winners and leaders of their respective teams. They have all left their marks on their respective programs and have etched their names in the history books at their schools.
This year we have also expanded our list to include our Prep / Private girls player of the year with our first player recognized being Governor’s Academy star Katharine Fogarty ’13.
Prep/Private School Girls Player of the year Katharine Fogarty ’13 – Governor’s Academy (MA)
Fogarty concluded her storied high school career at Governor’s Academy as the school’s all- time leading scorer with 1,684 points and over 1,100 rebounds.
The 6-foot-2 center was a four-time ALL-NEPSAC player and ISL All-Star. She also led the ISL in scoring all four years. This season Fogarty was the unanimous ISL MVP this year.
“She is an incredibly clutch player who hit big shot, after big shot all season long,” Governor’s Academy head coach Erin O’Connell told Mass Prep Stars. “She dropped 27 points against an undefeated Nobles team that is largely regarded to be the best defensive Prep School team. She is also an outstanding captain and a great team player who is adored by her teammates.”
The Marist-bound Fogarty averaged 20.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game this season. She had season highs in points (38) versus Exeter this year and rebounds (30) against St. George's. She was also third on the team in assists and steals and shot 84% from the free throw line.
Prep/Private School Boys Player of the year Wayne Selden ’13 – Tilton School (NH)
The Roxbury (MA) native and Tilton School (NH) senior capped off a stellar high school career as he was named the NEPSAC Class AA Most Valuable Player and also named to the prestigious McDonald’s All American game in Chicago, Ill. on April 3, 2013. The 36th annual McDonald’s game was not the only big-time post-season game that Selden will attend this year as he was also invited to the Jordan Brand Classic.
I am extremely happy for Wayne. Being chosen for the McDonald's and Jordan Brand Classic games is an extremely high honor for a high school player,” Tilton School Head Coach Marcus O’Neil said on the Tilton School website. “Wayne is a talented guy who has worked hard to develop himself as a player and an athlete. As a senior, he has embraced the role as captain and team leader at Tilton, elevating himself to a new level. Our entire community is happy for him and celebrates his success together."
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The Kansas-bound Selden averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game during his senior season. As a freshman, Selden was also part of the Tilton boys’ basketball team that won its fourth consecutive NEPSAC Championship, and followed that up with an appearance in the NEPSAC AA finals during his sophomore season. Selden also starred at O'Bryant High School in Boston prior to attending Tilton and is a member of teh BABC AAU Basketball Club.
Public School Boys Player of the year Malik James ’14 – Brighton (MA)
No player had a more impressive post-season run this season than Malik James ‘14. After leading Brighton to a Boston City championship and taking home the MVP award he elevated his game and led Brighton to their first Division 2 MIAA State Championship.
Named ESPN Boston’s Mr. Basketball this season, James averaged 22 points, 11 assists and five rebounds per game this season while leading Brighton on their storied run.
James had his most impressive performance of the season late in Brighton’s Eastern Mass. Championship win, over Scituate, at the TD Garden. The 6-foot-1 point guard willed and powered his team’s comeback effort, trailing by 11 points with under four minutes remaining in the game. James would eventually help Brighton complete the comeback effort with a three-point play with 1.8 seconds on the clock as Brighton advanced to the DCU Center and the State Championship.
Public School Girls Player of the year Olivia Healy ’13 – Reading (MA)
We featured Healy in last week’s Public School girl’s player of the year article. Healy, the 2013 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the year was also recently named ESPN Boston Miss Basketball.
Read more about Healy, here, in our feature last week.
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