Detroit Edison’s Ruby Whitehorn named Gatorade player of the year

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 11:48:11-05

(WXYZ) — Detroit Edison's Ruby Whitehorn has been named the 2021-22 Gatorade Michigan Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character both on and off the court.

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The senior led the Detroit Edison Pioneers to a 13-3 record and averaged 24.1 points per game, 12.3 rebounds per game, 4.4 steals per game and 4 assists per game.

She is ranked the No. 15 recruit in the class of 2022 and was also selected to the McDonald's All-American Game.

Now, Ruby will be a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award which will be announced later this month.