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Durr '15 Named Gatorade Player of Year
March 12th, 2015
For the second consecutive year, St. Pius X Catholic High School senior wing Asia Durr has been named the Gatorade Georgia Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Durr as Georgia’s best high school girls basketball player which qualifies her as a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Durr led the Golden Lions to a quarterfinal appearance in the 4A state tournament and a 27-4 overall record, including 18-0 in regular season region play. She averaged 33.3 points per game, scoring 931 points on the season, while collecting 6.4 rebounds per contest. She also led St. Pius X in assists, steals and blocked shots. Durr shot 51% from the floor and 46% from three-point territory. Durr was named 2015 Miss Georgia Basketball for the second consecutive year by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club.
Durr finished her career as the leading scorer in school history-male or female-with 2,764 points, 706 rebounds, 254 assists, 266 steals and 75 blocks. She led the Golden Lions to back-to-back state titles in 2013 and 2014. Durr signed with the University of Louisville.
In addition to her play at St. Pius X, Durr has also been a member of the Team USA U16 and U17 teams the past two summers. She was the MVP of the 2013 FIBA Americas Cup Tournament and also captured the gold medal in the event. Durr also won a gold medal with the U17 national team at the 2014 FIBA World Championships in the Czech Republic.
According to its web site, The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.