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Dr Mordrid
28th November 2005, 23:36
Whazzat all about? Just read the article :eek: :eek:

Allyssa DeHaan named Miss Basketball

DETROIT - Allyssa DeHaan of Grandville has stood head and shoulders above the competition throughout her career.

DeHaan, a 6-foot-8 center, was just as dominant in the voting for Miss Basketball, winning the 25th annual award in a landslide margin. She received 816 points in voting by Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) members.

Kalyn McPherson of Traverse City West finished second with 502, followed by China Threatt of Auburn Hills Avondale (254) and Jareica Hughes of Southfield-Lathrup (244).

DeHaan averaged 25.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.3 rebounds this season, 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 7.5 blocks for her career. Grandville (24-1) will play Benton Harbor (24-0) in a Class A quarterfinal tonight at Lansing Eastern.

“Coach (Charlie DeRyke) told me in front of the team at practice Saturday,” said DeHaan of winning the award. “It was exciting. Everybody cheered. I’m still amazed I’m Miss Basketball.”

DeHaan, who has a 3.85 grade-point average, is the second player from Grandville to win the award. Kristen Koetsier won in 1998.

Despite her height, DeHaan said she has never had a coordination problem, crediting three years of ballet and gymnastics lessons nearly a decade ago for her grace. She grew six inches from seventh grade until her freshman season. She entered high school at 6-6.

“Allyssa is an outstanding athlete,” DeRyke said. “You don’t see a lot of kids her size who can catch on the run like she can. She’s a quick learner, too. You show her a move once and she’s using it in a game.”

Despite scoring 1,910 points and grabbing 914 rebounds for her career, she is most proud of her 703 blocks.

“The blocks definitely,” DeHaan said. “I broke the record (for blocks in season (236) and career). It gives a lot of energy to our team.

“A lot of people associate height with being a good basketball player. It’s more than just standing out there with your hands up. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it. My coaches have been great. The difference is crazy from my freshman to senior year. I’ve matured and become more confident. I’m much more aggressive now.”
Guess which one she is below;


Dr. Mordrid

30th November 2005, 18:25
thats crazy that isnt photoshopped.!

30th November 2005, 19:32
damn.. perfect height :)
I could actually look her in the eyes :)

Dr Mordrid
30th November 2005, 20:58
']thats crazy that isnt photoshopped.!
Nope. Not Photochopped. I've seen her play and....DAMN.....is she ever good.

Dr. Mordrid