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Breaking down the 2017 Miss Basketball Award Finalists

Basketball   | Jeff Dullack

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With the finalists for the 2017 Miss Basketball Award now announced, here is a breakdown of all five finalists and their qualifications to be considered for this year's award.

Kiera Fletcher – Warren Cousino

Had a breakout season a year ago, leading Cousino to the Class A state title and the 2016-2017 campaign as one of the preseason favorites to win the Miss Basketball Award and has not disappointed. Averaging a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five steals and nearly six assists per contest, Fletcher not only has herself in the mix for the Miss Basketball Award, but she has the Patriots in position to defend their crown.

Destiny Pitts – Detroit Country Day

One of the state’s best players since stepping onto the court for Country Day as a freshman, Pitts has continuously improved and has become one of the state’s most dangerous scorers. As a sophomore, Pitts helped lead the Yellowjackets to the Class B state title and after falling in the semifinals a season ago, Country Day, who is currently unbeaten, is one of the favorites to win this year’s title.

Jordyn Walker – Muskegon Mona Shores

A prolific scorer who has a number of 30-point efforts in the 2016-2017 season, Walker entered this season as a bit of an under the radar candidate for the Miss Basketball Award. With the help of Walker, Mona Shores is currently 14-3 on the season heading into Friday night’s game against Reeths-Puffer as the Sailors look like a team that could make a run to the Breslin in March.

Deja Church – Southfield A&T

Church has been one of the most highly productive players that the State of Michigan has had to offer over the course of her high school career and has continued her dominant play in her senior season, nearly averaging a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds per contest in Southfield A&T’s first year of existence.

Kamaria McDaniel – Dearborn Heights Robichaud

Nobody has been able to match McDaniel’s scoring totals this season as she’s totaled well over 30 points in several games this season and is averaging 30 points per game and also has eight rebounds per contest to match. McDaniel is as good as any player in the entire state when it comes to driving to the basket and has helped lead the Bulldogs to a 10-7 record.