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Braden River's O'Mariah Gordon repeats as Florida Gatorade Player of the Year

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The Pirates girls basketball junior guard is a top-25 recruit nationally.
by: Ryan Kohn Sports Reporter

Braden River High girls basketball junior guard O'Mariah Gordon was named the 2019-2020 Gatorade Florida Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Friday. 

It is Gordon's second-straight year receiving the honor. She averaged 23.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.2 steals per game, leading the Pirates in each category. Gordon also helped the Pirates (17-10) reach the state semifinals for the first time in program history. 

Gordon, who is ranked 25th in the national class of 2021 by Prospects Nation and 26th in the class by ESPN, is also successful in the classroom, holding a weighted 3.74 GPA. She is now eligible for Gatorade's National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month. 

For more on Gordon, you can read the Observer's feature on her from February, which delves into her off-court life and recruitment outlook.

I’m the sports reporter for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. I was born and raised in Olney, MD. My biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. My strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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