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Anadarko's Lakota Beatty named Gatorade state player of the year

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm •  Published: March 14, 2013
Anadarko's Lakota Beatty reacts after making a shot and being fouled during a Class 4A girls high school basketball game against Vinita in the first round of the state tournament at SNU's Sawyer Center. (Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman)
Anadarko's Lakota Beatty reacts after making a shot and being fouled during a Class 4A girls high school basketball game against Vinita in the first round of the state tournament at SNU's Sawyer Center. (Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman)

BY RYAN ABER
raber@opubco.com

Anadarko’s Lakota Beatty was selected as the Gatorade Oklahoma Girls Basketball Player of the Year, it was announced Thursday.

Beatty, an Oklahoma State signee, averaged 20.1 points, 5.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game for the Lady Warriors. Anadarko made it to the Class 4A semifinals.

As a junior, Beatty was an Oklahoman Super Five selection after leading her team to a state title.

The award honors athletic excellence as well as academic achievement and character on and off the court.

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

Previous winners include Edmond Santa Fe’s Courtney Walker (2012), Midwest City’s Ashley Clark (2011), Midwest City’s Richa Jackson (2010), Adair’s Kevi Luper (2009), Sapulpa’s Alyssia Brewer (2008) and Sequoyah-Tahlequah’s Angel Goodrich (2007).

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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