BY RYAN ABER
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).