Their seasons came to very different conclusions. Maya Ah You's last game in a Middleton girls basketball uniform ended in the second quarter of the Vikings' first-round matchup against Twin Falls, when she tore the ACL in her left knee for the second time in her career.
It was a devastating blow for the senior guard. She could only watch from the bench as the Vikings' 72-game winning streak came to an end - along with their hopes of winning a fourth consecutive 4A state championship.
For Isaiah Wright, it was another banner year. He and his Borah teammates hoisted the 5A state championship trophy for the second consecutive season.
But the story won't end there for either of these standout athletes, who were each voted the All-Idaho Player of the Year in their respective classifications.
Ah You had surgery earlier this week, and is scheduled to make an official visit to Ole Miss in April.
"It is definitely a great feeling knowing that people still want me to come play," Ah You said. "It's a confidence builder, too, and gives me motivation to want to get back to where I was again."
"I know great things are ahead for her, wherever she decides to go," Middleton coach Andy Jones said.
Wright has one more year of high school ball, and the Division I offers have already begun piling up.
"He's an absolutely selfless player and, more often than not, is somewhat embarrassed by personal accolades," Borah coach Cary Cada said.
"I believe that he may be the best player to come out of Idaho in quite some time. That being said, I sincerely believe that he is a better person than he is a basketball player."
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2013 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Isaiah Wright, Borah
Dani Failor, Post Falls
Nick Ellison, Moscow
Maya Ah You, Middleton
McKay Cannon, Shelley
Madison Pilster, Snake River
Mitch Orme, Firth
Hannah Brown, North Fremont
Hayden Isham, Butte County
Kyndahl Ulmer, Kamiah
Leighton Vander Esch, Salmon River
Charley Bingham, Dietrich