Destiny Slocum of Mountain View High was chosen as the 2014-15 Gatorade Idaho Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday.
The 5-foot-8 junior point guard led the Mavericks to a 26-1 record and the program's first 5A state championship in February. Slocum averaged 25.1 points, 5.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game while shooting 50.9 percent from inside the arc.
A two-time Idaho Statesman 5A All-Idaho first team selection, Slocum scored 26 points with 10 rebounds in Mountain View’s 66-53 win over Boise in the state title game at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.
"Destiny Slocum is the best player I have ever seen in girls basketball in Idaho,” Timberline coach Todd Simpson said. "I have watched other players, even some who played here at Timberline, who won Gatorade Player of the Year, and she is better. She can score from the paint or from 3-point range and also makes plays for the rest of her teammates. I honestly don't think anyone else is close to her ability on the floor."
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Slocum has verbally committed to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Washington beginning in the fall of 2016.