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Mountain View’s Slocum named Gatorade Player of the Year, All-American again

Mountain View senior Destiny Slocum drives through Borah’s defense in the first round of the 5A state tournament Feb. 18 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.
Mountain View senior Destiny Slocum drives through Borah’s defense in the first round of the 5A state tournament Feb. 18 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. doswald@idahostatesman.com

The awards keep rolling in for Mountain View senior point guard Destiny Slocum.

A day after being named a second-team member of the Naismith Trophy Girl’s All-American team, she earned a spot on another All-American team (National Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) and won the Idaho’s Gatorade player of the year award for the second year in a row.

Slocum finished her high school career in February by leading Mountain View (23-4) to back-to-back 5A state titles. She averaged 25.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.2 steals as a senior, and she set the 5A state tournament scoring record at 28.3 ppg.

Ranked as the No. 7 nationally in her class by ESPN, Slocum has signed with national power Maryland next season. And she’ll play in the McDonald’s All-American Game on March 30 in Chicago.

She is the first back-to-back winner of Idaho’s Gatorade award since Lake City’s Katie Baker won three straight between 2006-07 and 2008-09.

See the 2016 WBCA All-American roster below.

Name

School

Hometown

Signed

Erin Boley

Elizabethtown HS

Hodgenville, Ky.

Notre Dame

Kaila Charles

Riverdale Baptist HS

Glendale, Md.

Maryland

Natalie Chou

Plano West HS

Plano, Texas

Baylor

Lauren Cox

Flower Mound HS

Flower Mound, Texas

Baylor

Crystal Dangerfield

Blackman HS

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Connecticut

Joyner Holmes

Cedar Hill HS

Cedar Hill, Texas

Texas

Sabrina Ionescu

Miramonte HS

Walnut Creek, Calif.

Undeclared

Tori McCoy

The High School of St. Thomas More

Champaign, Ill.

Ohio State

Leaonna Odom

Chaminade College Prep

Los Alamitos, Calif.

Duke

Destiny Slocum

Mountain View HS

Meridian, Idaho

Maryland

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