GPOTY – Gatorade Player of the Year
He also upgraded to the Gatorade Player of the Year as well. That is an incredibly praiseworthy distinction, as it automatically places Bey in the company of some distinguished basketball players.
The Gatorade Player of the Year is almost a “who’s who” of incredibly talented basketball players.
The last 10 receipients were:
Year Player Hometown School
2007 Kevin Love Lake Oswego, OR UCLA
2008 Jrue Holiday North Hollywood, CA UCLA
2009 Brandon Knight Fort Lauderdale, FL Kentucky
2010 Brandon Knight Fort Lauderdale, FL Kentucky
2011 Bradley Beal St. Louis, MO Florida
2012 Jabari Parker Chicago, IL Duke
2013 Andrew Wiggins Thornhill, ON, Canada Kansas
2014 Karl-Anthony Towns Metuchen, NJ Kentucky
2015 Ben Simmons Melbourne, AUS LSU
2016 Jayson Tatum St. Louis, MO Duke
2017 Michael Porter Jr. Columbia, MO Missouri
As you can see above, they have two things in common. They are all award recipents. And they all flourishing NBA careers(sans Michael Porter Jr. – who has yet to be drafted). That’s a prestigious group, and certainly not a listing of ordinary players.