Scott Named Player of the Year

Scott Named Player of the Year
Taliah Scott | photo credit Richard Nichols

Taliah Scott, senior at St. Johns Country Day School with a high school career 2,733 points, has been named the 2022-2023 Gatorade Florida Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She is only the third player from the First Coast to achieve this honor.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Scott as Florida’s best high school girls basketball player. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which leverages experts including coaches, scouts, media and others as sources to help evaluate and determine the state winners.

“Taliah is a great basketball player,” said St. Johns Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Yolanda Bronston. “But she’s more than a great basketball player. She’s a National Honor Society member, and the hardest working, most committed player I’ve ever coached.”

Scott has volunteered more than 100 hours of her time teaching basketball to young girls at summer camps, weekend training sessions, and the local YMCA. She has also donated her time at the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida and as a peer mentor. As Player of the Year, Scott receives a grant to give to one of Gatorade’s social impact partners.

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