Azzi Fudd Named Naismith Finalist
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday the five finalists vying for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Trophy and the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Coach of the Year honor. All five of the candidates for the Girls Player of the Year honor will continue their basketball career in college with two finalists committed to South Carolina. The winner of the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Coach of the Year award will be announced on March 9, and the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Trophy announcement will follow on March 10.
“These finalists represent the nation’s top high school girls players and coaches who have enjoyed remarkable success this season, despite the challenges brought on in a global pandemic, through their play on the court or their leadership from the sidelines,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “The final few weeks of this season will be extremely competitive among the candidates as it always is, which makes narrowing this list down to one winner for each award an exciting challenge for our voters.”
“Jersey Mike’s salutes the top five candidates for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Trophy. We are proud to be associated with these incredibly talented high school basketball players,” said Rich Hope, chief marketing officer, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “We also congratulate the five coaches nominated for National High School Girls Coach of the Year for their extraordinary dedication.”