March 7, 2017


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – One of Tennessee’s heralded 2017 signees, Evina Westbrook of Salem, Ore., has been named the Morgan Wootten Girls Player of the Year.

The Morgan Wootten Award recognizes the McDonald’s All-American who demonstrates outstanding character, leadership and the values of a student-athlete in the classroom and the community.

Westbrook, a 6-0 guard who attends South Salem High School, has averaged 27.9 points, 7.4 steals and 7.9 assists per game as a senior. She is the No. 1-ranked recruit by All-Star Girls Report and No. 2 by espnW HoopGurlz.

“I would first like to say thank you to the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee and Morgan Wootten for this huge honor,” Westbrook said. “Words cannot express how extremely blessed I am to be chosen as the 2017 Morgan Wootten Girls Player of the Year. To be a part of the McDonald's All-American Game and have my name associated with previous winners such as Maya Moore and Candace Parker is truly one of my greatest achievements.”

Westbrook will play for the West on March 29 at the McDonald’s All-Star Game in Chicago. Her fellow Lady Vols signees Rennia Davis, Anastasia Hayes and Kasiyahna Kushkituah will represent the East in a game played at the United Center and televised by ESPNU at 5 p.m. ET. The quartet comprises the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation.





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