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GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Britney Guy

Photo by Derrick Mahone
Luella's Britney Guy had to play both guard positions this season after a season-ending injury to a teammate.

Photo by Derrick Mahone Luella's Britney Guy had to play both guard positions this season after a season-ending injury to a teammate.

Player question and answer

Question: What was your season’s biggest highlight?

Answer: “Probably when we went on our 11-game winning streak. We had worked hard to get where we were at. Practices were on point, and we were working hard and wanted to make Coach [Eddie] Pratt proud. We wanted to have the best season ever.”

Q: How did you improve your game this season?

A: “Definitely moving to the point guard position. You definitely have to be able to see the floor, and you have to know your teammates and know what they can do. I was pretty happy with myself. I got my assist numbers up I think.”

Q: What was your biggest challenge?

A: “The biggest challenge would be moving to point guard. When we lost [senior Amber Griffin], we started going on a losing streak. That was the downfall. But then again, it made everybody work harder.”

On Guy

Vitals: Averaged a team-leading 17.2 points a game, while adding 3.1 assists, 3 rebounds and 2.2 steals a game to lead the Lady Lions to the Class AAAAA state tournament and a school-record 18 wins.

Why Guy: The diminuitive shooting guard has been a prolific scorer throughout her high school career, but Guy showcased her versatility by moving to point guard when starter Amber Griffin went down with a torn ACL midseason and kept the Lady Lions afloat.

Others considered: Dutchtown’s Domonique Clune, Stockbridge’s Deborah Hoe and Woodland’s Morgan Jones.

Coach Eddie Pratt on Guy: “She’s a leader that leads by example on the floor. She’s going to give you her best. She’s going to play a lot of minutes. She had the will, the drive and the ambition to be good this season and to have a good record and to keep her focus. You’ve got to rank her as one of the best, if not the best, that has come through our program.”

Where are they now: Last year’s winner, former Eagle’s Landing multi-sport star Mia Adams, accepted a track scholarship to Georgia State.