DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) - Gatorade today announced Addy Brown of Derby High School is the 2022-23 Gatorade Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Brown is the second Gatorade Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Derby High School. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.

Brown joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Kiki Rice (2021-22, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C.), Paige Bueckers (2019-20, Hopkins High School, Minn.), Nneka Ogwumike (2007-08, CyFair High School, Texas), and Candace Parker (2003-04 & 2002- 03, Naperville Central High School, Ill.).

When Brown was selected, the 6-foot-3 senior point guard had led the Panthersao an 19-2 record and a berth in the Class 6A West Region sub-state championship game.

Brown averaged 20.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game through 21 games. A McDonald’s All-American Game selection, she is a two-time Class 6A First Team All-State honoree. Her older sister, Kennedy, was the state’s 2018-19 Gatorade Player of the Year.

“Addy is truly a coach on the floor,” said Dan Harrison, head coach of Derby High School. “She is a totally unselfish player who makes everyone better around her during practices and games.”