2012 - 2013 GATORADE
NATIONAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MERCEDES
RUSSELL
C
SPRINGFIELD HS
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON
SENIOR
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Athletic Excellence


A two-time Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-6-inch senior center averaged 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.5 blocks, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 70.3 percent from the field this past season, leading the Millers (24-4) to

Academic Achievement


Russell has maintained a 3.15 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary Character


Russell has volunteered locally on behalf of Oregon Amateur Basketball, the Special Olympics, a community beautification project and an elementary education literacy-outreach program. She has also donated her time coaching youth basketball and serving the