Jayda Curry Garners Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year
BERKELEY – There is officially another Curry in the Bay. Incoming freshman Jayda Curry comes to Cal boasting a number of postseason accolades after a successful senior campaign at Centennial High School. The latest is Ms. Basketball State of California.
The award, which was announced on July 14, comes on the heels of several others including Max Preps California Player of the Year and Big VIII Co-MVP after leading her team to the SoCal Regional Open Division Championship. During the season, she averaged 21.3 points per game with a 53 percent field goal percentage. Furthermore, she left the Centennial Huskies as the school's all-time leader in points-scored and three-pointers made. Her career points total surpassed the 2,000 mark this season as she ultimately finished with 2,183.
Despite being left off of the McDonald's All-American roster, Curry is in good company as Layshia Clarendon ('13) was also named Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year in 2009 and did not receive an invitation to the McDonald's All-American game. Clarendon went on to become a two-time All-American at Cal and was drafted ninth overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2013 WNBA Draft after leading the Golden Bears to the program's first Final Four. She later became an All-Star in 2017 and won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2018 FIBA World Cup in San Cristobal De La Laguna, Spain. She is currently excelling with the Minnesota Lynx.
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