After a senior season that saw him lead his Gonzaga College High School squad to a 27-8 record and a second-place finish in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (the best league in the country, according to some), Penn State signee Myles Dread has been named Washington D.C.’s recipient of the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.
Previous winners of D.C.'s award include Iowa's Luka Garza, Miami's Chris Lykes, Wake Forest's Bryant Crawford, and Villanova's Kris Jenkins. Per the press release, this award recognizes not only his achievements on the court, but also high standards of academic excellence and community outreach off of it. An avid lover of poetry, Dread recently shared on twitter his original poem that he wrote for Black History Month.
In his senior season, Dread averaged 14.1 points per game on 42.9 percent shooting behind the arc to go along with 3.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds per contest. He was also named First Team All-WCAC after leading his team to the finals, an impressive run after Gonzaga lost Notre Dame signee Prentiss Hubb to an ACL tear before the season. The shooting guard prospect signed his letter of intent to play with the Nittany Lions back in November, along with Rasir Bolton.
2018 All WCAC First Team.— BIG SHOTS (@BigShotsNation) February 27, 2018
Pic always loaded with talent. Fun to go back and look at past All WCAC team pics & see where theyre at today. pic.twitter.com/5jTh2Yy63P
With his high school career over, Dread will now focus on preparing for his arrival in Happy Valley. A tremendous shooter with high character, Dread is expected to immediately help fill the void left by the graduation of Shep Garner.