Notre Dame-bound Taya Reimer wins the 2013 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award
Taya Reimer is the girl’s winner of the 2013 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award. The honor is given to student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the court.
Reimer, the 6-3 standout from Hamilton Southeastern in Indianapolis, Ind. is the daughter of 1991 McDonald’s All American Ben Davis. The pair makes up the first father/daughter duo in Games history. Reimer is the 12th annual female winner, joining Breanna Stewart (2012), Elizabeth Williams (2011), Maya Moore (2007), Tina Charles (2006), Candace Parker (2004)
and Ivory Latta (2003), among others. Reimer takes home the honor over finalists: Lexie Brown (North Gwinnett – Suwanee, Ga.), Kaela Davis (Buford High School – Buford, Ga.), Diamond DeShields (Norcross – Norcross, Ga.), Linnae Harper (Whitney Young – Chicago, Ill.) and Mercedes Russell (Springfield High – Springfield, Ore.).
“It is truly an honor to be named the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year. Coach Wootten is not only known as a winner on the court but also a winner off the court as a mentor to so many people,” said Remier. “To be associated with such a legendary figure in basketball and to join the list of all of the incredible players that have received this award before me is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
The 2013 McDonald’s All American Games will again be played at Chicago’s United Center on April 3. The Girls Game begins at 6:00 p.m. CT, and will broadcast live on ESPNU.