East Lansing’s Jaida Hampton is Miss Basketball

March 9, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Jaida Hampton is Miss Basketball.

The award honoring Michigan’s top senior on a girls’ basketball team was announced Friday by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press.

Hampton, an East Lansing High School standout, signed with Wichita State. She received 353 of 976 first-place votes, earning 2,688 points. Camree’ Clegg of Wayne finished second in the voting with 2,433 points and was followed by Detroit Country Day’s Kaela Webb and Ypsilanti Arbor Prep’s Lasha Petree.

The 5-foot-11 Hampton averages 16-plus points and five rebounds a game. She will lead the Trojans against Muskegon on Tuesday night at DeWitt High School in the Class A quarterfinals. The winner will advance to play in the state semifinals Friday night at Calvin College.

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