Kenosha St. Joseph C Sidney Cooks named AP player of year

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Michigan State recruit Sidney Cooks is The Associated Press’ girls basketball player of the year in Wisconsin after a stellar career as a four-year starter at Kenosha St. Joseph.

Cooks averaged 27.6 points and 13.8 rebounds as a senior, to go with 2.9 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals. The 6-foot-4 Cooks finished her career with 1,909 points.

She scored nine points and went 3 of 5 from the field in 16 minutes in the McDonald’s All American Game on Wednesday in Chicago.

The AP coach of the year is Howards Grove coach Heidi Georgeff. She led the school to its first title in its second tournament appearance following a 44-43 victory over Aquinas.

Howards Grove (27-1) finished the season with a 26-game winning streak.