All-Blade Team: Keshyra McCarver

Keshyra McCarver
Keshyra McCarver

Keshyra McCarver

■ School: Whitmer

■ Class: Junior

■ Height: 5-10

■ Position: Post

■ Key stats: The Division I district player of the year recorded nine double-doubles. With her ability to shoot the 3-pointer and score inside, McCarver is difficult to defend. McCarver averaged 18.0 points per game for the 16-6 Panthers. The forward pulled down 8.7 rebounds per game and averaged 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals. She shot 66 percent from the field, including 25 percent from 3-point range. She scored 25 or more points in five games. She had a season-high 29 points against Lima Senior. McCarver has 775 career points and 398 career rebounds and was named All-Ohio first team and player of the year in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. As a sophomore, McCarver averaged 9.1 points per game. The junior ranks sixth in scoring and seventh in rebounding in school history.

■ Coach says: “She is a matchup problem for teams. She has been able to score inside and outside. She is so strong. She can also shoot the 3. She is one of those kids that works hard in the weight room. We ask so many things of her. She breaks up passes and she defends the best girl. She is versatile and strong. Even though we lost seven kids to graduation, she never accepted that we would be mediocre. She just has a great demeanor.” — Sean Flemmings