San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss has been credited in the past for being an all-around athlete of a football player.
Now, it seems as though he has passed on those genes of talent to his daughter Sydney Moss, who is arguably the best high school girls basketball player in the state of Kentucky and the country.
The 5-foot-11 guard, who played for Boone County (Ky.) High will be attending the University of Florida to play college basketball after averaging 23.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 4.1 steals and 1.6 blocks in her senior season, which was unfashionably capped by Boone's 72-70 overtime loss to Paul Laurence Dunbar High in the KHSAA Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament back in March. Moss led Boone to a 30-4 record in her senior year after the team won just 28 games in her previous two.
Her dominant senior season earned her a sweep of the most prestigious basketball awards a state could offer: the Gatorade Kentucky Girls Basketball Player of the Year award, the Associated Press Kentucky Girls Basketball Player of the Year award and, most recently, Kentucky's traditional state Miss Basketball honor.
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When they get a hold of her at Florida...it is going to be amazing to see what that kid is going to accomplish, said Boone County girls' basketball coach Nell Fookes to the Cincinnati Enquirer. I think it's a perfect fit for her.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Moss also considered attending West Virginia, Louisville, Dayton, Xavier and Kansas, but Fookes said that the relationship Moss built with coach Amanda Butler was one of the main reasons she chose Florida.
She wants to be a part of helping get them to where they'd like to be, Fookes said. She trusts her, and she liked the players and the atmosphere. She feels like this in an opportunity for her to make a name for herself.
Here are 5 things to know about Sydney Moss:
- Moss, a three-time first-team All-State pick, averaged 19.6 points and 10.5 rebounds for her career, finishing with 2,997 points and 1,602 rebounds and shooting 53.6 percent.
- As a junior, she averaged 22.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, leading Boone County to a 28-6 record
- As a sophomore, Moss averaged 22.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, also leading Boone County to 28 wins