Posted: 4:09 pm Monday, March 17th, 2014
By Anthony Chiang
It has been a good year for Vionise Pierre-Louis.
The Oklahoma signee helped Grandview Prep’s girls basketball team win a state title in February, and she was named Florida’s Class 2A Player of the Year on Monday. In addition, Grandview Prep coach Gary Downing was named the Class 2A Coach of the Year and he is a finalist for the Girls Basketball Coach of the Year award.
The winners were selected by a statewide panel of high school girls basketball coaches and prep media members.
Pierre-Louis ended her high school career with a memorable season. The senior averaged 23.4 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game.
One of Pierre-Louis’ best all-around games of the season came against Tallahassee-FAMU in the state semifinals in Lakeland. Matched up against Mississippi State commit La’Karis Salter, Pierre-Louis recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds and forced Salter to miss 15 of her 19 shots.
Now, Pierre Louis is one of eight finalists for Florida’s Miss Basketball Award.
Here is the full list of finalists for the award:
Beatrice Mompremier, Miami Senior, Class 8A Player of the Year
Kyla Allison, Wekiva, Class 7A Player of the Year
Nyala Shuler, Orlando Edgewater, Class 6A Player of the Year
DeAngela Mathis, Bradenton Southeast, Class 5A Player of the Year
Destinee Walker, Lake Highland Prep, Class 4A Player of the Year
Danielle Minott, Miami Country Day, Class 3A Player of the Year
Vionise Pierre-Louis, Grandview Prep, Class 2A Player of the Year
Amanda Paschal, Chipley, Class 1A Player of the Year
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.