2021 VYPE Awards: Private School Women's Basketball Player of the Year Finalists

2021 VYPE Awards: Private School Women's Basketball Player of the Year Finalists (Copyright (c) 2021 VYPE - All rights reserved)

It is awards season here at VYPE!

We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2021 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks, we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year awards will be announced LIVE during the Fourth Annual VYPE Awards.


The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, June 27 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website, Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page and YouTube Channel! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!

Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Private School Women's Basketball Player of the Year!

PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Dalanna Carter, Lutheran High North

Dalanna Carter was a key piece to leading Lutheran High North to the TAPPS 3A State Championship this past season. Carter in 20 games this season averaged 35.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.8 steals and 3.4 assists per game this season for LHN.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Jada Malone, The Village School

After leading The Village School to the TAPPS 6A State Championship last season, Jada Malone helped guide the Vikings back to that game in 2021. Malone and The Village School fell short in the title game but making it back to the state title bout was big. Malone is signed to Texas A&M University.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: D'Asia Thomas, Houston Christian High School

D'Asia Thomas is a sparkplug for Houston Christian and showed her scoring ability all season, averaging over 22 points per game. Thomas was just a sophomore this season, like Carter at LHN, which means the future is bright for the city on the girls hoops scene.

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