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MYAH SELLAND, the South Dakota girls basketball Player of the Year, was presented her award by former Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups.

MYAH SELLAND, the South Dakota girls basketball Player of the Year, was presented her award by former Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups.

Myah Selland was chosen as the state Girls Basketball Player of the Year at the Keloland and Sanford Pentagon All-Star weekend, held this past Saturday and Sunday in Sioux Falls.
The state’s top basketball talent is invited to the event, which includes an awards banquet and All-Star basketball game. Selland was one of five finalists vying for the Player of the Year award, two of whom she played against in the State “B” Championship game this past March.
Sully Buttes players, Chloe Lamb, a University of South Dakota recruit, and Racquel Wientjes, a future Black Hill State Yellowjacket, were also chosen as two of the five finalists for the award.
Anna Brecht of Sioux Falls Lincoln and Dru Gylten of St. Thomas More were the final two players up for the award. Brecht will play basketball at Green Bay, Wis., next year while Gylten will join the University of Utah’s womens team.
Selland will join the South Dakota State Jackrabbits next year on a full scholarship.
The awards ceremony and banquet were held Saturday evening in the Sanford Pentagon, where the five boy and five girl finalists were highlighted. Retired Detroit Piston and current ESPN NBA analyst Chauncey Billups was the keynote speaker at the event. The Boys Basketball Player of the Year is Ethan Freidel of Tea Area.
The All-Star basketball games were held Sunday, in which Selland’s team won, 86-62. Selland scored 11 points and had eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks, in just under 19 minutes on the court.

…See another picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Rick Olsen of Sanborn Central/Woonsocket was recently awarded Region 3 Boys Basketball Assistant Coach of the Year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.

Myah Selland was unsurprisingly announced to the first team of the Class B All-State girls basketball team recently, and was also chosen as Argus Leaders’ First Five Player of the Year.
This is Selland’s third season selected to the first All-State team and fourth overall Class B All-State selection.
The Argus Leader also recently announced Selland as their girls First Five Player of the Year for 2016. This is the third year she’s been chosen for the First Five accolade, as she takes the highest honor of Player of the Year her senior year.
As Selland collects awards for her final incredible high school basketball season, she continues on as a regular student at Sanborn Central High School — running track, attending prom and maintaining her 4.09 GPA — while gearing up for the next chapter of her basketball career at South Dakota State.
Selland joined the SCW basketball team her seventh grade year, the little sister of the Blackhawks’ team leader Shelby Selland, who is now making noise on the court as an Augustana Viking. Shelby graduated after a runner-up State B finish in 2014, leaving Myah to take the reins, which she did with much grace and confidence.
In the six years Myah’s been a Blackhawk, the team has attended five State B tournaments, culminating in another runner-up finish, this one led by the little sister.

…Read Myah’s stats in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.