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Miami High’s Beatrice Mompremier named Gatorade’s Florida Player of the Year

Miami High’s Beatrice Mompremier drives to the basket against Ferguson in the GMAC championship.
Miami High’s Beatrice Mompremier drives to the basket against Ferguson in the GMAC championship. Miami Herald staff

Miami High’s Beatrice Mompremier continues to earn recognition that puts her among Miami-Dade County’s all-time best girls’ basketball players.

For the second consecutive season, Mompremier was named the state of Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

Mompremier, a Baylor University signee, is one of two players from a Dade school to earn the distinction and first from Miami High. Mompremier is eligible for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award that will be announced later this month.

Mompremier is the first repeat winner from Dade County and first in the state of Florida since Jacksonville Ribault’s Dorian Williams (2002-03). She joins former Miami Norland star Tombi Bell (1997) as the only Dade recipients of the award. Former Dr. Krop standout Ieshia Small also won the award, but during her senior year when she was playing at Tallahassee Florida State University School.

Mompremier was a member of the USA Under-18 national Olympic team, a Jordan Brand Classic selection, and will compete in the McDonald’s All-America game later this month in Chicago.

Mompremier, a 6-4 center, averaged 27 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks and three steals per game while leading Miami High to a 29-3 record and its second consecutive Class 8A state championship. During her career, she led the Stingarees to three state finals appearances in a row.

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