CHICAGO --- Steven Enoch, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at UConn next year, has been selected as the 2014-15 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Enoch, a 6-10, 235-pound forward from Norwalk, is a senior at St. Thomas More School in Uncasville, Conn. Enoch now becomes a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award, to be announced later this month.
The state award, presented by the Gatorade Company in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.
Enoch averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds per game during the 2014-15 season, leading St. Thomas More to a 29-9 record and to the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class AAA semifinals. Ranked as the state's No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2015 by recruiting services, Enoch scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in an 83-76 come-from-behind victory over Vermont Academy at the Spaulding Hoophall Classic in January.
In the classroom, Enoch has maintained a 3.27 GPA. He has donated his time delivering meals and clothing to families in need and has volunteered as a tour guide for prospective students at his school.
"Steven Enoch possesses tremendous integrity and initiative," said St. Thomas More head coach Jere Quinn. "He has had a wonderful season while playing in the strongest conference in the country. He will have a very successful career at UConn as a student and as an athlete."
Enoch transferred to St. Thomas More after three years at Norwalk High School. As a junior, he averaged 14.4 points, 11.4 rebou8nds, and 3.4 blocks at Norwalk.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport.