Tyra Buss named Illinois Ms. Basketball | Sports & Recreation
Mt. Carmel junior Tyra Buss has been named Illinois’ Ms. Basketball.
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in association with the Chicago Tribune, voted Buss as the state’s top girls player with results announced Monday night.
Buss will be presented with the award April 27 during the annual IBCA Hall of Fame banquet at Illinois State University in Normal.
Buss has already committed to Indiana University, but she’ll have one more high school season left. This season, she averaged nearly 39 points per game.
“I am just overwhelmed with emotion right now,” she told the Princeton Daily Clarion. “I feel so blessed and I’m so grateful for being honored with this award. It makes me feel good to know that my hard work and dedication is being recognized.”
Linnae Harper of Chicago Whitney Young was second in the balloting.