ANCHORAGE-More accolades for Monroe's super seniors. Scooter Bynum was named Alaska Gatorade Player of the year right before the state tournament. He's the first Ram to do it.
In his senior season, Bynum, who was also named 3A Player of the Year, averaged 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.0 assists per game leading an undefeated Rams team to a 28-0 record and a third consecutive state championship. The Rams have also won 48 straight games dating back to last season.
The Interior swept the Gatorade awards as West Valley's Ruthy Hebard was named Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year in girls basketball.
After winning the state title Bynum caught a red eye to Phoenix to play his real sport-baseball for the Alaska Baseball Academy in an exhibition showcase in front of several minor league, pro and college scouts.
Bynum went 3-4 with a double and a walk all in a 24 hour period. He talked receiving the award from Gatorade after winning this year's 3A boys title.
"It feels like I worked my butt off to get it man and I give everything to my teammates. They're so good that I happen to clean up their mess sometimes and they help me out. They give me passes all the time," Bynum said.
"We're just so unselfish and that I any of us could've won player of the year I believe. It makes it more hungry. It shows me that hard work pays off. I'm happy and grateful."