|Rocky Mount's J'Kyra Brown drives to the basket against Northern Nash in a game last season. (Photo/David Hahula)|
The rising junior, who missed her entire freshman year due a torn ACL, had a phenomenal season for her first time out of the gate.
Brown was named to the NCPreps.com 3-A All-State Girls Basketball Team last season to go with her Player of the Year honor from the Big East Conference.
She led the Lady Gryphons to a school-record 25 wins (25-4), a share of the Big East Conference regular season title, the conference's tournament championship and an Eastern sectional final berth with eventual state champion South Central.
Brown scored 14.8 points a game, pulled down 5.3 rebounds an outing and dished out 3.1 assists a contest. She also popped in a team-leading 44 3-pointers.