Fairmont Senior’s Jalen Bridges has been officially tabbed as the top player in the state. He was announced as this year’s Evans Award winner.
He’s the second straight Fairmont Senior player to garner the award. Current WVU walk-on Taevon Horton won the honor last year.
Bridges averaged more than 22 points, and six rebounds per game this season, along with 1.8 assists, two blocks and 1.9 steals in 25 games before the state tournament. He then averaged 16.6 points per game in Charleston.
“It’s kind of surreal because I never thought any of this would happen. Like my recruiting, and my skill set that I have now, like my freshman year to now. I feel like my added strength and my ability to get to the basket now, I feel like that’s really helped me translate to the next level. To where I’m not just a shooter. I’m a dual-threat kind of guy and you have to play me honest,” he said.
Bridges also said that he will be attending a prep school next year before heading to college. He hasn’t yet made a decision on which prep school he will be attending, but says that decision will be coming soon.