Mt. Carmel’s Tyra Buss has been named the senior national girls basketball Player of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association.
Buss, a two-time winner of the Illinois Ms. Basketball award, scored 4,897 points in her prep career, setting a new state record while finishing second on the all-time national prep scoring list.
Past winners of the NHSCA award include Candace Parker, the former Illinois prep star named in 2004.
Buss is a freshman at Indiana University.