TODAY MARKS THE FIRST DAY OF OUR 2012 ALL SCHOLASTIC SPORTS TEAM AND YEAR NUMBER 21. WE'VE WATCHED OUR FIRST MEMBER START FOR THE MERIDIAN GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THREE YEARS NOW AND IN HER SENIOR SEASON, SHE AVERAGED JUST AT 18 POINTS PER GAME. HERE'S MORE WITH "THE QUEEN OF THE COURT."
"her last name may be king but she's really queen of the court. the hardwood is all hers as she enters meridian high's gym because maya king is not only the captain and leading scorer on patricia wilson's squad but she's also just one of three 12th graders setting the bar in both sports and school." "great student athlete. she handles her business on and off the court. she's our floor general. our captain. our leader. she'll be missed this year." "while king spends a lot of time mastering the craft of basketball, she spends just as much time studying the game of golf; where she's also captain of mhs' team. her love for golf doesn't stop there. she's a teacher and trainer for the first tee of meridian; helping others play since golf helps her." "i'm a lauderdale county medalist. i've won the lauderdale county tournament twice and golf is just what i do after basketball, just to keep me focused. it takes sports, you know, to kind of like, level me out." "on top of sports, king's studies don't suffer. she's got a 4.15 gpa. she's a member of the national honor society and the fellowship of christian athletes." "by far one of the best students i've had in a very long time. she is the epitomy of meridian high school and she's what every school teacher like me and anyone that's ever taught a classroom wants." "king says she can do it all without falling because of one special person." "my mother is really my motivation. she keeps me in line. whatever i do, i do it because of her." "king is undecided as to where she wants to go to college but there's no doubt that's where you'll find her next fall."