Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
King High senior Malayasia McHenry continues to impress in her first season as a full-time starter and has been named Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“She has made amazing improvement from one year to the next,’’ Lady Crusaders’ coach William Winfield said of his 6-3 center.
“Last year, she was a starter off and on and she averaged about four points and four rebounds a game. She’s bumped up those averages considerably this year. Her improvement on the boards has really given us a big lift.”
The Lady Crusaders are unbeaten through 13 games, including an 8-0 league record in pursuit of a fourth consecutive PSL championship.
McHenry, in her fourth year on the varsity, had 10 points and 14 rebounds in a 63-41 victory against Renaissance last Friday and is averaging nine points, a team-high 13 rebounds and four blocks through the season.
McHenry had a 3.2 grade point average on her last report card and is attracting interest from UMass, among several other college programs.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators.