Gabrielle Elliott named 2020 Miss Basketball Winner
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

(SOUTHFIELD) - Gabrielle Elliott sat in the back of the room last March and watched Detroit Edison teammate Rickea Jackson accept the Miss Basketball Award. Now in 2020, Elliot won the award, becoming the 39th winner of the Mick McCabe Miss Basketball Award. It's given annually by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan to the top senior in the state. Elliott, a 5 foot 11 wing who has signed with Clemson, received 3,891 points in voting. East Lansing’s Aaliyah Nye was second with 3,367 points, and Hartland’s Whitney Sollom was third with 3,335 points. The person most responsible for Elliott’s victory, other than herself, may be the youngest of her three older brothers, Gregory, a former all-stater and Mr. Basketball finalist at Detroit East English and a junior on Marquette’s basketball team. Elliott says her brother told her to play everybody like she would play against him, bringing everything she has. She averaged 22.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.6 steals as Edison (23-0) prepared to play Flat Rock in the regional finals before the MHSAA suspended all of the winter sports playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time with back-to-back Miss Basketball winners from the same school.