Jefferson's Shayla Wilson becomes first Dragon to reach both 1,000 career points and rebounds

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Mon. January 9, 2012 | Laura Keeley | Email

Jefferson's Shayla Wilson becomes first Dragon to reach both 1,000 career points and rebounds

Jefferson forward Shayla Wilson became the first basketball player in school history to surpass both the 1,000 career points and rebounds plateaus when she grabbed her 1,000th board last week in a 51-40 win over Durant.

The 6-foot-1 senior is once again leading the Dragons (12-5) in both points (12.6) and rebounds (6.5) per game. Last year Wilson led the team with 15.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game and scored her 1,000th career point Jan. 6 in a win over Plant as Jefferson won the Class 4A, District 9 title before losing to eventual state champion Lakewood in the region semifinals.

Evelyn Wilson, Shayla's mother, said her daughter wants to play college basketball and is looking at several schools. Wilson has a 5.6 weighted grade point average.

"I'm really trying to preach academics," the elder Wilson said. "Because anything can happen with basketball."

Know a kid who deserves kudos? Reach Laura Keeley at lkeeley@tampabay.com and follow her on Twitter at @LauraHomeTeam.

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