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2017-18 All-Metro girls basketball Player of the Year: Jasmine Dickey, Catonsville

Jasmine Dickey, a four-time All-Metro selection headed to Delaware, averaged 20 points and 10.8 rebounds this season.
Jasmine Dickey, a four-time All-Metro selection headed to Delaware, averaged 20 points and 10.8 rebounds this season. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Dickey scored more than 2,000 points in a Catonsville uniform, and it seemed as if she scored half of them in the final two weeks of her high school career.

Throughout the postseason, the 5-foot-10 senior guard was nearly unstoppable. She scored 140 points and had 92 rebounds in five playoff games to lead the No. 4 Comets (23-4) to the state final after winning the championship last season.

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Dickey averaged 20 points and 10.8 rebounds over the season, but she exceeded those numbers in every playoff game. Her best performances came at the most critical moments. She scored 16 points in the final 13 minutes of the 56-54 sectional final victory over No. 5 Howard and finished with 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks.

"She's really driven," Howard coach Scott Robinson said. "She's focused, she plays hard and she's explosive. The biggest thing about her is she's relentless. She says she's going to put the team on her back and she does. This was the second year in a row against us. In the fourth quarter, we threw everything we could at her defensively and it didn't matter. She's the most athletic player on the floor and she plays extremely hard."

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Dickey, a four-time All-Metro selection headed to Delaware, scored her 2,000th career point in the Howard game and finished with 2,091, the Baltimore County scoring record.

Although she's a guard with a strong midrange game and ballhandling skills, Dickey likes to drive to the hoop and crash the boards, getting a lot of points on foul shots and follow shots. She thrives at the free-throw line, hitting 72 percent.

In the state championship game last month, she scored 22 points and had 16 rebounds in the 60-56 loss to Eleanor Roosevelt. She had 30 points and 17 rebounds in the 63-51 semifinal win over Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

"She's at a different level," Comets coach Mike Mohler said. "Her motor is unbelievable. She's just always, always, always at a high level. … And so many of the games we've played she hasn't come close to playing a full game, but even saying that, she's done it in the big games. The higher-level competition games seem to bring out the best in her."

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She led the Comets to the Baltimore County championship with a triple double — 20 points, 13 rebounds, 10 steals — in a 76-41 win over No. 13 Pikesville.

In the Maryland Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game, she scored 31 points and was named Most Valuable Player.

Dickey, named Ms. Maryland Basketball for the second straight year by the MBCA (which does not include private schools), was an All-Metro first-team selection the past two years and second team as a freshman.

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