Duke Commit Jayson Tatum and US Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Take Home 2016 Gatorade Athlete of Year Awards

The best male and female high school athletes in the country gathered at the LA Hotel for the 2016 Gatorade Athlete of the Year Awards ceremony last week.

The event featured several pro stars including NFL MVP Cam Newton, Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley and Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford.

The ceremony was emceed by ESPN anchor Sage Steele and highlighted the hard work and accomplishments of the top athletes in their respective sports.

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The 2012 LA Watts Summer Games culminated last Saturday with championship games featuring the best male and female athletes Southern California has to offer. Over 200 schools competed in at least one of the many different sports on display including basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, softball and lacrosse.

The 2012 LA Watts Summer Games got off on a great start today, as high school teams from the CIF Southern Section competed in the annual event that embodies a mission to "build bridges of understanding among high school youth through positive interaction, respect and achievement through spirited competition."

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