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All-Oakland County girls basketball 2016-17 Player of the Year WITH PHOTO GALLERY

The realization had not caught up with Destiny Pitts, when she stood and chatted with members of the media, in the aftermath of her leading Birmingham Detroit Country Day to a second Class B state title in three seasons.

Her storied career was at an end.

“It still hasn’t hit me yet, but I guess it will on Monday, when I don’t go to practice. It still hasn’t hit me yet, but I know it’s going to sink in sometime,” she said. “Not right now. Maybe on our banquet on Monday.”

She did feel fulfilled, though.

“It just means a lot to be able to play for Coach O (Frank Orlando), and with the school, there’s just so much support from our teachers, our classmates — I just think that’s the most important thing. I couldn’t dream to go to a better school than Country Day,” Pitts said.

“Honestly this has been some of the best four years of my life, and I couldn’t imagine it any other way.”

Pitts goes out as a two-time champion, and a four-time all-stater, earning Class B Player of the Year honors as a senior.

She knows all the legends at Country Day. And her name belongs alongside them, now.

“Yeah, like Peggy Evans, Aerial Powers, Amber Deane,” she said, when asked if she knew any of them, personally. “Yeah, I just feel blessed to be in the same category as them. They’re such great names. Everyone at Country Day has instilled a tradition, within Country Day and our basketball players and our program, and I think that’s the most important thing.

“Coach O has led them a long way.”

Pitts has come a long way, too, from highly heralded middle schooler to two-time champion.

She’ll also leave as the Oakland County Player of the Year.

Pitts anchors the All-Oakland County team for 2016-17.

[CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016-17 ALL-OAKLAND COUNTY TEAM]

[CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016-17 ALL-COUNTY FIRST, SECOND TEAMS]

[CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016-17 ALL-COUNTY COACH OF THE YEAR]

[CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016-17 ALL-COUNTY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR]

[CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016-17 ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTIONS]

Last Updated: 4/29/2017 8:59:20 PM EST


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