A.J. Person – Mount Vernon-Enola (501 Basketball 2023)

AJ Person’s focus — whether on the court or off — is to leave people better than she found them. 

“My most important personal goal I’ve had for the past two seasons is being the best teammate I can be under any and all circumstances,” Person said. “Last year, I got the most valuable player on my team, but not because I scored the most points or because I had the most steals, but because I was the best teammate I could be and I accomplished my goal. I want to be remembered as the best teammate and most sportsman-like player. I try to make my mark with the other teams by being nice and not engaging in trash talk that happens on the court.”

Person, a junior guard for Mount Vernon-Enola, earned all-district honors a year ago. 

“AJ is a hard worker with great court vision and has an ability to shoot the ball well,” said Lady Warhawks Head Coach Adam Carlton. “She is a dependable, hardworking kid who is always willing to help out others. She is an encourager of others. She has helped with our sophomores getting them up to speed with what we do. She is always willing to sit down with them and go over things or just give helpful advice. She is one of our best shooters on our team and has continued that this year.”

Person participates in softball, golf, track and Beta Club at Mount Vernon-Enola. She volunteers by coaching the local fifth-grade boys basketball team.