Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Congratulations Jordan Walker!


Congratulations to graduating Senior Jordan Walker and the entire DHS Baseball Team. Jordan Walker was recently named the Georgia Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and the Montlick & Associates WSB-TV Male Athlete of the Year. Both of these awards are very selective and are prominent on a local and national level. Please see below for more in depth information on the awards.

2019-2020 Montlick and Associates WSB-TV Male Athlete of the Year
Throughout the 2019-2020 school year WSB-TV announced 35 male and female athletes of the week, of which Jordan was one. From these 35 winners, WSB-TV selected one female and one male to be Athletes of the Year. Between May 4 and May 11, the public voted on the top male athletes. From there a committee chose Jordan as the Male award winner. As a result of the award, Decatur High School will receive a donation of $5,000 from Montlick and Associates. He is the first award winner ever from Decatur High School.

Gatorade Player of the Year
Each year, Gatorade selects one athlete from each sport in each state to be the Gatorade Player of the Year. This year, they selected Jordan as the Baseball Player of the year representing Georgia. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Jordan as Georgia’s best high school baseball player. He is the first award winner at Decatur High School.


Gatorade
http://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/winner/jordan-walker/37792
http://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/poy/assets/writable/59701/2020_BB_JWalker.pdf

Atlanta Journal and Constitution
https://www.ajc.com/blog/high-school-sports/decatur-third-baseman-gatorade-state-player-year/PUbS7YAmQa0WwDNuFnBfYL/

Georgia High School Sports Association (GHSA)
https://www.ghsa.net/decatur-standout-named-gatorade-georgia-player-year

Georgia Dugout Club
https://gdcbaseball.org/morefpinfo.php?rid=1087&page=index&catg=&titleid=

 

Here are a few articles highlighting other Decatur team members and the success that this team was destined for that can be memorialized.

Dekalb County Champion Newspaper
http://thechampionnewspaper.com/news/local/decatur-high-school-baseball-season-of-destiny-never-fulfilled/

Fox 5 Sports Feature on MLB Draft
https://www.fox5atlanta.com/sports/after-changes-to-mlb-draft-high-school-players-prepare-for-big-decisions