Destiny Shearin is a senior on the Osbourn Park girls varsity basketball team and has been a vital component to the success the Yellow Jackets have had so far in the season.
Shearin helped lead Osbourn Park to a 2-1 record in the three games the team played last week; their lone loss at the hands of Forest Park— one of the best teams in the area.
Osbourn Park first topped Freedom 50-35 last week and Shearin scored 13 points in the victory. Their second game was Thursday against Forest Park which is the game that they lost by a final score of 62-54. Although the Yellow Jackets loss, Shearin exploded for 26 points, keeping her team in the game until the end.
Then, on Friday night, the Yellow Jackets got their second win of the week as they beat Garfield 63-31. Shearin scored 10 points in the game to help lead her team to victory.
Shearin averaged just over 16 points per game for the week, but there is an even greater reason why Shearin is the Athlete of the Week: she was honored at Friday night’s game because she was nominated to play in the McDonald’s All America game.
Shearin is one of 850 girls across the country who were nominated and she will now be competing with all of those girls for one of 24 spots on the final roster. The final roster will be announced on February 11th and the McDonald’s All America game will take place on March 30th at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Shearin has signed on to play basketball at Towson University next year.
She is a standout athlete and a good student and sets a great example for the youth of Manassas. Manassas Patch is proud to honor Destiny Shearin as our Athlete of the Week.