Garet Beal of Jonesport-Beals High School is the Maine Gatorade boys’ basketball Player of the Year.

The junior forward led the Royals (19-2) to the Class D state championship this past winter. The 6-foot-5 Beal averaged 22.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 3.6 assists per game. He shot 61.5 percent from the field and 81.2 percent from the line.

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Beal is the first player from Jonesport-Beals High to win the Gatorade Player of the Year.