Underclassman Standout: Lake Highlands vs Plano

Lake Highlands defeats Plano 58-56. A crowd filled the playoff game Friday night at Loos Fieldhouse. Lines for the game were extended to the street. Lake Highlands advances to the second round of playoffs, as Plano’s undefeated season run comes to an end. What a fun Friday night of hoops.

Two of the Standouts from this game are underclassmen who both have high-major division-1 offers.

‘24 6-5 SG Tre Johnson holds offers from Baylor, Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and more. He’s considered one of the best players in his class nationally…deserved player of the game as he finished with 26 points, and gathered 8 boards, 3 steals. He scored in various ways..key to Lake Highlands’ win. He started the game off with multiple outside shots off-dribble, a few shots in the mid-range, and got to the line numerous times..smooth mechanics he’s got. The 2nd-half was Tre’s. He had 2 steals in the 3rd quarter and scored it with free-throws, a tough layup, and a short-corner shot. During the 4th, Johnson put multiple shots back in, and converted from the free-throw. Johnson didn’t have a great shooting night, but he made up for it with steals, offensive rebounds, and points within the mid-range, paint, and hit a few threes. The standout sophomore showed his clutch gene vs Plano.

‘23 6-7+ F Justin McBride ended the game with 14 points.. despite the loss. McBride is another standout. He commenced the matchup with his signature monster dunk, showing a lot of pressure defensively, and finishing softly at the rim. McBride stood out in the 4th quarter. He scored continuously in the paint..off of rebounds and steals. The 6-7 forward showed a promising outside 3 ball, one shot being from a crossover, and the other off a pump-fake; both deep 3s late in the 4th making the game closer. McBride has offers from Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas Tech, and TCU.

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