Growing up idolizing past Mr. Basketball recipients, this year’s winner dreamed of achieving the same honor. Despite not being on the typical trajectory as a sophomore or junior, his relentless commitment to improvement between his junior and senior seasons transformed his game, making him the state’s most dominant player.

Cultivating a championship mentality from a front-row seat to his father’s coaching dynasty, he led his team to victory, averaging an impressive 27.4 points per game and scoring 30 points in the title game.