Tea Area senior Justin Hohn developed into an all-around point guard over his four year career and helped lead to Tea to a state title this year, earning him earn a Player Of The Year Nomination.
Justin Hohn began playing varsity as a freshman. By the time he played his final game for the Titans, the UC-Irvine commit helped raise the standard of Tea Area basketball, advancing the program to its first two state championships.
“It feels really rewarding. We’ve worked really hard. All these young kids have seen the grind and the process that we’ve had to take to get where we are, and I think they’re dedicated to keep going,” Tea Area Senior Guard Justin Hohn said.
Over his four year career, Hohn has been a two-time team captain, two-time team defensive player of the year, and developed into the team’s floor general.
“He’s an extension of me out on the floor. He has to know every play, what everybody is supposed to do, where they’re supposed to get lined up, and if we’re not lined up he’s got to get them to that point,” Tea Area Head Coach Chris Fechner said.
Hohn describes himself as a pass-first point guard, as the Titan senior averaged over 8 assists per game this season.
“I like being responsible for getting other guys open looks, open shots, getting us in transition,” Hohn said.
“He was much happier if others were getting involved, and getting involved early, because obviously if the defense has to spend more time worrying about the rest of the team other than maybe himself and Noah, that’s going to open things up for everyone else,” Fechner said.
Besides assists, Hohn also led the team in steals and blocks, grabbed over 5 rebounds per game, and scored over 13 points a contest. That all-around production earned him a spot in our final five.
“I just feel honored. I’ve worked pretty hard over these last four or five years with my teammates and individually, so it feels humbling to get here,” Hohn said.
The Boys and Girls Player Of the Year awards will be announced at Saturday’s banquet at the Sanford Pentagon. Former NBA player Kenyon Martin will be the keynote speaker. The event is set for 7:00, and is free and open to the public.