Posted On: 04/2/18 5:19 PM
Six-foot-1 guard Justin Hohn of Tea Area has put together a fantastic high school basketball resume so far and is excited about where things are going as he enters his senior year.
In his first two years as a starter Justin has earned his community a state championship, a state runner-up, and individually he’s amassed several honors both conference and state wide. In a class of basketball (Class A) that is packed with talented players, Hohn was recently recognized as 20 of the best earning PHD Class A All State honors.
“In my junior year for the Titans I learned a lot about the game of basketball and even myself on and off the court,” Justin told PHD. “Our team was hit with some adversity in a few close losses this year but we all picked each other up and rode a wave that we were hot on for a while up into and through the state tournament.
“We wouldn’t have gone anywhere if it weren’t for people beginning to fill their roles and accepting their responsibilities on the court. I love the group of guys I play with and I’m going to miss all the seniors. I think our coaching staff is one of the best in the state regardless of class and I’m hoping to bring the Titan community another state title next year.”
Justin scored 11 a game and led Tea Area in assists. He’s a part of an excellent junior class and Justin’s game has evolved in several ways along with the talent around him.
“My main improvement that I have noticed in my game is my efficiency,” Justin said. “I’m trying to learn how to maximize dribbles and use my length on both sides of the ball. Being able to use my athleticism in all aspects of the game has helped me very much and I hope to continue this level of play throughout the summer and into next winter.”
Next up for Hohn and several South Dakota talents from the 2019 class are getting ready for the Sanford Pentagon Schoolers 17 season (an eight event schedule that starts with the Sanford Pentagon Spring Jam in April).
“I’m playing with the Pentagon Schoolers this year and we have a lot of great people within the organization that are willing to help with anything, whenever,” Justin said. “I have a lot of new faces on my team and we have a lot of size, length, and athleticism so I want to use that to our advantage as much as possible. Also, having Kirk Hinrich around to give pointers is always helpful.”
The Pentagon Schoolers are a ten player squad that has six from the 2019 class and four from the 2020 class, two from North Dakota and eight from South Dakota. Hohn will be the ball handler with a lot of talent around him.
Justin has a nice list of college programs in contact with him that will likely see the Pentagon Schoolers play regularly.
“As of now I have interest from University of Sioux Falls, Augustana, Graceland, Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan, and Mount Marty,” Justin said.