Posted On: 03/23/20 3:00 PM

Neuqua Valley 2021 small forward John PoulakidasJohnPoulakidas6'5" | SFNeuqua Valley | 2021State#144NationIL is one of the best juniors in the state.  The angular lefty is a lethal scorer that can get buckets from all three levels.  He had several huge games this year putting his team on his back and carrying them.  One of the best pure shooters in the state that has an outstanding pull up game.  Can create his shot for himself or drill threes off the catch.  More than just a shooter he has a crafty game in the lane and has really improved as a ball handler.  Willing passer when the defense collapses on him.  Poulakidas spoke with PHI about his junior campaign from a team standpoint.

“As a team I think we exceeded everyone’s expectations at the beginning of the season for us.  We won 25 games and won a regional championship which was Neuqua’s first in five years.  As a group I think we all believe we could’ve made a deeper run in the post season, but we lost to a very talented Joliet West team who definitely would have made it to Peoria.”

How did he think he did personally?

“Individually I would say this season

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