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Boys basketball player of the week (1/9): A.J. Moutry, McKinney
What he did: In McKinney’s double-overtime victory against Richardson Pearce, Moutry scored 54 points, making nine 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds and four steals. He played all 40 minutes.
Who is he: A 6-1, 168-pound senior guard
The stats: 54 points on 19-of-29 shooting on Friday, eight rebounds and four steals. Last Tuesday, Moutry had 27 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in a double overtime-victory against McKinney North.
He said it: “At first I started off cold. I couldn’t hit anything and then my teammates said just keep going, keep shooting, and my threes started hitting and I just kept going.”
Coach said it: “As the game went on, he just kept getting stronger and stronger. The lift that he had in his shot was just amazing.” — Wes Watson
Did you know? Moutry has played basketball for 13 or 14 years. He doesn’t play any other sports at McKinney. … His previous career-high for points was 38. He averaged 10.9 points last season and averages 26.5 this season. …Moutry’s goal is to play at the Division I level.
32 points, six 3-pointers in win vs. McKinney North
70 points and 18 rebounds in two games
25 points in win vs. Lincoln
22 points in win vs. Plano
37 points in two victories
Tony Mayfield Jr.
31 points in win vs. Haltom
19 points, 12 rebounds in win vs. Justin Northwest
37 points and 10 assists in two games
27 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists in win vs. Richardson
Made two free throws with .1 remaining to win game