Sam Chambers
Congratulations to Justise Winslow '14 for being the first student from St. John's to be named the Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

In conjunction with USA TODAY High School Sports, the Gatorade Player of the Year Program covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Winslow, the 2012-13 Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year, is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award. 

Along with teammates, family, coaches, administrators and fans, Justise, who wears #42, relished the award and acknowledged his family, teammates and coaches for "helping him every step of the way."

"Justise enjoys other people's success as much as his own," said former 8th grade basketball coach and Head of Upper School Kef Wilson.

"He raised our level on the court by creating shots for other players," said teammate Risher Randall '14.

In Justise's freshman year, he and older brother Josh Winslow '11 combined for the game winning shot in the school's first SPC championship title since 1979.   The Mavericks won again in 2012 and finished runner-up in 2013.

"It has has been all about the team for Justise, and this is just the beginning." said Head Coach Harold Baber. 

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