There are two things that happened this season for Javaughn Hannah that isn’t normal for your regular sophomore basketball player.  On February 5th in a game against Pontiac Arts & Technology he scored an astounding 60 points! 

Pete Trammell, the high school coach at Mt. Clemens, had this to say about Hannah and the school record. “Truth be told that record was broken years ago when he began spending countless hours in the gym. He is focused and driven unlike any kid I’ve seen and I’ve been around a lot of high level players,” says Trammell.  

Along with this scoring barrage, Hannah surpassed 1,000 points for his career.  These are accomplishments that rarely happen for most high school basketball players, which makes it even more impressive he has done this as a sophomore.  We were able to catch up with Javaughn to see how his season is going and what it felt like surpassing 1,000 points.  

Q:  How is the season going?
A:  The season is going good so far.  We had a really slow start but we have picked it up lately and currently are right at .500, so we are getting better. 

Q:  How have you improved since last season?
A:  My ability to shoot the three has dramatically increased.  I’ve been spending a lot of time in the gym to improve my shot and it shows. I think it just comes with reps and confidence.

Q:   What does scoring 1,000 points as a sophomore mean to you?
A:  It’s something that I set out to do since my freshman year.  It’s an accomplishment that not many guys do in their sophomore season.  I was looking forward to it and I’m super blessed to be in this position.

Q:  What schools are recruiting you the hardest?
A:  I’m being looked at by a lot of Division I schools right now and since I’m only a sophomore, I have time to make a decision and see what schools really come after me. I have an offer from Depaul but my recruitment is wide open. 

Q:  Who is your favorite player?
A:  I’ve been switching between players that I really like.  I watch a lot of Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.  I also like watching the new age killers like Anthony Edwards.

Q:  What’s the best part of your game and what has to improve going forward?
A:  The best part of my game is my ability to create shots for myself and my teammates.  Whether it’s scoring or creating for others, there is always room to improve your game.  Every time you go in the gym you should get better and I will continue to improve my game.