Erie senior Johnston tabbed for All-Star Senior Classic


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Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 8:03 pm
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It's only been weeks since his high school basketball career ended, but Erie senior guard/forward Jacob Johnston still has plenty of games to go before he rests.

The Cardinals' leading scorer was invited to participate in this weekend's All-Star Senior Classic, which will feature games being played Saturday at Rockford East High School and then Sunday at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The Sunday game will follow an NBA contest between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic.

This past season, the 6-foot-4 standout averaged more than 23 points and nine rebounds per game to help lead Erie to a 19-14 record and a Class 1A regional title, the program's first regional boys' basketball crown since 2005.

— By Terry Duckett

















 




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