TOLEDO (WTOL) - Although early in the season, Southview is off to a good start.
A big reason why is senior Tehree Horn.
“My coaches try putting me in different places that they think I’ll be good to score at, and my teammates do a good job just finding me when I’m open and I just try to do what I can to be successful,” Horn said.
Horn is picking up right where he left off in his junior campaign. He averaged 13 points per game last year, and so far this season, had 26 points against Waite and 30 points Friday against Napoleon.
“I just got to contribute it to my hard work, countless hours in the gym just trying to be ready for moments like that, and just again, my teammates just doing a great job finding me and just trusting in me and believing in me,” Horn said.
Success first-year head coach Mike Bretelson says comes from the extra hours Horn puts in each day.
“He leads by example, he’s truly the first kid here, the last kid to leave," Bretelson said. "He holds his teammates accountable. Having a player like him in practice to compete makes everybody better.”
But it’s not just his leadership. Horn also grew three inches in the offseason, the added height making him more well-rounded on the court.
“I would say it kind of changed my game," Horn said. "I’m able to get to the basket a little bit easier now that I’m taller. So I just try to work in the post more, try to attack the basket, I jump a little higher now, so it’s a little easier stuff like that.”
Like most teams, the goal is to win league and make a tournament run, but Horn says the Cougars aren’t getting too ahead of themselves.
“My thing is just take it one day at a time, one practice at a time and just try to believe in my teammates and coaches and just try and get better everyday and just try to win the big games and just take it a game at a time,” he said.
Tehree Horn is our Athlete of the Week.