By Marcus Stone, Sports Editor
Brentwood junior Andy Schumpert has been named the Trophy House High School Basketball Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-4 guard helped lead the Bruins basketball team to a school-best 30-5 record and their first trip to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s state tournament.
Brentwood coach Dennis King praised the junior throughout the season – no more so than he did following the team’s 60-54 win over Wilson Central in the Class AAA sectionals.
“Andy was not going to be denied,” the coach said following the contest. “He had to guard the toughest kid on their team and he’s just got this steely demeanor about him that I could see the last three days in practice. Andy was on a mission.”
He scored a game-high 21 points that night – six in the game’s first two minutes.
Schumpert was the Bruins’ most versatile player throughout a season in which the team fought through multiple injuries to post players. He could, and did, guard any position on the court on defense while displaying the ability to score in the post or on the perimeter on the offensive end.
His numbers display his versatility as Schumpert averaged 14.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. He was also the Bruins’ second-best 3-point shooter.
Schumpert was named the District 11-AAA’s Most Valuable Player and was honored as a member of the Region 6-AAA All-Tournament Team.
Posted on: 3/21/2013