Johnson making strides on the court

An update on the basketball team featuring junior Isiah Johnson along with newly acquired Nasier Anderson

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Johnson making strides on the court

Junior Isiah Johnson, taking a break from action in the midst of the game.

Junior Isiah Johnson, taking a break from action in the midst of the game.

Junior Isiah Johnson, taking a break from action in the midst of the game.

Junior Isiah Johnson, taking a break from action in the midst of the game.

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Breaking out of his shell, Isiah Johnson is sneaking up the list of the cities top scorers. Johnson,  a junior on the basketball team this year, has been more and more productive with his playing time recently. Johnson did not start in a varsity contest last season, but has had twelve games this season where he has scored double digits. 

“This season has been fun for me, and what you could say is a breakout year for me, my teammates and coaches help me everyday in practice. We are all working towards one goal and that is to build a winning program here at Heights,” Johnson said. 

In addition to Johnson, senior Nasier Anderson was granted eligibility to play basketball at the start of the second semester. Anderson was an immediate impact for the T-Birds, starting his first game ever wearing red and blue. 

“Nasier has played a great role on our team. We can count on him to rebound and block every shot that comes inside, we’re a lot smaller than most teams so he has been good for us,” Johnson said.

Before attending Heights, Anderson attended Kansas City Washington High school. Anderson’s first experience of high school basketball came at Shawnee Heights. 

“It’s been a great experience at Heights. The coaches are great, my teammates are supportive, and the support I get from the students and parents is amazing,” Anderson said. 

Anderson’s best game so far this season came against Highland Park. Anderson scored 13 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and blocked 5 shots. 

“We fought the whole game and it was my best performance of the season even though we came up short,” Anderson said.