by Philip Chappell

Was last season a fluke or is Hiram Johnson High School basketball regaining its crown?

 Johnson Varsity basketball has opened a lot of eyes in the Sacramento metropolitan area.

Coach Stefan Villegas has changed the atmosphere around when it comes to HJHS basketball.

When asked was this season a fluke he said, “It was a big turnaround for our players and program.”

Coach Villegas thinks that they are coming back to the playoffs and that his players are hungrier than ever.

2011-01-01-00-00-00-189In the NBA, you have the Miami Heat and they have the “big 3” including Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James. Hiram Johnson has there own big 3: Sophomore Vonte Grant, Junior Donald Jackson, and Junior Charles Mills.

 According to Donald Jackson, he believes “The future is very bright because we have a lot of young players that have a lot of potential.”

According to Charles Mills, “Vonte brings a lot of energy to the game and he has the skill set of a varsity caliber type player.”

Coach Villegas is excited for the upcoming season. He communicates with his players everyday.

The big 3 appreciates Coach V because he is a great motivator teacher and Coach.