McKinney High senior guard AJ Moutry was named DFW’s Boys Basketball Player of the Week by the Dallas Morning News on Monday.
That’s because Moutry put in a 54-point offensive explosion on Friday night in the Lions’ double-overtime win over Richardson Pearce. MHS head coach Wes Watson told TSB in an email that the effort is believed to be a school record for points.
During the game, the 6-foot-1 Moutry made nine 3-pointers, grabbed eight rebounds and recorded four steals. He never came out of the game.
With time winding down and the score knotted at 94-94, Moutry drove to the right of the lane and hit a tough fade away jumper as he absorbed contact from a Pearce defender. AJ would also hit the ensuing free throw to give the Lions the hard fought 97-94 victory.
In case you wondered, the shooting line for Moutry looked like this: 19-for-29 from the field.
Moutry averages 26.5 points per game this year.
And that wasn’t his only good game last week. Moutry, easily the leading candidate for District 10-4A Player of the Year once this season is over, scored 27 points in another double-overtime win on Tuesday — that one over crosstown rival McKinney North.
Moutry’s previous scoring high was 38 points.
His recruitment is open, and he has not committed to a university for next season.