Star sophomore named first-team all-league


Brett Walls

Sophomore Connor McAfee pulls up a three pointer in their away loss to Shafter.

Watching Connor McAfee as a freshman on JV absolutely dominate opposing teams was exciting to watch. Everyone already knew he would be pulled up to varsity for his sophomore season. The question that stood, though, was whether or not he would be a force for the varsity team like he was for the JV? It didn’t take long for people to realize that he would be that same force. Connor averaged 7.4 points per game, 3.5 assists per game, 4 rebounds per game, and 2.7 steals per game.

Connor had a career-high 16 points in their biggest game of the year. He explained that nothing was really different being on varsity as an underclassmen. “It was normal; I felt like I had to be a leader other than Dylan (Their senior captain and SSL MVP).” McAfee, like Self, trains and works hard during the off-season, both going to their trainer Adrian Howell.

Connor McAfee has big expectations for himself as well–as everyone else that has seen him play basketball–for the last two years he has left of high school ball, “I want to win league, go to playoffs, and earn first-team all-league or South Sequoia League Most Valuable Player.”  We are all looking forward to watching McAfee and what he is going to be able to do these next two years.