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Boys' Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's J.J. Conn

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: J.J. Conn
School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Forward

Background: Conn has been a big contributor to Upper St. Clair’s 10-game win streak, not only with his scoring, but with his outstanding defense. The Panthers (13-3 overall, 8-1 in Section 4) defeated two ranked teams last week, and Conn led them in scoring both times. Conn scored 22 points against No. 4 Bethel Park and added another 22 against No. 5 Gateway.

Coach Danny Holzer said: “J.J. is a football player. He’s a tough kid. He helps us out on the defensive end because of that. Offensively, he’s a 6-foot-3 forward, but he can shoot it. He can step out and shoot the 3-pointer, and that provides a whole different dimension for us.”