From a freshman fighting for a spot on varsity to one of the top five scorers in college basketball, Perkiomen Valley alum Justin Jaworski has proved a threat on the basketball court to any teams up against him. In his four years at Perkiomen Valley, concluding in 2017, Jaworski starred on the basketball court, and on the football field.
He was all-state in both basketball and football and was a four-year varsity basketball player, scoring over 1,000 points and leading the team to a PAC championship in 2017. He then committed to Division Ⅰ Lafayette College and continued his basketball career there. His first two seasons showed promise, as he became second in the nation in three-point scoring.
“I was really blessed to have great coaches at PV who took the time to teach me how to play the right way, which made my transition to college much smoother,” Jaworski said.
In his junior year after reaching the 1,000 points mark, Jaworski suffered from an ACL tear, which put his basketball career at an immediate halt. However, after his recovery, in his senior year, Jaworski came back stronger than he was before.
“I wanted my recovery to be a special story and I’m still working to make it happen,” Jaworski said when asked about handling his injury.
In Lafayette’s first two appearances against Lehigh University, Jaworski had 37 and 28 points in back-to-back nights.
Performances like these have propelled Jaworski to averaging 23 points and ranking fifth in the entire nation for scoring, just behind players like Jalen Johnson, who is projected to be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft this year.
Jaworski’s basketball career won’t end as a Lafayette Leopard.
“I’ve had multiple agents/pro scouts contact me about the possibility of working out in front of NBA teams,” Jaworski said. Regardless of what the future holds for Justin Jaworski, his present is definitely something to pay attention to.
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