WEST END — Tre Munson has simply made historical past. All he needed to do was signal on the dotted line.
The 2021 graduate grew to become the primary athlete from the Cincinnati Faculty Prep Academy (CCPA) to go Division I when he signed to play for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Sunday afternoon.
“He (Munson) is without doubt one of the hardest-working youngsters I’ve coached. He bought higher yearly from his sophomore season to now,” CCPA head basketball coach Reggie Revels mentioned. “It is a testomony to his work ethic and self-discipline.”
Munson began a stellar prep profession at Deer Park, the place he averaged 13.6 factors per recreation as a junior in 2020, serving to lead the Wildcats to a regional championship appearance, which was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Munson was a first-team All-Cincinnati Hills League and honorable point out all-district choice.
After taking part in briefly at International Sports Academy (ISA) in Willoughby, Ohio, Munson transferred to CCPA, the place he was reunited with Revels, who was an assistant at Deer Park earlier than being named the Lions’ subsequent head coach in June 2020.
As a senior, Munson averaged 21.4 factors and 4.8 rebounds per recreation, helping lead CCPA to a Cincinnati Metro Athletic Convention-Blue division title and a pair of playoff victories. The 6-foot-4-inch guard was named honorable point out all-conference, second-team all-district and third-team All-Ohio.
Munson was named one of many High 21 under-the-radar boys basketball recruits in a feature done by The Enquirer in Might 2021.
Munson reclassified to the Class of 2022 final summer time and attended the Pro Holmes Sports (PHS) Academy, a post-graduate basketball program in Florida, the place he picked up a number of Division I provides, together with North Carolina A&T, Florida Gulf Coast College and Jacksonville College. At PHS, he averaged 17.5 factors, 5.2 assists and three.2 rebounds per recreation whereas capturing 36% from three-point vary.
NJIT has now shortly turn out to be a kind of native hotbed for Cincinnati expertise. Final month, Woodward guard Paul McMillan IV, one of the prolific scorers in Ohio highschool basketball historical past, signed his NLI to suit up for the Highlanders, which play within the American East Conference.