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Webb's Platt reaches 1,000-point mark

J.J. Platt, a senior at The Webb School, was recently honored for scoring 1,000 points as a high school basketball player. He reached the 1,000-point mark on Nov. 22 in a game against Franklin County. He was recognized at Webb on Jan. 7 prior to the game against Middle Tennessee Christian School.

"J.J. has had a tremendous basketball career. He works really hard at his game and it shows," said Jeff Mitchell, Webb varsity boys' basketball head coach. "He has been a great teammate, and we have all enjoyed working with him."  

Platt first enrolled at Webb for the 2018-2019 school year. He previously attended Stewarts Creek High School. This season the combo guard has averaged 15.8ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3apg, 3.5 spg. He scored a season-high 32 points against North Mecklenburg High School, Huntersville, N.C., during the Arby's Classic in Bristol, Tenn., during the holiday break.

"We have truly enjoyed having J.J. at The Webb School the past two years. Not only has he brought a wealth of basketball talent, but he has been a leader on campus and mentor to younger male students," said Scott Dorsett, Webb director of athletics. "I am very excited to see what the future holds for Mr. Platt. It was an honor to present him with a ball to commemorate reaching the milestone of scoring 1,000 points."

From left are Scott Dorsett, director of athletics, J.J. Platt and Jeff Mitchell, varsity boys' basketball head coach.