AURORA | A profile look at Regis Jesuit senior Connor Hobbs, who is set to play for Team East in the second A-Town All-Star Boys Game set for March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. The boys game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. or immediately following the girls game that begins at 3 p.m. (buy tickets in advance: bit.ly/ATOWN2017):
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School: Regis Jesuit High School
2016-17 averages: 9.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals per game
Season highlights: The 2016-17 season was a strange one for the Regis Jesuit boys basketball team, which has become accustomed to sparkling won-loss records and deep playoff runs during Ken Shaw’s long tenure as head coach. It was a different type of season for the Raiders, who were below or around .500 for much of the season after a 2-4 start and the postseason run ended up all too short as they lost a late lead in a Class 5A state playoff second round defeat against Chaparral. Still, Regis Jesuit had plenty of depth and talent, with seven players averaging six or more points per game. Senior guard Connor Hobbs did his best to provide leadership on a team with only three seniors and very few varsity returning players. Hobbs spent more time on the floor than any other Raiders during the season and picked his spots to score, as he upped his scoring average from 6.3 to 9.3 points per game, aided by 12 games with double figures in points. The All-Continental League second team selection added 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and a steal per game statistically and hopes to have provided enough glimpses of his ability to continue his playing career in college. Hobbs will play on Team East in the second A-Town All-Star Boys Game.
Hobbs vs. Aurora teams: vs. Overland (11 points, 3 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (12 points, 5 rebounds); vs. Hinkley (9 points)