In Jahlil Tutein’s mind, he will be making his postseason debut Monday night.
Tutein, a junior, has been on LBJ High School’s varsity basketball team for three years, playing as a starter since his sophomore season. But he scored only two points in LBJ’s two playoff games in 2011 and missed the 2012 postseason with a fractured wrist.
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Head of the Class of 2014
LBJ point guard Jahlil Tutein isn’t the only junior who has made a significant impact on the court this basketball season. Here are five more junior standouts who have led their teams into the postseason:
Clayton Baumgart, F, Burnet: In addition to 15 points and 8.2 rebounds, the 6-foot-7-inch Baumgart is contributing 3.4 blocks per game.
Josh Coleman, G, San Marcos: The Rattlers entered the season with plenty of questions on offense, but Coleman helped answer them by providing 11.3 points and 4.4 assists per game.
De’Andre Davis, G, Cedar Ridge: An All-Central Texas player of the year candidate, Davis has averaged 21.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
Trae Dilworth, F, McNeil: Named the All-Central Texas newcomer of the year in 2012, Dilworth has scored 115 points in the Mavericks’ past six games.
Teddy Lowery, G, Akins: The Eagles’ third-leading scorer, Lowery has played well recently, putting up at least 20 points in three of Akins’ past five games.
— Danny Davis
UIL boys basketball playoffs
Cedar Ridge at Anderson, 7 p.m.
San Marcos vs. San Antonio Reagan, 7:30 p.m. (Converse Judson High School)
McCallum vs. Leander, 7 p.m. (Delco Center)
Vista Ridge at LBJ, 7 p.m.
Lake Travis vs. McNeil, 7 p.m. (Vandegrift High School)
Round Rock vs. Austin High, 7:30 p.m. (Round Rock High School)
Pflugerville vs. Akins, 7:30 p.m. (Cedar Ridge High School)
Georgetown vs Willis, 7 p.m. (College Station High School)
Manor vs. Montgomery, 7 p.m. (Hearne High School)
Crockett at Cedar Park, 7:30 p.m.
Travis vs. Rouse, 7:30 p.m. (Concordia University Texas)
Elgin vs. Magnolia, TBA
Connally vs. Huntsville, TBA
Burnet vs Alvarado, 6 p.m. (Waco Midway High School)
Taylor vs. Waco La Vega, 7 p.m. (Belton High School)
Wimberley vs. Somerset, 8 p.m. (Boerne Champion High School)
Smithville vs. Sealy, TBA
Class A, Division I
Thorndale vs. Snook, 6 p.m. (Rockdale High School)
Thrall vs. Milano, 8 p.m. (Rockdale High School)