Madison Doyle, story and photos:
ECHS Senior Braxton Highbaugh signed to play collegiate basketball with Kishwaukee College today, May 3.
Athletic Director and Former ECHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Brad Johnson spoke today about Braxton's ability to play.
"I was contacted a couple of years ago by the Bowling Green coach and he said 'Hey we've got a kid over here from Brownsville who can really play.' We got him over here and he started taking fitness more seriously, and he totally transformed his athleticism, which was already great," Johnson said. "The best I can say about Braxton as far as basketball is concerned is that he is getting better at basketball everyday, his last few games he played for me were some of the best. I coached a young man 15 years ago who graduated high school and he went to play for Juco in Illinois, and he worked hard and ended up playing for Nebraska University in the Big 12. I would totally not be surprised if that ended up being Braxton."
Braxton spoke a little about his basketball journey today as well.
"I just want to say thank you for everybody who is here today, and everyone who has watched me through my journey. It started out at Keriakes park just playing around and I ended up here. Thank you so much to all my coaches who helped me get here, and of course all of my teammates for being so supportive of me."