As a two-year starter, Ford High 6-0 sophomore James Towns is progressing as one of the Detroit Public School League’s top underclassmen.
“The team runs through him,’’ Trojans’ coach Ken Flowers said his point guard, the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“As long as he keeps working hard and doing what he’s been doing, he should be playing college ball in a couple of years.”
Towns was averaging 19.5 points and four assists at the time he was named Proud Strong Learner of the Week, including 33 points against Cass Tech and 19 points against No. 1-ranked Pershing. He also had a 3.0 grade point average.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators.