Tatum’s Robbie Rockwell Finishes Junior Season with Most Three-Pointers in Texas
One of East Texas' most prolific scorers has added an impressive accolade to his collection of honors.
The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches has published its three-point and free-throw shooting champions for the 2012-13 season and Tatum junior shooting guard Robbie Rockwell was the statewide leader in made three-pointers.
Rockwell hit 168 treys, which not only led Class 2A, but was more than any player in any classification, boys or girls. Tatum coach Brett Carr recently told ETSN.fm that Rockwell's total of 168 is eighth all-time for a single season in the country, according to the National High School Federation.
Rockwell's 168 triples helped Tatum, which finished 31-9 and reached the 2A Region III championship round for the second time in three years, make 300 three-pointers, which was tops among 2A boys programs. Rockwell led Tatum with more than 18 points per game and was recently selected to the ETSN.fm Boys Basketball Super Team Third Team.
Rockwell wasn't the only East Texan who came away with a statewide individual title.
Wells' Logan Smith made 127 three-pointers to lead all boys in Class A Division II. Slocum's Valerie Larkin hit 108 three-pointers to lead all girls in Class A Division I. Her triple-digit makes helped Slocum earn the team three-point title with 297, which was the most by any girls team across all classifications.
Slocum's girls also won the 1A D-I team free-throw title, making 67.0 percent (287 of 429).
Saltillo's Tyler Davison hit 79.0 percent (149 of 189) of his free-throw attempts to win the Class A Division II boys individual crown. Davison helped Saltillo capture the 1A D-II team title as the Lions hit 70.0 percent (432 of 615).