JD Stout dazzles in Week Two

JD Stout tacked on another 27 points to his season total and helped the Eagles rout EV 77-35.

A big part of the early 4-2 season for the Keota boys’ basketball squad rests on the shoulders of their star point guard JD Stout. He’s already put up over 20 points per game, including dropping 40 in a big win over a tough lone tree squad in their second game of the season. He continued to dazzle and up his point total with big games against English Valleys, Iowa Valley and Waco to close out the second week of the regular season.

At EV (Dec. 4)

Stout was off to another big game against the Bears, scoring in double digits in the first quarter alone. He showed his triple threat ability by scoring behind the arc, driving and attacking the basket, and making his free throw opportunities. On their way to a rout, Stout didn’t play as much in the second half and finished the game with 27 points on 11-17 shooting and secured five rebounds.

At Iowa Valley (Dec. 7)

Another blowout victory for the Eagles (85-35) resulted in another big game for the junior point guard. Stout was the lone Eagle to register double figures, with several others coming close, and shot the ball 20 times in the big win, hitting 13 of them. He was most deadly from deep, hitting six of his nine attempts and was three of four from the free throw line. He also had three steals, one block and one assist.

Hosting Waco (Dec. 8)

In only their second loss of the season (76-66), Stout still scored over 20 points and took over 20 shots in the game. He hit on 10-21 FG attempts and made three of his eight three-point attempts, also making three of his six free throws, finishing up with 26 points. He was even more of a factor elsewhere on the court, pulling down six boards, assisting on four buckets and registered three steals.

Through his six games this season, Stout has put up 165 points, second most in the state behind 179 from Nick Reid of Central City, and averages over 27 points per game.