Q&A: St. John's Point Guard Tre Campbell

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Justin Silberman

St. John's College High School senior point guard Tre Campbell has guided the Cadets' basketball team to a 27-5 record during the 2013-14 season and earned first-team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honors. A three-star prospect, Campbell verbally committed to Georgetown University May 8, 2013. 

After leading the Cadets to a fourth-place finish during the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament at Frostburg State University March 16, Campbell spoke with PressBoxDC.com about his four-year playing career at St. John's College High School, his relationship with Georgetown men's basketball coach John Thompson III and his dream of playing beyond the college level. 

Tre Campbell

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chris Matthews/RH MediaGroup

PressBox: When did you first start playing basketball? 

Tre Campbell: My dad actually first introduced me to basketball. I was about 5 or 6 years old when he did. I really like that it's a team game. I don't really know what it is about the game, but I just like playing basketball. That's really it. 

PB: What have learned during your four years at St. John's College High School? 

TC: I've really learned a lot about the pick-and-roll, because we have run a lot of pick-and-roll on offense. I've also learned a lot in the transition game, like getting out and running. Coach [Sean] McAloon prides himself on defense, so I've had to play and learn a lot on the defensive end. 

PB: After tearing your MCL in May 2013 and missing the next two months, what did you learn about yourself? 

TC: I was just concentrating on my knee and trying to get it back healthy. Then, I kind of hurt it again, but I worked to get back to 100 percent. I've come back healthy and stronger than before. 

PB: Why did you decide to commit to Georgetown University and play your college ball for John Thompson III? 

TC: From a coaching standpoint, I had a great relationship with the coaching staff. We were all cool with each other. I just felt like it was the right fit for me. I'm going to be his point guard, and we talk offense all the time. I've just had a great relationship with him since he first started recruiting me. 

PB: Do you see yourself playing beyond college? 

TC: Hopefully, I can make it to the next level. I just have to keep working. It would mean a lot. It would be my dream come true. 

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