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.
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.