Paris High School alumnus Jalon Pipkins will play in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball semi-finals as a guard for Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons airing on ESPN 2 at 8:30 p.m. tonight.
Pipkins, who graduated from Paris High School in 2017, was a four-year starter at Paris High School and averaged 22.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 3.5 steals as a senior. Following his senior campaign, tabbed the district’s most valuable player, all-state and All-Red River Valley. He led Paris to a 26-5 overall record and a 9-0 mark in conference play, and a 4A Region II District 14 title as a senior in 2016-17. In 2017, he scored 26 points in a semifinal-round victory versus defending champion Dallas Lincoln.
Pipkins also played football, spending three years as a wide receiver on the varsity squad, totaling over 400 yards receiving to help Paris to a league title in 2015-16 as a junior.
Pipkins is the son of Dani and Jerome Pipkins.
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons will take on Northern Kentucky tonight at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN 2.