SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Greenwood Bluejays celebrated their Class 2 state basketball championship Tuesday afternoon.
The Jays beat Oran 55-54 two Saturdays ago to win their first title in 77 years.
1941 was the last time that the Jays won a boys title.
In addition to celebrating the championship, Greenwood also recognized 6-4 sophomore Aminu Mohammed.
He averaged 35 points per game for the Greenwood team that went 29-3 this season.
Mohammed was named the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year.
“It’s a great moment. And thanks to everyone who’s here. We’ve been playing all year with my teammates. We struggled, we lost some games and win some games. And today’s a good moment to be able to celebrate it,” said Mohammed.