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Central Basketball Player Named MVP

Central High School Junior Jakobe (“Kobe”) Dill has been voted 22-5A District Most Valuable Player (MVP) as well as 1st team All Region III. “The first team all region is big. Texas is divided into four regions for athletics, so the recognition is considered being one of the top kids for our region,” explained Kobe’s father Jay Dill. “Locally, the Beaumont Enterprise named Kobe as Super Gold Team MVP/Male Player of the Year.” 

“Kobe made this team by being one of the best players in the region. He is one of the hardest working kids that I have ever coached. Kobe works hard on and off the court,” said Central Head Boys Basketball Coach Franklin Paul. “He’s put in a lot of time after practice getting shots up and ball handling. Kobe is a great leader for his team and teammates. He is the type of player that every coach dreams to have on their team.”

Not only is Kobe doing great on the court, but he's also excelling in the classroom. His current GPA is 3.4. “Kobe is also being heavily recruited by Yale University, Rice, Tulsa, and several others,” said Dill. “But I'm extremely proud of the high academic schools that are interested.”