Chase Johnston added to the excitement of the Westminster Academy Winter Court game on February 1, by setting a new national high school boys’ record for all-time career 3-pointers made according to MaxPreps. A senior at Westminster Academy, Johnston broke the previous national record of 520 on his second shot during the game against John Carroll Catholic High School ending with a total of 523. The Westminster Academy Lions defeated John Carrol 78–50, and Johnston led the victory with 24 points.
“Chase Johnston proved again why he is arguably the best shooter in the country,” said Ehren Wallhoff, Varsity Basketball Coach for Westminster Academy.
Johnston is performing well on the national stage. He also walked away from the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament on January 26 holding a new record. At the national event, he scored 52 points in a single game, breaking the one previously held by Ben Simmons. Johnston had a total of 93 points in the three- game tournament.
Johnston has played all four years at Westminster Academy on the men’s varsity basketball team, who are two-time defending Class 4A champions. He has committed to Purdue University Fort Wayne upon graduation.