Johnny Trueblood | Age 16 | Elkhorn South
While it’s been cold outside, it’s been redhot inside area gyms as the Elkhorn South Boys’ Basketball Team has fought off
some of Class B’s strongest challengers to maintain their #1 Class B ranking. With a solid nucleus of experienced players,
the Storm look to march toward the school’s first ever Basketball State Championship, and they’ll depend heavily on
Junior Guard Johnny Trueblood.
As the team’s top bench player last year, Trueblood gained some valuable experience becoming known for his constant
hustle and ability to get to the rim. His play didn’t go unnoticed as he was selected Honorable Mention AllState at the
end of the 20122013 season. “Johnny has an amazing knack for the game on the offensive end. Defenders have a hard
time staying in front of him,” said Elkhorn South Head Coach Alex Bahe when describing his level of play.
With a goal of eventually playing college basketball, Trueblood has a strong dedication to the sport, playing over the
summer with Omaha Sports Academy’s Omaha Crusaders National Team in an effort to improve yearround. He has
quickly become a fan favorite of both students and parents alike, and his love for the game is visible as he often wears his
emotions on his sleeve when the game is on the line.
Perhaps as impressive as his oncourt performance are his accomplishments in the classroom, where he carries a 3.9 GPA
and is an Honor Roll student.
Johnny is the son of Tom and Sheila Trueblood of Elkhorn. He has an older brother Tommy, who is a Senior at South and
a member of the Varsity Basketball team as well. He also has a younger sister Jenna, who is a seventh grader at Elkhorn
Ridge Middle School.