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When Columbus East’s boys basketball season ended with a loss in the sectional playoffs, then-junior Connor Umphress wasn’t ready to leave the court.

After all, he had work to do.

Umphress, a 6-foot-5 forward who averaged 18.6 points a game his junior season, knew he had one final offseason before his high school career would go through its final campaign. So he continued lifting weights, watching tape and playing the sport he loves.

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