Northeast Tarrant

Mustangs senior works his way to standout status

Grapevine wing Ethan Tabor (3) has worked his way to becoming one of the top scorers for the Mustangs.
Grapevine wing Ethan Tabor (3) has worked his way to becoming one of the top scorers for the Mustangs. Special to the Star-Telegram

Ethan Tabor is the personification of hard work.

The Grapevine senior has come a long way in his three years in the Mustangs boys basketball program, and coach Jeremy Mills said he has been extremely pleased with his progress.

“Ethan was a Freshman B-team player who worked extremely hard and has developed into one of the best shooters in the DFW area,” Mills said. “He played JV as a sophomore and became a starter on the varsity his junior year after putting in a great deal of hard work developing his overall game. He was second team all-district his junior year knocking down 65 threes. He’s now a 6-3 shooting guard who will be one of our top scorers next year.”

Grapevine reached the bi-district round of the playoffs this year, and Tabor said he was pretty proud of how his team performed.

“I thought we did well this season, taking second place in our district and getting 20 wins overall,” Tabor said.

A member of the school’s Honor Guard and Best Buddies program, Tabor said he has some definite plans for this offseason on how he wants to prepare for next season’s campaign.

“Over the summer, I plan on working to be able to attack the basket better and becoming more than just a shooter for my team,” Tabor said.

Tabor said that becoming one of the stronger perimeter shooters in the area has taken a lot of practice.

“A big part of our offense is to penetrate and kick out to the three-point line,” Tabor said. “So in practice, one of my main focuses was to knock down the open shot.”

Mills said he has enjoyed watching Tabor’s game evolve over the last few seasons and his excited to see what it becomes in 2016-2017.

“His game has transformed from being just a shooter this past year into a scorer for his upcoming senior year,” Mills said.

Summer camp

The Grapevine Runnin’ Mustangs basketball camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13-16 at the Grapevine High School Main gym and is open to incoming kindergarteners through ninth-graders.

The cost is $135 before June 10 and $150 for late registration.