Alabama signee Ron Steele must like the number two. For the second year in a row, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard from John Carroll High School in Birmingham, Alabama was named Alabama Mr. Basketball, Class 6A Player of the Year, and MVP of the state tournament, all while winning two state championships.
Last year Steele became the first junior in the state of Alabama to be named Mr. Basketball. Just as impressive, Steele led John Carroll to an undefeated season.
This year Steele averaged 23 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals per game while leading John Carroll High School to a second straight state championship in a hard fought victory over Walter Sharpe’s Parker High School. In front of a state record 17,500 fans, Steele scored a game high 30 points in the championship game and was named co-MVP of the state tournament, sharing the honor with Vanderbilt commitment Demarre Carroll.
Making Steele’s individual numbers all the more impressive are the number of games his teams won with him at the point. During the last two seasons, Steele led John Carroll to a 67-3 record. Over his varsity career his teams went 117-10, with Steele totaling over 2200 points, over 700 rebounds, over 700 assists and over 400 steals.