Tre Johnson trading card by Panini America.

Here’s a sports trivia question: Which high school athlete will be the first to have his face on Panini brand trading cards? You’re right, it’s Lake Highlands High alum Tre Johnson.

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Johnson has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Panini America, exclusive trading card partner of the NBA and the world’s largest sports and entertainment company. Panini’s clients include Luka Doncic, Charles Barkley and recent NBA draft picks Amen and Ausar Thompson. They also rep soccer stars David Beckham, Christian Pulisic and Kylian Mbappe, among many others.

“This is a milestone for Panini America, and Tre Johnson will be an excellent partner for our brand,” said Jason Howarth, senior vice president of marketing and athlete relations. “Not only is he one of the best basketball players in the country, but he’s an athlete from our backyard and someone we have had our eye on. We are excited to support Tre and help him grow as he continues to progress in his basketball career.”

Johnson recently transferred to Link Academy, a basketball-focused prep school in Missouri, for his senior season. He’s currently playing in Debrecen, Hungary with the US U19 Men’s National Team, where he’s been among the top scorers. His deal with Panini involves autographed trading cards and memorabilia.

“It’s always been a dream to have my own trading card, and now through my partnership with Panini, it’s happening,” said Tre Johnson. “I’m excited for my first basketball trading cards and can’t wait to keep working together on more fun projects.”

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