MRH Will Brunson Reaches 1000 points on "Senior Night"
"Senior Night" is a special night for many high school student-athletes across the country, but for MRH senior basketball player Will Brunson it was more special than most. Brunson accomplished a feat that rarely any high school basketball players do, reaching the 1000-point milestone in his/her career and doing it in his final home game in front of family and friends.
Brunson, who came off a career-high 45-point game against conference opponent Crossroads on Monday, went into Wednesday's game vs. Hancock needing 13 points to reach the 1000 point plateau. "Will has been a special player for us all year," said Head Coach Phil Hunt. "It was brought to my attention several weeks ago that he had a chance to reach this goal and I immediately started to crunch the numbers to see if it would be obtainable. You want is so bad for Will, because not only he is a great player, he is a great kid."
In the second quarter, Will knocked down a three-pointer, from the corner all-net to make the dream into a reality scoring his 1000th point. The game was halted for a minute as he was acknoledged by the PA announcer and presented a ball to recognize this special moment in front of cheering fans. Will went on the score an additional 13 points ending the game with 26 points.
"Scoring that many points in a career is remarkable in itself," said Hunt. "However, to do it with the pressure of playing a good team (Hancock) and everyone knowing what is at stake, shows you that no moment is too big for him on that court."
Will currently is averaging 23.3 points per game, which is 7th in the area. He is also a force on defense, averaging 4.68 steals a game, good enough for 3rd in the area.
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