Antwon Hampton of the Groveport Madison High School boys basketball team surpassed the 1,000 career-point plateau during a 50-48 home loss to New Albany on Feb. 2.
The 6-foot-2 senior wing player, who played the past two seasons at Central Crossing after playing at Groveport as a freshman, scored 10 points against the Eagles. He entered the contest with 994 for his career.
“I knew a while ago that I could get there, but I put it out of my mind and just kept playing ball,” Hampton said. “I didn’t know I was this close because I wasn’t keeping track. It’s not important for our team, so I wasn’t focused on it, but it’s a nice thing and something I wanted to do.”
Hampton, who is averaging 15 points this season, scored his first points against New Albany on a two-handed dunk following a steal three minutes into the game, but injured his right knee on the play and spent the rest of the first half on the bench.
He was held scoreless in the third quarter, but scored his team’s first five points in the fourth quarter and surpassed the scoring milestone when he converted a steal into a layup with 5 minutes, 34 seconds remaining.