Thursday, January 31, 2013

Native Memphians and the 1,000-point Club

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:50 AM

In scoring a career-high 26 points last night at East Carolina, junior guard Joe Jackson became the 48th player in U of M history to reach 1,000 points for his career. Jackson is the 24th native Memphian to join this club, but the first since Jeremy Hunt scored his 1,000th point during the 2006-07 season. The six years are actually the longest drought between Memphians reaching this exclusive U of M fraternity of basketball stars.

Joe Jackson

Here’s a chronological list of native Memphians with 1,000 points for the Tigers. (For the purposes of this list, we’ll consider the Mississippi River the border it happens to be. So Keith Lee — now a Memphian for life — is technically from West Memphis, Arkansas.)

John Hillman (1962-65) — 1,009
Mike Butler (1965-68) — 1,409
Larry Finch (1970-73) — 1,869
Ronnie Robinson (1970-73) — 1,150
Bill Cook (1972-76) — 1,629
Alvin Wright (1974-78) — 1,319
James Bradley (1976-79) — 1,254
Doom Haynes (1980-84) — 1,479
Andre Turner (1982-86) — 1,442
Baskerville Holmes (1982-86) — 1,112
William Bedford (1983-86) — 1,224


Vincent Askew (1984-87) — 1,171
Dwight Boyd (1984-88) — 1,249
Cheyenne Gibson (1987-90) — 1,035
Elliot Perry (1987-91) — 2,209 (tops on this list)
Ernest Smith (1988-92) — 1,122
Billy Smith (1990-93) — 1,040
Penny Hardaway (1991-93) — 1,319
Cedric Henderson (1993-97) — 1,697
Lorenzen Wright (1994-96) — 1,026
Marcus Moody (1997-2001) — 1,208
Antonio Burks (2001-04) — 1,028
Jeremy Hunt (2002-07) — 1,145

Barring injury or leaving school early, two of Jackson’s teammates from Memphis (both juniors) should join this list. Through Wednesday’s game, Tarik Black has 846 career points and Chris Crawford has 694.

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