Wesley Chapel boys basketball player Erik Thomas scored his 1,000th career point in a 61-25 win at home against Hernando on Jan. 26.
Thomas put up 21 in the contest. He added another 28 in a 72-66 win at Anclote on Jan. 27, giving him 1,047 during his first three years of high school.
The 6-foot-4 junior forward becomes the fourth boys basketball player in program history to reach 1,000 points, following Chase Bussey’s 1,374, Greg Jenkins’ 1,114 and Scott Sorenson’s 1,095. However, Thomas does have some work to do in order to pass his older sister Sthefany Thomas, who scored a Pasco County girls basketball record 2,563 points while at Wesley Chapel.
It was the second milestone for Thomas in a week. He pulled down a program record 25 rebounds in a single game against Gulf on Jan. 24. The Wildcats (20-3) play at Sunlake on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.