Nelson sharp shooter Brice Wilson became the second Gov in the last few weeks to hit the 1,000-point mark.
Wilson hit his on what maybe the easiest basket of his career, a foul shot in the fourth quarter last week on the road against Chatham.
“When I first hit the 1,000-point mark it felt really good,” said Wilson. “Not everyone reaches the 1000-point mark in their high school careers so to hit it was a big achievement that I’m very proud of. My main goal at the time was winning the game as the game was close at that point and I knew every point counted regardless of who was scoring it.”
It was an extra special moment for his coach, who also is his dad, Brian Wilson, after many years of watching his son grow on the court.
“Again it’s a great feeling to get a Dogwood District win and to have one of the members of our team accomplish a milestone. Both Brice and Houston have worked extremely hard and contributed a ton across the board into Nelson County Athletics,” said coach Wilson. “Both have been four-year varsity athletes in multiple sports, Brice transferring into Nelson as a sophomore. Brice has always loved competing and works to give his best for the team, his mother and to have always told him to be consistent and his hard work would pay off. I’m proud of him and his teammate for this great achievement and I’m excited for this team moving forward with this season.
In waiting on the next scooters to emerge in this program and help replace Brice and Houston as they contributed to a lot of points over their time here.”
The Gov standout has been thinking about the 1,000 point milestone for quite a while.
“I have been thinking about scoring 1,000 points since I was younger, however it never really set in that I could do it until earlier this season,” said Wilson.” I just wanted to play well and help our team get wins.”
Just like his teammate Carter, Wilson didn’t let his defense take a night off as his continued to play hard at both ends, and then hit the big one at the charity stripe.
As a freshman, Wilson scored 91 points, 311 as a sophomore, 296 as a junior and his total to date is 305, but they will only increase with a few more games left in the regular season plus a hopefull run into the playoffs.