Montrezl Harrell Needs 12 Points to Reach 1,000

Photo: Tim Haag/
Photo: Tim Haag/

Entering the game against Duke on Saturday, junior Montrezl Harrell needs just 12 points to reach 1,000 points for his career at UofL. He would be the 66th career 1,000 point scorer in UofL men’s basketball history. That ranks 2nd only to North Carolina, who has 70 players with 1,000 points.

Harrell is averaging a career high 15.2 points per game this season. The most recent Card to reach this milestone is Russ Smith, who also reached it as a junior. He finished his career with 1,908 points, ranking him 5th all-time in UofL history.

Harrell will try to reach this milestone against one of the best big men in the country, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, who stands at 6’11 and 270 pounds. The freshman from Chicago is averaging 18.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and has three straight double-doubles.

Regardless of how many points Harrell ends up with in his career at UofL, his two biggest points ever to me are right here…

*Also of note, Wayne Blackshear enters Saturday with 843 career points so he could also reach 1,000 this season. Without playing any tournament games, Blackshear would have to average 11.2 points per game the rest of the season. But that is without playing in the ACC Tournament or NCAA Tournament. If the Cards only play one game in each tournament, which would be disappointing and not expected, he only has to average 9.8 points the rest of the way.

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