Maxx Nakwaasah Lands Himself among Elite in 1,000-Point Club
Sunday, January 15, 2012

SHREVEPORT-Centenary senior basketball scoring leader Maxx Nakwaasah reached an iconic milestone on Saturday when the forward landed among himself an elite group, scoring his 1,000th career point as a member of the Centenary Gents.

Nakwaasah's layup at the 19:28 mark in the second half gave him 14 points on the game, needing only 13 to hit 1,000. He finished Saturday's game with 20 points and now totals 1,007 career points.

"Maxx has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into this program. From being a DI walk-on out of Berkner High School in Dallas, Texas, to receiving a scholarship, to finishing as a captain of a promising DIII program, I have watched Maxx grow and mature and am very proud of what I see in him today," said second-year head coach Adam Walsh.

By accomplishing this feat, he became the 30th player all-time to reach this milestone, which lists greats such as Robert Parish, Willie Jackson, and Larry Robinson.

The Dallas, Texas native came into his senior season with 705 career points, needing 295 to be recognized among the elite. Nakwaasah reached this mark in the first 12 games of his senior season, which brings him to a team-best 25.2 ppg.

As a 6'3" forward, Nakwaasah has proven his skills from inside the lane, outside the arch, and at the free throw line. He recorded a career-high 37 points at Concordia (TX) on Nov. 28, 2011 and has tallied 10 20+ games this season and 38 double-figure games in his career.

Nakwaasah currently sits 30th in the 1,000-Point Club behind Anthony Stephen's 1,029 points. The last player to accomplish this feat was guard Nick Stallings back in 2009. Leading the list is Hall of Famer Willie Jackson with 2,535 career points. 

"It's been a long journey. I was just happy to have this moment in front of all these fans and in front of my family. It's just been great," comments Nakwaasah on reaching this milestone.

Along with scoring, Nakwaasah has a chance to also become a member of the 500-Rebound Club later this season, needing only 26 boards to join this list of 24 players.