Yale’s newest 1,000 point scorer, forward Justin Sears, keys hot start

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–The Yale men’s basketball team starts conference play in two weeks, and if they want to make a run at an Ivy League title, they’ll make sure to get the ball to forward Justin Sears.

The junior from New Jersey is having one heck of a career. Tuesday night he scored his 1,000th career point. The last Bulldog to notch  1,000 points before his senior year was Ed Peterson, who did it 24 years ago.

It’s a great honor, but it’s about winning games for Sears.

“I’m just happy we won, honestly, but 1,000 points that’s big, I think I’m like the 26th player,” Sears said. “But that goes back to my teammates, Javier and Jack passing me the ball. It’s a great feeling, but we just have to keep moving on and winning games.”

“He’s definitely a big key to our success,” said guard Javier Duren. “We’re gonna keep trying to find him in our offense and like I said, he’s a great player and I love playing with him.”

Yale returns to action Saturday with another tough out of conference game at Vanderbilt.

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