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

Justin Sears Yale

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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