Jeremy Roberts tops 1,000 point career scoring mark

January 22, 2000

Jeremy Roberts (Bucyrus/Wynford HS) went over the 1,000 point career scoring mark this week as he led Bluffton College to two wins.

His achievement came Wednesday night in Bluffton's 94-92 victory over Franklin College. He needed just four points to become the 20th player in BC history to score 1,000, which he reached on back-to-back free throws with 10:31 left in the first half. His 26 points in the game led Bluffton past Franklin, who entered the game ranked third in the latest NCAA Midwest Region Coaches' Poll.

Roberts is the fourth player under Head Coach Guy Neal to reach the 1,000 point mark. The three others were Jamie Yount (1995), Jeremy Best (1996) and Dave Sheldon (1998).

On Saturday Jeremy and his parents, Jack and Jean Roberts of Bucyrus, were presented a game ball prior to Bluffton's game against Wilmington College. Roberts then scored 18 points and collected 7 rebounds to lead the Beavers to a 99-75 win.

Bluffton is now 9-7 overall and 2-3 in the HCAC.

Roberts scored 314 points as a freshman and 400 last season as a sophomore. He is averaging 20.5 points per game this season, ranked first in the conference and 21st in the nation. He has scored 326 points thus far in the 1999-2000 season.