Saturday, January 22, 2011
In year and half, Castro nets 1,000th for BCD
By Brendan Hall
It took just a year and a half for Beaver Country Day's Rene Castro to net 1,000 points for the Beavers' basketball team, doing so with 30 points this afternoon in an 81-43 win over Bancroft.
He needed 27 into the day, and had to wait until the final 30 seconds to get his milestone. Off an inbounds pass following a steal, the sophomore guard drove to the hole and converted a layup as he fouled, then sank the free throw to put him at 1,001 in his career so far at the Chestnut Hill campus. Beaver improved to 12-1 with the win.
"It feels really good to get it done in a year and a half," said Castro, who currently holds offers from Boston College, UMass and Providence. "I've put alot of points on the board, so I'm really excited to get it so quickly. I never expected to do that in a year and a half."
The next step? Castro will have a little over two seasons to try and eclipse the school's all-time mark of 2,543, set in 1995 by former University of Kentucky star Wayne Turner.
"It would be an honor, but I know I would have to do alot of work," Castro said of possibly passing Turner, who had a cup of coffee with the Celtics and was the NCAA's all-time leading scorer in Division 1 when he left Lexington.