MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Junior guard, Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn HS) became just the fifth player in Morrisville State College men's basketball history to net 1,000 career points as a Mustang Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.
The milestone point came on the front end of two free throw opportunities for the junior with 1:48 to go in the first half against North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent Wilson College.
Ward, who opened the game with three straight from beyond the arc, cut off a Phoenix pass to the left wing and was fouled on the fast break lay-up attempt.
Just one of five to cross the 1,000 mark, Ward is the second junior in program history to do so, and the first since the 2013-14 season. He joins fellow Morrisville State alum Jim Weeks ('57), Dodrick Spencer ('08), Brandon Hanks ('14) and Kucjok Ater ('14) on the elite list.
"I'm proud of Trent for working hard to reach this milestone in his collegiate career, it certainly is well deserved," said head coach Joseph Smith.
"His impact on the court has been significant for the program to date, and I look forward to seeing how the remainder of his career plays out."
Ward finished the game with 17 points, 1,007 to date in his career.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.