High school boys basketball: South Sevier's Race Parsons reaches 2,000-point plateau, tied for 5th all-time

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 6 2015 9:10 a.m. MDT

Race Parsons made history during South Sevier's easy 2A first round victory over Merit Academy on Saturday night.

The SUU-bound senior came into the playoffs with 1,996 career points, and he easily passed the 2,000-point mark with a whopping 36 points, becoming just the sixth player in state history to reach 2,000 career points.

Parsons moved into a fifth-place tie with Spanish Fork's Robbie Reid (1990-1993) on the career scoring list with 2,032 points.

Gunnison's Gary Hill (1959-1963) owns the state record with 2,283 career points. Spanish Fork's Randy Reid (1986-1989) is second with 2,191 career points. Ben Lomond's Kurt Miller (1983-1987) with 2,153 points and Highland's Mike Maxwell (1975-1979) with 2,098.

South Sevier will likely play three more games this year, which means Parsons will likely surpass Maxwell for fourth-place all-time.

— James Edward

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