Updated: February 24, 2021 06:44 PM
Created: February 24, 2021 06:39 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — It's hard to believe it, but there's only about a week and a half left in the high school basketball regular season. So much was taken from a lot of the kids who wanted to shine on the court this year, but even through all of the negative, we found a great positive. A sophomore in high school is closing in on 2,000 career points.
"After 3 games coach told me how many points I've been scoring,” says C.G. Finney sophomore Markus Robinson, “he told me I could be great and continue to score a lot against teams so I kept that in mind and continued to work hard."
That conversation between Markus Robinson and his coach happened as a freshman at C.G. Finney, later that season he was honored for scoring his 1,000th career point. This year he's closing in on 2,000, an impressive feat for a senior... but Markus is only a sophomore. He's lit up the scoreboard for years, as an 8th grader he scored 30 points in the sectional final at the Blue Cross Arena, but he's a very team-oriented player.
"My goal is basically to get my teammates more involved, bring less stress on me so other teams worry about our whole team, we have guys that can shoot," Markus said.
While Markus is naturally gifted, he also has a strong work ethic.
"People don't see the amount of work I put in staying after practice,” Markus said, “while everybody's at home I'm getting up 100, 200 shots. I worked really hard to get where I'm at."
And if he keeps working hard he'll be able to add to Finney's long line of basketball success. The Section V record for most points in a career is 2,914 by Northstar Christian’s Miles Brown. Markus has his eyes set on that... along with one day joining Miles as a Division I basketball player.
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