The newest member of the Central Christian College 1,000-point club will lead the Tigers on to the floor here tonight against Southwestern Christian University.
Michael Gholston eclipsed the magical mark on Friday against Arlington Baptist College. With his 12 points in the 103-81 victory, Gholston now has 1,011 in his two-plus years as he is making his way up the CCC all-time scoring ladder.
“I am very proud of Mike. Anytime someone can achieve 1,000 points in their career is special,” CCC coach Tony Romero said. “To do it with the consistency and as quick as he has is even more of an accomplishment. It is a joy and privilege to coach Mike, he is a great teammate and a very humble young man. As much he has grown as a player, I'm more proud of the strides he has taken in his growth as a person in our program. I'm excited to see what he accomplishes on and off the floor as he finishes his career.”
The silky 6-5 junior from Houston currently leads the 12-2 Tigers in scoring, averaging 18.5 points a game. He shoots 46 percent from the field, but more remarkable is that he’s making 48 percent of his 3-point attempts. He is a 43 percent career shooter, but 44 from 3-point.
Should Gholston continue at his current pace, he will become Central’s all-time leading scorer next season. Chris Jones currently is the pacesetter with 1,647.
Central’s 7:30 game with Southwestern Christian tonight should be a big one. The Eagles are coached by one-time Baylor, SMU and Oklahoma head coach Dave Bliss. He has won 525 games in his coaching career, which started in 1966.
The Eagles are 5-7 on the year. They have split with Bethany College, defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan and lost to Southwestern, all of the KCAC.