There are certain numbers that make you part of a special company in college basketball. At the Division I men’s level, only eight players have reached 3,000 points in their careers.But this season is looking historic. Two players can get to that milestone this year: Campbell’s Chris Clemons and South Dakota State’s Mike Daum. If, or more likely when, the two get there, it will be the first time at the Division I men’s level two players will get to that 3,000 points milestone the same season.
Here’s a look at the two players, including how close they are to 3,000 points and when they next play:
3,000-point tracker: Chris Clemons and Mike Daum
39 pointsW, 83-62 vs. Longwood
28 pointsW, 92-82 at Denver
at High Point(Thursday, Feb. 7)
at North Dakota(Saturday, Feb. 9)
SCORING LEADERS: NCAA DI men’s basketball career scoring leaders
Campbell’s Chris Clemons
Clemons started the season as DI men’s basketball’s active career scoring average leader at 23 points per game…and he’s only upped that scoring average by putting up almost 30 points per game as a senior.
Clemons’ highlights include scoring 51 points against UNC Asheville on March 2, 2017. The former Millbrook High (Raleigh, N.C.) star was an all-state selection before coming to Campbell. Upon becoming a Fighting Camel, Clemons earned Big South Freshman of the Year honors before receiving Big South all-conference honors as a sophomore and a junior.
The 5-9 guard has also been clutch. In each of the last two seasons, Clemons has shocked Radford on buzzer-beaters to win the game.
This year, Clemons scored 39 points at Radford to hand the Highlanders their first conference loss.
The shot. The win.Chris Clemons does it again to give Campbell the win over league-leading Radford #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/D5sY3dypLe
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