Reading senior Jerry Ellis-Williams notched his 1,000th point on Tuesday in a 64-44 win over Burlington for the Rockets (1-1).
The 6-4 forward entered the game needing just 12 points.
Ellis-Williams reached the mark in the second quarter when he knocked down a three-pointer from the wing. He finished the game tied for the team high with Kenny Reed, with 20 points.
"We stopped the game and Jerrys mom came out to center court and everyone game him a standing ovation," Reading coach Paul Morrissey said.
According to Morrissey, Reading Athletic Director Phil Vaccaro is in the process of having the game ball painted with the game date and 1,000 points. He plans to present it to Ellis-Williams once the process is complete.
Reed is likely to eclipse the 1,000 point mark this season as well. After his 20 points Tuesday night, he is 98 points away.
"This team has potential," Morrissey said. "They worked hard tonight and I'm proud of them."