NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - History was made Wednesday night inside the William R. Johnson Colosseum in SFA’s 83-68 win over Central Arkansas.
SFA senior forward Kevon Harris became the all-time leading NCAA Division 1 scorer for the Lumberjacks.
It took some time to get the scoring going for Harris. He would not tie the record until 6:15 left in the first half. Harris would then get a rebound and a dunk with 3:17 mark to officially pass Walkup. SFA went up 42-22 at the half with a Harris 3 pointer.
Harris passed Thomas Walkup for the record. The move puts him sixth all-time. James Silas leads SFA all-time in scoring. He played with the ‘Jacks from 1968-72 and scored 1, 884 points. The next person for Harris to pass on the all-time list is Robert Gords, 1971-73, who has 1763.
“All glory goes to God first,” Harris said. “I am blessed. I am really trying to think about it later because we are in the middle of the season and I am worried about a ring more than anything right now. I am trying to get to the tournament and I feel after the season it will hit me.”
Harris spoke with us tonight after his record-setting game:
Coach Kyle Keller has seen Harris play since his high school years and knew he had something special. Now he is not ready for it to end.
“For me being a first-time head coach and him being a player that is recruited hard, for him to take a chance with me I am very grateful,” Keller said. “He could of gone a lot of different places. He means a lot to me. He, his mom and grandmother. He has a special place for me. I root for all my players but the first in anything means a lot. I hate to see him go. I’d like to change his name and see him play next year for us. Shave his beard maybe. Color his hair orange. That is why I coach him so hard because I do care about him.”
SFA was led by Harris in scoring with 14 points. Gavin Kensil equaled Harris’ 14 and Roti Ware came up big with 12 points. Harris was pulled from the game early and as each of his teammates scoed his face lit up knowing how special this season is following last year when the 'Jacks failed to make the post season.
“It feels amazing,” Harris said. Regardless if I get 25 or not my teammates are going to handle business. They do their parts too and it is a great feeling. We have been playing together all year. We have to keep it going We aint done yet."