Senior Achieves 1000 Career Basketball Points

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Photo By Josh Smith

Senior Jacob Koeshall shoots a free throw in the game against Grace Community. The point from this shot counted as his 1000 point in his career.

John Park, Copy Editor

     In the game against Grace Community Tuesday, Jan. 7, Senior Jacob Koeshall reached a total of 1000 career points. This is something that only a handful of students have ever achieved at Lindale.

     “It’s particularly special for anyone to do it,” Coach Chris Grotemat said. “But for such a neat, good, and hardworking young man to do it just makes it all that much sweeter, and we are all really excited for him.”

     Koeshall has been playing basketball since he was seven years old, and has been on the boys varsity team since his sophomore year.

     “Looking back, I am very happy that all my hard work has turned into such a prestigious award for a high school player,” Koeshall said. “It has been an honor to be recognized like this.”

He is excellent in the classroom, he’s a great friend, he’s a great teammate, he just personifies everything that I think is excellence in all phases and really just the lindale way. It’s particularly special for anyone to do it, but for such a neat kid, a good kid, a hardworking young man to do it just makes it all that much sweeter, so we’re really excited for him.”

— Coach Chris Grotemat

     The thousandth point was scored at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Koeshall was at 997 and was fouled during a layup, making two points for the layup, and then made the free throw for the final point.

     “I just love the game,” Koeshall said. “The older I get and the more experience I have, the more I see and am able to analyze about it. I also just love the competition of being able to go compete every Tuesday and Friday night.”

     Koeshall is currently 12th in his graduating class, and is involved in not only basketball, but many other student organizations, and is involved with things in his church.

     “He is excellent in the classroom, ,” Grotemat said. “He’s a great friend; he’s a great teammate, and he just personifies everything that I think is excellence in all phases and really just the Lindale way.  It’s particularly special for anyone to do it, but for such a neat kid, a good kid, a hardworking young man to do it just makes it all that much sweeter, so we’re really excited for him.”