STAMFORD -- For high school seniors, it's all about establishing a legacy. In the classroom and on the basketball court.
King School boys basketball senior guard Drew Sawyer joined a select club recently as he became the 12th boys or girls basketball player in King history to score 1,000 points.
"Reaching 1,000 career points means the world to me," Sawyer said. "From the time I was little, my dad (Stacey Sawyer) would tell me story after story about how he scored 1,000 points in his high school career. And he explained all the things it took for him to reach that milestone. So this is a huge personal goal for me."
Stacey Sawyer, currently an assistant boys basketball coach at Norwalk High, scored 1,136 points in his career with the Bears.
"I didn't feel pressure to get to 1,000," said Drew Sawyer, who spent his first two years at Norwalk High, before transferring to King. "I'm very proud that I reached that plateau by scoring within the scheme of the team's offense.
"I didn't go outside my character to get more points."
Drew Sawyer accomplished the feat while the King boys hoop program (7-12, 3-8 FAA) is undergoing a change with new head coach Greg Dobbs.
"We stress balance in the offense but Drew is the bus driver," Dobbs said. "Drew is the coach on the floor. He's such a talented point guard.
"He's been a great listener. He strives to learn and do all the things I ask of him on the court. His development this season has been tremendous. 1,000 points is a great milestone he can be proud of forever."