Prior to this season, Nadir Dalleh had never coached even one player who scored 1,000 points during his basketball career. He’s now on the verge of having three 1,000-point scorers on the same team as head coach of the Brownwood Lions.
Center Zach Strong and guard Adonis (A.J.) McCarty already have surpassed the 1,000-point mark for their Brownwood High School careers. Guard John Wilhelm needs 78 points to join them, and considering he averages 16 points per game and the Lions have four regular-season games plus the playoffs remaining, he seems a safe bet to make it a trio.
“I’ve never had one do it. To have two do it and one more close shows the success of these guys,” Dalleh, the Lions’ fourth-year head coach, said of his top three seniors. “They love the game and they’ve been willing to work to do what it takes to get better.”