Hurricane High School senior Henry Sorsaia scored his 1,000th career point on Feb. 12, during HHS' boys basketball game against visiting Cabell-Midland High School.
Sorsaia's "grand achievement" 1,000th point came at the foul line during the game, which the Redskins won handily, 88-46.
Nominated for McDonald's All-American status, Sorsaia, a forward, scored a total of 23 points and made 10 rebounds in last week's triumph over CMHS.
Sorsaia is averaging a double-double per game this season, and he also holds the Hurricane High boys basketball team record for career rebounds, at approximately 600 as of presstime last week. That's 200 more rebounds (and counting) than any previous Redskin player.
The 6-foot-4-inch-tall Sorsaia was also named to last year's West Virginia Class AAA All-State Basketball Team and was part of the Hurricane team that made it into state tournament play for the first time in 2013.
The night was also made special when Sorsaia and his fellow players, Ace Estep, Dustin Scarberry, Jake Lemmerman, Justin Newman, Garret DeFries, Duane Ruggier, Alec Wolford and Tanner McCallister, were recognized during a Senior Night celebration.
HHS head basketball coach Lance Sutherland lauded Sorsaia for his career accomplishments as a Redskins player and his character as a person.
"Henry's been playing on the varsity since midway through his freshman year," said Sutherland, who has coached Sorsaia each of the past four years at Hurricane. "He's a very hard worker and a really good basketball player. He's one of those that's easy to coach, and he'll do whatever you tell him to do. He's always trying to improve his game and always asking ways he can do that.
"He's a real good kid," the coach said. "He causes no problems, and if you asked him to run through a brick wall, he'd do it for you. He's very well rounded.
"He's one of those kids that doesn't come along very often, but we have several others of those on this year's team. One of them may become the leading scorer at Hurricane next year. We're on a good run of athletes here," Sutherland said.